GCRF COMPASS workshop ‘The Belt and Road Initiative @ Five: Taking stock of global ambitions, regional response, and looking ahead’ 13 – 15 March 2019, Canterbury and Cambridge
On 13th March a one-day workshop on the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) will take place at the University of Kent, Canterbury. The key objective of this workshop is to shed light on recent developments regarding China’s BRI and the regional responses to China’s growing investments. The workshop offers a unique platform to bring together scholars and experts from different regions to discuss the response towards and implications of China’s BRI.
The workshop will host three panels, on China’s grand strategy and its visions for international order; and on regional responses to the BRI, focusing particularly on the Eastern neighbourhood and Central Asia.
The workshop will be followed by a Master Class on 14th March where postgraduate students at the University of Kent will have an opportunity to ask questions about the BRI to the experts participating in the workshop. On 15th March the COMPASS participants from Kent, ADA, BSU and UWED will continue to Cambridge to participate in a project meeting with the COMPASS Cambridge team, and to attend a round table at the Cambridge Central Asia Forum.