2 Events

Seminar - Harvard Students

Belfer Policy Chats | Rising China in a Changing Asia

Tue., June 23, 2020 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Belfer Policy Chats (BPC)  is an event series that features our fellows to chat about issues at the forefront of global policy. The aim is to provide a forum to engage on an informal level on policy topics at the Center around topics such as climate, national security, science and technology, cyber security, innovation, and competitiveness.  Join us for this virtual event.

Map of the countries which signed China's Belt and Road Initiative cooperation documents as of 27 April 2019 (in blue).

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Seminar - Open to the Public

Crafting Payoffs: Strategies and Effectiveness of Economic Statecraft

Thu., Oct. 24, 2019 | 12:15pm - 2:00pm

One Brattle Square - Room 350

Speaker: Audrye Wong, Grand Strategy, Security, & Statecraft Postdoctoral Fellow, International Security Program

Economic statecraft — the use of economic tools to pursue political goals — is an important foreign policy strategy for many major powers and has been an increasingly important tool for China. The speaker will provide a theoretical framework to explain the effectiveness of economic statecraft, focusing on positive inducements, which have been relatively understudied. She will argue that effectiveness is influenced by the interaction between two variables: (a) the type of inducement strategy; and (b) the level of public accountability in the target country. 

Please join us! Coffee and tea provided. Everyone is welcome, but admittance will be on a first come–first served basis.