Public Engagement

Recent Public Talks

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








"Who Pursues Prestige Projects, and Why? Evidence from Chinese Development Finance." Columbia-Harvard China & the World Program. December 7, 2020.


Recent Policy Writing

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.

"China’s `Facts of Ground’: Putting Neighbors Between a Rock and a Hard Place." War on the Rocks, March 2, 2015, with Andrew S. Erickson.