In partnership with Royal Roads University, to be held in Victoria, BC (Canada)

 

Designed to be part of CIGI's ongoing activity focusing on the consequences of the economic emergence of the BRICSAM countries, the conference will explore whether it is simply ‘structural/economic bigness' - or a more nuanced mix of global economic competitiveness, roles as regional anchors, and diplomatic skills - that is being used by these countries to pursue their agency in the international system and whether there are signs of either individual or collective visions from the core B(R)ICSAM countries about the nature of the international order. This need for a closer look at this dynamic has been heightened by the emergence of the B(R)ICSAM countries as the G5 ‘threshold' countries at the 2007 Heiligendamm Summit.

A small group of academics and think tank representatives will discuss the trajectory and the implications of this dynamic, both from a national and international perspective. The objective of the workshop is to map out issues for a major international conference in February 2008 with leading international practitioners and academics in this field.

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