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The elephant in the room? Peace and Security in the BRICS partnership: towards the 6th BRICS Summit

19 June 2014
12:30 - 14:00

Speaker: Dr Candice Moore, Senior Researcher, ACCORD and Research Associate, University of Johannesburg.

Venues in Pretoria, Durban and Cape Town (Videoconferencing facilities: see below)

Date: 19 June 2014

Time: 12H15 for 12h30  – 14H00  

The paper analyses the links between development, peace and security, and the potential this relationship holds for the engagements of the BRICS states. In doing so, it highlights the necessity for cooperation on key international security issues of the day, including the fight against terrorism; and, the enhancement of global and national cybersecurity. While there is acknowledgement that peace and security represents the most challenging area for BRICS cooperation, there are some potential avenues for greater cooperation in this field.

These include: the potential to infuse pragmatism into multilateral discussions on cybersecurity; the ability to strengthen their respective regional responses to terrorism; and, the potential for strengthening mediation and peace support operations, individually or collectively, in Africa and elsewhere. This presentation is an adaptation of a paper presented at the March 2014 BRICS Academic Forum, held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Candice Moore is Senior Researcher at ACCORD, Durban, and Research Associate at the Faculty of Humanities, University of Johannesburg. She holds a PhD from the London School of Economics and Political Science, an MPhil from the University of Cambridge, and a BA Honours degree (cum laude) from the Rand Afrikaans University (now University of Johannesburg). Her research focuses on the foreign policies of emerging states, mainly South Africa and Brazil, and particularly their policies and activities in Africa.

She has published in leading South African journals, and edited a volume titled, Regional Integration and Social Cohesion: A view from the developing world (PIE Lang, 2013). She is a former co-editor of Millennium: Journal of International Studies.

Dr Moore has taught in various areas of International Relations, including conflict studies and international political economy, at both undergraduate and graduate levels, at LSE, Rhodes University, and most recently at UJ. She has also supervised postgraduate students. She was a member of the official South African delegation to the BRICS Academic Forum in 2013 and 2014.

At ACCORD, Dr Moore is working on issues of dialogue, mediation and the Global South; and takes an active interest in the production of the African Journal on Conflict Resolution, one of ACCORD’s flagship publications.
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