The focus of the Spring 2010 International Lecture Series program is on four nations that appear to be doing remarkably well despite the impact of the global recession. BRIC is an acronym often applied to the subjects of the spring series: Brazil, Russia, India, and China. While each of them has a unique political structure, cultural make-up and history, the BRIC nations have generally done far better than others including the United States and much of the Western World in generating remarkable rates of economic growth. The speakers in our series will help us understand what factors and strategies these nations have utilized to outdistance their rivals. There may well be important lessons for our own country in examining the successes of the BRIC group. The program is:
- Lecture 1, Brazil: The Latin American Giant, January 23
- Lecture 2, China: Monster, Menace or Fragile Superpower, February 20
- Lecture 3, India: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow, March 20
- Lecture 4, Russia: Rising Ambitions, Growing Challenges, April 17
Read the posting below for more information about the last lecture.