The University of Westminster will be hosting a round-table discussion to mark the end of the four-year international project ‘Media Systems in Flux: The Challenge of the BRICS Countries’, funded by the Academy of Finland and coordinated at the University of Tampere, Finland.

Programme:

3-3.15pm 
Introduction
Professor Kaarle Nordenstreng, University of Tampere

3.15-4pm 
The significance of BRICS in global politics
Chair: Professor Kaarle Nordenstreng, University of Tampere
Brief remarks by UK representatives of Embassies and High Commissions of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (Speakers TBC) 
A summary of academic perspectives, Professor Emeritus Jyrki Käkönen, University of Tampere

4-5pm 
The global impact of BRICS media 
Moderated by Professor Daya Thussu, University of Westminster
Professor Raquel Paiva, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 
Professor Elena Vartanova, Lomonosov State University, Moscow
Professor B. P. Sanjay, University of Hyderabad, India
Professor Yuezhi Zhao, Communication University of China
Professor Herman Wasserman, University of Cape Town, South Africa

5-6pm 
Reception
Hosted by the project and the Finnish Institute in London

To attend please register at Eventbrite