As Asia's infrastructure competition unfolds, interest in how infrastructure investment is carried out has been rising. China’s Belt & Road Initiative, which aspires to connect nearly two-thirds of the global population and 60 percent of its GDP, along with other infrastructure initiatives across the region have raised the premium on understanding different approaches.
On December 18, the CSIS Simon Chair and the Stanford Global Projects Center hosted a conversation and presentation series comparing Chinese and western approaches to infrastructure investment.
featuring a conversation on "Hard Infrastructure and Soft Power" with
Chairman and CEO, Bechtel
Dr. John J. Hamre
President and CEO, CSIS
Dr. Raymond Levitt
Director, Stanford Global Projects Center
Managing Director, Stanford Global Projects Center
Researcher, Stanford Global Projects Center
Jonathan E. Hillman
Director, CSIS Reconnecting Asia Project
Matthew P. Goodman
William E. Simon Chair in Political Economy and Senior Adviser for Asian Economics, CSIS
Watch the full event here.