China’s 21st Century Silk Road

How will the revival of the Silk Road via the One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative increase the connectivity between nations and facilitate trade to the benefit of all parties when each country has their own political, cultural and economic systems? This course will discuss past, present and the future evolution of globalized commerce via the Silk Road. With sustainability and stabilization at the forefront of many countries’ statecraft planning, this course will better equip students to think critically and develop their own part in the world ahead through reading materials, weekly current articles, guest speakers, and visits to institutions in the Nation’s Capital.