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First Annual CAF-LSE Global South Conference

The Rise of the Global South: Towards an Agenda for a New Century

Date: Friday 17 January 2014   9AM to 5.30PM
Shaw Library, 6th floor Old Building

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First Annual CAF-LSE Conference. The Rise of the Global South: Towards an Agenda for a New Century  Perhaps the most important development of the contemporary century is the emergence of the global South onto the stage of world politics. The first annual CAF-LSE conference will be held on Friday 17th January 2014 at the London School of Economics. This conference will contribute to understanding the rise of the global South by focusing on key international actors from the regions, their perspective on global issues, the role of South-South cooperation as a development paradigm, and their current impact on a changing global environment. 

Thank you to all the participants of the Global South Conference. A video stream of the conference can be found here.

Report14The official report on the conference is available to download from this link.

Please click here to see the full programme.

Confirmed Speakers:

Enrique García, President of CAF Development Bank of Latin America

Enrique Iglesias, Ibero-American Secretary General

Harinder Kohli,  President, Emerging Markets Forum

Hiroshi Watanabe,  Governor, CEO of Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC)

Carlos Ominami,  Former Minister of Economy and President Fundación Chile21

Osvaldo Rosales, Director of the International Trade and Integration Division, ECLAC 

Martin Wolf, Chief Economics Commentator, Financial Times

Moisés Naím,  Senior Fellow, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Chris Alden, Director of Global South Unit, LSE

Erica Downs, Fellow, Brookings Institution

Jean-Louis Ekra, Chairman and President of the African Export-Import Bank

Rhys Jenkins, University of East Anglia

Paulo Esteves, BRICS Policy Centre, PUC-Rio

Abdoulie Janneh, Former Executive Secretary, ECA

Sergio Chichava, IESE, Mozambique

Taotao Chen, School of Economics and Management, Tsinghua University 

Bindu N. Lohani, Vice-President, Asian Development Bank

For further questions and information, please contact Caroline Varin,  conference organiser.





 Professor Chris Alden addressing the conference