11/2020 SIEL Conversation

The aim of SIEL Conversations is to bring together authors and commentators to give talks that are idea-focused so as to foster learning and inspiration, and provoke conversations that matter. Each SIEL Conversation will last approximately one hour and will include commentary from the speakers, with questions from the public.


Title: The Impact of Covid-19 on the Belt and Road Initiative


Moderator: Suresh Nanwani, Professor in Practice, Durham University, School of Government and International Affairs



  • Maria Adele Carrai‘, Professor Global China Studies, New York University Shanghai
  • Heng Wang, Professor and Co-Director, Herbert Smith Freehills China International Business and Economic Law (CIBEL) Centre, UNSW
  • Linda Calabrese, Research Fellow, Overseas Development Institute
  • Shen Wei, KoGuan Distinguished Professor of Law, Shanghai Jiao Tong University



The event is scheduled for Thursday, 19 November 2020 at the following times, and more information can be found here.

6 am New York
8 am Buenos Aires
11 am London
1 pm Cairo
3 pm Dubai
4:30 pm New Delhi
7 pm Beijing
10 pm Sydney