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Forthcoming events

Guest Seminar, University of York
24 January 2018

André Broome will give a talk on ‘Bad Science: International Organizations and the Indirect Power of Global Benchmarking’ in the Department of Politics, University of York.

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Roundtable Discussion, University of Coimbra
17 November 2017: Peace, Security and Developent: Interventionist Discourses and Practices

André Broome will give a talk on international organizations and global benchmarking practices as part of a roundtable discussion on ‘Peace, Security and Development: Interventionist Discourses and Practices’ at the School of Economics of the University of Coimbra, Portugal.


CRC 1288 Launch Conference on Practices of Comparing, University of Bielefeld
5–7 October 2017: Practices of Comparing: Ordering and Changing the World

Matthias Kranke & André Broome will give a talk on ‘Practices of International Comparison and the Indirect Power of Global Benchmarking’ at the launch conference of the Collaborative Research Centre (CRC) 1288: Practics of Comparing, Universität Bielefeld, Germany.


Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanites (CRASSH) Conference, University of Cambridge
28–29 September 2017: Transformations in Global Economic Governance

André Broome will give a talk on ‘New Modes of Authority in Global Economic Governance’ at the Transformations in Global Economic Governance Conference, University of Cambridge.

Recent events


GLOBALCONTEST (ANR) Workshop, OSCE Academy in Bishkek
3–4 July 2017: Contested Global Governance, Transformed Global Governors?

André Broome gave a talk on ‘Contesting Transnational Policy Paradigms: Conditionality, Capacity Building, and Global Benchmarking in Central Asia’ at the opening panel of the GLOBALCONTEST (ANR) Workshop, OSCE Academy in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. The workshop was organized in cooperation with the University Paris-13, the American University of Central Asia, and the French Institute for Central Asian Studies.


1st Biennial Conference on EU in International Affairs, Université libre de Bruxelles
22–23 May 2017: Controversial Approaches Towards European Solidarity – From Burden Sharing to Integration

André Broome presented a paper on ‘Governing Crises through International Benchmarks’ at the 1st Biennial Conference on EU in International Affairs, Institut d’études européennes, Université libre de Bruxelles, on a panel on EU Economic Governance in Response to the Crisis. Chaired by Bruno Boissiere, the panel also included paper presentations by Laszlo Andor, David Bokhorst, and Cornel Ban.


Duin & Kruidberg Workshop
16–18 March 2017

André Broome presented a paper on ‘Setting Agendas, Shaping States: Global Performance Indicators and Civil Society Advocacy’ at a research workshop organized by the Fickle Formulas Project and the ENLIGHTEN Project Work Package 2, Duin & Kruidberg, the Netherlands.


International Studies Association Annual Convention in Baltimore, Maryland
22–25 February 2017: Understanding Change in World Politics

Panel TB39: Assessing Global Indicators as a Tool of Change

Chaired by Lorenzo Fioramonti with André Broome and Joel Quirk as Discussants, this panel included paper presentations by Daniel Mügge, Caroline Kuzemko, Sharifah Sekalala, Lorenzo Fioramonti, and Alexander Cooley.

Panel FC78: Performing Expertise through Numbers and Narratives: Civil Society Advocacy in World Politics

Chaired by Susan K. Sell, this panel included paper presentations by Andrew Baker & Ducan Wigan, André Broome & Joel Quirk, Alexandra Homolar, and Hannes Baumann.

Panel SC05: The World After GDP: The Politics of Numbers and Global Change
This roundtable session discussed a new book by Lorenzo Fioramonti (Chair) with participants Louise Fawcett, Dirk Philipsen, and André Broome.


Research Seminar at the University of Warwick
1 December 2016

André Broome presented a paper co-authored with Matthias Kranke on ‘Bad science: International organizations and the symbolic power of global benchmarks’ in the International Political Economy Research Cluster Seminar Series, University of Warwick, UK.


British International Studies Association Best Article Prize
15 June 2017

André Broome and Joel Quirk received the 2016 BISA Best Article in Review of International Studies Prize for their article ‘Governing the World at a Distance: The Practice of Global Benchmarking’, which was presented at an awards ceremony at the Annual Conference of the British International Studies Association, Edinburgh, UK.


International Studies Association Annual Convention in Atlanta, Georgia
16–19 March 2016: Exploring Peace

Panel WB35: Economic Performance and the Politics of Numbers

Chaired by André Broome with Morten Jerven and Ole Jacob Sending as Discussants, this panel session included paper presentations by Steven Oliver, Minhyung Joo & Ryan McMahon, Angela Licata, and Daniel Mügge.

Panel FC18: Indicators in Global Governance

Chaired by Daniel Mügge with Tony Porter and Daniel Mügge as Discussants, this panel session included paper presentations by Judith G. Kelley, Beth Ann Simmons, & Rush Doshi, Lorenzo Fioramonti, André Broome & Joel Quirk, Morten Jerven, and Alexander Cooley.


Launch of Special Issue of Review of International Studies
20 January 2016

Roundtable Discussion on the Power of Global Benchmarking, Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation, University of Warwick, UK.

  • Roundable chair: Nick Vaughan-Williams (University of Warwick).
  • Speakers: André Broome (University of Warwick), Alexandra Homolar (University of Warwick), Caroline Kuzemko (University of Exeter), Sharifah Sekalala (University of Warwick), and Liam Clegg (University of York).

British International Studies Association Annual Conference
16-19 June 2016

Panel Session at the BISA 40th Anniversary Conference: The Worlds of Inequality, London, UK.

  • The panel on ‘The Practice of Global Benchmarking’ was sponsored by the journal Review of International Studies.
  • Panel chair: Kimberly Hutchings (Queen Mary University of London)
  • Papers were presented by André Broome (University of Warwick) & Joel Quirk (University of the Witwatersrand), Alexandra Homolar (University of Warwick), Genevieve Lebaron (University of Sheffield) & Jane Lister (University of British Columbia), and Liam Clegg (University of York).

New Directions in International Political Economy Conference
13-15 May 2015

Alexandra Homolar presented a paper on ‘Human security benchmarks: governing human wellbeing at a distance’ at the Warwick 50th Anniversary Conference on New Directions in International Political Economy, University of Warwick, UK.


Research Seminar at Victoria University of Wellington
25 March 2015

André Broome presented a paper on ‘The politics of numbers: normative agendas and global benchmarking’ in the Political Science and International Relations Programme, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.


Research Seminar at the University of the Witwatersrand
29 January 2015

Joel Quirk and André Broome presented a paper on ‘Governing the world at a distance: the practice of global benchmarking’ in the Political Studies Forum, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.


Research Workshop at the University of Warwick
12–14 March 2014

André Broome and Joel Quirk organized an intensive research workshop on Benchmarking in Global Governance at the University of Warwick, UK.

  • The workshop was attended by 30 participants including leading scholars from the UK, Denmark, Norway, Canada, and South Africa.
  • The event included a stakeholder engagement session with civil society representatives from CIVICUS, the Bretton Woods Project, and Anti-Slavery International, as well as the presentation and discussion of ten research papers on the practice of benchmarking in global governance.
  • Nine papers from the Benchmarking in Global Governance Workshop were published in the 2015 Special Issue of Review of International Studies on ‘The politics of numbers: the normative agendas of global benchmarking’