New Silk Road: A Global Infrastructure Renaissance
Schiller Institute/NYU Tandon School of Engineering – April 7, 2017
PhD, PE, Professor Emeritus of Civil and Environmental Engineering at San Diego State University. Dr. Chang has provided professional consulting since 1967, has performed extensive research in the area of water resources engineering, has published over 100 refereed papers in journals and conference proceedings, and is the author of several computer models for channel design and river hydraulics as well as the book Fluvial Processes in River Engineering, published by John Wiley & Sons.
Schiller Institute, editor-in-chief of 21st Century Science & Technology. Mr. Ross’s work focuses on the intersection between science, infrastructure, and economics, studying the non-scalar and non-local economic value of scientific discovery and infrastructure platforms. He is a co-author of the in-depth report The New Silk Road Becomes the World Land-Bridge and an activist engaged in orienting U.S. economic policy towards long-term investments in science and infrastructure.
International Director and Acting Spokesman of the Board of Directors of the International Executive Committee for the Study of the Kra Canal Project in Bangkok, Thailand. Mr. Tanapura has been working on the Kra Canal project across Thailand for over 30 years, organizing conferences drawing such participants as the Thai Minister of Transport and Communications, the Global Infrastructure Fund of Japan, advisors to the governments of Indonesia and Malaysia, and American scientists and engineers.
Q & A session 1
First discussion period from “The New Silk Road: A Global Engineering Renaissance,” a conference hosted by NYU Tandon School of Engineering and the Schiller Institute on April 7, 2017.
PE, Executive Vice President and Director of Construction Management at M&J Engineering. Mr. Pozotrigo is a highly respected chief construction manager who has served on some of the largest NYSDOT projects in New York City, totalling over $650 million, including the Alexander Hamilton Bridge Rehabilitation Project, the reconstruction of FDR Drive, and work on 9A. He is the immediate past president of the ASCE Metropolitan Section, and a member of the advisory committee for New York City Technical College.
The V.P. of Government Relations & Trade at The Eurasia Center, and Enterprise Asset Management Business Lead for the New York MTA. He is certified in PMP, Prince2 and ITIL to lead global transformation initiatives, specifically where complex assets require sustainability for a >50-year lifespan. Mr. Trifan is a frequent international speaker on the subject of the New Silk Road, and holds memberships with CLM (Council of Logistics Management), APICS (American Production and Inventory Control Society), and the Institute of Asset Management (IAM), and is a Greenbelt in the Six Sigma and 5S disciplines.
PhD, PE, Chairman, Freight Transport Advisory Board, Seattle, Washington. Dr. Cooper is a specialist in railroad transportation, with an emphasis on coal transport and intermodal freight. His work on commuter light rail, freight rail, and high-speed rail has included energy requirement analyses for electrified rail. The author of over 150 articles, Dr. Cooper has spoken internationally on proposals for rail across the American continents, including a rail connection across the Bering Strait.
Q & A session 2
Final discussion period from “The New Silk Road: A Global Engineering Renaissance,” a conference hosted by NYU Tandon School of Engineering and the Schiller Institute on April 7, 2017.