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Adrian Calmettes

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Adrian Calmettes

Ph.D. Candidate


2063 Derby Hall

Adrian Calmettes is a PhD Candidate in Political Science. His dissertation focuses on the role of technology and technical change in world orderings. Drawing on various fields such as international relations, political economy, philosophy of technology, and science and technology studies, his dissertation argues that recent developments in so-called “artificial intelligence” (AI) need to be contextualized in a broader evolution of large information technical systems and cybernetic ideologies (continuity) that today legitimizes the power of Big Tech companies in global governance (change). This authority, in turn, reshapes the purpose, infrastructures, and behaviors of other actors such as international organizations. Adrian earned a B.A. in Economics from the Toulouse School of Economics, a M.A. in Economics and Psychology from Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and Paris 5 René Descartes, and completed a pre-PhD programme in Economics from the Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies (Pisa, Italy).