Driving China's Silk Road Economic Belt: New Silk Roads or China's Road?

January 14, 2019 - 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Charles Stevens, co-founder of The New Silk Road Project
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Charles Stevens is an undergraduate student studying history at the University of Saint Andrews. He has a particular interest in the philosophical underpinnings and trade aspects of China's Belt and Road Initiative, as well as China's power engagement with Central Asia.

After observing some of the Chinese led infrastructure developments when cycling across Asia in 2016, he created The New Silk Road Project; an expedition, supported by Jeep and the University of Saint Andrews, to document the land-based component of the BRI by compiling interviews from leading actors and academics across Europe and Asia. He is working on building an interactive map to address the deficit in cross-regional academic communication on the topic and enjoys riting for online and print-based publications including US-China Focus, Centre for Strategic and International Studies and Geographical.

A light lunch will be provided.  Please RSVP as limited seating is available. 

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  • Duke University Center for International and Global Studies
  • Belt Road Initiative at Duke