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LRCCS Noon Lecture Series | The Winners and Losers of the Belt and Road

Wade Shepard, Author/Journalist/Filmmaker

An on-the-ground look at some of the local communities that are being impacted by China's Belt and Road initiative and the broader New Silk Road with an in-depth look at impact areas in Kazakhstan, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Georgia, and Poland. What communities are benefiting from the development boom? What communities are being wiped off the map?

Wade Shepard is an author/journalist/filmmaker who has been on the road since 1999, working in over 90 countries. He is the author of "Ghost Cities of China: The Story of Cities Without People in the World's Most Populated Country," which recounts the two and a half years he spent in China's sparsely populated new cities. His latest book is called "On the New Silk Road: Journeys through China's Artery of Power," which covers the three years he spent traveling up and down the Belt and Road trying to decipher out what is actually going on. Wade has been a guest on top news programs, including BBC World News, NPR 'Morning Edition,' CNBC 'Squawk Box,' ABC News 'The World,' and CCTV China 24.

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