Global Power Knowledge: Science and Technology in International Affairs
- Global Power Knowledge: Science and Technology in International Affairs
ISBN: 978-0226454047 (0226454045)
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The Osiris series annually examines a particular topic in the history of science, bringing together experts in the field to consider multiple aspects of the time period, episode, or theme. Volume 21, Historical Perspectives on Science, Technology, and International Affairs, explores the ways in which scientists and issues in science and technology have played significant roles in foreign policy and international relations, especially since the Second World War.
Dr. Barth’s contribution highlights the importance of transnational networks of scientists in shaping Soviet foreign policy under Gorbachev in the 1980s.
Featured chapters include:
* Negotiating Global Nuclearities: Apartheid, Decolonization, and the Cold War in the making of the IAEA
* The Politics of Non-cooperation: the Boycott of the International Centre for Theoretical Physics
* Exporting MIT: Science, Technology and Nation-Building in India and Iran
* Atoms for Peace, Scientific Internationalism and Scientific Intelligence
* Hallowed Lords of the Sea: Scientific Authority and Radioactive Waste in the United States, Britain, and France
* Globalization and Regulation in the Biotech World: The Transatlantic Debates over Cancer and Genetically Modified Crops
* Meteorology as Infrastructural Globalism
Kai-Henrik Barth is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, presently serving at the school's campus in Qatar. From 2002 to 2008, he was a member of the core faculty in the Security Studies Program, where he also served as Director of Graduate Studies for the last three years of that term.
Dr. Barth was awarded a National Science Foundation post-doctoral fellowship (2000 to 2002) and taught in the Science, Technology, and International Affairs (STIA) program at the School of Foreign Service. He also worked as an Analyst in Science and Technology Policy for the Congressional Research Service and as a Mirzayan Fellow at the National Academy of Sciences. Dr. Barth's current research focuses on the causes and consequences of nuclear proliferation, with a particular emphasis on Iran. He has also begun to investigate the nuclear aspirations of the Gulf States.
Dr. Barth received his Ph.D. in the History of Science and Technology from the University of Minnesota in 2000. He holds a Vordiplom in Physics from the University of Münster and a Diplom in Physics from the University of Hamburg.
John Krige is the Kranzberg Professor in the School of History, Technology, and Society at the Georgia Institute of Technology.