Land for Debt

Location: Library & Learning Center Ceremonial Hall 1 and YouTube livestream Starting on 15 June 2022 at 18:00 WU matters. WU talks.
Type Lecture
LanguageEnglish
Organizer WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business) Marketing & Communications

A geopolitical solution to the debt trap?

This event is organized by the Department of Socioeconomics

In 2018, China cancelled a significant portion of Sri Lanka’s debt in return for the long-term lease of a port in a strategically important location. This example of debt-trap diplomacy shows how creditors try to gain both influence and strategically important land. It has generated much interest, both among policy makers and academics. In this talk, we examine how prominent such land-for-debt deals are, which creditor countries pursue them, and why some debtor governments agree to such deals while others reject them.

*Please note: Registration is required if you wish to attend the event in person on Campus WU.

Wearing an FFP2 mask will no longer be required in public areas or at events. For the latter, this also eliminates the need to require a PCR test taken no more than 48 hours previously from all participants in lieu of the FFP2 mask requirement.

You are, of course, welcome to continue to wear masks on a voluntary basis, this is certainly still advisable.

No sign-up is necessary to watch the livestream on YouTube.

As the number of seats in Ceremonial Hall 1 is limited, seating is provided on a first-come-first-served basis.

*Please note: When you click “Confirm registration”, you automatically consent to the collection, processing, and storage of your personal data (first and last name/email address).

The personal data you have provided in this form is required to sign up for the above event and will be used to organize and hold this event (pursuant to Art. 6 [1] item b of the GDPR). In addition, WU processes this data for public relations purposes and for its own marketing purposes, in particular to send you further information about this or similar events and to inform you about other WU offers. The legal basis is WU’s legitimate interests (pursuant to Art. 6 [1] item f of the GDPR). You may withdraw your consent to the use of your data for these purposes at any time. Your data will be deleted three months after the last contact with you, unless legal storage obligations require longer storage. Your personal data will only be passed on to third parties if this is permissible under applicable data protection laws, in particular if it is necessary for the organization of the event, for billing purposes, or for other legal reasons. Further information on the processing of personal data during a visit to the WU website or when accessing content provided under the “wu.ac.at” domain, as well as on your rights as a data subject, can be found in the WU Website Privacy Policy.



Back to overview