Past Event

Two Hegemonic Restructuring Projects in Diachronic Perspective: America’s Marshall Plan (1948-1951) and China’s Belt & Road Initiative (2013-)

November 30, 2018
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
East Gallery, Buell Hall

The conference will bring together scholars of International Relations and History from China, Europe, and the United States to examine the historical legacy and contemporary relevance of the US-led European Recovery Plan (Marshall Plan) of the 1940s and the Chinese-led Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) of the present day.


  • Charles K. Armstrong
  • Thomas Christensen
  • Victoria de Grazia
  • Xiangrong Dong
  • Barry Eichengreen
  • Guoqiang Li
  • Charles Maier
  • Andrew J. Nathan
  • Jack Snyder
  • Gayatri Spivak
  • Oliver Stuenkel
  • Vasileios Trigkas
  • Adam Tooze
  • Pierre Vimont

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Sponsored by the European Institute, the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, the Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy (ISERP), the Department of History, and the Columbia-Harvard China and the World Program.