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Tuesday, May 28th, 2019, the médialab’s seminar will host Kari de Pryck to present her PhD work, untitled “Expertise under Controversy : The Case of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)“.


In the last decades, international expertise has been essential to put global environmental problems on the international agenda. However, these assessments are often contested, especially on issues where facts and values are profoundly entangled. In this presentation, Kari De Pryck investigates the case of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), one of the most authoritative, albeit contested expert organisation. She is more generally interested in how these organisations construct and maintain their authority, drawing on insights from Science and Technology Studies and sociological approaches to international organisations.


Kari De Pryck is post-doc at the University of Geneva at the Global Studies Institute (GSI). She conducted her thesis in co-supervision between the University of Geneva and Sciences Po Paris (2013-2018) on the role of expertise in environmental regimes and in particular on the IPCC case. During this period, she participated in several medialab projects, including MEDEA (Mapping Emerging Debates on Adaptation), EMAPS (Electronic Maps to Assist Public Science) and Earth Policies.

Practical information

Tuesday May 28th, 2019 – 2pm to 4pm.

This seminar is open to all within the limits of available places. Please register in advance.

Seminar venue : Salle du médialab, 13 rue de l’Université, 75007 Paris