At the suggestion of Isabel, I am sending you below link to papers and presentations of the 6th BRICS Academic recently made available online by IPEA, the host institution of last year’s forum.
The BRICS Academic Forum, is an annual event preceding the BRICS Summit in the host country. This two days event was hosted by IPEA last year under framework of the 6th BRICS Summit held in Brazil (Fortaleza-CE). The forum had three main objectives: (1) to deepen collaboration in respect of research of mutual interest; (2) to establish networks between such communities; and (3) to provide the BRICS leaders with a research resource in respect of issues under discussion at the Summit. The aim was, therefore, to encourage academic exchange, strengthen dialogue with civil society, as well as provide policy advice. The next forum will be held in Russia in 2015.
The Institute for Applied Economic Research (IPEA), is a public foundation affiliated to the Secretariat of Strategic Affairs (SAE) of the Presidency of the Republic of Brazil. IPEA is the country's official think tank at the BRICS Think Tanks Forum and , an exemplar developing country government led think tank.
6th BRICS Academic Forum - Towards a long-term strategy for BRICS - Recommendations by the BRICS Think Tanks Council
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