The EDGE annual conference

For three years, the interdisciplinary research programme Politics of the Earth has enabled the development of innovative and interdisciplinary research around the new issues brought upon by the Anthropocene. The programme of Université Sorbonne Paris-Cité (USPC) has gathered researchers from diverse backgrounds, going beyond traditional borders between Earth sciences and social sciences. This international conference was organized within the framework of the European EDGE project and showcased the full range of research resulting from the programme, with foreign colleagues reflecting on it.

On the 4th and 5th of December 2017, the fourth research projects of the programme shared their experimental research results and confronted them to the works of major scholars and thinkers in their fields, who were also  invited to reflect on the results of the programme in the light of their own works. Thus the conference intended to break away from disciplinary divides and brought a fresh look on the key issues brought upon by the Anthropocene.

Finally, the Université of Liège, partner to the EDGE program presented The State of Environmental Migration 2017: A review of 2016, the seventh annual volume of the series, which selects and compiles Masters student’s work from the course “Environment and Migration” taught by François Gemenne and Caroline Zickgraf at the Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA) of Science Po in an ongoing partnership with the International Organisation for Migration (IOM).

Edited by The Hugo Observatory of the University of Liège, this year’s edition is published in the framework of the Horizon 2020 Environmental Diplomacy and Geopolitics (EDGE) project, a partnership with the University of Economics of Bratislava (EUBA) and Sciences Po Paris.