In the run-up to the 8th BRICS Summit, hosted by India on 15-16 October 2016, the Centre for Rising Powers and Global Development (CRPD) joined the Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS), the Observer Research Foundation, and other partners in the organisation of the Indian Think-Tank Dialogue on Rising Powers (pdf), which took place on 18-19 September in Goa, India, in conjunction with the BRICS Academic Forum.
In a small format gathering, participants included leading Indian political/economic analysts, journalists and officials, researchers from other BRICS countries and a few international agencies and private think tanks.
The Centre for Rising Powers in Global Development (CPRD) was represented by Richard Carey from the IDS Advisory Council on the Rising Powers in Development Programme (RIPD), who led off the first panel on the topic of Emerging Economies, Geo-Economics and Global Governance, with a presentation of the IDS volume on the BRICS in International Development.
Other panellists launched relevant new books: Modi and his Challenges by Rajiv Kumar; and India and the World, Essays on Geoeconomics and Foreign Policy by Sanjaya Baru. Also participating in the two-day dialogue programme were Paulo Esteves, from the BRICS Policy Centre in Rio and Cyril Prinsloo from the South African Institute for International Affairs, where RPID events had been hosted in the context of the BRICS Academic forums organised in association with the BRICS Summits in Durban and Fortaleza in 2013 and 2014 respectively.
- 13th September 2016, The UK and the BRICS. Forging Global Partnerships for the Future, London, UK.
- 14th October 2016, The BRICS in International Development, OECD, Paris, France.
- Gu, J., Shankland, A., and Chenoy, A. (Eds.), The BRICS in International Development, Palgrave Macmillan IPE Series, 2016.
- Herbst, N., ‘The UK and the BRICS. Forging Global Partnerships for the Future‘, IDS Blogs, 31 October 2016.