Heine Keynote Explores BRICS and the Reimagining of Global Governance

On December 1, 2022, Jorge Heine, Research Professor at Boston University’s Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies, delivered the keynote address at a conference hosted by the Fletcher School at Tufts University titled “Rising Power Coalitions: Reimagining Global Governance.” 

This conference examined how rising powers understand and utilize their strategic relationships, what drives their convergence, and how their collective statecraft impacts the United States and the international order.

In his keynote, titled “BRICS and Global Governance: Ready for Prime Time,” Heine elaborated on the rise of the BRICS group in the course of the past decade and a half, the various stages it has gone through, the significance of the Shanghai-based New Development Bank (the so-called “BRICS Bank”), and the continued evolution of the group into “BRICS +” with the potential addition of new members, like Argentina and/or Indonesia.

Details of the event can be found on the Fletcher School website. The conference was also highlighted in a The Tufts Daily article, which can be read online.

Ambassador Jorge Heine is a Research Professor at the Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University. He has served as ambassador of Chile to China (2014-2017), to India (2003-2007) and to South Africa (1994-1999), and as a Cabinet Minister in the Chilean Government. Read more about Ambassador Heine on his faculty profile.