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Thursday, January 25, 2018

Location: Dirksen 419



Hearing Co-Chairs: Commissioner Dennis Shea and Commissioner Katherine Tobin, PhD



9:45 AM – 9:50 AM:           Opening Remarks: Commissioner Dennis Shea and Commissioner Katherine Tobin, PhD


9:50 AM – 11:20 PM:          Panel I: Mercantilism with Chinese Characteristics: Creating Markets and Cultivating Influence


·         Nadége Rolland, Senior Fellow for Political and Security Affairs, National Bureau of Asian Research (Testimony)

·         Jonathan Hillman, Fellow and Director, Reconnecting Asia Project, Center for Strategic and International Studies (Testimony)

·         Randal Phillips, Managing Partner, Mintz Group (Testimony)


11:20 AM – 11:30 AM:       Break


11:30 AM – 1:00 PM:          Panel II: The Geostrategic and Military Drivers and Implications of the Belt and Road Initiative


·         Ely Ratner, Maurice R. Greenberg Senior Fellow for China Studies, Council on Foreign Relations (Testimony)

·         Joel Wuthnow, Research Fellow, Center for the Study of Chinese Military Affairs, National Defense University (Testimony)

·         Daniel Kliman, Senior Fellow, Asia-Pacific Security Program, Center for a New American Security (Testimony)


1:00 PM – 2:00 PM:            Lunch Break


2:00 PM – 3:30 PM:            Panel III: Regional Reactions and Competing Visions


·         Andrew Small, Senior Transatlantic Fellow, German Marshall Fund of the United States (Testimony)

·         Joshua Eisenman, Assistant Professor of Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin (Testimony)

·         Tobias Harris, Economy, Trade, and Business Fellow, Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA (Testimony)


3:30 PM:                              Adjourn



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