Anna Nagurney Delivers IFORS Distinguished Lecture in Buenos Aires

Anna Nagurney, Eugene M. Isenberg Chair in Integrative Studies, delivered the International Federation of Operational Research Societies (IFORS) Distinguished Lecture (IDL) at the CLAIO Conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina on Dec.13. The title of her IDL was “Human Migration Networks: How Operations Research Can Assist with Refugees and Supply Chain Labor Shortages.”

Anna Nagurney
Anna Nagurney

IFORS is a 60-year-old organization that consists of over 45 national societies. IFORS established the IFORS Distinguished Lectures in 1999 to recognize distinguished OR scholars and analysts, as well as to support member societies and regional groupings. Through the IDL, IFORS sponsors lectures by eminent operations research scholars and practitioners at conferences of member societies and regional groupings. CLAIO is the Latin-Iberoamerican Conference on Operations Research and has taken place every other year since 1982 in different Latin American cities.

Previous IFORS Distinguished Lecturers have included the Nobel Laureate in Economics John Nash, who received the award in 2010.

Nagurney was presented with a plaque and clock, a certificate, and an honorarium.

The lecture was delivered just prior to Argentina's victory over Croatia in the World Cup semifinal.

The list of previous IDLs can be found at