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Marco Polo: the Silk Road & China: the UN in Action
Monday, October 5, 2020 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Marco Polo: the Silk Road & China: the UN in ActionGuest Speaker: Joseph BaxerImages of the ancient Silk Road and the medieval journey of Marco Polo invite fascinating images of caravans of camels navigating long stretches of desert, caravanserai hosting a veritable Babel of tongues and cooperation midst diversity as traders, diplomats and adventurers came in contact. The UN is far from an office building in Manhattan, but alive, in action, rooted across a continent in which China reimagines the ancient routes at sea, on ice and through cyberspace. Is it true that no longer do all roads lead to Rome, but now to Beijing?Dr Baxer, following an immersion in Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan, Bangkok and Istanbul, will explore the vitality and promise of the UN in action within the context of Marco Polo’s world taking shape in Asia, centered in China.Please register and a Zoom link will be sent to you before the event.