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Wednesday, 12th August, 2020



Bruno Maçães was the Minister of European Affairs in Portugal from 2013 to 2015. He is a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute in Washington and Renmin University in Beijing, and the author of two recent books, The Dawn of Eurasia and Belt and Road. The Dawn of Eurasia was selected as a ‘book of the year’ by the Financial Times and Foreign Affairs. Belt and Road was published in India in 2019.


The New Great Game

Bruno Macaes and Shivshankar Menon in conversation

A session that discusses how Asia can search for a constructive new equilibrium in the face of the growing tensions between China and its neighbours. Author, political scientist and politician Bruno Macaes and diplomat, writer and former National Security Adviser Shivshankar Menon speak of the deeper implications of China’s imperial overstretch and the geopolitics and global influences of the new Great Game playing out at Asia’s doorstep.


Bruno Maçães in conversation with Sujeev Shakya

Former politician and author Bruno Maçães and writer and journalist Sujeev Shakya speak of our transformed times and the lessons of Nepal, China and Europe. An important session on our past, present and future, and what the rebirth of these nations could mean for the world and global affairs.