Zoom Webinar – Belt and Road Initiative in Africa Conference

Full Programme

Panel 1: Debt Sustainability (24th February 2021 09:00 AM – 11:00 AM HKT)  

Welcome Remarks:

Prof. Victor Ramraj (Director, Centre for Asia Pacific Initiatives, University of Victoria, Canada)

Prof. Po Jen Yap (Director, Centre for Comparative and Public Law, HKU)

Keynote Address:

Prof. Deborah Brautigam (Director, China-Africa Research Initiative, John Hopkins University)

  • Prof. Ching Kwan Lee (The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)
  • Prof. Deborah Brautigam (Johns Hopkins University)
  • Prof. Stephen Harder (New York University Shanghai)
  • Prof. Gu Bin (Beijing Foreign Studies University)

Panel 2: Transparency and Good Governance (25th February 2021 09:30 AM – 11:00 AM HKT)

  • Prof. Muna Ndulo (Cornell University)
  • Prof. Larry C. Backer (The Pennsylvania State University)
  • Bady Baldé (Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, Norway)
  • Prof. Yves Tiberghien (University of British Columbia)
  • Ngozi S. Nwoko (University of Victoria, Canada)

Panel 3: Dispute Resolution (26th February 2021 09:30 AM – 11:15 AM HKT)

  • Prof. William P. Alford (Harvard University)
  • Dr. Mariel Dimsey (CMS Hasche Sigle, Hong Kong LLP)
  • Prof. Heng Wang (University of New South Wales)
  • Prof. Won Kidane (Seattle University)
  • Dr. Weixia Gu (The University of Hong Kong)

Closing Remarks:

Dr. Ying Xia (Co-convener of BRI Conference, HKU)