Interviews with Dai Qing

Student seminar with Dai Qing, China’s leading environmentalist

(November 3, 2010) The Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS) is pleased to offer UVic students a special meeting with China’s leading environmental activist and author, Dai Qing.

The UVic Student Seminar with Dai Qing will allow students to speak directly with Ms. Dai about her fight against the controversial Three Gorges Dam, and her ongoing battle to safeguard Beijing’s dwindling water supplies. This is your chance to ask questions about the key environmental and political issues shaping the world’s second biggest economy, China, from someone at the forefront of that change.

UVic Student Seminar with Chinese activist and environmentalist, Dai Qing

When: Thursday, November 4th, 2:30 to 4pm

Where: MacLaurin Building, Room D016 at UVic

This rare opportunity for a private conversation with Dai Qing comes before her public lecture at UVic on the evening of November 8, 2010, 7:30 to 9pm in the Fraser (Law) Building, Room 159.

For more information, please visit the PICS website at: http://www.pics.uvic.ca/events.php

Bio Information: Dai Qing has gained worldwide recognition as a fearless social and environmental activist in China – most notably fighting against the world’s largest hydroelectric project, the Three Gorges Dam. Ms. Dai’s book criticising the project, Yangtze! Yangtze!, earned her 10 months in a maximum-security prison after the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989. Prior to her call to activism, she worked as a missile technician and intelligence agent. Today Ms. Dai resides in Beijing where she continues to write journals, books and articles in her ongoing fight for fight for human rights, democracy and environmental causes.

University of Victoria

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