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The Emerging Economy Perspectives Dialogue, co-hosted by the Indian Council for Research on International Relations and the Brookings-Tsinghua Center for Public Policy

On the 14th and 15th of November, the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations and the Brookings-Tsinghua Center for Public Policy co-sponsored the ‘Emerging Economy Perspectives and Priorities In the New Multi-Polar World’ international conference at Tsinghua University’s School of Public Policy.

The opening ceremony of the conference was chaired by SPPM’s own Dean, Professor Xue Lan. Former Chinese Ambassador to India Pei Yuanying and Regional Officer of the International Development Research Center of Southeast and East Asia Stephen McGurk both attended and delivered keynote speeches. Indian Council Senior Research Fellow Dr. Pooja Sharma followed up with a review of the conference and thanking those involved.

The conference had a total of four sub-themes: Financing of universal health coverage, Role of public policy and technology and innovation in promoting energy security, Role of institutions and policies in promoting innovation, and the Role of and challenged faced by small holder agriculture. Participants came from India, Brazil, Turkey, Thailand, and many other countries (including the Chinese mainland) and more than 20 academic papers were put for in the conference for dialogue and exchanges. The four sub-themes were presided over by Dr. Shao Yiming of the Chinese STD and AIDS Prevention Control Center, Professor Qi Ye from Tsinghua University’s Climate Change and Low Carbon Development Policy Research Center, Tsinghua Professor Liang Zheng, and Deputy Director Mr. Zhao Changbao from the State Department of Agriculture’s Rural Economic Research Center.

The Closing Ceremony of the conference was presided over by Professor Xue Lan, and distinguished experts and scholars summarized and discussed the four key points of the conference. Finally, Dr. Stephen McGurk and Dr. Pooja Sharma gave their final thought and closing comments.

The international conference is part of a two-year “emerging economies dialogue” project, funded by the Canadian International Development Research Center Regional Office for South Asia and China in order to broaden and deepen understanding of emerging economies and to create high-level exchanges between policy-makers.