Conference Explores Emerging States in Global Financial Turmoil

4/3/09A summary report is now available for the two-day conference on “Regional Powers, New Developmental States and Global Governance: BRICSA in the New World Order,” which examined the role of the newly emergent regional and continental powers – Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa – in the world system.

Report features include videos of Samir Saran, vice president of India’s Observer Research Foundation, and of Bhupinder Chimni, a Watson Institute visiting professor from Jawaharlal Nehru University. Saran sees a de-globalization taking place, with India looking increasingly towards regional integration within South Asia and turning its attention towards “the vast territory” of its domestic market. Chimni argued that India, working with other BRISCA countries should “frame and articulate an alternative discourse” for global policy.