The Institute for Global Dialogue and the South African BRICS Think Tank
Cordially invite you to a four part dialogue series on
Situating the future of BRICS in changing global dynamics
With preparations for the 9th BRICS Summit under the Chinese Presidency in progress, question marks on the future of the BRICS are repeatedly raised. The following symposium, organised into a panel discussion, breakaway sessions, and plenary, seeks to explore some of the future scenarios of the BRICS in changing global dynamics. It looks into existing power dynamics in the grouping, with Russia, China, and India vying for influence, while South Africa and Brazil seem to be somewhat lagging behind. This symposium also considers the potential impact of closer relations between the US and Russia under the Trump Presidency, while addressing the question of a consolidated BRICS agenda and enhanced BRICS strategic cooperation and coordination of regional agendas. This especially holds true given China’s endorsement of the BRICS Plus idea, aimed at an outreach with other countries of the global South. These questions are ever more important because of the possible consequences they may present to the South African Presidency of the 10th BRICS summit in 2018.
Date: 20 April 2017
Time: 9h00 for 9h30
Venue: Burgers Park Hotel, Corner of Lilian Ngoyi and Minnaar Street, Pretoria,
RSVP: Ms Remofiloe Lobakeng Tlobakr@unisa.ac.za or 012 337 6172