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 has developed a three-day Master’s-level introduction to China’s BRI. The 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 agenda here.
DATE: March 11-13, 2020
LOCATION: CSIS Headquarters, 1616 Rhode Island Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 24, 2020
Limited space is available. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.
- China’s Domestic Politics and Economic Motivations.
- Impacts in Strategic Regions including Africa, Southeast Asia, South Asia, the Middle East, and the Arctic.
- Sino-Russian Cooperation and Competition on the “New Silk Road.”
- Debt Sustainability.
- China’s Digital Silk Road, including the Race for 5G.
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.
Dr. Jon B. Alterman, Senior Vice President, Zbigniew Brzezinski Chair in Global Security and Geostrategy, and Director of the Middle East Program, CSIS
Romina Bandura, Senior Fellow of the Project on Prosperity and Development, 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
Dr. Kelly Sims Gallagher, Director of the Center for International Environment & Resource Policy, Tufts University
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 and Senior Fellow of the Simon Chair in Political Economy, CSIS
Lori Kerr, Senior Infrastructure Finance Specialist, Global Infrastructure Facility, World Bank
Dr. Jeffrey Mankoff, Deputy Director and Senior Fellow of the Russia and Eurasia Program, 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, Senior Fellow of the Simon Chair in Political Economy, CSIS
Paul Triolo, Pratice Head, Geo-technology, Eurasia Group
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
H.E. Dato' Azmil Mohd. Zabidi, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Embassy of Malaysia in Washington D.C.
For more information, please contact Barbara Petzen, Director of CSIS Training Initiatives, at BPetzen@csis.org.