Silk Road Diplomacy

December 9, 2019

This conference will present the findings from an extensive study on Chinese public diplomacy efforts in the region. Four panel discussions will delve deep into the reach and influence of Chinese public diplomacy and the policy implications for countries across the South and Central Asian region.


Amrita Jash, Research Fellow, Centre for Land Warfare Studies

Bonnie Glaser, Senior Adviser for Asia and Director, China Power Project, Center for Strategic and International Studies

Dinusha Panditaratne, Non-resident Fellow and Former Executive Director, Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute

Farkhod Tolipov, Director, Bilim Karvoni

Farooq Sobhan, President and CEO, Bangladesh Enterprise Institute

Igor Denisov, Senior Research Fellow, Center for East Asian and Shanghai Cooperation Organization Studies, Institute of International Studies Moscow State Institute of International Relations

Lindsey Ford, David M. Rubenstein Fellow, The Brookings Institution

Manoj Joshi, Distinguished Fellow, Observer Research Foundation

Nandan Unnikrishnan, Distinguished Fellow, Observer Research Foundation

Rakhim Oshakbayev, Director, Center for Applied Research “TALAP”

Samantha Custer, Director of Policy Analysis, AidData, College of William & Mary

Shao Yuqun, Director, Institute for Taiwan, Hong Kong & Macau Studies Senior Fellow, Center for America Studies, Shanghai Institutes for International Studies

Shyam Saran, Former Foreign Secretary of India

Siddhartha Ghose, Associate Director, AidData, College of William & Mary

Swarnim Waglé, Former Vice-Chair, National Planning Commission, Government of Nepal

Tanvi Madan, Senior Fellow and Director, The India Project, The Brookings Institution

Tanya Sethi, Senior Policy Analyst, AidData, College of William & Mary

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