Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Politics/Geography: BRICS & SCO – What Opportunities & Challenges Do These Two Regional Organizations Offer For World Peace & Prosperity? With Dr Ekaterina Rozanova From Goldsmiths, University of London

19th September 2023 @ 11:10 - 12:00

Register here



Dr Ekaterina Rozanova, Lecturer in the Department of Politics and International Relations at Goldsmiths, University of London, will present BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) and the SCO (Shanghai Cooperation Organization) – What opportunities and challenges do these two regional organizations offer for world peace and prosperity? 

With the onset of yet another devastating war that has impacted not only Ukraine, but the entire globe, the world desperately needs real solutions to global peace as well as issues like food security, financial stability, and sustainable environmental and health policies. Often underreported in the Western media, but the BRICS economy has become stronger than that of the G7, and the SCO covers almost twice as much population as NATO. 

Ekaterina will begin by introducing and exploring the wider concept and role of regional organizations and then, as this session introduces the BRICS and the SCO regional organizations, we will ask ourselves why the BRICS and SCO have remained unmentioned for the most part in the Western world, and what contributions they can make to world peace and prosperity?



Our events are designed so that a group of students can take part from a classroom or students and teachers can take part as individuals, either from school or from home. This means that sessions will continue irrespective of possible school closures.

As a live, participative event, this session will not be recorded but slides and other resources will be shared after the event, where available.


Suitable for: Year 12 & 13 students (and equivalent) studying, or with a possible interest in studying, Politics/Geography and related disciplines. Student groups, and individual students and teachers are very welcome to join us.

Preparation/Pre-Reading: Students may wish to consider the topic and discuss some of the key elements in advance. Students can also think about questions they have about studying Politics/Geography at university level.

The IT Setup: The event will be run on Bluejeans (similar to Zoom) and participants will be able to join using laptops, tablets, and mobile devices. If you are joining as a school group, we recommend connecting with one device and projecting on to a whiteboard. You will be able to interact with the university via a microphone and/or typed comments and questions. Full details will be sent to those who have registered (see below) prior to the event.

Booking a Place: This is free for schools and colleges. If you would like to take part in this event, please register your interest using the link to the registration form below:


Register here



19th September 2023
11:10 - 12:00
Event Categories:
, ,