Mission

The mission of the Consortium for Comparative Research on Regional Integration and Social Cohesion (RISC) is to promote the comparative examination of the human and environmental impacts of various aspects of regional integration across geographic areas and time periods through the creation of a cross-regional and interdisciplinary network. Moreover, the research conducted through this consortium could eventually support social action projects in local communities through improved understanding of evolving political and economic context.


Objectives

Create new programs of comparative research through the establishment of interregional networks. Promote intellectual exchange between researchers in different continents through multilingual activities Establish new publication opportunities. Support exchanges of professors and researchers. Facilitate the mobility of Ph.D. candidates. Provide a support structure for applications for external research funding


History

The RISC Consortium was established in November 2007 when the directors of socially conscious research institutes from Europe, North America and South America met in Luxembourg to participate in a conference on “Social Cohesion in Europe and the Americas.” Since that time, the consortium has expanded its membership into Africa and consolidated its scientific activities through annual international conferences, a book series, a new scientific journal, thematic workshops/symposium and grants for young scholars. The RISC Consortium plans to support policy-relevant research and training in the near future.


  governance

Scientific Committee

Dr. Emmanuel Brunet-Jailly

University of Victoria, Canada

 

Dr. Suzanne Graham 

Department of Politics, University of Johannesburg, South Africa

 

Dr. Edith Kauffer

CIESAS Sureste, Mexico

 

Dr. Agustín Escobar Latapí

CIESAS, Mexico

 

Dr. Harlan Koff

Unité de Recherche, IPSE, Université du Luxembourg

 

Dr. Anja Nygren

Department of Political and Economic Studies, University of Helsinki, Finland

 

Dr. Juan Carlos Velez Rendon

IEP, Universidad de Antioquia, Colombia

 

President




Dr. Harlan Koff 

Unité de Recherche IPSE, Université du Luxembourg

                            


Executive Director

Dr. Lauri Siitonen

RISC Consortium/Department of Political and Economic Studies, University of Helsinki, Finland

 

  •         INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERS

 

ART-DEV Laboratoire Acteurs, Ressources, Territoires dans le Développement

Université Montpellier 3, France

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Center of Sudies on Regional Integration and Southern African Development Community Law (CEDIR)

Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Mozambique

Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE) Región Centro

México

Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios Superiores en Antropología Social (CIESAS)

México

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Centre for Study of Governance Innovation (GovInn)

University of Pretoria, South Africa

 

Department of Anthropology

University of California, Santa Barbara, USA

Department of Politics

University of Johannesburg, South Africa

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Department of Political and Economic Studies

University of Helsinki, Finland

 

Escuela de Ciencias y Humanidades

Universidad EAFIT, Colombia

Faculty of Social and Health Sciences

Monash University South Africa, South Africa

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Institute for Social Development Studies (ISDS)

Vietnam

 

Instituto de Ecología (INECOL)

México

Instituto de Estudios Políticos (IEP)

Universidad de Antioquia, Colombia

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Instituto de Estudios Regionales (INER)

Universidad de Antioquia, Colombia

 

Luxembourg Institute of Socio-economic Research (LISER)

Luxembourg

Local Government Institute

University of Victoria, Canada

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Mershon Center for International Security Studies

Ohio State University, USA

 

Núcleo de Estudos da Cidadania, Conflito e Violência Urbana (NECVU)

Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

School of Human Evolution & Social Change

Arizona State University, USA

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Unité de Recherche IPSE

Université du Luxembourg, Luxembourg

 

West Africa Institute

Cabo Verde