Sandrine Kott
(full professor in contemporary European history at the University of Geneva) has studied standard setting and social issues with a particular focus on Eastern Europe. She has worked extensively on the history of the International Labor Organization (ILO) and just published her latest book on social and economic discussions in international organizations during the Cold War. In Geneva, she works closely with archivists and historians of international organizations and has initiated a leading platform for historians of international organizations, the History of International Organizations Network (

Eva-Maria Muschik (assistant professor in development studies from a global history perspective at the University of Vienna) has studied how international organizations have impacted the decolonization process during the Cold War era. Her book Building States: The United Nations, Development and Decolonization, 1945-1965 on UN development initiatives in the Global South is forthcoming with Columbia University Press in 2022. In 2019, she convened an international symposium on international organizations and decolonization, sponsored by the International Research Award in Global History. 

Elisabeth Röhrlich (assistant professor in global history and the history of international organizations at the University of Vienna) has investigated science and security cooperation in international organizations, particularly within the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). She is the founder of IAEA International History Research Project and the IAEA Oral History Series ( Her book on the history of the IAEA is forthcoming with Johns Hopkins University Press in 2021. She is also the co-speaker of the Global History Group at the University of Vienna (


Advisory Committee

Madeleine Herren (Institute for European Global Studies, University of Basel) tbc

Jessica Reinisch (Birkbeck College, London)

Federico Romero (European University Institute, Florence)

Glenda Sluga (University of Sydney/European University Institute, Florence)