World Economy
Global South’s Response to New Challenges. Speakers
Valdai Club Conference Hall, Tsvetnoy boulevard 16/1, Moscow, Russia

On July 12 at 14:00 Moscow time (GMT+3), the Valdai Club will host an expert discussion timed to coincide with the release of the new Valdai Paper “BRICS+: The Global South Responds to New Challenges (in the Context of China’s BRICS Presidency)”.


  • Ekaterina Arapova, director of the Center of Sanction Policy Expertise and head of the Department of Academic Development at the Institute for International Studies, MGIMO University (co-author of the paper)

  • Pavel Knyazev, Ambassador-at-Large of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Sous-Sherpa of Russia to BRICS

  • Philani Mthembu, Executive Director at the Institute for Global Dialogue, South Africa

  • Nandan Unnikrishnan, Honorary Research Fellow, Observer Research Foundation

  • Wang Wen, Executive Dean of Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies (RDCY) and Deputy Dean of Silk Road School at China’s Renmin University.