Thinking about China's "One Belt One Road" Initiative: European and Italian Perspectives

Thursday, 23 March, 2017 - 15:00
Monday, 10 April, 2017 - 15:00
Milano, Palazzo Clerici

The One Belt One Road (OBOR) Initiative reflects China’s growing need for deeper engagement with the regions to its west and south – through intensified trade, investment, telecommunication, and infrastructure – as well as a grander vision for Chinese foreign policy. Encompassing over 60 countries, in an area covering mainly Asia and Europe, but also Oceania and East Africa, OBOR faces immense challenges, not only from a political and operational perspective, but also from a financial standpoint. At the same time, it also represents an important opportunity for stakeholders and investors: the plan implies a stronger, more visible and more active participation of Chinese representatives in policy discussions with partner country governments and other development partners at the country level. Which opportunities and implications for European countries – Italy in particular – and private investors? Does the Initiative provide equal opportunities for all stakeholders? And which role for private companies in challenging the geopolitical risks along the New Silk Road? 

ISPI organizes two workshops as part of a series of events and publications devoted to the “One Belt One Road” Initiative this year. 


WORKING LANGUAGE: ITALIAN 

 

✓ Connectiviy and Security Along OBOR. Geopolitical and Operational Risks of China’s New Silk Roads

10/4/2017, 15.00 – ISPI (Milano, Via Clerici 5) 

Guest Speaker: Alessandro ARDUINO, Co–Director Security & Crisis Management Program Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, Center for Advanced Studies on Contemporary China, Shanghai

Chair: Alessia AMIGHINI, Senior Associate Research Fellow, ISPI e Associate Professor, University of Eastern Piedmont

The working language will be English.

By invitation only

 

Previous appointment:

✓ China’s New Silk Roads: Which Opportunities and Challanges for Development Finance?

23/3/2017, 15.00 – ISPI (Milano, Via Clerici 5) 

Guest Speaker: Annalisa PRIZZON, Senior Research Fellow, Development Strategy and Finance Overseas Development Institute, London

Chair: Alessia AMIGHINI, Senior Associate Research Fellow, ISPI e Associate Professor, University of Eastern Piedmont