Past event


Negotiating the Rise of New Powers

Chatham House, London

Event documents

Transcript - Amrita Narlikar, Brendan Vickers, Rosemary Foot, Jim O'Neill
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Transcript Q&A - Amrita Narlikar, Brendan Vickers, Rosemary Foot, Jim O'Neill
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Speakers: Amrita Narlikar, Director, Centre for Rising Powers, Department of Politics and International Studies, University of Cambridge
Brendan Vickers, Head of Research and Policy, International Trade and Economic Development, Department of Trade and Industry, South Africa
Discussants: Rosemary Foot, Professor of International Relations, St Antony's College, Oxford
Jim O'Neill, Chairman, Goldman Sachs Asset Management
Chair: Markus Gehring, Lecturer in International Law, Centre of International Studies, University of Cambridge 


As part of the launch for the May 2013 issue of International Affairs, this event will examine the rise of new powers in the context of bargaining and negotiation.

Guest editor Amrita Narlikar argues that the rise of new powers is seldom solely a function of growing economic or military prowess; much depends on how power is exercised, in relation to whom, the underlying motivations, and how action and reaction are interpreted or misinterpreted.

The panel will discuss how the new powers of the present day – Brazil, India, and China – are negotiating their rise in the international system, and also how other key players are attempting to adapt to accommodate or contain them. They will further consider the implications of these negotiations for international leadership and global order.

LIVE STREAM: This event will be live streamed for members only. The live stream will be made available here at 18:00 BST on Wednesday 22 May.

ASK A QUESTION: Send questions for the speaker by email to [email protected] or using #askCH on Twitter. A selection will be put to them during the event.

This event will be followed by a reception.

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