Project of the Century: Silk Road Infrastructures


The West Asia Council, collaborating with the Eurasia Center, Claret Consulting, Warren Global Law, and the Institute on China-America Studies are pleased to present a special event in Washington, D.C.

Conference on:

Project of the Century: Silk Road Infrastructures”

Date and Time: Monday October 19, 2015, 9:00 am-5:00 pm

The Cosmos Club, 2121 Massachusetts Ave N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20006

Speakers Include:

  • Professor Pang Zhongying, Dean, School of International Studies, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China
  • Ian Twinn, Global Head for Transport, International Finance Corporation (IFC)
  • Dr. Nong Hong, Executive Director, Institute for China-America Studies, Arlington, VA
  • Julia Nanay, Principal, Energy Ventures, LLC
  • Ralph Winnie, Jr. Vice President for Global Engagement, Eurasia Center
  • Brien Desilets, President, Claret Consulting
  • Alidad Mafinezam, President, West Asia Council

With the participation of the embassies of Eurasian countries in Washington, D.C.


Participants will discuss last summer’s establishment of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) in China as a seismic event in the field of international development, and the need for U.S. engagement and leadership in building, revamping and renovating Eurasia’s, and the world’s, infrastructures.

Discussions will focus on current possibilities in the development of infrastructure in Asia, including energy and power, transportation and telecommunications, rural infrastructure and agriculture development, water supply, environmental protection, sanitation, logistics, etc.

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