BRICS International School: results
On 5-10 October 2020, the 4th International Research and Educational Programme "BRICS School" and the Contest for BRICS Young Leaders under the Russian BRICS Chairmanship took place in Moscow.
The programme is organized annually by the National Committee on BRICS Research with the support of the Russian Foreign Ministry.
80 young leaders, aged between 18 and 35, took part in the BRICS School, including scientists, researchers, undergraduate and postgraduate students, aspiring diplomats, public activists, entrepreneurs and journalists from Brazil, China, India, Russia, South Africa and other countries. BRICS School alumni from the previous years, who built a community of young leaders and continue to be largely involved in developing the youth agenda of the BRICS countries, were also among the participants.
This year, BRICS School participants had a unique opportunity to attend a comprehensive course of lectures specifically developed by leading Russian and foreign BRICS experts, as well as to take part in discussions and workshops, seminars, expand their professional knowledge, develop communication skills, explore the specifics of cooperation between the BRICS states, their place on the international arena, future goals and objectives of the five.
Leading Russian and foreign experts, representatives of public and private organizations, relevant ministries and line agencies, representatives of the business community, research institutes and universities with significant experience in the BRICS agenda took up the roles of BRICS School lecturers and mentors.
The BRICS School programme was divided into subject-specific modules developed by partner organizations such as Russian Council for International Affairs, Agency for Strategic Initiatives, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, Far Eastern Federal University, Alexander Gorchakov Public Diplomacy Fund, Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO, Institute for Applied Economic Research (Brazil), Observer Research Foundation (India), China Council for the BRICS Think Tank Cooperation (China) and South African Centre for BRICS Research (South Africa).
Winners of the Contest for BRICS Young Leaders:
Nomination "BRICS in the Changing World Order"
1 place - Bruce Campos / Emilio Silva, University of São Paulo, Brazil
"Possible Legal Cooperation for a BRICS's Perspective on International and Transnational Economic Law"
2 place - Mikhail Porunkov, Udmurt State University, Russia
"Prospects for the BRICS-EU relationship"
3 place - Reon van der Merwe, University of Cape Town, South Africa
"A Long-term Vision for BRICS Youth"
Special prize - Ceyhun Turan, Yildiz Technical University, Turkey
"The Increasing Role of BRICS on International Stage"
Special prize - Eka Khorbaladze, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia
"BRICS development strategy – priority areas of cooperation for gaining foothold in multipolar world order"
Nomination "Digital BRICS"
1 place - Kirill Cherevko / Mikhail Poliakov, South Ural State University, Russia
"The role of social scoring in the national banking systems of the BRICS countries"
2 place - Georgii Paksiutov, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia
"BRICS and the Western-centric Global Film Industry: Possibilities of the Digital Era"
3 place - Marcelo Santos, University of São Paulo, Brazil
"Participatory methodologies and technological tools for urbanization of precarious settlements: a bridge between BRICS urban actors"
Special prize - Evgenia Serova, South Ural State University, Russia
"Legal regulation of the e-commerce in the Russian Federation and the people's republic of China: comparative analysis"
Special prize - Daniel Coelho Barbosa, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
"The effects of a BRICS integrated payment system in cross-border e-commerce"
Nomination "Towards a Brighter Future"
1 place - Mohd Nayer Rahman / Nida Rahman / Zeenat Fatima, Aligarh Muslim University, India
"Quantitative dynamics of Intra-BRICS Trade Relations"
1 place - Lucas Gualberto do Nascimento, State University of São Paulo, Brazil
"BRICS Population Trends: Developments and Projections"
2 place - Diego Tavares Albuquerque Cunha / Diana Tereshchenko, Federal University of Goiás / Far Eastern Federal University, Brazil / Russia
"Comparing and analyzing public health data from BRICS countries in an economic perspective"
3 place - Vongani Muhluri Nkuna, University of Limpopo, South Africa
"Not business as usual in South Africa’s foreign policy under Ramaphosa: An Afrocentric critique of Russia-South Africa relations within the context of BRICS"
Special prize - Germano Almeida / Matheus Machado Rech, University of Caxias do Sul, Brazil
"A Bibliometric Analysis of the Most Cited Articles in BRICS research"
Special prize - Maria Sholokhova, Saint Petersburg State University, Russia
"Sino-Russian Investment Cooperation"
Special prize - Cesar Soares, University of São Paulo, Brazil
"BRICS and Climate Governance: a proposed instrument to assess progress in addressing socio-economic and environmental inequalities"