2016 Schedule

Friday, June 3 – Saturday, June 4 (London)
Paper downloads

9:45 – 10:35 am

Per Wisselgren (Umeå University)

  • From Utopian One-worldism to Geopolitical Intergovernmentalism: UNESCO’s Department of Social Sciences as an International Boundary Organisation, 1946–1955

10:45 – 11:35 am

Debbie Weinstein (Brown University)

  • International Relations and Its Discontents: The Image of Human Nature in Post-World War II IR Theory

Coffee/tea break

12:00 – 12:50 pm

Benjamin Wilson (Max Planck Institute for the History of Science)

  • Keynes Goes Nuclear: Schelling, Strategy, and Stability

Lunch – Staff Dining room

2:30 – 3:20 pm

Catherine Herfeld (LMU Munich)

  • Not More than Exchanging Tools: Early Encounters Between Mathematical Economists and the Behavioral Sciences Movement, 1950–56

3:30 – 4:20 pm

Marcia Holmes (Birkbeck, University of London)

  • Legitimate Resistance: Cold War Brainwashing, Interrogation and the Behavioral Sciences

8:00 pm – Conference dinner

9:45 – 10:35 am

Arvind Rajagopal (New York University)

  • The Global Career of the Communication Concept: A Cold War History

10:45 – 11:35 am

Devon Powers (Temple University)

  • Thinking in Trends: The Birth of Trend Forecasting in the United States

Coffee/tea break

12:00 – 12:50 pm

Dana Simmons (University of California, Riverside)

  • Impostor Syndrome and Achievement Worlds

Lunch

2:30 – 3:20 pm

Hannah Proctor (Birkbeck, University of London)

  • Cold War Subjects: Reading the Harvard Project on the Soviet Social System

3:30 – 4:20 pm

James Good (Durham University)

  • The Idea of an Interdisciplinary Social Psychology: A Cold War Perspective