The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the British-Croatian Society are hosting the annual Chris Cviić Memorial Lecture on 03 October at the Bank’s London headquarters.
This year’s lecture “The One Belt, One Road Initiative in History: the construction of foreign and economic policy in the Adriatic in the Middle Ages” will be delivered by Peter Frankopan, Director of the Oxford Centre for Byzantine Research and Senior Research Fellow at Worcester College, University of Oxford.
Many see China’s Belt and Road Initiative as the most important development shaping the 21st century. A thousand years ago, a city at the other end of the Silk Roads was considering how to extend and expand its reach. Venice’s One Belt, One Road saw its interests and influence grow through the Adriatic and then further into the Mediterranean. In this talk, the historian Peter Frankopan, author of the highly acclaimed Silk Roads: A New History of the World, will look at parallels between past and present and at what lessons can be learned from history.
All guests should arrive at the EBRD from 4.30pm to allow time for security clearance. The lecture will start at 5pm sharp, and will be followed by refreshments.