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4th seminar – Programme

Towards a renovated global governance – Peace, Energy, Currencies, Trade : the Euro-BRICS partnership, a condition to a non-conflictual cooperation between world blocks

4th seminar - Moscow (MGIMO), May 23-24  2013,  organised by LEAP/E2020 in partnership with MGIMO

Moderation: Marie-Hélène Caillol and Sylvain Perifel

Thursday, 23/05/2013

10.00 – 10.30 Introductions
- Tamara Shashikhina, Director, European Studies Institute, MGIMO, Moscou, Russia

- Valery Vorobiev, Head, MGIMO-University Group for Euro-BRICS Issues  Marie-Hélène Caillol, President of LEAP

10.30 – 10.45 Roundtable

Currencies – Opposing the currency war and finding the means to accelerate the reform of the international monetary system
10.45 – 12.00

. Road to fair financial and economic architecture: Europe and BRICS together? by Viktoria Panova, Associate Professor, Department of International Relations and Foreign Policy of Russia, MGIMO-University; Regional Director for Russia, G8 Study Group, University of Toronto

. The necessary reform of the international monetary system, by Sylvain Périfel, Coordinator of the GEAB, LEAP
. Towards a deeper economic and monetary union, by Loukas Stemitsiotis, Head of Unit EFC and EPC Secretariat, European Commission, Brussels, Belgium

. On the future of international monetary framework, by Zhongxia Jin, Head Research Institute, The People’s Bank of China, Beijing, China
. An alternative financial architecture led by Brics – design, implications, projected evolution – and the possible response from the West, by Akshay Mathur, Geoeconomics Fellow and Head of Research at Gateway House, India

. Debate 1

12.30 – 14.00
. The Western Balance Sheet Recession: Implications for Currencies and the Global Financial System, by Juan Laborda, Chief Strategist Razona Estudio de Economía y Finanzas, and Associate Professor in Universidad Carlos III and Instituto de Estudios Bursátiles (IEB), Madrid, Spain
. Towards a crisis-resilient international monetary system, by Bruno Paul, Doctor in Sciences, Offering Manager for Agile Projects – AtoS France / A graduate from LEAP’s Academy, Paris, France
. Modeling Development Bank for BRICS: from concept to policy implications for EU- Russia partnership, by Natalia Khmelevskaya, Associate Professor, Department of International Economic Relations and Foreign Economic Ties, MGIMO-University
. The BRICS and Euro-BRICS financial cooperation, by Wei Huang, Senior Research Fellow Deputy Director, Department of Global Governance, CASS, China
. The common challenges that BRICS will face in the post-crisis era, by Prof. Liu Junmei, Center for BRICS Studies, Fudan University, China
. Debate 2

Trade – Opposing neo-protectionist trends and inventing the new international framework for enhanced trade relations, respectful of each region’s human prosperity objectives

15.30 – 18.00
. Introduction, by Georgy Toloraya, Executive Director, National committee for BRICS studies, Moscow
. Will we finally witness the end of a deadlock? The changing hands of the WTO – What to expect from Brasil’s leadership for the next 4 years, by Pedro Simoes, Graduate from LEAP’s Academy, Lisbon, Portugal

. Trans-Pacific Partnership, Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership and China’s choice, by Mr Song Hong, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), China . The EU, the BRICS and the multilateral trade system, by Guillaume Durand, Trade Affairs Manager, Economic and Trade Section, Delegation of the European Union to Russia, Moscow, Russia

. Trade – Opposing neo-protectionist trends: Inventing the new framework for enhanced Euro-BRICS trade policy coordination, by Tatyana Isachenko, Professor, Department of International Economic Relations and Foreign Economic Ties, MGIMO- University, Moscow, Russia

. Proliferation of Free Trade Agreements, Currency Conflicts and the Inter-State System, by K. N. Harilal, Coordinator, Research Unit on Local Governments, Centre for Development Studies, Trivandrum, India
. Debate


Friday, 05/24/2013

Energy and commodities – Opposing conflicts of interest and designing a new international framework for the access to raw materials
09.30 – 11.00

. The ECSC experience, state of the concept of pooling resources in Europe today, lessons for tomorrow’s Europe and world, by Marianne Ranke-Cormier, Secrétaire Générale, Promete (Association de Promotion des Medias Trans-Européens), Paris
. Stakes, tensions and prospects of trade and cooperation BRICS – European Union in Africa, by Professor Alexander Zhebit, Professor of International relations, Universidade Federal de Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

. Resource nationalism and the BRICS: threat or opportunity? by Michael Kahn, Professor Extraordinaire, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
. Promoting energy security and mitigating climate change, by Eduardo Viola, Professor of International Relations, University of Brasilia / Member of BRICS Studies and Research Centre, Brasil

. The consequence of oil speculation and manipulation, by Taco Dankers, Entrepreneur, software engineer, Dankers & Frank, Consulting and Software Engineering, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
. Debate

Peace and global gouvernance – Strengthening the role of the UN as a basis for world peace keeping/promotion
11.00 – 12.30

. Reviving the ZOPACAS: Trans-Regional Contestation of NATO in the South Atlantic, by Adriana Erthal Abdenur, General Coordinator, BRICS Policy Center Brazil
. Political Anticipation methodology: a tool for global governance reform, by Jose Maria Compani Morales, President FEFAP, Managing Partner Claritic – Open Gouvernement Strategies, Associate Professor IE Business School, Sevilla, Spain

. Positions of Brazil and Russia on the UN’s Security Council reform: debates and criticisms, by Ludmila Okuneva, Director, Centre for BRICS Studies, MGIMO-

University, Moscow, Russia

. Debate

13.30 – 14.30
. Debate: Identifying 10 recommendations for the Euro-BRICS leaders

. Europe BRICS cooperation in the field of Space policy and legal aspects: presentation of Leiden University’s symposium, by Caroline Lubbers, Euro-BRICS project officer, LEAP, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
. Conclusion