A political history of techno-scientific governance: the shaping of transnational networks of Cold-War elites

A political history of techno-scientific governance: the shaping of transnational networks of Cold-War elites

Jeudi 7 juin 2012 de 14h30 à 16h30

Paris (75007) (13 rue de l’Université (Sciences Po, salle du conseil))

The seminar is dedicated to the history of the transnational and global governance that emerged during the Cold War in the 1960s-1980s.

The papers focus on international relations and the development of techno-science as it was revealed in the work of an US-Soviet think tank, the International Institute of Applied Systems Analysis in Laxenburg, Austria. Going beyond an institutional and conceptual history, the seminar will analyse practices in the formation of transnational governance by considering emerging formal and informal networks that included high politicians, policy makers, industrialists and scientists.

  Leena Riska-Campbell (University of Helsinki)

Leena Riska-Campbell’s current research interest deals with conceptual interpretations of the key concepts of the European integration process by juxtaposing American bridge building with European detente and German Ostpolitik.
Forthcoming: Bridging East and West – The Establishment of the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) in the United States Foreign Policy of Bridge Building, 1964-1972, London: Mellen Press.

   Egle Rindzeviciute (Sciences Po)

Egle Rindzeviciute works on the intellectual and material technologies of the production of the knowledge about the future as part of West-East transfer during the Cold War. She is the author of Constructing Soviet Cultural Policy: Cybernetics and Governance in Lithuania After World War II (2008) and recently published “Internal Transfer of Cybernetics and Informality in the Soviet Union: The Case of Lithuania,” In Reassessing Cold War Europe, by Sari Autio-Sarasmo and Katalin Miklossy (Eds.) (London & New York: Routledge, 2011).


Marie-Laure Djelic (ESSEC Business School)

Marie-Laure Djelic’s research interests range from the role of professions and social networks in the transnational diffusion of rules and practices to the historical transformation of capitalism and national institutions. She is the author among others of Exporting the American Model (Oxford University Press, 1998, Max Weber Award 2000); and of Transnational Communities: Shaping Global Governance (Cambridge University Press, 2010), together with Sigrid Quack.

Entrée libre dans la limite des places disponibles.

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