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Conference: Organisation, Networks and Policymaking in European Foreign Ministries in the Twentieth Century

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Numbers are limited and that anyone wishing to attend should let Prof John Keiger know no later than two days in advance ( jk586@cam.ac.uk) if they wish to attend.

Conference sponsored by the UK Arts & Humanities Research Council and under the aegis of the Association Internationale d’Histoire Contemporaine de l’Europe.

FRIDAY 16 OCTOBER (7 West Rd., Alison Richard Building, Room SG2 )

13.30-14.00 – Registration

14.00-14.15 Introduction : (John Keiger, University of Cambridge)

Chair : Sylvain Schirmann (Institut d’Etudes Politiques, Strasbourg)

Sociology and bureaucratic politics of foreign policymaking

14.15-14.35 – John Keiger(University of Cambridge) : ‘Reforming theQuai d’Orsay for the post Second World War world: recruitment, training and mission’.

14.35- 14.55 – Christian Lequesne (Sciences Po, Paris) :‘Being a French diplomat in 2015 : recruitment, career and ideology’.

14.55-15.15 – Gaynor Johnson (University of Kent): ‘The Foreign Office and the concept of security, 1919-1947: variations from departments to personalities.

15.15-15.35 – Thomas Raineau (European University Institute, Florence): ‘“A conspiracy of like-minded men”. The Foreign Office, Whitehall and the unification of Europe, 1947-1957’.

15.35-16.15: Discussion

16.15-16.45 Tea/Coffee

Chair : Chantal Metzger (Université de Nancy)

Nouveaux acteurs, nouveaux réseaux ?

16.45-17.05 – Corinne Schroeder (Archives Nationales, Luxembourg): ‘Le développement du ministère luxembourgeois des affaires étrangères (1930-1973)’.

17.05-17.25 – Bruna Bagnato – (University of Florence): ‘Un renouvellement manqué. La diplomatie italienne de la chute du fascisme au traité de paix (1943-1947)’.

17.25-17.45 – Valentina Vardabasso – (Sorbonne, Paris 1): ‘Le Ministère italien des affaires étrangères et l’élaboration de la politique européenne (1948-53)’.

17.45 – 18.15: Discussion

19.30 Conference dinner, St John’s College, Wordsworth Room, Old Court

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SATURDAY 17 OCTOBER (7 West Rd., Alison Richard Building, room SG2 )

Out with the old, in with the new?

Chair: Emmanuel Mourlon-Druol (University of Glasgow)

9.15-9.35 – Laurence Badel (Sorbonne, Paris 1): ‘Around Olivier Wormser, the new influence of economic diplomats in French policymaking towards European integration (1930-1957)’.

9.35-9.55 – Marion Aballéa (Institut d’Etudes Politiques, Strasbourg): ‘Les services extérieurs de la diplomatie française entre expertise et marginalisation:l’exemple de l’ambassade de France à Berlin face à la recomposition de l’ordre européen (1919-1932)’.

9.55-10.15 – Evguenia Obichkina (MGIMO, Moscow): ‘La prise de décision en matière de politique étrangère soviétique de Staline à Brejnev’.

10.15-10.35 – Adam Rolewicz (University of Kent): ‘The “Grand Design”: The Foreign Office Western Department and an “Alternative Europe”, 1957-9’.

10.35-11.15 : Discussion

CONFERENCE CLOSE

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