CONFERENCE. 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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