China's Belt and Road at Five
Five years ago, Chinese president Xi Jinping announced the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), a trillion-dollar plan that aims to connect more than 70 countries via an overland “belt” and a maritime “road.” Join the CSIS Reconnecting Asia Project for a conversation examining China’s BRI, including the challenges, risks, and opportunities it poses for the United States.
10:00 a.m. - Welcome and Introduction
President and CEO, CSIS
10:05 a.m. - Reconnecting Asia Presentation
Senior Fellow and Reconnecting Asia Director, CSIS
10:20 a.m. - Panel 1: China’s Maritime Silk Road
Director, Africa Program, CSIS
Analyst, China and Indo-Pacific Security, CNA
Senior Adviser and Director, Southeast Asia Program, CSIS
Matthew P. Goodman
Senior Vice President; William E. Simon Chair in Political Economy and Senior Adviser for Asian Economics, CSIS
12:00 p.m. - Armchair Discussion: The China Challenge
Senior Vice President; Henry A. Kissinger Chair; Director, International Security Program, CSIS
1:00 p.m. - Panel 2: The Silk Road Economic Belt
Professor of International Legal Studies, University of Birmingham
Senior Fellow, Program on Central Asia, Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Harvard University
Deputy Director and Senior Fellow, Simon Chair in Political Economy, CSIS
Future Editor, Axios; Adjunct Professor, Georgetown; Author, The Powerhouse
A light lunch will be served.
This event is made possible by the generous support of General Electric Company (GE) and USA Maritime.