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Understanding China’s Role in the World

The EPIIC Symposium brings experts together to discuss topics ranging from politics to technology

In recent years, China has taken on an outsized role in international economics and politics. As its economy expands, the world’s most populous nation is branching out in efforts ranging from transportation infrastructure expansion in Asia—known as the Belt and Road Initiative—to significant investment in Africa and South America.

China will be the focus of the 2021 Norris and Margery Bendetson EPIIC International Symposium on March 18-20, which will highlight its growing role as an international actor and what it means for the rest of the world.

The event is an annual forum organized by students participating in Education for Public Inquiry and International Citizenship (EPIIC), a year-long course offered through the Tufts Institute for Global Leadership (IGL). The symposium features a keynote address and panel discussions with breakout sessions; it will take place online and is open to the public.

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