Belt and Road Forum
November 30, 2016
National Press Club, Washington DC

8:30 –9:00  Registration and Breakfast

9:00 –10:00: Opening remarks
•    Dr. Gal Luft, Co-director, Institute for the Analysis of Global Security (IAGS)
•    Dr. Patrick Ho, Secretary General, China Energy Fund Committee
•    Dr. CHENG Guoqiang (程国强), Director-general of Department of International Cooperation, Secretary-General of Academic Committee of the Development Research Center of the State Council (DRC)
•    Wendy Cutler, Vice President and Managing Director, Asia Society

10:00 –11:00: View from China
•    Moderator: Anne Korin, Co-director, Institute for the Analysis of Global Security (IAGS)
•    Prof. ZHAO Jinping (赵晋平) Director General of Research Department of Foreign Economic Relations, the Development Research Center of the State Council (DRC)
•    Prof. LIU Weidong (刘卫东) Chair of the Center for the Belt and Road Initiative, Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences
•    Prof. Li Xiangyang (李向阳) Director of the National Institute of International Strategy (NISS), Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS)

11:00 –12:15: Overcoming Asia’s infrastructure investment gap
•    Moderator: Tom Nagorski, Executive Vice President, Asia Society
•    Dr. Fred Bergsten, Senior Fellow and Director Emeritus, Peterson Institute for International Economics
•    Bernard Sheahan, Director, Global Infrastructure & Natural Resources IFC, The World Bank Group
•    Amirali Nasir, Chairman of Islamic Finance Committee for the Law Society of Hong Kong
•    Prof. He Fan (何帆) Chief economist, Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies, Renmin University of China

12:15–13:15 Lunch
Introduction of a new report: It takes a Road: China’s Belt and Road Initiative: An American Response
Dr. Gal Luft, Co-director, Institute for the Analysis of Global Security (IAGS)

13:15-13:35 Ziad Haider, Special Representative for Commercial and Business Affairs, Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs, U.S. Department of State

13:35-13:45 Break

13:45–15:00: US response to the Belt and Road – an expert roundtable
•    Moderator: Anne Korin, Co-director, Institute for the Analysis of Global Security (IAGS)
•    Dr. Christine Guluzian, Visiting Research Fellow, Cato Institute
•    Amb. Richard Hoagland, Former US Ambassador to Kazakhstan
•    Prof. Dan Markey, Senior Research Professor in International Relations at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins
•    Dr. Christina Lin, Center for Transatlantic Relations at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins
•    Dr. Miyeon Oh, Nonresident Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council Global Energy Center

15:00  Conclusion

•    Concluding remarks by Dr. Patrick Ho
•    Concluding remarks by R. James Woolsey, former Director, Central Intelligence, and Senior  Advisor to President-Elect Donald Trump