We would like to remind you of the May 17-27, 2017 faculty development program: China’s Ambitions for One Belt One Road (OBOR), hosted by the University of Colorado Denver CIBER and co-hosted by Brigham Young University CIBER.

The program will visit Beijing, Xian, Dunhuang, and Shanghai.  It will examine

  • How OBOR is creating connectivity and cooperation among China and as many as 70 countries
  • How OBOR is opening new markets and sources of supply and raw materials for Chinese companies
  • What roles the Chinese government, Silk Road Fund, and Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank will play in financing the massive projects
  • How OBOR will influence and impact the competitive positions of China and the US in the global economy.

Additional information is provided in the attached program brochure.

The program fee, based on single occupancy, is $4500.  It includes hotel, most meals, tours and transportation in China; it does not include travel to/from Asia, passport and visa fees, etc.  Very limited partial scholarships may be available for US faculty who have never been to China, haven’t participated on a CIBER foreign faculty development program, and who teach at a designated Minority Serving Institution or Community College.  A concurrent spouse/guest program may be developed based on sufficient interest.  Applications may be submitted at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Apply2017ChinaFDIB.

This program is hosted in part by the U.S. Department of Education through its Centers for International Business Education and Research (CIBERs) at Brigham Young University, George Washington University, Georgia State University, Indiana University, Michigan State University, San Diego State University, Texas A&M University, The Ohio State University, University of Colorado Denver, University of Maryland, University of Miami, and University of South Carolina.

For additional information, please contact jana.blakestad@ucdenver.edu or melanie.ellison@ucdenver.edu.

We hope that you will join this program!


The University of Colorado Denver China Team
Manuel Serapio, CIBER Director
Chen Ji, China Initiatives Director
Jana Blakestad, CIBER Assistant Director
Melanie Ellison, CIBER Program Assistant