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Constructing a New Global Order

December 18, 2017 • 9:00 am – 12:00 pm EST

Western and Chinese Infrastructure Development Abroad

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. Join the CSIS Simon Chair and the Stanford Global Projects Center on December 18 from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm for a conversation and presentation series comparing Chinese and western approaches to infrastructure investment. 

Featuring a conversation on "Hard Infrastructure and Soft Power"​ with:

Brendan P. Bechtel
Chairman and CEO, Bechtel

Raymond Levitt
Director, Stanford Global Projects Center

John Hamre
CSIS President and CEO

Presentations by:

Michael Bennon
Managing Director, Stanford Global Projects Center

Bushra Bataineh
Researcher, Stanford Global Projects Center

Jonathan Hillman
Director, Reconnecting Asia Project, and Fellow, CSIS

Welcome by:

Matthew P. Goodman
William E. Simon Chair in Political Economy and Senior Adviser for Asian Economics, CSIS

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John J. Hamre
CSIS President and CEO, and Langone Chair in American Leadership

Jonathan E. Hillman