(Re)Making and Regulating Life and Livelihoods Across Borders: Transnational Bioeconomy, Law, and Governance

Conference - Monday December 10th
9:30 am
9:30 am

Biotechnological industry, researchers, and governments have entered a new constellation, regime, and accelerated phase, called the Bioeconomy. This agenda - which exists in the form of policy, funding programs, white papers, etc. - reimagines how we live, how we live together with other kinds of life, and, directly, reimagines these other kinds of life at the molar and molecular level. In other words: all kinds of livelihoods in their social, economic, and ethical relations are put in motion. This agenda is, geopolitically, not restricted to Global North nor contained by any national or international jurisdiction and governance.

This conference aims to bring together a group of scholars, who are willing to create a transdisciplinary conversation on the contemporary technoscience-economic agenda that is slowly becoming one of the most social and ecological transformations agendas on a global scale. This "Bioeconomy as Anthropocene 2.0", unlike climate change (which the most technoptimistic proponents of the Bioeconomy promise to mitigate or even solve), is begun to serve intentionally as an intervention into ecosystems with the goal of changing how we live: from agriculture to biofuels, from medicine to industrial production via microbial factories. The question how this transition is and even can be regulated; e.g. through the creation of transnational law; is slowly but surely revealing itself to be one of the crucial socio-political issues of our time.

Organised by Alexander I. Stingl, Research Associate and Fellow Collège d'études mondiales, FMSH, Independent Scholarship Fellow, Independent Social Research Foundation (ISRF), Managing editor for the book series “Decolonial Options for the Social Sciences” (Lexington/Rowman) and Gilles Lhuilier, Professeur de droit ENS Rennes, Head of Global Legal Studies Network, FMSH, President of the International Society for Extractive Law and Practices, Campus de La Transition.


Programme | Monday December 10th

FMSH, 54 boulevard Raspail, Paris 6

9:45am Welcome by the Organizers and the Collège d'études mondiales, FMSH

10:00am – 10:45am Introductory Talk: Molecular Mobilities  - The Macro-politics and Micro-poetics of Bioeconomy
| Alexander I. Stingl, Collège d'études mondiales, FMSH, ISRF

10:45am – 11:30am On “more-than-human” geography
| Clemens Driessen, Univeristy of Wageningen, Environmental Sciences

11:30am – 12:15pm On milk, bioeconomy and Australia
| Yoriko Otomo, Research Associate, SOAS University of London

12:15pm – 1:00pm On the regulation of marine biodiversity from the UN
| Natalia Frozel Barros, ATER chez Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne | Doctorante en Science politique, CRPS/CESSP


1:45pm – 2:30pm On environmental justice
| Fabìola Lessa Vianna, Political Scientist, Partnership Development Officer at French Institute for Building Efficiency (IFPEB)

2:30pm – 3:15pm On deforestation
| Tamar Blickstein, Freie Universität Berlin CRC 1171 "Affective Societies”

3:15pm – 4:00pm On the ICC, the sociologist and the artist
| Franck Leibovici and Julien Seroussi, FMSH

4:00pm – 4 :45pm On “glyphosate, a lovestory”
| Birgit Müller, EHESS, Institut interdisciplinaire d'anthropologie du contemporain (IIAC) - Laboratoire d'Anthropologie des Institutions et des Organisations Sociales (LAIOS)

4:45pm – 5:30pm On alternative ways of valuing environment
| Nathalie Blanc, Laboratoire Dynamiques Sociales et Recomposition des Espaces (Ladyss), Directrice de recherche CNRS, Geographie

5:30pm - 6pm Keynote - Building a research on “Regulating bioeconomy” ? : the case of blue economy and the rise of Transnational State
Gilles Lhuilier, ENS Rennes, Head of Global Legal Studies Network, FMSH


Published at 10 December 2018