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May 8, 2018


Dear Colleague:


We would like to invite you to participate in the January 6-16, 2019 faculty development program: China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), hosted by the University of Colorado Denver. 


The program will visit Shanghai, Hangzhou, Dunhuang, and Hong Kong.  It will examine

·         How BRI is creating connectivity and cooperation among China and as many as 70 countries

·         How BRI is opening new markets and sources of supply and raw materials for Chinese companies

·         What roles the Chinese government, Silk Road Fund, and Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank will play in financing the massive projects

·         How BRI will influence and impact the competitive positions of China and the US in the global economy. 

The program brochure and additional information can be found at


The program fee, based on single occupancy, is $5000.  It includes hotel, most meals, tours and transportation in China; it does not include travel to/from Asia, passport and visa fees, etc.  Very limited partial scholarships may be available for US faculty who have never been to China, haven’t participated on a CIBER foreign faculty development program, and who teach at a designated Minority Serving Institution or Community College.  Applications may be submitted at


This program is hosted in part by the U.S. Department of Education through its Centers for International Business Education and Research (CIBERs).


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We hope that you will join this program!              



The University of Colorado Denver China Team

Manuel Serapio, CIBER Director

Chen Ji, China Initiatives Director

Nancy Vega, CIBER Assistant Director

Melanie Ellison, Manager of IIB Programs and Grant Administration


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