On the world stage, there has been a surge in the number of trading associations, economic blocs, and mutual-security organizations. It is expected that Brazil, Russia, India, and China will become the four most influential economies, and thus outstrip the current richest economies, by the middle of the twentieth-first century. With the inclusion of South Africa in 2010, the BRICS spans across four continents, creating an abundance of geopolitical clout, in addition to its potential economic dominance.
Considering the potential impact of the BRICS on such areas as economics, finance, trade, investment, development, exclusion and inclusion, and international relations, this international and interdisciplinary conference was aimed at providing a forum for academics, policymakers, trade representatives, government officials, development banks, NGOs, business executives, trade and investment consultants, legal practitioners, and students to share research findings and practical experiences, to explore the implications of the changing landscape of the global political economy, and to draw lessons for the future.
10 August 2012
- 11 August 2012
Faculty of Law
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