How will the China Belt and Road Initiative re-shape the global future?
Thursday Nov. 14, 2019
Pima Auditorium, Memorial Union
ASU Tempe campus
Join us for the fifth talk in the Development Reimagined series, focused on the theme of disrupting development and the future through innovative approaches and new thinking. This talk features a distinguished panel of experts who will be discussing China's Belt and Road Initation and its impact on development all around the world.
Amanda Ellis is the executive director, Hawaii and Asia-Pacific and director of strategic partnerships for the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability at Arizona State University. She is an adjunct senior fellow at the East West Center where, from 2016-2018, she served as special advisor for International Programs and Partnerships in the Office of the President on secondment from the New Zealand Foreign Ministry. Until March 2016 Ms. Ellis served as New Zealand's head of mission and ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva and the Prime Minister's special envoy to Francophone Africa. From 2010 she was deputy secretary international development and the first woman to head the New Zealand Aid Program. Prior to this, Ms. Ellis was lead specialist in the Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Group at the World Bank Group in Washington D.C., where she managed the World Bank President's Global Private Sector CEO Leaders Forum and led the Doing Business gender research
Tom Narins is an assistant professor of geography with research interests in Chinese-Latin American political and economic relations, political geography and international political economy. Professor Narins teaches courses such as "Global China in the World Order", as well as courses in political, urban and world regional geography. His work investigates China’s geopolitical logic and considers the country’s broader goals beyond its territorial borders in the emerging multi-polar world order. His research questions China’s presumed dominance as the new international power player in the developing world.
Chentao Cui For the last seven years Chentao has worked as a television journalist at the Yunnan Report Station of China Central Television (CCTV), the biggest TV station in China. His main responsibility is to conduct interviews and report the news in Yunnan Province, such as breaking news about earthquakes, debris flow and border conflicts. He also focuses on covering stories about doctors and teachers working in the rural part of China, and concerns including the problems of minorities' traditional culture, pollution and endangered species protection. Chentao has produced more than 1,000 TV news reports and interviews, including 200 live TV broadcasts.
Noreen Shams is a multimedia journalist with 10 years of experience in traditional and online media. She has contributed to Pakistan's daily newspapers, as well as the high ranking magazine, Herald. She makes documentaries and multimedia reports on various topics, and has worked on legislation of newspapers, news agencies and books act, along with other leading journalists of Pakistan. She hosts a morning radio show on politics and social media trends and trains media professionals and students on mobile journalism. Her work has focused on the country's political situations and she covered three Pakistani general elections. She served as a political commentator for various TV channels, and was selected as an ICFJ fellow to go to CNN headquarters in Atlanta, where she reported on Malala when she was shot by the Taliban in October 2012.
Britt Crow-Miller is an assistant professor at the School for the Future of Innovation in Society at Arizona State University. Her research focuses on the question of how power, politics and technologies work to shape and constrain development pathways and their socio-environmental impacts in China, the Western U.S. and around the world.
Crow-Miller's recent work examines the underlying political-economic agendas driving China's South-North Water Transfer Project, the world's largest water control project to date, which lubricates urban and industrial growth in North China. She also has ongoing projects dealing with scalar politics, the transregional implications of Chinese infrastructure projects and innovations in sustainable urban water management and collaboration in the American West.