Global Forum: The Silk Road – Past and Present Iterations

October 19, 2018
8:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Mesa Community College, Library Building (LB) room 300, 1833 W Southern Ave, Mesa, AZ 85202
Event Description: 

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.


ASU Scholars:

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


Event Sponsors:

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.  


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