CSIS will be accepting applications for the Spring 2021 Belt and Road Executive Course soon. 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.


DATE: March 2021


TUITION: $3,000


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.


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