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  • Cultural macroevolution: Understanding the rise of large-scale complex societies in human history

    Cultural macroevolution: Understanding the rise of large-scale complex societies in human history

    Join evolutionary anthropologist Peter Turchin in his quest for the major evolutionary force explaining the rise of large-scale complex human societies using the framework of Cultural Evolution and data in Seshat: Global History Databank.  

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  • BRI and China's Railway Expansion in Southeast Asia

    BRI and China's Railway Expansion in Southeast Asia

    David M Lampton of Johns Hopkins University will examine China’s effort to create an intercountry railway system that connects the country with its seven Southeast Asian neighbors. He will also highlight the political strengths and weaknesses of the plan and evaluate the abilities of impacted countries to respond to the BRI on April 27 at 0900 HKT.

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  • Towards a New Era of Great Power Rivalry

    Towards a New Era of Great Power Rivalry

    Professor Danny Quah of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy will examine the competition between the great powers and the current state of the world order on April 13 at 0900 HKT/ SGT.  

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  • Transition to Agriculture and First State Presence

    Transition to Agriculture and First State Presence

    In this Quantitative History Webinar, Ola Olsson (University of Gothenburg) will present a global scale analysis of the chronological relationship between the transition to agriculture and the subsequent emergence of states.  

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  • China and Debt-Trap Diplomacy: Fact or Fiction?

    China and Debt-Trap Diplomacy: Fact or Fiction?

    Professor Deborah Bräutigam of Johns Hopkins University will present her findings that dispel the myth of “debt-trap diplomacy” as not only an inaccurate assessment but an unhelpful distraction from the very real challenges of global cooperation to manage default risks in debtor economies and the large opportunities for China-OECD-developing country business engagement.

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  • Roman Transport Network Connectivity and Economic Integration

    Roman Transport Network Connectivity and Economic Integration

    Erik Hornung of University of Cologne will present his latest research which shows that the creation of the first integrated multi-modal pan-European transport network during Roman times influences economic integration over two millennia.  

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