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Isabelle GOUARNÉ

Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS): Consortium #1, Case Study Author in WP8

Isabelle Gouarné has been a Research Fellow at the CNRS since 2014. Her research deals with the relations between the sciences and politics. She tackles this topic from the study of the scientific circulations between France and the Soviet Union. Her PhD, obtained in 2010 and published in 2013, studied the impact of these Eastern-Western circulations of ideas on the development of French science (especially of social sciences).

Case Study Pitch

Dr. Gouarné is author of InsSciDE case study n°8.1, Science diplomacy in the Cold War: a socio-historical study of French-Soviet cooperation in Space research, 1960s-1970s. Read the pitch for this case study here.

This pitch outlines how case study n°8.1 provides a detailed socio-historical account of French-Soviet space cooperation, one of the founding experiences of French (and later European) science diplomacy, and offers a reflection on science diplomacy acting in a tense diplomatic climate. Key quote: ’This case study will open a perspective on tensions inherent in science diplomacy, viewed as a complex interplay that involves various scales (local, national, international, transnational) and different types of actors, with diverse, and often contradictory, interests and professional identities.’