Interviews and Presentations

An Overview of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor

December 21, 2022 — An interview with Dr Liaqat-Ali Shah, Head of Policy, Centre for Excellence-CPEC, Pakistan. Interviewed for the CGA BRI Talk Series of the Center for Global Asia, New York University Shanghai.

An interview with Dr. Muhammad Tayyab Safdar

December 5, 2022 — Moderated a discussion with Dr. Muhammad Tayyab Safdar who spoke about “The BRI in National Peripheries: Gwadar and the Limits of Outsourced Development”. This was the December 2022 edition of the CGA Lecture Series organised by the Center for Global Asia, New York University Shanghai, China.

December 5, 2022 — In this episode, I speak to Dr. Ladhu R. Choudhary about the strategic objectives of China’s BRI, its implications on the evolving Indo-Pacific regional order, and responses by BRI partners. I explore the utility of BRI for smaller states in the region in context of the Sri Lankan economic crisis and discusses how China’s behavior during this crisis might have impacted regional perceptions of the BRI. You can listen to the podcast here.

Global China in Sri Lanka | Dr. Bhagya Senaratne

December 2, 2022 — A discussion with Dr. Maria Adele Carrai on Global China’s presence in Sri Lanka

Strengthening Connectivity through Media in a Culturally Diverse Region

March 28-29, 2017 — Presenting my research at the 10th South Asia Conference – Strengthening Connectivity in South Asia organised by the Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA).

Sri Lanka’s Strategic Relevance in the South Asian Region |2015|

September 2015 — Presenting my research on “Sri Lanka’s Strategic Relevance in the South Asian Region: An Analysis of India’s Indian Ocean Strategy and China’s Maritime Silk Route Initiative”