Diplomacy, trade and China: A conversation on the Belt and Road Initiative

Diplomacy, trade and China: A conversation on the Belt and Road Initiative

George Washington University, Council on Foreign Relations, 31 March 2021

The Undergraduate Economics Society is proud to announce a discussion with Jennifer Hillman, Senior Fellow at the Council of Foreign Relations. In this conversation, we will be discussing China’s Belt and Road Initiative and a new CFR Independent Taskforce Report on the topic directed by Hillman. The dialogue will address topics ranging from the effects of the COVID-19 economy on BRI’s sustainability to forecasting the initiative’s future amid a pullback in official Chinese investments.


Hillman currently teaches at the Georgetown University Law Center as a Professor from Practice. She is a selection panelist for the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation, sits on the Board of Visitors at Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy and works as a Senior Advisor at International Capital Strategies. In the past, Hillman has served as a Commissioner of the U.S. International Trade Commission, General Counsel at the Office of the United States Representative, and has served as one of the seven Members of the WTO’s highest court, the Appellate Body. In 2016, Hillman co-authored a leading casebook on trade, International Trade Law, 3rd ed., and more recently has published works covering the legal process and implications surrounding Brexit. Hillman is an alumna of Harvard Law School and Duke University.

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