Seminar & Events

International Symposium

Emerging Powers in the ‘Global South' and the Restructuring of the World Order

* This seminar will be held in hybrid style (in-person and online).

The registration is closed.

More than 30 years have passed since the end of the Cold War, and the world order has changed dramatically. The economic disparity between developed and developing countries, once known as the North-South issue, has been transformed by the rise of emerging economies that have achieved remarkable growth in the past two decades. Emerging powers in the ‘Global South’ are increasing their presence not only in economic terms but also in international politics and the diplomatic world.

This symposium will discuss how the emerging powers of the ‘Global South’ will influence the restructuring of the world order. Is the ‘Global South’ forming or capable of forming a new ‘pole’ n the international community? What kind of leadership will the emerging powers of the ‘Global South’ show in this new order? This symposium will also discuss how the rise of emerging powers of the ‘Global South’ will influence the international community’s efforts to cooperate and tackle global challenges.

We look forward to your participation.

Date & Time

Wednesday, 6 March 2024, 14:00-16:50(Japan Standard Time)(Door opens at 13:30)


World Bank Tokyo Development Learning Center (Fukoku Seimei Building 14th Floor, Uchisaiwaicho 2-2-2, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo)
Nearest subway stations: Toei Mita Line, Uchisaiwaicho Station; Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line, Hibiya Line, and Marunouchi Line, Kasumigaseki Station
* Kindly note that due to the spread of infectious diseases or other circumstances, this event may be held online only.

Zoom webinar
* Please make sure that the latest zoom app is installed on your PC or mobile device, if you participate online.




14:00-14:10 Opening Remarks
  • Yasuaki YONEYAMA, Special Representative, Japan, The World Bank
  • Kengo SAKAJIRI, Managing Editor, The Asahi Shimbun Company
14:10-14:15 Purpose of the Symposium
14:15-14:45 Keynote Speech I
“The Rise of India and Its Influence on the World Order”
  • Harsh V. PANT, Professor, King’s College London, and Vice President, Observer Research Foundation, New Delhi
14:45-15:15 Keynote Speech II
“The Expanding Role of Emerging Economies in Global Development”
  • Akihiko NISHIO, Vice President of Development Finance, The World Bank
15:15-15:25 Break

Panel Discussion and Q&A

  • Moderator:
    • Chizuko SATO, Senior Research Fellow, Area Studies Center, IDE-JETRO
  • Panelists

    • Harsh V. PANT
    • Akihiko NISHIO
    • "Asia's Economic Transformation: A Half Century Journey"
      Lili Yan ING, Lead Advisor (Southeast Asia Region), the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA), and Secretary General of the International Economic Association (IEA)
    • "Africa, Global South and the International Order"
      Shinichi TAKEUCHI, Professor and Director, African Studies Center, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies
    • "Brazil is Back: The Diplomacy of Returning President Lula"
      Ryohei KONTA, Director, Latin American Studies Group, Area Studies Center, IDE-JETRO
    • "China’s Development Cooperation with Global South"
      Naohiro KITANO, Professor, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Waseda University
16:45-16:50 Closing Remarks
  • Kyoji FUKAO, President, IDE-JETRO


Simultaneous interpretation in Japanese and English will be available.


(In-person)50 persons
* We will ask you to attend the symposium online once we reach in-person capacity.

(Online)900 people


Participation is free, but prior registration is required. Please register via one of the websites below. Kindly note that registration deadlines are different for in-person and online participations. Registration will be closed once we reach capacity.

(In-person. Registration deadline: Wednesday, 28 February 2024, 13:00JST)

(Online. Registration deadline: Friday, 1 March 2024, 13:00JST)

Registration is now closed.


Institute of Developing Economies (IDE-JETRO), The World Bank, The Asahi Shimbun Company

Outreach Event Division, Research Operations Department, IDE-JETRO
E-mail: sympo-scE-mail