Global Infrastructure Competition: Belt, Road, and Beyond

Get a master’s-level introduction to the fast-moving global infrastructure story, including China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and U.S. and allied responses.

At a Glance

Course Date

October 11 – 13, 2023

Location

CSIS Headquarters or Virtual

Tuition

$3,500

Registration Deadline

September 27, 2023

Overview

Get a master’s-level introduction to the fast-moving global infrastructure story, including China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and U.S. and allied responses. In this updated version of one of our most popular executive courses, scholars from the CSIS Economics Program and leading experts in the field will illuminate the myths and facts about BRI and U.S.-led initiatives such as the Partnership for Global Infrastructure and Investment (PGII) and Blue Dot Network, and describe how these initiatives are impacting commercial and strategic realities on the ground.

Curriculum

Seminars

  • Myths and Facts about BRI
  • How BRI Has Changed Over Time
  • The Digital Silk Road
  • BRI in Context: Africa
  • BRI in Context: South Asia and the Pacific Islands
  • The View From China: BRI, Development, and Influence
  • Infrastructure Contracts, Finance, and Debt: U.S. and China Approaches
  • What Makes a Project Bankable?
  • The U.S. and Allied Partners Toolkit
  • Mobilizing Private Sector Capital
  • Host Country Views on Foreign Infrastructure Investment

Interactive Exercises

  • Simulation Exercise

Additional Activities

  • Networking Lunches
  • Reception with CSIS Experts and Network

Eligibility

This course is open to anyone interested in developing a deeper understanding of global infrastructure and China’s Belt and Road Initiative and implications for the United States.

How to Register

The online application includes a short entry form, statement of interest, brief bio, and resume. Entries will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Please note that spaces are limited and the course may fill before the deadline. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Alumni

Select past participants include representatives from:

Boeing, Brown University, Export-Import Bank of the U.S., EY, George Washington University, Japan Maritime Self Defense Force, John Deere, Merck & Co., Millennium Challenge Corporation, NASA, National Intelligence University, Nikkei, Spirit of America, The Canada West Foundation, U.A.E. Ministry of Defense, United States Africa Command (AFRICOM), USAID, U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Department of State, U.S. Navy, University of Alaska Fairbanks, USAID, Visa, World Bank, World Wildlife Foundation, Yale University

 

Contact

For more information on the course, please contact Maylene Shanbrom, Learning and Development Coordinator, at MShanbrom@csis.org.

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Erin L. Murphy
Deputy Director and Senior Fellow, Economics Program
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Director of Learning Experiences, Executive Education and Abshire-Inamori Leadership Academy