CSIS is now accepting applications for the Spring 2021 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, the BRI has remained shrouded in confusion and controversy, and it now faces major challenges, including the Covid-19 pandemic. Drawing insights from leading experts and the Reconnecting Asia Project, the most extensive effort to map and analyze these developments to date, CSIS has developed a Master’s-level introduction to China’s BRI. This private, virtual course explains what the BRI is, what it is not, and how it is impacting commercial and strategic realities on the ground. Download the course brochure here.

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Details

DATE: March 15-19, 2021

LOCATION: Online

TUITION: $3,000

APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 22, 2021

Curriculum

Comprehensive Seminars

  • China's "Health Silk Road" and Covid-19 Impacts.
  • Debt Sustainability.
  • Sino-Russian Cooperation and Competition.
  • China’s Domestic Politics and Economic Motivations.
  • Ground Realities in Africa, Southeast Asia, South Asia, Latin America, and the Arctic.
  • China's "Digital Silk Road" and New Infrastructure.

Expert Instructors

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.

Romina Bandura, Senior Fellow with the Project on Prosperity and Development and Project on U.S. Leadership in Development, CSIS

Michael Bennon, Managing Director at the Stanford Global Projects Center, Stanford University

Heather A. Conley, Senior Vice President for Europe, Eurasia, and the Arctic, CSIS

Dr. Alexander Cooley, Claire Tow Professor of Political Science, Barnard College and Director of The Harriman Institute, Columbia University

Kristen Cordell, Visiting Council on Foreign Relations in International Affairs Fellow, CSIS

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

Jonathan E. Hillman, Senior Fellow of the Economics Program and Director of the Reconnecting Asia Project, CSIS

Dr. Agatha Kratz, Associate Director, Rhodium Group and Adjunct Fellow, CSIS

Jane Nakano, Senior Fellow, Energy Security and Climate Change Program, CSIS

Richard M. Rossow, Senior Adviser and Wadhwani Chair in U.S.-India Policy Studies, CSIS

Stephanie Segal, Senior Fellow of the Economics Program, CSIS

Erol Yayboke, Deputy Director and Senior Fellow with the Project on Prosperity and Development and Project on U.S. Leadership in Development, CSIS

Contact

For more information, please contact Maesea McCalpin, Associate Director of the CSIS Reconnecting Asia project, at mmccalpin@csis.org.