China Pollution

China’s environmental crisis: Is there a way out?

China’s environmental crisis is the subject of an upcoming international symposium later this month, presented by the Riley Institute at Furman University and the Furman Department of Asian Studies. Probe International’s Patricia Adams will give the closing address on “Saving China’s Environment: Give Power to the People”.

National Conferences

International Symposium
China’s Environmental Crisis: Is There A Way Out?

September 22 at 7 p.m.
September 23 at 5 p.m. & 7 p.m.

All events will be held in Shaw Hall, Younts Conference Center, Furman University

To view all the speaker biographies, click here.

Monday, September 22:

7 p.m.   Opening Address 

China’s Environmental Choke Points
Jennifer Turner, Ph.D. (bio), Director, China Environment Forum, Woodrow Wilson Center

Tuesday, September 23

 5 p.m.  Panel Discussion: Moving Forward: National Priorities and Grassroots Responses

Moderated by: Katherine Palmer Kaup, Ph.D., James B. Duke Professor of Asian Studies and Political Science

Missed Opportunities: Reforestation at the Local Level
Stevan Harrell, Ph.D. (bio), Professor of Anthropology, and of Environmental and Forest Sciences at the University of Washington

Success is Not an Option: Lessons from the Anti-Dam Protests at Pubugou
Andrew Mertha, Ph.D. (bio), Professor of Government, specializing in Chinese and Cambodian politics, Cornell University

6:15 – 6:45 p.m.  Reception for all guests

7 p.m.   Closing Address 

Saving China’s Environment: Give Power to the People
Patricia Adams (bio), economist and the Executive Director of Probe International, an independent think-tank and watchdog over the environmental consequences of Canadian government and corporate activities around the world.

This conference is presented by the Riley Institute at Furman and the Furman Department of Asian Studies,
with support from the Luce Initiative on Asian Studies and the Environment,
the Furman Department of Political Science, and the Shi Center for Sustainability

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