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 since its announcement in 2013, 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 are led by a diverse group of experts with a wide range of experience in academia, the private-sector, and U.S. and foreign governments.
- Judd Devermont, Director of the Africa Program, CSIS
- 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 Group, International Finance Corporation (IFC)
- Jonathan E. Hillman, Director of the Reconnecting Asia Project, CSIS
- Dr. Jeffrey Mankoff, Deputy Director and Senior Fellow of the Russia and Eurasia Program, CSIS
- Lori Kerr, Senior Infrastructure Finance Specialist, Global Infrastructure Facility, World Bank
- Stephanie Segal, Senior Fellow of the Simon Chair in Political Economy, CSIS
- Dr. Anthony Wanis-St. John, Associate Professor, School of International Service, American University
- Erol Yayboke, Deputy Director and Senior Fellow of the Project on Prosperity and 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.
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For more information, please contact Barbara Petzen, Director of Training Initiatives, at BPetzen@csis.org.