Asia Research Institute

Sri Lanka workshop - 1 November 2018


Professor Katharine Adeney speaking at the workshop.

On 1 November 2018, two of the University of Nottingham's Asia Research Institute academics presented at a workshop in Colombo, Sri Lanka, organised by Chatham House and the Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute on the topic of Chinese Investment in Sri Lanka

In the event, held under Chatham House rules, Dr Alex Lechner of the University of Nottingham Malaysia (UNM) presented research by himself and other colleagues at UNM on the 'Belt and Road Initiative: impacts and opportunities for Biodiversity' on a panel concerning The Social and Environmental Impact of BRI and Learnings for a Sustainable Future.

Professor Katharine Adeney of the University of Nottingham UK (also Director of the University of Nottingham Asia Research Institute) presented her research (conducted in collaboration with Dr Filippo Boni of the University of Birmingham) on 'Opportunities and Challenges of Chinese Investment in Pakistan' on a panel on BRI and the Impact on Government, Bilateral and Wider Political Relations. In a public event later that evening held at the Cinnamon Grand Hotel, Colombo, Professor Adeney presented her main findings relating to Pakistan to the diplomatic and policy community.

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Posted on Thursday 20th December 2018

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