Alternative world orders :Chinese and Russian perspectives

Date : Mardi 2 avril 2024, 10h-12h
Lieu : Salle de Sacy, Maison de la Recherche – Inalco, 2 rue de Lille, 75007 Paris.

Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine in 2022, the international community has witnessed a rapprochement between Russia and China, two states who claim to reshape the international balance of power. Genia Kostka (Freie Universität, Berlin) and Francesca Musiani (CNRS), two international scholars at the cutting edge of social science research on contemporary China and Russia, will engage in a dialogue to shed light on the digital tools and official discourses that these two authoritarian states are using to challenge an international order largely dominated by the US.

Genia Kostka is Professor of Chinese Politics at the Freie Universität Berlin. Her research focuses on China’s digital transformation, environmental politics and political economy. Her most recent research project explores how digital technologies are integrated into local decision-making and governance structures in China (ERC Starting Grant 2020-2025). Her work has appeared in leading area studies and social science journals including Comparative Political StudiesJournal of PoliticsRegulation & Governance, Big Data & Society, New Media & Society, Environmental Politics, and The China Quarterly.

Francesca Musiani est docteure en socio-économie de l’innovation (MINES ParisTech, 2012) et habilitée à diriger des recherches en sociologie (Sciences Po Paris, 2022). Elle est chargée de recherche au CNRS depuis 2014, et directrice adjointe du Centre Internet et Société du CNRS (UPR 2000) qu’elle a cofondé avec Mélanie Dulong de Rosnay en 2019. Elle est également chercheuse associée au Centre de sociologie de l’innovation (i3/MINES ParisTech) et Global Fellow auprès de l’Internet Governance Lab de l’American University à Washington, DC.

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