Belt, Road, and Beyond: The CSIS Belt and Road Executive Course
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 six years since it was announced, 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 will host a three-day Master’s-level introduction to China’s BRI. The course will explain what the BRI is, what it is not, and how it is impacting commercial and strategic realities on the ground.
- China’s Digital Silk Road, including the Race for 5G.
- China’s Domestic Politics and Economic Motivations.
- Debt Sustainability.
- Impacts in Strategic Regions including Africa, Southeast Asia, and the Arctic.
- Sino-Russian Cooperation and Competition on the “New Silk Road.”
- The seminars will be led by a diverse group of experts with a wide range of experience in academia, the private-sector, and U.S. and foreign governments:
- William A. Carter
- Deputy Director and Fellow, Technology Policy Program, CSIS
- Dr. Victor Cha
Senior Adviser and Korea Chair, CSIS
- Heather A. Conley
Senior Vice President for Europe, Eurasia, and the Arctic and Director of the Europe Program, CSIS
- Judd Devermont
Director of the Africa Program, CSIS
- Dr. Rush Doshi
Fellow and Director of the China Strategy Initiative, Brookings Institution
- Matthew P. Goodman
Senior Vice President, Simon Chair in Political Economy, and Senior Adviser for Asian Economics, CSIS
- John G. Graham
- Principal Industry Specialist, Global Transport, Infrastructure & Natural Resources Department, International Finance Corporation, World Bank Group
- Jonathan E. Hillman
Senior Fellow of the Simon Chair in Political Economy and Director of the Reconnecting Asia Project, CSIS
- Lori Kerr
- Senior Infrastructure Finance Specialist, Global Infrastructure Facility, World Bank Group
- Sarah Ladislaw
Senior Vice President and Director and Senior Fellow of the Energy and National Security Program, CSIS
- Natalie Lichtenstein
Inaugural General Counsel for the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) and Scholar, Johns Hopkins SAIS
- Dr. Jeffrey Mankoff
Deputy Director and Senior Fellow of the Russia and Eurasia Program, CSIS
- Michael A. Matera
Director of the Americas Program and Senior Fellow, CSIS
- Richard M. Rossow
Senior Adviser and Wadhwani Chair in U.S.-India Policy Studies, CSIS
- Dr. Amy Searight
Senior Adviser and Director of the Southeast Asia Program, CSIS
- Stephanie Segal
Deputy Director and Senior Fellow of the Simon Chair in Political Economy, CSIS
- Nahmyo Thomas
Vice President and Director, Executive Education and Abshire Inamori Leadership Academy, CSIS
- Dr. Anthony Wanis-St. John
- Associate Professor, American University School of International Service
- Erol Yayboke
Deputy Director and Senior Fellow, Project on Prosperity and Development, Project on U.S. Leadership in Development, CSIS
The negotiation simulation allows participants to experience firsthand the complexities of negotiating a BRI project with expert coaching from an experienced practitioner.
This course is open to anyone interested in developing a deeper understanding of China’s Belt and Road Initiative and implications for the United States.
How to ApplyPlease access and complete the application form by selecting the Apply button below. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
For more information, please contact Barbara Petzen, Director of Training Initiatives, at BPetzen@csis.org.