Online Workshop: “Infrastructure Connectivity in Europe with Chinese characteristics II”, May 26 (IWE CERS, Hungary)

Thematic workshop organized by Working Group I (Strategic sectors and infrastructure development) of CHERN COST Action CA18215, Centre for Economic and Regional Studies, Hungary and University College Cork, Ireland.

Date: 26 May 2021, 10:00 Central European Summer Time (CET) / 09:00 Western European Summer Time (WET) / 16:00 China Standard Time (CST)
Online Forum: Zoom

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Programme (based on CEST time zone)

10:00-10:10 – Opening
Dr. Niall Duggan, PhD, Deputy Head of CHERN Working Group I, Lecturer, Department of Government and Politics, University College Cork, Ireland

10:10-10:30 – Coopetition in International Political Economy: Analysing Railway Infrastructure Investment & Cooperation in Eurasia
Maximilian Rech, PhD candidate, Assistant Professor & Director of the MS Supply Chain & Purchasing Manager, Digitalization Academy, SKEMA Business School, Campus Grand Paris

10:30-10:50 – The case of a politically-motivated railway: The Budapest-Belgrade railway project
Dr. Agnes Szunomar, PhD, Head of CHERN Working Group I, Senior Research Fellow, Head of Research Group on Development Economics, IWE CERS and Associate professor, Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary

10:50-11:10 – Chinese investments in Italian ports, beyond maritime infrastructures
Francesca Ghiretti, Leverhulme doctoral fellow at King’s College London, Research Fellow – Asia, Istituto Affari Internazionali

11:10-11:45 – Joint discussion