Part 3 in a series explores the critical importance of prioritizing environmental considerations in development planning.
Part 2 of this series provides a taste of the complex discussions facilitated at a conference on environmentally and socially responsible international investment held at Duke Kunshan University, where participants reached across disciplinary boundaries as well as geographic ones.
In the first of a 3-part series on the Belt and Road Initiative(BRI), I introduce the context of the Belt and Road, and ask some of the burning questions raised at this fall’s conference on environmentally and socially responsible international investment held at Duke Kunshan University.
I was excited to to visit a local Foxconn manufacturing facility, which offered a glimpse into the world of heavy industry (and related policy issues) that helped draw me toward coming to China.
Everyone I have met at Kunshan, staff and students alike, has been extremely helpful, sympathetic, and generous. I couldn’t have navigated the past week without that generosity, and that is humbling.
I am the first Durham MEM student set to participate in what will hopefully grow into a strong reciprocal exchange with Duke’s sister school in Kunshan, China.