First Fridays Fun - China’s Belt and Road Initiatives

Friday, March 06, 2020
Event Time 04:30 p.m. - 06:30 p.m. PT
Location SF State Downtown Campus 835 Market Street, 6th Floor San Francisco, CA 94103
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First Fridays Fun

On the first Friday of every month, Lam Family College of Business graduate students, staff, faculty, and alumni are invited to an informal social and educational event at our Downtown Campus.

China’s Belt and Road Initiatives: Aims, Myths and Realities

Please join us for all or part of the evening. Networking begins at 4:30, with speaker to follow at 5:45. 

Sometimes described as the world’s largest infrastructure program, China’s Belt and Road Initiative is the umbrella designation for a variety of projects launched in China over the past seven years. Some see it as the key to China’s economic future, others as a strategic effort to dominate Eurasia and beyond. In this talk, Clayton Dube will examine the forces driving the creation of the initiative, the myths that have arisen around it, and what’s actually happened and is underway. Professor Dube can likewise address contemporary issues facing China-US relationships.

Speaker: Clayton Dube, Ph.D., Executive Director, University of Southern California U.S.-China Institute

Clayton Dube is the Executive Director of the U.S.-China Institute, a program at the University of Southern California, Annenberg School of  Communications and Journalism.  Dube has headed the USC U.S.-China Institute since 2006.  He is an expert on economic and political change in China since 1900 and its wide-reaching effects.  Trained as a historian, Dube has earned teaching awards at three universities, produced a number of documentary films, and edited academic and popular publications on China and Asia.

Click here to register - this event is free but an RSVP is required.

This event is part of our Emerging and Developing Economies Initiative, funded by the Lam-Larsen Fund for Global Innovation, which supports activities that help redefine global corporate citizenship.