The third of this year’s distinguished speaker events co-hosted by the Brazil, China and India Institutes at King’s brings together a panel of senior policy-makers and scholars to consider the role of Brazil, India and China in the international arena.
Since their grouping under the BRICS label, the potential role of these countries in reshaping global structures of political and economic power has been much debated. The recent BRICS summit in New Delhi, as well as the increasing importance of the G20 grouping, has renewed attention to newly emerging forms of multilateralism outside longer-established international fora. Yet these countries also have different, and sometimes competing, interests which shape their engagements in international affairs.
This event will learn from the extensive and diverse experience of the panellists about questions such as the approach of Brazil, India and China – individually and collectively – to international diplomacy; their strategies in international negotiations around trade and climate change; their attitudes towards inter-BRICs cooperation and new forms of multilateralism.
Ambassador Shyam Saran
Professor Alfredo Valladão
Professor Yongjin Zhang