Aurel Niederberger

PhD in Political Science and International Relations, Graduate Institute, Geneva

Junior Visiting Fellow
(September – December 2017)

Project:

Epistemic Pluralities and Geopolitics—Truth and Diplomacy in the United Nations Security Council

I work on diplomatic/epistemic boundary cultures in the field of international security. Currently, I study how diplomatic/epistemic boundary cultures evolve differently within different geopolitical interest constellations. To this end, I compare three monitoring mechanisms mandated by the UN Security Council, targeting small arms trafficking, nuclear proliferation, and terrorism, respectively. I draw from international political sociology, science and technology studies, and practice theory.