Emerging Practices in Global Health Cooperation:

Brazil, China, India, Russia, and South Africa

Please join the CSIS Global Health Policy Center for a half-day seminar focused on the activities, practices, and strategies that characterize the global health outreach of Brazil, China, India, Russia and South Africa, or the BRICS. 
Since the term BRIC was coined in 2001 to describe the dynamic economies of Brazil, Russia, India and China, the BRIC governments have become increasingly influential within the global health arena. Whether working bilaterally, as members of the BRICS alliance, which incorporated South Africa in 2011, or in other configurations such as IBSA or BASIC, these governments are using their wealth and status to influence the outcome of global health policy discussions and to support overseas health activities. 
Over the past year, CSIS has worked with locally-based research centers in each of the BRICS to support shared research, facilitate discussion, and disseminate policy analysis to encourage greater understanding of the ways in which approaches to global health policy and cooperation are changing. Building on the outcomes of workshops held in Beijing, Moscow, Rio de Janeiro, and Johannesburg, the December 6 seminar will feature expert panelists whose presentations will highlight how each nation conceptualizes its current and future health outreach; identify new and evolving trends with respect to regional, South-South, and trilateral health cooperation; and articulate an agenda for future discussion and research. 


8:30 - 9:00am - Registration and Breakfast

9:00 - 9:15am - Welcome and Introduction

Katherine Bliss, CSIS Global Health Policy Center

9:15 - 10:45am - The Engagement of the BRICS with International Organizations

Pieter Fourie, AIDS Foundation of South Africa
Yanzhong Huang, Council on Foreign Relations
Julia Kulik, University of Toronto

Moderated by: Judyth Twigg, Virginia Commonwealth University and CSIS
Russia and Eurasia Program

10:45 - 11:00am - Break

11:00 - 12:30pm - Regional Interactions and Trilateral/Regional/South-South Cooperation

Priya Balasubramaniam, Public Health Foundation of India
Jonathan Hale, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs, USAID
Marian Jacobs, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Felix Rosenberg, Fiocruz, Brazil

Moderated by: Jennifer Cooke, CSIS Africa Program

12:30 - 12:45 pm - Conclusions

J. Stephen Morrison, CSIS Global Health Policy Center

12:45 - 1:00 pm - Next Steps

Katherine Bliss, CSIS Global Health Policy Center


This event will be webcast live at: http://smartglobalhealth.org/BRICS_Live

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Event Details

Tuesday, December 6, 2011
9:00am - 1:00pm
Center for Strategic and International Studies
B1 Conference Center
1800 K Street, NW
Washington, DC. 20006