Linking Shanghai and Beijing across Eurasia to Constantinople and the West, the Silk Roads were for centuries a major route of global cultural exchange. Today, China's ambitious new "Belt and Road" infrastructure projects will rebuild and extend this network of overland connections. Experts from different academic backgrounds including archaeology, comparative politics and religious studies will examine the significance of the Silk Road in international relations and global trade, and discuss ways to introduce students to this important thoroughfare of world history.
Margaret Hanson - School of Politics and Global Studies.
Laura Popova - Barrett, The Honors College.
Alexander Plum - Center for Asian Research
Keith Brown - Melikian Center for Russian, Eurasian, and East European Studies & School of Politics and Global Studies
James Rush - School of Historical, Philisophical, and Religious Studies
The Maricopa Community Colleges' Office of International and Intercultural Education is partnering with ASU's Melikian Center for Russian, Eurasian and East European Studies and ASU's Asian Studies Research Center to offer this Global Forum on the Silk Road as part of a series of programs to promote global learning of greater Eurasia.