Rising Powers and Interdependent Futures

Final Conference ‘From Rising Powers to Interdependent Futures’

Manchester, 21-23 June 2017

This landmark international conference brings together leading academics, as well as public policy, business and civil society representatives to discuss the implications arising from Rising Powers such as China, India, Brazil, South Africa, and Russia for global governance and global interdependencies. It coalesces findings of a major inter-disciplinary research programme under the thematic of ‘Rising Powers and Interdependent Futures’ funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) that runs from 2012-2017. At the heart of this ESRC programme are twelve large research studies, located in 10 leading UK universities, that explore distinct aspects of how the Rising Powers engage with and challenge our views on global governance. The programme’s final conference will debate the implications of its research findings for policy and practice, and it will help shape the on-going research agenda on the political economy of 21st century globalization and its developmental outcomes.