15th April 2014
At the 8th Käte Hamburger Lecture Andrew Cooper, Senior Fellow at the Centre and Professor of Political Science and Director of the Centre for Studies on Rapid Global Change at the University of Waterloo, examined the rise of pivotal informal organizations, above all the G20 and the BRICS, and the implications of this phenomenon for global governance. Notwithstanding images of fragility both the G20 and BRICS have consolidated their positions as focal points in which key global issues are discussed if not negotiated. While meriting attention for their own unique characteristics, the G20 and BRICS can also be used as a barometer for how and where regional organizations are bending towards similar informal patterns.
Andrew Cooper, currently Senior Fellow at the Centre, is Professor of Political Science and Director of the Centre for Studies on Rapid Global Change at the University of Waterloo. Together with Ramesh Thakur (Käte Hamburger Lecture 5), Cooper co-edited The Oxford Handbook of Modern Diplomacy, an authoritative reference tool for those studying and practicing modern diplomacy, as well as The Group of Twenty (G20), a Routledge monograph that closely relates to his lecture in Duisburg.
Prof. Stefan Schirm, Political Science Section, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Dr Silke Weinlich, Head of Research Unit 1, Centre for Global Cooperation Research
Prof. Dirk Messner, Co-Director Centre for Global Cooperation Research (KHK/GCR21), Director German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)
Date: 15th April 2014, 18.15 - 20.00 h
Venue: University Campus of Duisburg, Lotharstraße 53, Room LS 105