Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about emerging markets from experts coming from around the world!
Shigeyuki Abe, Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan – February 16
Emerging Markets and Integrated Production Networks in Asia: Japan, Thailand and More
Martín Grandes, Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina – February 23
Capital flows to low-income countries
Faizel Ismail, South Africa Delegation to the WTO – March 1
Developing countries in global trade governance
Joshua Aizenman, UC Santa Cruz – March 8
Financial liberalization in emerging markets: do the benefits justify the risks?
Philip Martin, UC Davis – March 15
Emerging markets as sources, recipients and conduits for international migration
Pranab Bardhan, Professor, UC Berkeley – March 29
Awakening Giants, Feet of Clay: Assessing the Economic Rise of China and India
Eduardo Viola, Instituto de Relações Internacionais Universidade de Brasília – April 5
BRICS and global climate change negotiations
Soumitra Dutta, Cornell University – April 13
Talks are open to the MIIS community and will be held in MG 102 from 6-8pm.
Colloquium Course Description: IPOL 8593 – GP&S Colloquium:EmergngMarkets
In the past two decades, emerging economies—including, but not limited to, the celebrated “BRICS” (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa). This course will take on, and contribute to, debates surrounding these emerging markets. How have they become the darlings of international capital markets, regional economic and political leaders, and the brightest lights in a gloomy global economic landscape? Along with this rapid economic growth, these same countries are also experiencing dramatic social changes, environmental problems, political transitions and foreign policy frictions.
How can these growing pains be effectively managed? Today’s global challenges often require global solutions and a small number of developed countries ( such as G8) can no longer effectively coordinate policy solution to address global crises, including economic recession, financial crisis, and climate change negotiations. As such, the G20, including a number of the emerging economies in its membership, has risen to prominence as a new forum for global governance. The experiences of these countries also offer an opportunity to think about larger questions of global order and national development.
What constitutes power in the global political economy and how is it/should it be/is it beginning to be (re)distributed? How can state and market work together to generate equitable and participatory growth? How should the BRICS and other emerging economies be factored into the 21st century’s policy challenges, such as climate change or reworking international financial institutions after the recent economic crisis? What do the experiences of the emerging markets mean for the many people who still lack access to the fruits of such growth— including over a billion citizens of these countries themselves?