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Date(s) - 03/30/2017
4:30pm - 6:00pm

The Library Auditorium (ZSR Room 404)


The “One Belt, One Road” initiative envisioned by the current Chinese President Xi Jinping  invokes rhetorically the historical legacies of the Silk Roads.  How would the implementation of this initiative impact on the development of the region, the United States, and global economy? Dr. Konstantinas Andrijauskas will explore these issues in this guest lecture.  Dr. Andrijauskas is a Fulbright visiting scholar at the Department of Political Science of Columbia University (New York City, NY). He has a doctoral degree in Political Science (2014) and holds the position of Associate Professor of Asian Studies and International Politics at the Institute of International Relations and Political Science (IIRPS) of Vilnius University, Lithuania (since 2016). He was a senior visiting scholar at the Fudan University (Shanghai, China), Zhejiang University (Hangzhou, China) and Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University (Tbilisi, Georgia). He prepared more than a dozen academic publications dealing with historical and contemporary politics and international relations in the Eurasian landmass, and participated in international academic conferences in Russia, China and Japan. His research interests include East Asian as well as post-Soviet politics and international relations, while the research project pursued in the U.S. deals with regional and global strategic implications of Beijing’s Belt and Road Initiative, including interviews with prominent “China-watchers”.  This event is co-sponsored by Wake Forest University Provost’s Office for Global Affairs, the Department of  Politics and International Affairs, and the Silk Roads Series. It is free and open to the public.

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