Reconfiguration of the Global South: Africa, Latin America and the “Asian Century”

Annual conference of the CIDOB-OCP Policy Center partnership

PERFORMED ACTIVITY
28 January 2016 - 09:00h
LOCATION: CIDOB, sala Jordi Maragall, Elisabets 12,08001 Barcelona
ORGANIZED BY: CIDOB and OCP Policy Center

Objective

Since the 1980s there has been a steady shift from West to East in the international system, first economically, then increasingly also politically and culturally. Emerging markets in Asia have moved up the value chain of industrial production processes and the share of Western industrialized countries in global GDP has declined. Beside the G7 the G20 has emerged as an international platform to discuss challenges of economic cooperation, with mixed success. Asian nations like China and India also assert themselves in security matters and seek new avenues for investment flows and development cooperation. 

What will be the role of Africa and Latin America in the approaching “Asian Century” and associated reconfigurations of global value chains? Will they be able to assert themselves and find a voice of their own? Will they manage to develop industries of their own and diversify trade relations? Will they launch new ways of regional south-south cooperation like the three Africa-South-America (ASA) summits that have been held thus far and in which way might they differ from earlier attempts during the non-alignment movement of the 1960s and 1970s? What is the role of migrant communities and cultural exchange? Do Western and Asian approaches to the two continents differ (Washington vs. Beijing consensus)?

 

 

 

 

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Reconfiguration of the Global South: Africa, Latin America and the “Asian Century” PERFORMED ACTIVITY

09:00h THURSDAY, 28 WELCOME ADDRESS

09.00-09.30        Welcome address 

09:30h PANEL 1. OVERVIEW

Moderator: Eckart Woertz (CIDOB, Barcelona)

 

The Asian Century” vs. “Africa Rising”: Reconfiguration - or Re-escalation of Dependency?

Ian Taylor (St. Andrews University, Fife, Scotland)

 

La cooperación al desarrollo china en América Latina: ¿Competencia o complementariedad con el CAD?

Mario Esteban (Real Instituto Elcano, Madrid) and Aitor Pérez (Real Instituto Elcano, Madrid)

 

Sin espacio para todos: China y la competencia por el Sur en el siglo XXI

Fernando Mouron (University of São Paulo; King’s College, London)

 

La cooperation Sud-Sud a l’epreuve des strategies de puissance: la « mutualisation juridico-institutionnelle des puissances » comme outil de défense et d’affirmation de l’Afrique face aux partenaires du Sud. Articulation, Enjeux et Perspectives

Oumar Kourouma (Faculté de Droit, Tanger)

 

Discussion

11:30h Coffee break

 

12:00h PANEL 2. ECONOMIC COOPERATION

Moderator: Jordi Bacaria (CIDOB, Barcelona)

  

Economías emergentes. Los determinantes de la Inversión Extranjera Directa en la relación China-América Latina y el Caribe, sus efectos sobre el crecimiento económico y la estructura productiva y sus implicancias políticas para traspasar la trampa del ingreso medio

Silvia Simonit (Universidad Nacional de Rosario)

 

The BRIC’s new development bank: a challenge to the Bretton Woods institutions?

Gabrielle W. Cusson and Ludmila Culpi (University of Liege)

 

Desafíos petroleros para América Latina y África ante la expansión asiática

Ígor Hernández (Centro Internacional de Energía y Ambiente, Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Administración, Caracas) 

 

Los proyectos de integración mega regional de China: el caso de la Nueva Ruta de la Seda Marítima y África

Manuel de Jesús Rocha Pino (Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona; El Colegio de México)

 

Discussion

14:00h Lunch

15:00h PANEL 3. CASE STUDIES AFRICA

Moderator: Karim El Aynaoui (OCP Policy Center, Rabat)

 

South-South Cooperation or South-South Competition? Brazil and China as Competing Emerging Donors in Ghana

Frank Mattheis (Centre for the Study of Governance Innovation, University of Pretoria) and Christina Stolte (FAU, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg)

 

Energising south-south collaboration: the political economy of dam investments in East Africa

Martin Keulertz (GIZ, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit, Bonn)

 

Etat des lieux du commerce  des produits agricoles: Quels effets pour la sécurité alimentaire en Afrique?

Ismaelline Eba Nguema (Université Mohammed V-Souissi, Rabat)

 

China, India and the Swahili coast in the 21st century: The return of pre-colonial structures to socio-economic realms

Glenn Ojeda (Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá)

 

Discussion

09:00h FRIDAY, 29 - PANEL 4. ECONOMIC COOPERATION II

Moderator: Ian Taylor (St. Andrews University, Fife, Scotland)

 

América Latina y Asia: oportunidades y desafíos de la intensificación de los vínculos económicos

Osvaldo Kacef (CEPAL, Buenos Aires)

 

Latin American integration in the context of an expanded Atlantic Community

Joaquim Roy (University of Miami)

 

Circulating Asian urbanisms: an analysis of policy and media discourse in Africa and Latin America

Femke van Noorloos(Utrecht University)

 

Beyond the MINTs: towards an inclusive regional development from the system of Intermediary Cities of Global South

Borja M. Iglesias(NSIC, Network for Strengthening the Informal City, Barcelona)

 

Discussion

11:00h Coffee break

11:30h PANEL 5. STRATEGIC ISSUES / VIEWS OF OUTSIDE POWERS

Moderator: Martin Keulertz (GIZ, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit, Bonn)

 

Regional security mechanisms in the Global South

Sergio Aguilar (University of São Paulo; Visiting Fellow, Oxford)

 

The Dilemma of Delivering Difference: China’s Donor Logic and Its Implications for Developing Countries

Xuefei Shi (Radboud University, Nijmegen)

 

"Asian Century" in a Chindia Perspective: Positioning Africa"

Jagannath Panda (IDSA, Institute for Defense Studies and Analyses, New Delhi)

 

Ruta 3A: una idea geoeconómica para el siglo de los emergentes

Saverio Angiò (UNED, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia) and Alexis Berg-Rodríguez (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)

 

Discussion

13:30h Lunch

14:30h PANEL 6. CASE STUDIES LATINAMERICA

Moderator: Anna Ayuso (CIDOB, Barcelona)

 

La creciente influencia asiática en América Latina y Africa: Cuba y el Caribe como caso de estudio

Fernando Ponz Cantó (Department for the Americas, European External Action Service, Brussels)

 

Entre Taiwán y China: El caso de Nicaragua y el canal Interoceánico

Carmen Grau (independent journalist, Valencia)

 

La migración china de ultramar en los países del Mercosur. Principales flujos y proyecciones en el siglo XXI”

Laura Lucía Bogado Bordazar (Universidad Nacional de La Plata)

 

Desde el Sur y hacia el Sur: Movimientos transmigratorios de senegaleses hacia la Argentina y el rol de la globalización en la reconfiguración de destinos

Gisele Kleidermacher (CONICET- IIGG, Universidad de Buenos Aires)

 

Discussion

 

CLOSING REMARKS

Karim El Aynaoui (OCP Policy Center, Rabat), Jordi Bacaria (CIDOB, Barcelona)