China’s Belt and Road Initiative: Security and Economic Consequences

A conference of the Royal Society for Asian Affairs and the Wilson Center at King’s College London

7 January 2019

Where: The Great Hall, King's College London, Strand Campus


Tickets: Free

The Belt and Road Initiative has major strategic implications for international relations.  Three leading institutions are bringing together recognised international authorities to debate the significance of China’s proposals for her Asian neighbours and the wider world.

The morning session will be chaired by Prof Kerry Brown of the Lau China Institute, KCL and will focus on economic issues.  Speakers will be:

Dr Shirley Yu, King’s College London

Prof Wang Yi-Wei, Renmin University, Beijing

Arif Rafiq, Middle East Institute, Washington DC

James Schwemlein, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

The afternoon session will be chaired by Michael Kugelman, Deputy Director Asia, Wilson Center and will focus on security and geo-strategic issues.  Speakers will be:

Nadege Rolland, National Bureau of Asian Reseach, Washington DC

Dr Chun-Yi Lee, Nottingham University

Raffaello Pantucci, Royal United Services Institute

Prof Nalanda Roy, Georgia Southern University

23 JAN


Iran, the USA and the politics of the JCPOA (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action)

Where: Medical Society of London, Lettsom House, 11 Chandos Street, London W1G 9EB

Lecture starts at 1.15pm. There is a sandwich lunch available at 12.30pm which must be booked through the office by 2.30pm on Monday 21 January

Tickets: Free

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