Public Engagement

Recent Policy Writing

"Chinese Development Finance and Public Opinion," VoxEU, October 2, 2023, with Lukas Wellner, Axel Dreher, Andreas Fuchs, and Bradley Parks.

"Influence Nodes: China's High-Profile Global Development Projects." 2022. In Lucas Myers, ed., Essays on China and U.S. Policy, Washington, D.C.: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars: 399--423.

Chinese Infrastructure Projects Help Spread Economic Activity in the Global South,” VoxChina, December 29, 2021, with Richard Bluhm, Axel Dreher, Andreas Fuchs, Bradley Parks and Michael Tierney.

"Partnering for Overseas Development: International NGOs’ Changing Engagement with China." Fairbank Center Blog, June 29, 2020, with Wendy Leutert and Elizabeth Plantan. 

"Belt and Road Projects Direct Chinese Investment to All Corners of the Globe. What Are the Local Impacts?" The Monkey Cage, September 11, 2018, with Richard Bluhm, Axel Dreher, Andreas Fuchs, Bradley Parks and Michael Tierney. 

"China's Foreign Aid Beyond the Headlines." Fairbank Center Blog, February 13, 2018. 

"China's Overseas Development Programs: Busting `Rogue Donor' Myths." GlobalDev Blog, February 8, 2018, with Brad Parks, Michael J. Tierney, Axel Dreher and Andreas Fuchs. 

"Rogue Agent or Team Player? Beijing’s Motivations for Aid Provision." AidData The First Tranche, February 6, 2018, with Brad Parks, Michael J. Tierney, Axel Dreher and Andreas Fuchs. 

"Many in the West Fear Chinese ‘Aid’ to Africa. They’re Wrong. Here’s Why." The Monkey Cage, October 20, 2015, with Axel Dreher, Andreas Fuchs, Bradley Parks, and Michael J. Tierney. 

Recent Media Engagement 

Recent references to my research in the media or media interviews I have conducted.

Politico, January 25, 2024

South China Morning Post, October 16, 2023

South China Morning Post, October 2, 2023

CNN, September 27, 2023

Financial Times, August 22, 2023

Straits Times, July 24, 2023

South China Morning Post, July 12, 2023

South China Morning Post, June 16, 2023

Wall Street Journal, June 15, 2023

The Atlantic, June 3, 2023

CNN, May 23, 2023

Financial Times, April 26, 2023

The Economist, April 11, 2023

South China Morning Post, March 14, 2023

Al Jazeera, February 17, 2023

AFP, October 31, 2022

Wall Street Journal, September 26, 2022

South China Morning Post, September 1, 2022

CNN, August 22, 2022

Fortune, August 3, 2022

South China Morning Post, August 3, 2022

Recent Public Talks

"China’s Overseas Infrastructure: Bumps Along the Road to Global Influence?" Harvard University Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies Critical Issues Confronting China Series. March 1, 2023.








"Banking on Beijing: The Aims and Impacts of China's Overseas Development Program." University of Hong Kong Philip K.H. Wong Centre for Chinese Law. September 29, 2022.

"Banking on Beijing: The Aims and Impacts of China's Overseas Development Program." University of Hong Kong Faculty of Social Sciences Contemporary China Research Cluster Public Lecture. April 12, 2022.
















"Banking on Beijing: The Aims and Impacts of China's Overseas Development Program." Boston University Global Development Policy Center. December 15, 2021.