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Brazil, Russia, India and China have been hailed as the new cultural, economic and political powerhouses of the twenty-first century. While the global influence of the US remains strong, the aspiring or emerging powers have occasionally challenged the US over specific issues. Economically, their share of world GDP is also likely to increase. As the BRIC countries become more active in the international arena, what should the US expect of them? What historical experiences, values, and expectations do they bring to international decision-making bodies? To what extent are these experiences, values and expectations compatible with those of the US?
To help answer these questions and more, internationally renowned experts from the Global Institutes at King’s College London will be coming together for the first time to hold a joint event in Washington DC. We are delighted to invite you to join us for an evening of discussion and networking.
- Professor Anthony Pereira, Director, Brazil Institute
- Dr. Bhrigu Singh, Lecturer, King's India Institute
- Dr. Charlotte Goodburn, Lecturer, China Institute
- Dr. Gulnaz Sharafutdinova, Senior Lecturer, Russia Institute
Chair and moderator: Dean Jim Goldgeier, School of International Service, American University
The event will be held in the Butler Board Room which is located in the Butler Pavilion at the center of the AU campus. The board room is on the 6th floor of the building. For directions, please visit: http://www.american.edu/spa/wpi/upload/Directions-to-Butler-Board-Room-revised.pdf
Free parking is available after 5 pm in the Mary Graydon garage.
King’s College London Overview
Based in the heart of London, King’s College London is a research-led university and is ranked as one of the top 20 universities in the world (QS World University Rankings, 2013).
The Global Institutes were created as part of the College’s international strategy to focus on understanding the present and contemplating the future. They concentrate on countries and regions that will constitute the cultural, economic and political powerhouses of the twenty-first century. Their brief is to understand those countries that will take the lead in producing major changes in the world and using their knowledge to provoke and promote debate and exchange of information. The Global Institutes aim to help policy-makers develop a stronger appreciation of the dynamics of change, especially in the emerging economies, and foster a more nuanced awareness of mutual concerns and interests among the world’s leading economies. For more information about King’s College London please visit: www.kcl.ac.uk