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The Centre for Africa-China Studies and the Institute for Global Dialogue cordially invite you to a seminar on

‘BRICS and Global South in the Plural Modernities Context’

Seminar Abstract

The BRICS partnership locates itself in a world where politics are in constant change where values, patterns of action, and the very mode of living in our modern societies create a crisis of modernity in itself. Prof. Maxim Khomyakov explores what it means to be modern in the present-day context and explores these ramifications from a BRICS and global South Perspective. Prof. Khomyakov’s discussion on plural modernity theory allows us to interrogate the active and practical role of the global South as an alternative to the global North and what this would mean for the trajectories of global economic governance in the future. As the BRICS prepare for their Eleventh Summit, Prof. Khomyakov explores some of the global complexities within the partnership.

About the Speaker

Prof. Maxim Khomyakov is a vice-director of St. Petersburg campus of HSE University (St. Petersburgs, Russia) and a director of the BRICS Studies Centre at Ural Federal University (Ekaterinburg, Russia). He was a vice-president (international affairs) at Ural Federal University, Ekaterinburg, Russia from 2009 up to 2017. Prof. Khomyakov is a head of Russian National Coordinating Committee and a member of International Governing Board of the BRICS Network University.

Date: 23 August 2019
Time: 10:00-12:00
Venue: Kerzner Building, Conference Room, UJ Bunting Road Campus Library, Auckland Park
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