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Safety on the New Silk Road: Assessing Kazakhstan’s Highways

June 16, 2017 • 10:00 – 11:30 am EDT

Asia’s infrastructure push offers opportunities to minimize road accidents, which cost many developing countries 2-5 percent of GDP each year. That’s particularly true in Kazakhstan, which is a keystone for regional connectivity initiatives, from the UN’s Asian Highway Network to China's Belt and Road Initiative. Please join us for the launch of a new CSIS Reconnecting Asia report, "Safety on the New Silk Road: Assessing Kazakhstan’s Highways," and expert discussion about how better infrastructure can improve road safety and regional connectivity.

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Opening Remarks by:
Dr. John J. Hamre
CSIS President and CEO

A special message from:
Lord George Robertson
Former Secretary General of NATO
Chairman, FIA Foundation 

Introduction by:
Matthew P. Goodman
William E. Simon Chair in Political Economy

An expert panel moderated by:
Jonathan E. Hillman
Director of the Reconnecting Asia Project

Georges Bou-Saab
Fellow, International Road Federation

Brendan Halleman
Vice President, Europe & Central Asia
International Road Federation

Marc Shotten
Program Manager
Global Road Safety Facility (GRSF)
The World Bank

Rochelle Sobel
Founder and President
Association for Safe International Road Travel (ASIRT)

Hosted by CSIS Simon Chair in Political Economy, with generous support from Caterpillar Inc. and Bechtel Group.

RECONNECTING ASIA is a CSIS project that maps new linkages—roads, railways, and other infrastructure—that are reshaping economic and geopolitical realities.

Event Partners

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

Matthew P. Goodman

Former Senior Vice President for Economics

Jonathan E. Hillman