Why join us?
For most of our project cycles, each analyst will receive the opportunity to embark on independent research and coursework, guided and approved by the team leader, for a relevant area of interest that impacts the BRI. These case studies will be reviewed and compiled into a policy report at the conclusion of the project cycle.
Tailored Policy Advice
On top of the case studies produced by analysts, the policy report will also include tailored policy advice across the case studies collated from each team. Analysts will work with their team leaders to deliver analytical insight into some of the most pressing issues facing the BRI. This policy report will be published, printed and distributed to our key partners.
Every term, OUSRS curates a bespoke training programme specifically catering to the chosen expertise of each team. The committee oversees the conceptualisation and delivery of a tailored training programme, including a series of seminar fellowship sessions aimed at providing analysts with a broad range from which to select a focus area for their case studies.
OUSRS has an established network of partners with unique interests related to the BRI. Our partners work with us to ideate project delegation, review presentations at the end of term, and deliver keynote sessions in an exclusive, small-group setting. Analysts for each term benefit from the expertise of our partners, as well as the privilege of networking opportunities.
Past speakers include:
Kerry Brown, Professor of Chinese Studies and Director of the Lau China Institute at King’s College Institute
Isabel Hilton, Founder and Senior Advisor of China Dialogue Trust
Calvin Quek, Senior Environmental Specialist at the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
Stephen Olson, Research Fellow at the Hinrich Foundation of Sustainable Trade
Tais Reznikova and Rustam Issakhojayev, CAREC
Stephen Lezak, PhD Candidate at the Scott Polar Research Institute
Rafay Alam, Environmental Lawyer, and founding partner of Saleem, Alam & Company
At the end of every term, analysts from each team culminate their research findings in a presentation which will be delivered in week 9 or 10 to our partner institutions and representatives from key BRI stakeholder industries, ranging from foreign policy to sustainable trade.