You are cordially invited to the inaugural lecture for the speaker series

 China in the World: 21st Century Challenges
on the topic of
China’s Belt and Road Initiative:
A Story of Assessment and Strategic Adaptation

Ms. Nadège Rolland
Senior Fellow for Political and Security Affairs, National Bureau of Asian Research

Tuesday, May 7th
5:00 – 6:00 PM

The Institute of World Politics
1521 16th Street NW
Washington, D.C.


This event is co-sponsored by The Institute of World Politics, the National Bureau of Asian Research, and the Movement for the Renaissance of Vietnam.


About the Lecture: Almost six years after its launch, the Belt and Road Initiative, labelled by Xi Jinping as the “Project of the Century,” seems to have reached its culminating point of success. A mounting wave of resistance against the BRI can be felt both within and outside of China. Are these signs that the BRI is grinding to a halt? How is the Chinese leadership reacting to the gathering headwinds facing BRI? What does BRI tell us about the Chinese leadership’s capacity to assess, adjust, and adapt?

About the Speaker: Nadège Rolland is Senior Fellow for Political and Security Affairs, at the National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR), based in Seattle and Washington, D.C. Her research focuses mainly on China’s foreign and defense policy and the changes in regional dynamics across Eurasia resulting from the rise of China. Drawing on her 20 years of experience as a French government official, she also examines the prospects for Transatlantic cooperation in research and policy related to Asia. She is the author of China’s Eurasian Century? Political and Strategic Implications of the Belt and Road Initiative, published in 2017.

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