International Order & Conflict

‘Emerging Donors: Shifting Agendas in Development and Security’

We are entering an era in which a range of key activities and strategic relationships in the realms of foreign policy, global trade, and international security are being taken up by a new class of global actors. The nations of the Global South are increasingly capable and eager to bypass the North in the cultivation and management of international relations. This new global architecture includes the challenges of “Emerging Markets” such as China and India but also encompasses broader issues of international peace and security and a more diverse set of developing countries.

As part of our ongoing activities to better understand this emerging reconfiguration of the global order, the Center for Global Studies at George Mason University is pleased to invite you to a workshop on “Emerging Donors: Shifting Agendas in Development and Security.” It will bring together academics, researchers, and practitioners to identify the central questions relating to new South-South relations. As outlined below, the conference will be built around two panels –- one on new donors and economic development, the second on new donors and security –- a keynote address over lunch, and a final roundtable discussion.

Please contact Anne O’Dell at [email protected], 703 993-9433 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              703 993-9433      end_of_the_skype_highlighting to reserve a seat.



Click here for a pdf file of the conference agenda.

9:00 to 10:30
Panel 1: Emerging Donors and Development Assistance, Interests and Conditionalities

Understanding Emerging Donors
Vijaya Ramachandran and Julie Walz (Center for Global Development)

Brazil’s Foreign and Development Policies
Sean Burges (Australian National University)

Emerging Donors and Post Conflict Reconstruction
Agnieszka Paczynska (George Mason)

10:45 to 12:15
Panel 2: Emerging Donors and Provision of Security

Global South to the Rescue: Brazil and Egypt as Emerging Leaders in Peacekeeping
Paul Amar (University of California Santa Barbara)

Global Health and Counter-Terrorism: New Security Challenges and the Role of the Global South
Eva Busza (United Nations)

Countertrafficking and Proliferation Prevention: Bridging the Security/Development Divide in the Global South
Brian Finlay (Stimson Center)

12:30 to 2:00
Lunch Keynote

Rogue Donors? China and Other Challenges to the ‘Global’ Aid Regime

Deborah Bräutigam (American University)

2:30 to 4:00
Roundtable: Future Directions in Research and Policy

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