IRD/IMéRA chair : Sustainable Development/ Développement durable
As explicitly admitted in the UN’s Sustainable Development Objectives (SDOs), human development can only be conceived on a global scale considering the multiple interactions—economic (trade, outsourcing, etc.), demographic (migrations, epidemics, etc.), cultural (connectivity, networks, etc.) and environmental (global warming, etc.)—at play between North and South countries.
These aspects are at the heart of the IMéRA Program Global phenomena and regulation and they are a fortiori even more salient the IRD research, IRD being one of the significant national and international players in the SDO’s agenda (see https://en.ird.fr/the-research).
- In 2019/2020, the cycle is managed by Andrew Dobson (Princeton Univ.) and Samuel White, Associate Professor, Ohio State University, Department of History.
- In 2018/2019, the cycle was managed by the IRD/IMéRA co-chair holders, Andrew Dobson (Princeton Univ.) and Mercedes Pascual (Univ. of Chicago).