Guest Lectures by Assist. Prof. Dr. Young Joo (Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University, Saudi Arabia)
We are pleased to inform that this week we are hosting a Visiting Scholar from the Faculty of Law, Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University, Saudi Arabia
- Assist. Prof. Dr. Young Joo.
Our guest will give lecture on:
- Wednesday, December 6, 2023, 11:15 AM – 1:15 PM CET, Classroom 2015: „ The Future of Global Order: Multilateralism and BRICS 2024”
All members and friends of our Faculty community are very welcome to attend!
“The Future of Global Order: Multilateralism and BRICS 2024”
* [Background of the Lecture]: On August 2023 in Johannesburg, the BRICS group of nations has decided to invite six countries - Argentina, Egypt, Iran, Ethiopia, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates - to become new members of the bloc. The group encompassing five major emerging economies – China, Brazil, South Africa, Russia and India – which makes decisions by consensus, agreed on “the guiding principles, standards, criteria and procedures of the BRICS expansion process,” is seeking new plans to promote multilateralism and replace the existing global order.
* [Topics of the Lecture] With this invitation, this presentation will talk about the following agenda.
1. Case study of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA): The importance of decision making and negotiations in international relations from the perspective of domestic politics and goals, especially that of VISION 2030. This section will talk about the recent diplomatic developments of KSA in 2023
2. Why should we be concerned about the BRICS+ as the new frame of global order: The rise of the BRICS nations, while not without challenges and disparities within the group, has led to increased calls for more inclusive and representative global governance, adding more weight to voices that deviate from the policies shaped by the Western-led G7. The five BRICS nations surpassed the G7 in terms of their combined GDP in 2020. According to the IMF, the bloc will collectively account for 32.1 % of global GDP this year (2023). That’s up from just 16.9 % in 1995 and more than the G7’s share of 29.9 %.
3. Multilateralism: Although not a novel concept, it is critical to understand the difference between multilateralism under the United Nations and the BRICS. This discourse touches upon the traditional literalist and realist arguments in political science as well as cultural relativism and universalisms in the school of social sciences, touching upon the understanding and manifestation of critical legal discourses.
4. Q & A
Dr. Young Joo is an Assistant Professor of international law at Prince Mohammed Bin Fahd University in Saudi Arabia. He graduated from Columbia Law School in New York and received his Doctorate Degree in Legal Jurisprudence at Washington College of Law in Washington D.C. Professor Joo served as a legal advisor to multiple companies in the Energy industry as well as the Ministry of Justice and the Supreme Prosecutors Office of the Republic of Korea. He is the Saudi National Client-Lawyering Training Program Coach and heads a consultation firm in Seoul and Los Angeles.