Conference Programme and Speakers' Biographies


Day One Plenary Sessions: Podcast with Presentations

Session IISelected Issues Arising from OBOR

Graham Mott (UNCTAD): OBOR with Global Trade

Troy Sternberg, Ariell Ahearn, & Fiona McConnell (Oxford University): Central Asian Characteristics on China’s New Silk Road: The Role of Landscape and the Politics of Infrastructure

Zhenqiu Gu (Xinhua News Agency): Communicating OBOR: the Role of News Media and Its Implications 

Donna Kurtz (Oxford University): Linked Heritage


Session IIILegal & Regulatory Issues Arising from OBOR

Denis Galligan (Oxford University): Legal Framework of OBOR 

Adrian Hughes (39 Essex Chamber): Dispute Resolution in Relation to OBOR 

Ying Yu (Oxford University): Cross-border Transactions and the Cyber-dimension


Session IVWorld Responses to OBOR

Barry Hembling (Fladgate LLP): The UK Response to OBOR

David Vines (Oxford University): OBOR Economic Impact

Robin Simpson (Independent Policy Advisor): ​OBOR and Global Institutions


Day Two Specialised Sessions: Speakers and Presentations

Thierry Bourgoignie (Universite du Quebec): Trade Expansion, Open Borders and Consumer Protection

Lilian Edwards (University of Strathclyde) & Michael Veale (University College London): Slave to the Algorithm? Why a 'Right to Explanation' is Probably Not the Remedy You're Looking For

Pierre Horna (UNCTAD): The Role of Competition Law in E-commerce and Issues Related to Cross Border Cartels

Qunfang Jiang (Leiden University): Resolving Interational Tax Disputes in the Context of the OBOR Initiative

Lisa Lin (Royal Holloway, University of London): Television Collaborations between China and the UK: From Chinese New Year to Dancing on Ice

Qiong Lu (World Bank): 'One Belt One Road' - Opportunities & Challenges on Water in Asia

Claire Milne (London School of Economics): X2C Internet of Things - An International Challenge

Jufang Wang (Warwick University): Covering OBOR: The Need for a Constructive Mindset

Hao Wu (World Customs Organization): Principles for Transit in International Law

Lei Zhu (Wuhan university): The Latest Development on the Principle of Reciprocity in the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in China