China’s growing role in Central Asia is often understood through rising debt burdens, trade, investment and security ties. But China’s role in the region is much more complex and is transforming local institutions. This panel will explore how Chinese businesses and government are influencing the region’s judicial system, bureaucracy and social relations to secure their interests. In this event, Chris Miller, Director of FPRI’s Eurasia Program, and Edward Lemon, President of the Oxus Society for Central Asian Affairs will moderate a conversation with two experts, Gul Berna Ozcan and Niva Yau.
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Chris Miller - Chris Miller is the Director in the Foreign Policy Research Institute’s Eurasia Program. He is also Assistant Professor of International History at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.
Gül Berna Özcan - Gül Berna Özcan is a Reader in International Business and Entrepreneurship at the School of Business and Management, Royal Holloway, University of London. Her research examines the spatial, moral and political character of the enterprise and business actors in Central Asia.