Friday, December 31, 2010
Since a seminal 2001, Jim O’Neill, chief economist of Goldman Sachs began to use the word, BRIC in the research report; today BRIC has turned into an interesting word in the current financial crisis. BRIC, meaning Brazil, Russia, India, and China, met in Yekaterinburg, Russia for a summit on 16 June 2009. BRIC accounts for 42 percent of the world’s population and shares 15 percent of the $60.7 trillion global GDP (Reuters News). Interestingly, A couple days before this summit, G7 (or G8) had their own finance minister meeting in Italy.
After growing up and studying in China and Japan, Dr. Suganuma went to the U.S. for graduate studies, earning master’s degrees at both St. John's University (in Chinese studies) and Syracuse University (in international relations) as well as a Ph.D. (in geography) from the Maxwell School of Syracuse University.