On 3-4 July the OSCE Academy hosts the workshop “Contested Global Governance, Transformed Global Governors?” . This workshop is organised by the OSCE Academy in Bishkek in cooperation with the University Paris 13 (Paris), the American University of Central Asia (AUCA, Bishkek) and the French Institute for Central Asian Studies (IFEAC, Bishkek) within the framework of the research project GLOBALCONTEST funded by the French National Research Agency (ANR).
It aims to explore the ongoing contestations of global governance interventions of international organisations in ostensibly “weak” states and the impact of such contestations on international organisations. Studies of international organisations and their global governance generating activities tend to focus only on their impact on “the field” and “local” actors. There is not enough attention to the influences that “local” actors and “the field” project on international organisations themselves. The workshop is interested in possible transformations of international organisations at micro (individual practices and discourses), meso (organisational practices and discourses in the field) and macro (organisational practices and discourses beyond the field) levels.
The workshop gathers around 40 international experts on various aspects of global governance, development aid and state building in different regions of the world. The academic workshop will be joined by two round tables allowing academic participants and practitioners (governmental officials, staff of international organisations and NGOs, independent consultants) to engage in an open discussion on the overarching topic of the event.