Nicolas Guilhot (Ph.D. European University Institute 2001) is a tenured CNRS researcher in social and political sciences. Prior to joining CIRHUS, he was a visiting scholar at NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge and a program officer at the Social Science Research Council. He has also occupied teaching positions at the London School of Economics and at Columbia University. His work focuses on the history of the social sciences, international relations, political theory, democracy and human rights. His publications include The Invention of International Relations Theory: Realism, the Rockefeller Foundation and the 1954 Conference on Theory (Columbia University Press, 2011), The Democracy Makers: Human Rights and the Politics of Global Order (Columbia University Press, 2005), Financiers, Philanthropes: Sociologie de Wall Street (Raisons d’agir, 2004, 2006) and numerous articles in The Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences, Actes de la recherche en sciences sociales, Minerva, International Political Sociology, Constellations, among other journals.