Experts on global powers to gather in Glasgow

Leading experts from across the world will take part in a one-day conference at the University of Glasgow on March 29 to discuss the shifting global power base since the end of the Cold War.

It is the first event in two decades to bring together leading academics on key world powers to reflect on their current position and predict how they are likely to develop in the future. Scholars from Brazil, China, the European Union, India, Japan, Russia, South Africa and the United States will present papers at the conference.

University of Glasgow Professor of International Political Economy Alasdair Young, who is organising the conference, said: “It is particularly appropriate at this time to consider this topic at a major conference as the global economic crisis has arguably reinforced the rebalancing of power.”

Other speakers attending the event, entitled Perspectives on the Changing Global Balance of Power, include: Shaun Breslin (University of Warwick); Hugo Dobson (University of Sheffield); John Dumbrell (Durham University); Eduard Jordaan (Singapore Management University); Paulo Sotero (Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars); Andrei Tsygankov (San Francisco State University); Christian Wagner (SWP, German Institute for International and Security Affairs) Richard Whitman (University of Bath); and Michael Zürn (WZB, Social Science Research Centre Berlin).

The conference is being held as part of the 60th anniversary celebrations of the Political Studies Association and proceedings will be published as a special issue of the organisation’s journal, POLITICS, in December 2010.

For more information contact Nic White in the University of Glasgow Media Relations Office on 0141 330 3535

First published: 23 March 2010

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