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An International Perspective: the Aspiring Powers’ views on US Foreign Policy (Updated 10/23/13)

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Brazil, Russia, India and China have been hailed as the new cultural, economic and political powerhouses of the twenty-first century. While the global influence of the US remains strong, the aspiring or emerging powers have occasionally challenged the US over specific issues. Economically, their share of world GDP is also likely to increase. As the BRIC countries become more active in the international arena, what role will the US play and what could the US do about the emergence of new powers?

To help answer these questions and more, internationally renowned experts from the Global Institutes at King's College London will be coming together for the first time to hold a joint event in Washington DC. We are delighted to invite you to join us for an evening of discussion and networking.


Professor Anthony Pereira, Director, Brazil Institute

Dr. Bhrigu Singh, Lecturer, King's India Institute

Dr. Charlotte Goodburn, Lecturer, China Institute

Dr. Gulnaz Sharafutdinova, Senior Lecturer, Russia Institute

Dr. Uta Balbier, Director and Lecturer in the Institute of North American Studies

Chair and moderator: Dean Jim Goldgeier, School of International Service, American University

King's College London Overview

Based in the heart of London, King's College London is a research-led university and is ranked as one of the top 20 universities in the world (QS World University Rankings, 2013).

The Global Institutes were created as part of the College's international strategy to focus on understanding the present and contemplating the future. They concentrate on countries and regions that will constitute the cultural, economic and political powerhouses of the twenty-first century. Their brief is to understand those countries that will take the lead in producing major changes in the world and using their knowledge to provoke and promote debate and exchange of information. The Global Institutes aim to help policy-makers develop a stronger appreciation of the dynamics of change, especially in the emerging economies, and foster a more nuanced awareness of mutual concerns and interests among the world's leading economies. For more information about King's College London please visit:

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