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September 29, 2023

The 2023 BRICS Summit and Its Potential Impacts for Africa and the Global Order

Event Series: China and the Global South

9th BRICS Summit in Xiamen, China. South African Government/Flickr

South Africa hosted the fourteenth annual BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) Summit in late August 2023. One of the biggest takeaways was the agreement to admit six new member countries: Argentina, Egypt, Ethiopia, Iran, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates; they will officially join the group in January 2024. In this webinar experts will discuss what this might mean for global governance and the possible impacts for African states.

This event is co-sponsored by Georgetown University’s Africa-China Initiative and Initiative for U.S.-China Dialogue on Global Issues.


Sanusha Naidu is a foreign policy analyst at the Institute for Global Dialogue based in Tshwane (Pretoria), South Africa.

Mihaela Papa is a senior fellow at the Fletcher School at Tufts University.

Ken Opalo (moderator) is an associate professor of African studies at Georgetown University.