Grégoire Mallard will be giving a practice job talk on his dissertation, "Sovereignty by Design: American Nuclear Nonproliferation Policy Toward Europe (1945-1975) and the Middle East (1975-2005)."
Grégoire's dissertation traces the history of Euratom, the nuclear agency of Europe. He shows how the negotiations that were conducted among the core European states and the US about nuclear proliferation managed to result in the successful confinement of nuclear weapons in Europe to France and the UK. This is a story about the regulation of science, about sovereignty and its edges, about the relationship among ideology, strategy and tactics in international negotiations. It is a sociology dissertation, but historians and political scientists will find much to like in it!