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Riley Institute presents conference about China’s environmental crisis

Last updated September 18, 2014

By Tina Underwood

ChinaConference2014sizedThe Riley Institute at Furman and the Furman University Department of Asian Studies will present a national conference on the environmental crisis in China Monday, Sept. 22 at 7 p.m., and Tuesday, Sept. 23 at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. in the Younts Conference Center on the Furman campus.

“China’s Environmental Crisis: Is There A Way Out?” is free and open to the public. No registration is required. The symposium, part of Furman’s Cultural Life Program, is presented with support from the Luce Initiative on Asian Studies and the Environment, the Furman Department of Political Science, and the Shi Center for Sustainability.

Session and panel topics include:

“China’s Environmental Choke Points”
“Moving Forward: National Priorities and Grassroots Responses,” a panel addressing reforestation and lessons from the anti-dam protests at Pubugou
“Saving China’s Environment: Give Power to the People”

Featured speakers are:

Jennifer Turner, PhD, Director, China Environment Forum, Woodrow Wilson Center
Stevan Harrell, PhD, Professor, Department of Anthropology and School of Environmental and Forest Sciences, University of Washington
Andrew Mertha, PhD, Professor of Government and Director of the China and Asia Pacific Studies Program, Cornell University
Patricia Adams, economist and Executive Director of Probe International, an independent think-tank and environmental watchdog

For more information about the symposium and for speaker bios, visit this link.

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