In early June, the ICF hosted a two-day virtual conference about the “Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Infrastructure.” ICF Faculty Director, William Goetzmann, and ICF Deputy Director, Geert Rouwenhorst, organized the conference jointly with Pierre-Cyrille Hautcoeur (Paris Economics), Angelo Riva (EBS Paris and Paris Economics), Frances Rosenbluth (Yale Political Science), and Ian Shapiro (Yale Political Science).
The interdisciplinary conference included a small group of scholars working on the global role of infrastructure. Participants included scholars from a variety of fields including, but not limited to: finance, history, economics, political science, sociology and engineering.
The conference was used as a forum for presenting prospective research ideas among interested scholars and seeking feedback from the group. The organizers hope to create a joint research initiative in which conference participants will collaborate on future infrastructure research, share ideas and exchange resources amongst one another.
Below are a few screenshots of Professor William Goetzmann & Geert Rouwenhorst’s presentation about “History and Global Infrastructure.”