From 2 to 5 December 2014, I had the pleasure to take part in the 19th Conference of the States Parties (CSP) of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW). The OPCW implements the Chemical Weapons Convention, the international treaty banning the use, storage and production of all chemicals used for warfare. The OPCW became active in 1997, it is thus quite a young international organization. The organization has nearly reached universality. A great achievement given its demanding obligations that states agree to when signing the CWC.
From September 19 – 20, I head the pleasure to participate in a great workshop on The Global History of the International Atomic Energy Agency. The workshop brought together of number of researchers from different disciplines, researching the IAEA. The workshop was organized by The Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford University, the Department for Contemporary History at the University of Vienna, and the Nuclear Proliferation International History Project.
We are happy to announce that we will present our research on the changing self-presentation of IOs at the ISA’s Annual Convention 2015. Our paper that will review first findings from our data will be on a great panel on Legitimacy and Legitimation of International Organizations: Sources and Consequences. We are looking forward for discussions with you and the colleagues on our panel. Continue reading