Associate dean of academy
Our academy is a real and physical representation of the globalisation of the academic world at its most beneficial. It aggregates the multiplicity of our origins, our professional backgrounds, as well as an incredible wealth of international experience. This broad portfolio of disciplinary expertise and experience (economics, project management, geopolitics, marketing, logistics, human resources, ecology, and human rights) allows us to build a plural, transdisciplinary and multicultural view of the realities and effects of globalisation, based on a foundation of shared values.
Economic and financial globalisation has now reached a plateau and has even begun to set in motion a process of self-destruction with clearly visible consequences on the environment and climate, for example. It now seems necessary to enrich the only economic and financial reading by integrating ecological, sociological, political, and geopolitical grids of reading. However, while globalisation is the source of many of our problems, it is questioned and even vilified, yet at the same time appears to be our only way out. Behind globalisation and the tensions it generates, (the heterogeneity of needs, the state of local economies, differentiated perceptions of perils, contradictions, and inequalities between the creation of values and the consumption of resources), humanity is more than ever bound by a common fate. We must therefore re-invent/re-construct globalisation because it is also the solution.
Our contributions as the Globalisation Academy :
To reintegrate the inevitable power relations and environmental, ecological, and social interdependencies into the reflection on globalisation.
To work on the construction of institutional frameworks, norms, and devices aimed at controlling and regulating the movements of globalisation. How does one build sustainable global governance?
Reflect on the necessary balance in the fair sharing of globalisation benefits as well as in the fair assumption of negative externalities, by involving all stakeholders.
To build new models that allow us to move towards a "social" and environmentally equitable globalisation (a term that needs to be redefined).
Produce knowledge and action tools that return globalisation to the service of local communities in order to renew the links between the global and the local, with purpose to build an ecosystem that respects the integrity of people and their living spaces.
Transmit this knowledge and build our students' skills so that they act responsibly when it comes to globalisation.