Events

Environmental Journalist Stops Plans to Dam China's Last Untamed River

October 12, 2004 // 9:00am11:00am
Wang Yongchen, a reporter and producer for China National Radio and founder of Green Earth Volunteers, talks about her efforts to expose the potential environmental damage from the government's proposal to dam China's last wild river.

Active Society in Formation: Environmentalism, Labor and the Underworld in China

May 18, 2004 // 3:30pm5:30pm
Ching Kwan Lee, University of Michigan; Ming Xia, College of Staten Island, CUNY; Guobin Yang, University of Hawaii, Manoa; Commentator: Elizabeth J. Perry, Harvard University

Book Launch:The River Runs Black: The Environmental Challenge to China's Future

May 11, 2004 // 4:00pm5:00pm
Elizabeth Economy offers a history of environmental degradation in China, outlines the wide-reaching impact such problems have on nearly every part of Chinese society, and profiles the challenges facing China in resolving pollution and natural resource problems today.

Challenges Facing China's Response to AIDS

January 13, 2004 // 7:00am8:30am
In New York:David Ho, Director and CEO, Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center; Peter Piot, Director, Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS); Elisabeth Rosenthal, The New York Times, moderatorIn Washington, DC:Bates Gill, Freeman Chair in China Studies, Center for Strategic & International Studies; Sheila Mitchell, Senior VP, Institute for HIV/AIDS, Family Health International; Marwyn Samuels, Founding Chairman, US-China AIDS Foundation

Environmental Equity in China

December 11, 2003 // 11:00pm
Environmental experts from China, Germany, Japan, and the United States explore the myriad issues associated with environmental equity in China.

A Roundtable Discussion with SEPA Minister Xie Zhenhua

December 08, 2003 // 11:00pm
Minister Xie Zhenhua leads a frank discussion about China's environmental challenges, and the role of NGOs, industry, and international assistance in addressing China's growing pollution problems and ecological degradation.

Challenges for Financing Environmental Infrastructure in China

July 30, 2003 // 12:00am
Over the past decade as air, water, and waste problems have grown increasingly serious in China's cities there has been growing pressure on the Chinese government to finance urban environmental protection.

A Land on Fire: The Environmental Consequences of the Southeast Asian Boom

July 10, 2003 // 12:00am
James David Fahn reveals the dark side of prosperity in Southeast Asia generally, and Thailand specifically. He offers sometimes amusing, but more often disturbing, vignettes that chronicle environmental degradation in Southeast Asia.

Harnessing the Waters: Nature Conquest in China's Past and Present

June 27, 2003 // 10:00am11:30am
Perhaps no other issue in China today receives more news media attention than construction of the Three Gorges Dam. Speakers reflect on past legacies, present problems, and future impacts of China's "conquests" over nature.

Air Pollution Challenges in Rural China

April 23, 2003 // 12:00am

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