The end of the Cold War heralded the end of global governance based on the power balancing structures linked to bipolarity. Twenty years on, there remains a lack of consensus on the status of the distribution and the exercise of power in today’s multipolar world. What is clear, however, is the rise of new powers seeking a global political role tantamount to their increased economic clout. This seminar examines how Rising Powers engage with the global agenda.
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• Can regional leadership be a stepping stone for global engagement?
• Is economic power translated into global responsibility?
• How is this reflected in the rising powers policies towards the Arab Spring/Iran?
• Can regional approaches weaken global institutions such as the UN?
This seminar will provide an interactive analysis from a panel of experts, both scholars and policymakers, who focus on the rise of Brazil, China, Turkey, and India as global actors. The panel includes:
• Alcides Costa Vaz , Professor and former Director of the Institute of International Relations of the University of Brasilia.
• Marcel Fortuna Biato , Brazilian Ambassador and foreign policy writer.
• Isabel Hilton , China expert, editor of chinadialogue.net , former editor-in-chief of the OpenDemocracy.net.
• Monica Hirst , Professor of international affairs at the Torcuato Di Tella University, Buenos Aires and fellow of the International Co-operation for Development Programme, Brasilia.
• Varun Sahni , Professor in International Politics at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi, India and editor of South Asian Survey.
• Oktay Tanrisever , Vice Chair at the Department of International Relations, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey.
The seminar is co-hosted with the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) . The session will be moderated by Pinar Tank, Research Director, PRIO.