2021 Doctoral and Post-doctoral School on Comparative Sustainable Regional Integration
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the resulting 2030 Agenda were presented as a new phase of development cooperation which recognized that world regions are interlinked and sustainable development can only be achieved when it benefits everyone (“no person left behind”). This ambitious vision, however, has been challenged by the coronavirus pandemic which has created a global “crisis of interlinked crises.” In some cases, these overlapping crises have challenged regional cooperation as protectionist policies emerged in many parts of the world. In others, they have emphasised renewed relevance of regional governance through response strategies characterized by solidarity. This doctoral and post-doctoral school addressed comparative sustainable regional integration through a variety of conceptual and methodological classes specifically catering to a better understanding of how to analyse sustainable regional integration through comparative research.
Due to the pandemic, the 2021 School took place virtually from 06 September to 17 September.
The full program of the 2021 School can be found here.
Lecturers and Practitioners 2021
Dr. Charles Hawksley
Univesity of Wollongong
Taught the class on Environmental Development.
Dr. Claudia Puerta SilvA
UniveRsity of Antioquia
Taught the class on Social Development.
Dr. Djénéba Traoré
West Africa Institute
Taught the class on Gender and Development
Lixembourg institute of socio-exonomic research
Taught the class on Economic Development.
Dr. Harlan Koff
University of Luxembourg
Taught the class on Sustainable Development.
Dr. Robert Compton
State University of New York Oneonta
Taught the class on Regions and Comparative Regionalism, and the practical session on the American Academic System.
Dr. Sandra Häbel
RISC-RISE Associate director
Taught the class on Inter-regionalism and organized the School.
Dr. Suzanne Graham
University of Johannesburg
Taught the class on Multi-level Governance.
Dr. Victoria Graham
Univesity of Pretoria
Taught the class on Participatory Development.
Dr. Christopher Lilyblad
Gave a practitioners viewpoint on “going glocal”.
Dr. Cori Wielenga
Center of Mediation in Africa
Gave a talk about the linkage between academia and practitioners in sustainable development together with Thomas.
“Freedom from Violence” Initiative
Gave a talk about the linkage between academia and practitioners in sustainable development together with Cori.
Tyne, University of Pretoria
Tyne is a 1st-year PhD student at the University of Pretoria and joined the 2021 doctoral and post-doctoral school on Comparative Sustainable Regional Integration.
Initially she was skeptikal about the school being fully virtual, but she quickly engaged with the other students and had a great experience.
Watch what she has to say.
Julia, University of Luxembourg
Julia is a PhD student at the University of Luxembourg and joined the 2021 doctoral and post-doctoral school on Comparative Sustainable Regional Integration.
Julia experience the School as a gift in the middle of her PhD as it reminded her of the value of public policies.
Watch what she has to say.