Mario Daniels

Georgetown University

Programs: Society, Culture & PoliticsRegions: GermanyCategory: Podcast

Dr. Mario Daniels is since 2015 DAAD Visiting Professor at the BMW Center for German and European Studies at Georgetown University. He received his PhD from the University of Tùˆbingen. He taught at the Universities of Tùˆbingen and Hannover and was twice a research fellow at the German Historical Institute in Washington, DC.

The central question of his research is how concepts of national security have shaped the politics of sharing and denying of scientific-technological knowledge in international relations. In two book projects, Dr. Daniels explores this question in depth. The first, Dangerous Knowledge: Economic Espionage and the Securitization of Technology Transfers in the 20th Century, compares how the United States and (West) Germany addressed the challenges of illegal technology and knowledge transfers crossing national borders, covering the time period from World War I to the 1990s. The second, Knowledge Regulation and National Security in Postwar America, is a collaboration with John Krige (Georgia Institute of Technology). This project sets out to rewrite the history of the U.S. export control system since 1945, which has usually been analyzed as an instrument of trade policy. The new study will instead address the question of what impact export controls has had on the exchange of scientific-technological knowledge between academic institutions and companies in the U.S. and abroad.

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Episode 25: Defeat or Liberation: The Changing Interpretations of May 8

May 8 marked the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe. While the displays of remembrance differed from the past given presence of the coronavirus, it …