©Photo: Eva-Maria Muschik

Online Event, 19-20 May 2021
(Via Zoom)

REPORT 2021 “Divided Together?” International Organizations and the Cold War 



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- information concerning workshop structure / tech support here and

- short bios of the speakers here.




Wednesday, 19 May 2021


3pm (9am EST)

Welcome/ Introduction

Sandrine Kott (University of Geneva), Elisabeth Röhrlich, Eva-Maria Muschik (University of Vienna)


3:15 – 4:15

Panel 1: Beyond the Cold War I? Global Development


Marek Eby (New York University, USA)

Convening and Contesting Global Malariology: Soviet Expertise inside and outside the WHO Global Malaria Eradication Program, 1952-1969


Artemy Kalinovsky (Temple University, USA/ University of Amsterdam, Netherlands)

Soviet-UN Development Cooperating and its Afterlives in Central Asia


Chair: David Webster



4:30 – 5:45

Panel 2: Governing Global Issues


Bérénice Guyot-Réchard (King’s College London, UK)

Governing the Sea: UNCLOS Negotiations and the Making of Contemporary International Diplomacy


Ned Richardson-Little (Erfurt University, Germany)

International Narcotics Institutions in the Cold War: From Competition to Cooperation


Chair: Monika Baar  

Thursday, 20 May 2021


3pm – 4:00pm

Panel 3: Beyond the Cold War II? International Responses to Decolonization

Marcia C. Schenck (Potsdam University, Germany)

The Cold War, Refugees and the Organization of African Unity: Reflections on International Bureaucracies and New International Paradigms


Bogdan Iacob (Institute of History in Bucharest, Romanian Academy, Romania)

Second Europe: Imagining a Postcolonial Mediterranean through the Balkans


Chair: Alanna O’Malley


4:30 – 5:30

Panel 4: Collaboration across the Iron Curtain


Katja Doose (University of Fribourg, Switzerland)

A Global Problem in a Divided World – Collaboration on Climate Change during the late Cold War, 1972-1991


Agata Ignaciuk (University of Granada, Spain/University of Warsaw, Poland) and Sylwia Kuźma-Markowska (University of Warsaw, Poland)

Cold War Family Planning: Polish Engagements with the International Federation for Family Life Promotion and the International Planned Parenthood Federation (1950s-1980s)


Chair: Federico Romero



Concluding Discussion