“BRIC in 2020” Conference – May 13-14, 2011

“BRIC in 2020″ Conference & Round Table

Friday May 13th – Saturday, May 14th, 2011

Brazil, Russia, India, and China commonly known as BRIC, together constitute more than 25% of the world’s GDP. These countries are projected to grow much faster than developed economies in the next 20 years.

The goal of this conference is to bring together experts on Brazil, Russia, India, and China to discuss social and economic issues facing these emerging economies and how these challenges will affect their political development. Speakers will discuss the implications of this world economic transformation both on domestic politics and on the international order. Is it meaningful to group these countries together? How will these countries use their growing economic power to influence global politics and economic order?

Confirmed speakers include:

Prof. Marcelo Neri – Director of the Center of Social Policies at the Brazilian Institute for Economics

Prof. Harley Balzer – Professor of Government and International Affairs at Georgetown University

Prof. Barry Ickes – Professor of Economics at Pennsylvania State University, Financial Director at the New Economic School in Moscow

Dr. Alexei Devyatov – Chief Economist at URALSIB Capital

Ms Angela Chitkara – Founder and CEO of US-India Corridor

Conference Program and Speakers Information is available on our website:


Please register for the conference by Friday, May 6, 2011

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Questions? Contact us at brics2020@uchicago.edu

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