The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), a $1 trillion flagship foreign policy effort of Chinese president Xi Jinping, could reshape global networks of trade, transport, and political ties within and between countries for decades to come. But since its announcement, the BRI remains shrouded in confusion and controversy. Drawing insights from leading experts and the Reconnecting Asia Project, the most extensive effort to map and analyze these developments to date, CSIS has developed a Master’s-level introduction to China’s BRI. This live, vitual course explains what the BRI is, what it is not, and how it is impacting commercial and strategic realities on the ground.
DATE: September 14 - 18, 2020 (8:00 am to 1:00 pm EST)
- China's "Health Silk Road" and Covid-19 Impacts.
- Debt Sustainability.
- Sino-Russian Cooperation and Competition.
- China’s Domestic Politics and Economic Motivations.
- Ground Realities in Africa, Southeast Asia, South Asia, Latin America, and the Arctic.
- China's "Digital Silk Road" and New Infrastructure.
Seminars are led by a diverse group of experts with a wide range of experience in academia, the private sector, and U.S. and foreign governments:
Romina Bandura, Senior Fellow of the Project on Prosperity and Development and Project on U.S. Leadership in Development, CSIS
Michael Bennon, Managing Director at the Stanford Global Projects Center, Stanford University
Dr. Alexander Cooley, Claire Tow Professor of Political Science and Director of The Harriman Institute, Columbia University
Judd Devermont, Director of the Africa Program, CSIS
Matthew P. Goodman, Senior Vice President for Economics and Simon Chair in Political Economy, CSIS
Dr. Zhang Haibing, Assistant President and Director of the Institute of Global Governance, Shanghai Institute for International Studies
Jonathan E. Hillman, Director of the Reconnecting Asia Project and Senior Fellow of the Economics Program, CSIS
Sarah Ladislaw, Senior Vice President and Director of the Energy Security and Climate Change Program, CSIS
Dr. J. Stephen Morrison, Senior Vice President and Director of the Global Health Policy Center, CSIS
Margaret Myers, Director of the Asia and Latin America Program, Inter-American Dialogue
Gregory B. Poling, Senior Fellow for Southeast Asia and Director of the Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative, CSIS
Richard M. Rossow, Senior Adviser and Wadhwani Chair in U.S.-India Policy Studies, CSIS
Stephanie Segal, Senior Fellow of the Economics Program, CSIS
Erol Yayboke, Deputy Director and Senior Fellow of the Project on Prosperity and Development and Project on U.S. Leadership in Development, CSIS
For more information, please contact Maesea McCalpin, Associate Director of the CSIS Reconnecting Asia project, at firstname.lastname@example.org.