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2007 Annual Conference - Effective multilateralism: engaging with the new global players

The premise underlying the conference was that the international order is experiencing great change and that, to deal with global problems, the European Union will increasingly have to work with emerging global powers such as China, India, Brazil and Russia as well as regional actors such as South Africa. In addition, the effectiveness of international institutions increasingly depends on the convergence and agreement of a wider range of old and new powers. This event was attended by researchers and policy-makers not only from Europe but also from the emerging powers and regional actors that were very much the focus of the conference.