Dr Katarina Zakić, IIPE research fellow, delievered a lecture for students and professors of the Faculty of Business and Economics in Oman. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Modern College of Business and Science, within which this faculty operates, organised a series of webinars in which international experts have participated. The topic of Dr Zakić’s lecture was “Perspectives and challenges of the Belt and Road Initiative: The case studies of Oman and the Balkan countries”.