The Lima Andean hub activities mainly focus on understanding the contemporary socio-political dynamics. In the last decades, Andean countries, Peru in particular, have known significant changes (social, political, economic) and the objective is to understand their impact and their founding principles. In order to fullfill its objectives, the hub carries out scientific events and researches on the forms of social organisations and political rallying, as well as on the framing of public policy with a broad perspective.
Besides, the hub co-organizes, with the French Institute of Andean Studies (IFEA), a monthly young researchers seminar. It is about highlighting the creation of work on human and social sciences on Andean countries and contributing to the socialisation of young researchers by providing an exchange and mutual support space.
The hub’s involvement in the organisation of the Young Americanist Day is also an opportunity to strengthen its connections with the other hubs of the Institut des Amériques along with the research teams of the CEMCA and the Casa Velázquez.
The hub is hosted at the French Institute of Andean Studies in Lima since 1948. In 2018, the Institute celebrated its 70 years anniversary, and the Lima hub was entirely associated in the events that took place for this important date.
The 3rd co-ordinator, Arthur Morenas, PhD student in political science at the University of Strasbourg (ED 519), arrived at his post in October 2017 and will be here until 2020.
Arthur Morenas’ PhD dissertation: “Social founding principles of the Peruvian model : socio-political analysis of economic policies in Peru.” Under the supervision of Vincent Dubois.
IdA referent in France: Alexis Sierra, treasurer of the IdA, geography professor at the University of Cergy-Pontoise IUFM
Local referent: Evelyne Mesclier, director of the IFEA