The East Asia Center of the University of Virginia is pleased to announce a major conference with experts assessing China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) from multiple perspectives:

Complementing and Competing Visions of China’s Belt and Road Initiative

Date: March 2 (Saturday), 2019
Venue: Campbell Hall 153
Timing: 9:15 am – 6:15 pm

“As China consolidates its emerging position as a world power, the major dynamics of this process involves China’s projection of its influence in investments and other geostrategic interests into surrounding regions from Africa through South and Southeast Asia and into Central Asia. This conference brings these collaborative and competing interests into focus by exploring China’s means and objectives, contrasting them with perspectives from surrounding regions. The dialectical format will bring out balanced and comprehensive perspectives of use to policy-makers and scholars in coming to terms with the emergent new world order of the twenty-first century.”

The conference is generously sponsored by grants from the East Asia Center and the Center for Global Inquiry and Innovation. It is free and open to the public, but registration is required (registration will close when room capacity is reached). Light lunch will be provided and you can indicate your preference when you register:

The conference program and registration information can be found here.