OSU to host discussion on China’s Belt and Road Initiative
The Oklahoma State University School of Global Studies and Partnerships, in collaboration with the College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology, will present the first OSU Global Briefing Series event of 2018, titled China’s Belt and Road Initiative: What it means to the world, what it means to OSU, on Tuesday, April 24, at 6 p.m. in Room 108 Wes Watkins Center.
China’s “Belt and Road Initiative” is an ambitious effort to build and expand trade infrastructure from East Asia through to Europe, including Africa. It involves more than 65 nations and will involve infrastructure investments along land and sea trade routes. The project has attracted tremendous global interest, and China has committed $1 trillion in funding to the initiative.
The event will include an overview of the initiative by keynote speaker Tony Nash, the founder and CEO of the data analytics firm Complete Intelligence. Nash will also discuss the potential consequences for both the global economy and geopolitics.
Following Nash’s talk, there will be a panel discussion with OSU College of Education, Health and Aviation Associate Professor Stephen P. Wanger; School of Civil and Environmental Assistant Professor Joshua Li; and Ph.D. student Tong Wu from the College of Education, Health and Aviation. The panel will provide additional depth and context to the project and identify potential areas for OSU collaboration.
The School of Global Studies and Partnerships Global Briefing Series began after Sept. 11, 2001, to educate and inform the public about developing events, both in the United States and abroad. Visiting scholars, experts and world leaders deliver briefings to provide a global perspective on current events.
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