Wiener Auditorium, Taubman Building, HKS- 79 JFK St., Cambridge, 02138
4:30pm to 6:00pm
Join Ted Osius, U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam; Jon Finer, Institute of Politics Fellow and former Chief of Staff & Director of Policy Planning at the U.S. Department of State; and Dr. Mira Rapp-Hooper, a Senior Fellow with the Asia-Pacific Security Program at the Center for a New American Security for a discussion on Vietnam, the U.S., and the future of the Asia-Pacific region. Nicholas Burns, the Roy and Barbara Goodman Family Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Relations, will moderate.
In 2013, China’s President, Xi Jinping, proposed the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), sometimes alternatively labeled "One Belt, One Road." The State Council authorized the BRI action plan in 2015 with two main components: the land-based “Silk Road Economic Belt” and the ocean-based “21st Century Maritime Silk Road”. The belt and road together are intended to strengthen China’s ties to more than 60 countries of the Indian Ocean, Persian Gulf, Mediterranean Sea, and Europe. The initiative is part of China’s major strategy to increase its outward investment in infrastructure building, develop new multilateral financial instruments, and facilitate economic cooperation in the Eurasia region.
In this seminar, Prof. Weidong Liu, Professor in Economic Geography, Assistant Director, and Chair of the Center for the Belt and Road Initiative, Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Science, will discuss the Belt and Road Initiative, including its implications for energy and environment in China and Eurasia.
Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, Suite 200N, 124 Mt Auburn Street, Cambridge
4:15pm to 5:30pm
Join David Barboza, New York Times reporter and 2016 Knight Visiting Nieman Fellow at Harvard's Nieman Foundation for a discussion about the challenges and opportunities of reporting from China. Prior to his selection as Knight Visiting Fellow, Barboza most recently served as Shanghai bureau chief for the Times. Ash Center Director and Daewoo Professor of International Affairs, Tony Saich, will moderate.
This event is cosponsored by the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies and the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy.
Harvard Kennedy School, Malkin Penthouse || 79 JFK Street Cambridge, MA 02138
4:30pm to 6:00pm
Albert H. Gordon Lecture presented by Sri Mulyani Indrawati, Finance Minister of Indonesia
Against the backdrop of the New World Order, characterized by the rise of nationalism and protectionism, Indonesia has shown renewed commitment to global cooperation, while aggressively pursuing shared prosperity to improve the lives of all its people. Given its economic relevance and its strategic geographical position, what happens in Indonesia matters to the world. Indonesia is home to a quarter billion people, is the world’s largest predominantly Muslim nation, and is a member of the G20 with a trillion dollar economy. What is the response of Indonesia to the New World Order? How can global leaders respond to current events without destroying the engines of global prosperity?
The Harvard Kennedy School Indonesia Program co-hosted its next Asia Public Policy Forum (APPF 2017), on the theme “Improving Education Access and Quality in Asia,” with the Jeffrey Cheah Institute in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 18-19 January 2017.
Join us for the final installment of our Economic Development in East Asia Seminar Series featuring Professor Lu Ming, Distinguished Professor of Economics at Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) and Director of the Center for China Development Studies at STJU. Professor Ming, a member of the Shanghai National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference will give a talk entitled: "Efficient and Inclusive Urbanization in China Requires a Leading Role for the Big Cities."