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LSE conference discusses shift in global power

Renowned politicians, economists and academics from around the world will debate the challenges of the emerging world order at the second CAF-LSE Annual Conference this Friday 16 January at LSE. 

Global Sourth UnitGeopolitics and the Global South: Challenges of the Emerging International Order’ will bring together experts from Latin America, China, India, Russia and USA who will discuss the emergence of the Global South and its consequences for multilateralism, security, development, and South-South cooperation. 

Topics addressed will include the growing role of China in Africa and Latin America, the changing power relations between the USA and the Global South, Russia’s geopolitical post-Crimea ambitions in the region, as well as the growing role of non-Western development banks. 

Distinguished speakers in the II CAF-LSE Annual Conference will include Ricardo Lagos, former President of Chile, and Jose Maria Aznar, former President of the Government of Spain. The conference will be inaugurated by Enrique Garcia, CAF’s Executive President, Stuart Corbridge, LSE’s Provost and Deputy Director, and Chris Alden, Director of the LSE’s Global South Unit. 

The II CAF-LSE Annual Conference, which will be live streamed, will be held on Friday 16 January 2015 from 9am to 6pm in the Shaw Library, Old Building, LSE. 

It is co-organised by CAF, Development Bank of Latin America, and the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) who formed a partnership in 2013 to examine the changing role of emerging countries of the South.  

More information and the full programme of the Conference can be found here


Media queries: If you have a media query about this event, please contact conference organiser, Caroline Varin: C.L.Varin@lse.ac.uk or LSE Press Office, T: 020 7955 7060, E: Pressoffice@lse.ac.uk  

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Notes for Editors

The mission of CAF, Development Bank of Latin America, is to promote sustainable development and regional integration by financing projects in the public and private sectors and providing technical cooperation and other specialized services. Created in 1970, and currently consisting of 19 countries –17 from Latin America and the Caribbean in addition to Spain and Portugal - and 14 private banks, it is one of the main sources of multilateral financing and an important generator of knowledge for the region. For more information, please visit www.caf.com

The mission of the LSE, Global South Unit, is to promote innovative scholarship, teaching and policy relevant research on the international relations of the Global South. Established in 2012, the activities of the LSE Global South Unit include generating knowledge through its international conferences, working papers series and policy briefs, supporting educational endeavors through its teaching and scholarship program.  For more information, please visit www.lse.ac.uk/globalsouth 

13 January 2015