Northwestern University

Fri 12:00 PM

The Iron Friendship: China's Economic Development in Pakistan and the Creation of a New Global Order

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When: Friday, October 5, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM  

Where: Rebecca Crown Center, Hardin Hall, 633 Clark Street, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Dylan Peterson   847.467.2770

Group: Buffett Institute for Global Studies

Category: Global & Civic Engagement


China has been developing both economic and strategic political ties with Pakistan aggressively as part of their reimagining of the Silk Road coined One Belt, One Road (OBOR). The friendship between China and Pakistan has historically been described as “higher than the Himalayas, deeper than the deepest sea, and sweeter than honey," and has recently culminated in China’s fifty billion dollar investment in Pakistan’s future.

Brent E. Huffman, associate professor of journalism at Medill, will show clips from his work-in-progress documentary "The Iron Friendship" examining China's CPEC (China Pakistan Economic Corridor), a $60 billion economic development project in Pakistan.

Huffman has directed, produced, written, shot and edited documentaries and long-form videos for a variety of outlets, including The New York Times, National Geographic Channel, Discovery Channel, CNN, TIME, PBS, Al Jazeera and the China Exploration and Research Society.

The Buffett Institute Faculty & Fellows Colloquium brings together an interdisciplinary audience to build awareness of global research on campus. This series promotes dialogue on scholarship and develops a deeper sense of community among Buffett Institute affiliates. Each meeting lasts one hour; lunch is provided. 

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