Oil Imperialism? Energy and Political Power from a Global Perspective

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 An international conference organized by Prof. Eric Bussière (Sorbonne University), Prof. Alain Beltran (CNRS, UMR Sirice 8138), Dr. Guillemette Crouzet (Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, University of Geneva), Dr. Victor McFarland (University of Missouri) and Marta Musso (European University Institute).
    This conference has been funded by the University Paris-Sorbonne, the Labex EHNE « Ecrire une histoire nouvelle de l’Europe », the UMR CNRS 8138 CNRS Sirice and the University of Missouri.
 
                                                        Programme
 
Day One: Friday, 4th of November
Amphitheatre, Sorbonne University, Maison de la Recherche – Rue Serpente
9:30
Welcome, Prof. Barthélémy Jobert, President of the Sorbonne University
9:30-9:40
Opening, Prof. Eric Bussière (Sorbonne University, Director of the Labex EHNE)
9:40-10:00
Introduction to the Theme “Oil Imperialism”, Prof. Alain Beltran
(CNRS, UMR Sirice 8138)
 
 
10:00-10:20
Coffee/tea break
 
 
10:20-12:20
Panel 1: Oil, Empire, and International Relations
Chair: Prof. Youssef Cassis, European University Institute
 
 
Guillemette Crouzet, Graduate Institute, Geneva
British Oil Imperialism in Bakhtiaristan at the Beginning of the 20th Century
 
 
Benjamin Bengobeyi, University Paris I-Panthéon Sorbonne
Le Pétrole une arme? L’Irak et la libération de la Nation arabe: l’exemple de la guerre du Kippour
 
 
Victor McFarland, University of Missouri
Oil, Empire, and the U.S. Role in the Gulf
 
 
Emily Meierding, U.S. Naval Postgraduate School
Oil vs. Islands: Disentangling the Causes of Conflict in the East China Sea
 
 
12:20-14:20
Lunch, Club des Enseignants, Site: Sorbonne
 
 
14:20-16:20
Panel 2: State and Corporate Power: National and Multinational Oil Companies
Chair: Prof. Jean-Pierre Dormois, Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Bordeaux
 
 
Marta Musso, European University Institute
Hunting grounds for their monopoly: France, Italy and the State oilmen
 
 
Touraj Atabaki, Leiden University
Labour and the Birth of Oil Capitalism : The Emergence of Oil Imperialism in the First World War
 
 
Kevin Wunsthorn, University Paris I-Panthéon Sorbonne   
Entre rivalité et coopération : la Compagnie française des pétroles face à l’impérialisme pétrolier anglo-saxon dans le golfe Arabo-Persique
 
 
16:20-16:40
Coffee/tea break
 
 
16:40-17:40
Keynote Address: Prof. Myrna Santiago, Saint Mary’s College

 

Oil Imperialism and Its Discontents
 
Chair: Barbara Curli, University of Turin
 
 
19:30
Conference dinner for participants
Restaurant Gastro/Brasserie: La Ferrandaise­­­­
Day Two: Saturday, 5th of November
Amphitheatre, Sorbonne University, Maison de la Recherche – Rue Serpente
 
09:30-11:00
Panel 3: Oil, Anti-Imperialism, and Decolonization
Chair: Prof. Phillipe Chassaigne, University Bordeaux Montaigne
 
 
Giuliano Garavini, New York University Abu Dhabi           
OPEC: The Making of an Anti-Imperial Organisation
 
 
Elisabetta Bini, University of Trieste
Decolonizing Labor: American Politics and the Rise of Oil Nationalism in Libya, 1960s-1980s
 
 
Philippe Tristani, Agrégé d’histoire, Sorbonne University
L’Iraq National Oil Company contre l’Iraq Petroleum Company de  1961 à 1972. Le rôle de la compagnie nationale irakienne des pétroles dans la lutte contre l’impérialisme
 
 
Katayoun Shafie, UCL London, Centre for Advanced Studies
Long-Distance Machineries of Oil: Managing Nationalism, Combating Nationalization in Iran
 
 
11:30-13:30
Lunch, Club des Enseignants, Site: Sorbonne
 
 
13:30-15:30
Panel 4: Oil Companies, the State, and the Future of Oil Imperialism in a Postcolonial World
Chair: Prof. Alain Beltran (CNRS, UMR Sirice 8138)          
 
 
Duccio Basosi, Ca’ Foscari University, Venice
Oil, Dollars, and Power: Petrodollar Recycling Revisited
 
 
Francesco Petrini, University of Padua
« Jumped on the Boat of a Territorialist Organization »: Oil Multinationals and State Power in the XXth Century
 
 
Simone Selva, University “L’Orientale”, Naples                              
Transnational Capital Markets and Development Policies in the 1970s: Oil Shocks, the Rise of Energy Finance, and the Reshaping of U.S. Foreign Economic Relations
 
 
15:30-15:50
Concluding Remarks: Victor McFarland, University of Missouri
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