SOAS University of London

SOAS South Asia Institute

One Belt, Many Questions

Jonathan Hillman
Jonathan Hillman

Date: 17 October 2017Time: 7:00 PM

Venue: Paul Webley Wing (Senate House) Room: Alumni Lecture Theatre

Type of Event: Talk


China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is the most ambitious geoeconomic vision in recent history. It promises over $1 trillion in new infrastructure projects, scores of trade agreements, and countless people-to-people ties. Perhaps the boldest dimension of the BRI is its overland routes between China and Europe. New railways aspire to compete with maritime transportation, which has been dominant for centuries. Jonathan Hillman, director of the Reconnecting Asia Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, will put these developments into perspective by examining a few key projects and the challenges they face.


Due to unprecedented demand registration is now closed as of 16 October 15.00hrs. 

Jonathan E. Hillman is a fellow with the Simon Chair in Political Economy at the Centre for Strategic and International Studies and director of the Reconnecting Asia Project. At CSIS, he leads an effort to map and analyze new roads, railways, ports, and other infrastructure emerging across the supercontinent of Eurasia. His research focuses on the intersection of economics and foreign policy, including trade, globalization, economic statecraft, and China’s Belt and Road initiative. 

Organiser: SOAS South Asia Institute in collaboration with London Middle East Institute & SOAS China Institute

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