Belt and Road Case Studies Workshop


Albert Park, Barry Sautman, Naubahar Sharif, Angela Tritto, Gaukhar Nurgalieva, Anastasia Lazariva
Monday 18 February 2019 at 8:55 am - 4:00 pm (Hong Kong time, GMT +8)
IAS 2042, Lo Ka Chung Building, Lee Shau Kee Campus, HKUST

As part of the Institute's Belt and Road program, this workshop will include presentations of case studies of the implementation of the Belt and Road Initiative in 5 countries in different regions of the world. The goal of the workshop is to intensively discuss paper drafts for preparation for submission as a symposium in an academic journal. Article drafts will be circulated ahead of time to all registered participants, and sessions will include brief 15-minute presentations by authors, discussant comments, and open discussion.

Attendance by invitation only. 

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Please direct your enquires to or +852 3469 2215. 



Anastasia Lazariva, Institute of Emerging Market Studies, SKOLKOVO School of Management

Anastasia Lazariva is a researcher at the SKOLKOVO Institute for Emerging Markets Studies. Currently, Anastasia concentrates on studying foreign direct investment in Russia, Central Asia and the Caucasus and socio-economic transformation of the Eurasian continent. Anastasia holds a Bachelors degree in international relations with the focus on Russian foreign policy from the Diplomatic Academy of the Russian Foreign Ministry and is pursuing a graduate degree in international law.

Gaukhar Nurgalieva, Institute of Emerging Market Studies, SKOLKOVO School of Management

Gaukhar Nurgalieva is currently the Head of the Eurasian Studies Lab at the SKOLOVO Institute of Emerging Markets Studies (IEMS). Previously, she worked at the Eurasian Economic Commission and held senior positions in state-owned enterprises of the Republic of Kazakhstan. She holds a Master of Arts in International Relations from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and Bachelor in Business Administration from the George Washington University.

Albert Park, Institute for Emerging Market Studies, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Albert Park (Ph.D., Stanford University) is Director, Institute for Emerging Market Studies, Chair Professor, Division of Social Science, Professor, Department of Economics and Division of Public Policy, and Senior Fellow, Jockey Club Institute for Advanced Study at HKUST. He is a development and labor economist who is an expert on China’s economic development. Professor Park is a Research Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (London), the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA, Bonn), the International Growth Centre (Oxford/LSE/DFID), and the Human Capital and Economic Opportunity Working Group (Chicago). In recent years, he has published articles in leading economics journals on firm performance, poverty and inequality, migration and employment, health and education, and the economics of aging in China. He currently serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Comparative Economics, Oxford Economic Papers, World Bank Economic Review, and China Economic Review. He previously held faculty appointments at the University of Michigan and Oxford University, and has consulted frequently for the World Bank.

Barry Sautman, Division of Social Science, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Barry Sautman is a political scientist (Ph.D. Columbia University) and lawyer (JD UCLA, LLM NYU) who primarily teaches international law, China/US relations, contemporary China, ethnicity, and nationalism. His research areas comprise ethnic politics in China and comparative perspective, and China-Africa links, including political economy, labor rights, migration between China and Africa and interactions between Chinese and Africans, representations and perceptions of China and Chinese in Africa, and the supposed strategic rivalry between the US and China in Africa. He has published several monographs and numerous journal articles, as well as print media op-ed pieces and online contributions.

Naubahar Sharif, Division of Social Science, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Naubahar Sharif (Ph.D., Cornell University), is Associate Professor of Social Science and Public Policy. His research interests include the intellectual history of the innovation systems conceptual approach; science, technology, and innovation policy in Hong Kong; the ‘Belt and Road’ initiative; and economic linkages within the ‘Greater Bay Area’ of Southern China. Naubahar has been awarded both 'Public Policy Research' (PPR) and 'General Research Fund' (GRF) grants by Hong Kong’s Research Grants Council (RGC). He has published numerous articles in leading journals including Research Policy, Science and Public Policy, International Journal of Technology and Management, and Science, Technology and Human Values.

Angela Tritto, Institute of Emerging Market Studies, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Angela Tritto (Ph.D., City University of Hong Kong) is a Postdoctoral Fellow at IEMS working on a Hong Kong SAR government grant on the Belt and Road Initiative. Her research interests include management of innovation, environmental policies, heritage management, and sustainable development. She is interested in developing tools to blend conservation and environmental management for both the public and private sector. Recent publications include a paper on eco-innovations in Jiuzhaigou National Park in China and a book chapter on collaborations in the management of George Town World Heritage Site in Malaysia.