[PAST EVENT] China's Western Horizon: Geopolitical Consequences and China's Belt and Road Initiative

February 13, 2020
6:30pm - 8pm
McGlothlin-Street Hall, Room 20
251 Jamestown Rd
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
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  • Free food
  • Open to the public
China's Belt and Road Initiative

Join the Alexander Hamilton Society for our first event of Spring 2020, a moderated discussion including Dr. Daniel Markey (SAIS), and Dr. Rani Mullen (W&M).

Under the ambitious leadership of President Xi Jinping, China is transforming its wealth and economic power into potent tools of global political influence. Dr. Daniel Markey will discuss how China's efforts are likely to play out along its "western horizon:" across the swath of Eurasia that includes South Asia, Central Asia, and the Middle East.  

Dessert will be served!

About the Speakers: 

Dr. Daniel Markey is a senior research professor at Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and is the academic director of the Master of Arts in Global Policy. Previously, from 2007 to 2015, he was senior fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia at the Council on Foreign Relations. From 2003 to 2007, Dr. Markey had the South Asia portfolio on the Secretary's Policy Planning Staff at the U.S. Department of State. Dr. Markey is the author of numerous reports, articles, books, opinion pieces, and book chapters. His forthcoming book, China's Western Horizon: Beijing and the New Geopolitics of Eurasia, examines the geopolitical consequences of China's Belt and Road Initiative in South Asia, Central Asia, and the MIddle East, and addresses the implications for U.S. policy in those regions.

Rani D. Mullen is Associate Professor of Government at William & Mary. She has a M.A. and Ph.D. from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School and a M.A. from The Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies. Her research and teaching focus is on democratization and development in South Asia, and democracy and state building in India and Afghanistan in particular. Rani Mullen worked for the Poverty and Social Policy Department of the World Bank for several years, was a consultant for U.S. Agency for International Development, and a legislative assistant to a member of the German parliament. Her articles have focused on the linkages between democracy, growth and poverty, the relationship between local governance and social well-being, and center-periphery relations in South Asian countries.