Look West not East: South America will be the 21st century’s superpower

Conventional wisdom tells us that a new star will rise in the East, and over the past decade all eyes have been looking towards China or India to witness the emergence of the 21st century’s new superpower. But if the three key elements for a strong and powerful economy are democracy, economic growth and low inflation then neither of those would-be giants makes the grade. Inflation in India is at a 13-year high; as for democracy in China… well there isn’t any. Remarkable as has been their recent economic growth the institutional frailty of both nations raises questions about long-term sustainability.

Speaker Oscar Guardiola-Rivera thumbnail

But quietly and less flashily the economies of South America have also been transforming themselves, only in their case unburdened by the dead weight of caste politics or communism. And it’s not just the growing might of Brazil that catches the eye: a new vitality is evident across the continent – in Peru, for example, whose 9.8 percent growth rate last year was one of the world’s fastest. So perhaps we should all do an about-turn. Look West, young man!

Tuesday March 22nd, 2011

Doors open at 6pm. The debate starts at 6.45pm and finishes at 8.30pm.

http://www.intelligencesquared.com/events/superpower

 

Speakers for the motion

  • Oscar Guardiola-Rivera

    Oscar Guardiola-Rivera

    Senior Lecturer in Law at Birkbeck College, University of London, and author of What if Latin America ruled the world?

  • Roberto Jaguaribe

    HE Roberto Jaguaribe

    Brazilian ambassador to the UK

  • Parag Khanna

    Parag Khanna

    Director of the Global Governance Initiative and author of How to Run the World: Charting a Course to the Next Renaissance

Chair

  • Jonathan Freedland

    Jonathan Freedland

    Guardian columnist, author and broadcaster

Speakers against the motion

  • Bill Emmott

    Bill Emmott

    Former editor of the Economist and author of Rivals: How the Power Struggle between China, India and Japan will Shape our Next Decade.

  • Rana Mitter

    Rana Mitter

    Professor of the History and Politics of Modern China at Oxford University.

  • Gideon Rachman

    Gideon Rachman

    Chief foreign affairs commentator for the Financial Times

Advertisements

About Latinos in London l www.LatinosInLondon.com

Latinos in London SINCE 2006, THE UK'S LEADING MEDIA BODY, ONLINE SOURCE, EVENT LISTING SITE & CURRENT AFFAIRS MAGAZINE FOR LATINO'S LIVING IN LONDON OR PLANNING TO COME TO LONDON & LONDONERS IN GENERAL WHO ARE INTERESTED IN LATIN AMERICAN / HISPANIC EVENTS, CONCERTS, CULTURE, ARTS, NIGHT CLUBS, MUSIC & ARTISTS BASED IN LONDON AND THE UK. RADIO SHOW TUESDAY 6PM (BEST RADIO SHOW .GSD AWARDS 2009) LATINOS IN LONDON www.latinosinlondon.com info@latinosinlondon.com
This entry was posted in CULTURE, EVENTS, WHAT'S ON. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s