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The Sixth BRICS Summit will bring together heads of state and government from Brazil, China, India, Russia, and South Africa in Fortaleza, Brazil on July 15. One week before the meeting, the Council of the Americas hosted a discussion about the bloc and its importance for global governance. Panelists talked about what's ahead for the countries involved, the likelyhood of the bloc agreeing on creating an international bank and other joint agreements, and common challenges that members of the bloc face.
Yukon Huang, Senior Associate, Carnegie Endowment and former World Bank Director for China
Tanvi Madan, Fellow and Director, India Project, The Brookings Institution
Oliver Stuenkel, Assistant Professor of International Relations, Getúlio Vargas Foundation in São Paulo and author of the forthcoming IBSA: The rise of the Global South?
Edward Verona, Senior Advisor, McLarty Associates and former President and CEO of the U.S.-Russia Business Council
Ray Suarez, Host of Inside Story, Al Jazeera America (moderator)