I study the history of international organizations.
I recieved a Master's degree in History from the University of Oxford in 2011 and a PhD in History from Harvard University in 2017. I am currently a visiting lecturer in the College of Humanities at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne.
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I am currently completing a monograph, Order and Rivalry: Rewriting the Rules of International Trade after the First World War, which is a comparative study of trade policy from 1900 to 1930. It focuses on four Europeans who advanced competing visions of international economic order: Lucien Coquet, a French commercial lawyer and publicist; Bernhard Harms, a German theorist of “world economy”; Hubert Llewellyn Smith, a British trade official; and Richard Riedl, a leader in the Vienna Chamber of Commerce. In the 1920s, they all embraced new multilateral methods in order to address the same core problems: the marginalization of Europe in global markets, the use of private commerce as a tool of military power, and the collapse of continental empire in Central and Eastern Europe. They pursued very different solutions to these problems, based on distinctive assessments of their countries’ national interests, but they did so through common institutional channels. This process of competitive innovation produced a system of rules and information based in the League of Nations that left a durable organizational legacy. I show that the 1920s was a pivotal transition phase between the bilateral treaty system that underpinned the first globalization of the nineteenth century and the institutionalized regime of international governance that supported "re-globalization" after 1945.
I have also begun work on a new project that traces the emergence of international migration policy in the middle decades of the twentieth century.