Centre for Rising Powers and Global Development (CRPD) events

The Centre for Rising Powers and Global Development (CRPD) conducts and facilitates research on:

  • the impact of the BRICS and other rapidly-changing and increasingly influential middle-income countries on low-income countries
  • the need for the restructuring of global development institutions and global public goods, such as the environment, food, and health
  • the future of Development Studies research and training.

CRPD brings together experts our global network of policy, research, business and civil society partners to produce new thinking and practical policy guidance on effective approaches to engagement and mutual learning.

About CRPD events

Based at IDS and organised with colleagues from across the University of Sussex campus, including the STEPS Centre, SPRU and the School of Global Studies.  

Past CRPD seminars

The Global Governance of SDG Financing

23 Feb 2017

Thomas Fues will address the global governance of external support for sustainable development in three steps. The first part will interpret the 2030 Agenda. The second part will concentrate on the need for external transfers in support of SDG implementation. The concluding section will explore the possibilities for sharing experiences, mutual learning and joint action between Northern and Southern providers.

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China Under Xi Jinping: The Link Between Domestic and International Policy

10 Feb 2017

Under Xi Jinping, China has become more adventurous and expansive in its foreign policy. With the advent of the Trump presidency, this is only likely to increase because of the spaces that are likely to open up around China both regionally and internationally under a more isolationist US.

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China's global South relations: gender and sexuality dimensions

16 Dec 2016

China’s interactions with the Global South have been the subject of much attention and study from both inside and outside the country. Yet issues of gender and sexuality have been largely ignored. What are the gender and sexuality impacts of China’s foreign investment, and are they any better or worse than those of other countries?

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The BRICS in International Development Beijing book launch

13 Dec 2016

Launching "BRICS and International Development" book at the inaugural conference of the Global Research Consortium on Economic Structural Transformation in Beijing.

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The Changing Government-Business relationship under the ‘New Normal’ in China

08 Dec 2016

The Chinese economy sits on a strategic yet worrying turning point from the high speed booming to a slower growth, which is conceptualized by the officials as the 'New Normal'. Dr Lu's presentation aims to reveal how to understand the elusive yet vital concepts coined by the Chinese government and their underlying implications to China and the World.

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