BRICs conference will take place in Cambridge University
The two-day event, “Rising Powers in the International System: Harnessing Opportunities, Managing Challenges”, is co-organised by the Centre for Rising Powers (CRP) and the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities (CRASSH). The event is also co-sponsored by Cambridge University Press. It begins on 24 February and will bring together figures from the worlds of public policy, economics and academia.
The speakers will include Sir Richard Dearlove, the former head of MI6 and Master of Pembroke College; Jim O’Neill, Chairman of Goldman Sachs Asset Management and the economist whose ground-breaking research underpins much current thinking about the four emerging “BRICs” – an acronym he also coined; Stephen King, Chief Economist at HSBC; HE Roberto Jaguaribe, the Brazilian Ambassador to the UK; Chris Whitty, Chief Scientific Adviser at the Department for International Development; and also leading historians, political scientists and economists working in the area of rising powers.