The New Silk Road

Theresa Fallon gave a presentation on the New Silk Road at the University of Chicago on March 2, 2017.

In 2013, President Xi Jinping launched the New Silk Road Initiative as a centerpiece of China’s global strategy. Loosely based on the ancient Silk Road, the project aims to create a cohesive economic region encompassing dozens of countries in Europe, Central Asia, and East Africa through new infrastructure, strengthened trade links, and increased cultural exchange. This initiative can be seen as China’s first concerted effort to lead global development while simultaneously strengthening its influence on the world stage. What has China achieved so far and what kind of impact is the initiative having? What are the implications for the US as the Trump administration embraces a more isolationist policy?

International Conference on South China Sea Disputes

Theresa Fallon and Jim Fanell presented their research at the International Conference on South China Sea Disputes: Award of the Arbitral Tribunal Constituted under Annex VII to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) and its Implementation.

Sponsored by the Geneva Association.
Centre International de Conférence Gèneve,
Geneva, December 6, 2016

EU – China: Central Asia and Far-East Security Challenges

On September 27th, 2016, Theresa Fallon spoke on a panel with Gunnar Weigand, Managing Director of Asia and Pacific for the European External Action Service (EEAS), on "EU – China: Central Asia and Far-East Security Challenges" as part of the 12th CSDP High Level Course organized by the European Security and Defence College (ESDC) and the Belgian Royal Higher Institute for Defence on Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) in Brussels.