Columbia University 2014 BRICLab Conference: BRICS 2.0: Pursuing Global Governance and Growth

New York, November 14, 2014

Low Library Rotunda - Columbia University

The IV Columbia University BRICLab Conference will discuss how Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa are going about the institution-building process of BRICS. It will also examine challenges and opportunities related to the status of BRICS as emerging markets and their role in contributing to global economic expansion.

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Conference Program
Friday, November 14  |  9:30 am - 12:45 pm EST
Low Library Rotunda


9:30 - 9:45 am - Opening remarks
Jan Svejnar, Director, Center on Global Economic Governance

9:45 - 11:00 am - Session I: “Are BRICS a New Platform for Global Economic Governance?”

Panelists will weigh in on the prospects for the ‘New Development Bank’ and the ‘Contingency Reserve Arrangement’ set-up by the BRICS. They will also look into how these recently-established mechanisms present either alternatives or complements to existing multilateral agencies such as the World Bank and the IMF.

11:00 - 11:15 am - Coffee Break

11:15 am - 12:30 pm - Session II: “Can BRICS Become Re-emerging Markets?

Panelists will examine the economic performance of BRICS amidst growing skepticism toward emerging markets and the potential convergence between advanced and developing economies. They will consider what these five nations should accomplish in order to increase their economic clout and further contribute to global growth.

12:30 - 12:45 pm - Closing Remarks
Marcos Troyjo, 
 Co-Director, BRICLab

Speakers include: Khalid Malik, UNDP; Otaviano Canuto, World Bank; Gregory Begosian, Redwood Capital; Arturo Porzecanski, American University; Jan Svejnar, Columbia University;  Marcos Troyjo, Columbia University; Padma Desai, Columbia University; Philip Schellekens, World Bank; Tony Volpon, Nomura Equities; David Fergusson, M&A Advisor; Fernando Faria, InnovaBRICS, and Jonathan Wheatley,Financial Times

For more information about the BRICLab, visit
November 14, 2014 at 9:30am - 12:45pm

Watch it Live Online - Low Library Rotunda - Columbia University

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