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International conference “G20 and BRICS: Cooperation for Resilient and Balanced Growth”

20 September
2017

Date – 20 September 2017 (one day)
Venue – Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA)

Number of participants – 60 persons

Working languages – Russian and English

The Conference objective is to present and discuss research findings and prognoses by leading experts from G20, BRICS and partner countries on these international institutions` role in the global governance system.

The Conference will be organized by the Center for International Institutions Research (CIIR) of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA) in partnership with National Committee on BRICS Research with expert support of the G20 Research Group of the University of Toronto and BRICS Research Group.

The Conference will bring together 50-60 representatives of academic community, specializing in global governance, G20 and BRICS studies, representatives of governmental structures and business communities of G20 and BRICS member countries.

The globalization processes and technological shifts which led to significant transformations in the society create immense opportunities for economic and social development. Simultaneously these political, economic, social and technological changes exacerbate the existing risks and entail new ones: increase of mutual vulnerability of the states and societies; growing inequality; macroeconomic and financial instability; upsurge of terrorism; unbalanced population growth and employment; migration outbreaks; speedy pandemic diseases dissemination; climate change and increasing competition for resources. These risks should be addressed in the context of slow economic growth. The growing interdependency and common problems define the G20 and BRICS increasing role in the system of global governance. The G20 and BRICS rising influence, effectiveness and legitimacy are underwritten by their capacity to forge collective decisions, commitment to comply with these pledges and close engagement with international organizations and social partners.

The G20 and BRICS cooperation on key global governance issues is one of Russia`s foreign policy priorities. Russian presidency in G20 in 2013 and in BRICS in 2015 laid a foundation for Russian Federation` priorities implementation on the basis of long-term decisions adopted at St. Petersburg and Ufa summits.

In December 2016 Germany took over the presidency in G20 from China, Argentinian G20 presidency will start in December 2017, Indian one – in 2018. From January 1, 2017 China chairs the BRICS after India, and South Africa will take over the BRICS presidency in 2018.

From an academic and practical perspective it is important to assess G20 and BRICS effectiveness for Russia`s foreign policy priorities, evaluate G20 and BRICS role in the system of global governance and make a prognosis of their further evolution, including the influence of the fora decisions on global and national governance.

The Conference will focus on the following themes:

  • G20: German G20 presidency preliminary outcomes; prospects and expectations of Argentinian 2018 G20 presidency;
  • G20 contribution to overcoming economic crisis; analysis of its capabilities to address persistent risks and rising challenges: growing inequality, low productivity, technological gaps, trade and investment protectionism etc.;
  • G20 decisions influence on national regulations and business climate in the member countries;
  • BRICS: 2017 Chinese BRICS presidency preliminary outcomes; prospects and expectations of South African 2018 BRICS presidency;
  • BRICS institutional development; achievements and cooperation priorities of BRICS member countries on key agenda issues (economy, finance, social policy, development, regional security etc.);
  • G20 and BRICS role in the system of international multilateral institutions.

If you are interested in attending the conference please contact Ms. Elizaveta Safonkina (Researcher at the CIIR) by Email: safonkina-ea@ranepa.ru or phone: +7 910 453-28-06.

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