The Belt and Road in Global Perspective (BRGP) aims to take stock of the rapidly developing and widely varying changes that are occurring in the wake of China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). It brings scholarly expertise to bear to understand these potentially massive transformations underway across Asia and Eurasia. Our project is part of a burgeoning partnership between the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy (University of Toronto), Nazarbayev University, and National University Singapore. The partnership is designed to develop collaborative, multi-disciplinary research projects that examine the myriad downstream effects of the ambitious BRI.