On July 15th in Fortaleza, for the VI BRICS Summit, the BRICS Policy Center organized a series of publications (analyses, reports, and interviews) that reassembled a mixture of the first cycle of the summits and more importantly a discussion forum with the visiting researchers about one of the most important issues in the agenda for this meeting in Brazil: the New Development Bank (NDB).
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New Academic Publications
1) VI BRICS SUMMIT
The leaders of the five BRICS countries met in Fortaleza, Brazil for their sixth summit as a grouping. The international community had high expectations reflecting the ambitious results anticipated from the members of the meeting, which in fact, represented an important step in building greater institutionalization for the grouping. With this in mind, the monitor aims to present the expectations of the BRICS countries before the VI Summit and then compare them with the results achieved by the end of the meeting.
2) THE 2014 ELECTIONS IN INDIA: NARENDRA MODI VICTORY AND ITS IMPLICATIONS FOR THE WORLD
This monitor aims to analyze the main implications of the victory of Narendra Modi as Prime Minister of India. Through exploring the domestic and foreign policy of India with a focus on regional relations and BRICS, the monitor argues that Narendra Modi’s entry into the government will benefit India’s goal to be viewed as a world power.
3) THIS WEEK IN BRICS
Special 6th BRICS Summit- This week in BRICS is a weekly publication that brings together news stories of important events and developments that took place within each BRICS country during the week and provides references to deepen the understanding of the reader in the various themes mentioned.
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Global South Unit for Mediation (GSUM)
The first Winter School on International Mediation of the GSUM was held between July 28th and August 8th, with the participation of around 40 students from different countries such as Argentina, Brazil, China, Egypt, United States, Philippines, Kenya, and Trinidad and Tobago. In the first edition of the school, which took place at PUC-Rio, professor Laurie Nathan from the University of Pretoria taught the main courses, which addressed various theoretical and practical aspects in the field of international mediation. Joyce Neu, an expert from the organization, Facilitating Peace, also aided in the lectures by focusing on the mediation processes and the actors involved emphasizing the role of gender. In addition, public events led by diplomats and academics, which discussed dilemmas, challenges, and potential of international mediation took place throughout the school. The next edition of the Winter School of the GSUM will be in July of 2015. More information coming soon on the website.
FELLOWS PROGRAM IN INTERNATIONAL MEDIATION
The GSUM has the great pleasure of announcing that the three candidates chosen for the Fellows Program this year have arrived in Brazil: Borislava Manojlovic, Catherine Ali, and Maria Cecilia Milesi. These highly qualified candidates, aside from producing Policy Briefs and/or scholarly articles, also participated in the Winter School GSUM 2014 by teaching two courses, 15 hours each, on topics related to conflict resolution and international mediation.
Learn more about the selected Fellows.
Fellowship BRICS Policy Center
BPC conducted interviews with the Fellows (visiting researchers) from the center, Matshaba Mothiane (South African Institute of International Affairs) and Thomas Hardern (Igarape Institute), in which they tell a little bit about their professional and academic experience during their short stay in Rio de Janeiro.
See interviews with Matshaba and Thomas.
Also visit our Fellowship Network
SSC Publishes New Article in IDS Bulletin (Special Edition)
Adriana Erthal Abdenur, one of the coordinators of the SSC project, just published a new article in a special edition of the IDS Bulletin- Special Issue: China and International Development: Challenges and Opportunities- entitled “China and the BRICS Development Bank: Legitimacy and Multilateralism in South-South Cooperation”. The article analyzes the BRICS Development Bank, the most concrete project of the BRICS group, from the perspective of the Chinese and their respective interests and strategies in the project.
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NEW PUBLICATION: BRICS MONITOR SOUTH-SOUTH COOPERATION
THE BRICS AND THE GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP FOR EFFECTIVE DEVELOPMENT COOPERATION (GPEDC)
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