Bina Agarwal and James Boyce receive the first 'Global Inequality Research Award

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Bina Aggarwal and James Boyce were awarded the inaugural "Global Inequality Research Award" for their remarkable progress in addressing global inequalities, particularly in the social and environmental sectors.

An Overview of the News

  • The conferences in Paris are being coordinated with the Socio-Ecological Change (SET) initiative of Sciences Po.

  • Bina Agarwal's award announcement was broadcast by the Global Development Institute (GDI) of the University of Manchester.

  • James Boyce's award announcement was broadcast by the Political Economy Research Institute (PERI) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

  • The World Inequality Lab (WIL) and Sciences Po's Center for Research on Social Inequalities (CRIS) have collaborated to present the inaugural edition of the Global Inequality Research Award (GiRA).

  • The purpose of this award is to recognize significant contributions to the understanding of global inequalities.

  • The collaboration between WIL and CRIS marks a concerted effort to highlight and honor important research efforts in the area of global inequality.

GiRA Award Objectives

Recognition of Excellent Researchers:

  • The GiRA Prize aims to honor researchers from all disciplines who have made extraordinary contributions to the understanding of global inequalities.

  • It will be presented biennially to acknowledge the efforts of notable scholars in this field.

Two major perspectives on inequality:

  • The award seeks to recognize important scholarship related to global inequality from two different perspectives:

    • Inequality research has been conducted globally, covering different regions and contexts.

    • Understanding inequality as a multidimensional issue requires examination from different perspectives to achieve comprehensive understanding and effective mitigation strategies.

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