2007-2008 Seminar Schedule

The China Project hosts a long-running interdisciplinary seminar series, with talks by both external and internal researchers. Seminars are usually held at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) and are open to the public.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007
"Environmental and Safety Costs of Urban Transport Modes in China"
WANG Rui, Ph.D. candidate, Kennedy School of Government

Friday, October 12, 2007
"The Economic Value of Air-Pollution-Related Health Risks in Chengdu, China"
James K. HAMMITT, Professor, Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health

Friday, November 9, 2007
“Impact of Rapid Environmental Changes on Climate in China: An Overview of EAST-AIRE (East Asian Study of Tropospheric Aerosols – an International Regional Experiment)”
LI Zhanqing, Department of Atmospheric and Ocean Science, University of Maryland

Friday, February 8, 2008 
"China Climate Policy and Opportunities for Engagement"
Deborah SELIGSOHN, Director, China Program, Climate Energy & Pollution Program, World Resources Institute

Thursday, February 14, 2008
"Understanding Emissions of Nitrogen Oxides from China Using Satellite Observations"
WANG Yuxuan, Research Associate, Harvard SEAS and Harvard China Project

Tuesday, March 18, 2008
“Smart Growth with Chinese Characteristics: Transportation/Land Use Integration in Urban China”
Randall CRANE, Professor of Urban Planning and Associate Director, Institute of Transportation Studies, Department of Urban Planning, School of Public Affairs, UCLA

Tuesday, March 25, 2008 (at School of Economics and Management, Tsinghua University, Beijing); Friday, March 28, 2008 (at College of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Peking University, Beijing); Thursday, April 17, 2008 (at Harvard Asia Center, Cambridge)
“Reconciling China’s Economic Growth with Control of Air Pollution and Carbon Emissions.”
Chris P. NIELSEN, Executive Director, China Project; WANG Yuxuan, Research Associate in Atmospheric Chemistry, Harvard SEAS; and Mun S. HO, Visiting Fellow in Economics, Harvard Institute for Quantitative Social Science

Friday, May 2, 2008
"Understanding China's Air Quality and Carbon Emissions ... or Not"
Chris P. NIELSEN, Executive Director, China Project
Panel on Public Health and the Environment, Harvard University Asia Center 10th Anniversary Symposium, held at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Cambridge

Thursday, May 8, 2008, 4:00 PM
"One Country, Two Systems, One Environment: Environmental Cooperation Between Hong Kong and Guangdong"
Yok-Shiu F. LEE, Professor, Department of Geography, Hong Kong University, and Carlos Wing-Hung LO, Professor, Department of Management and Marketing, Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Co-sponsored by Harvard China Project (SEAS), East Asian Legal Studies Program (HLS) and Taubman Center for State and Local Government (HKS)

Thursday, May 15, 2008, 4:00 PM
"Environmental Regulatory Enforcement in China: Changes in Regulatory Enforcement Styles Among Enforcement Officials in Guangzhou"
Carlos Wing-Hung LO, Professor, Department of Management and Marketing, Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Co-sponsored by Harvard China Project (SEAS), East Asian Legal Studies Program (HLS) and Taubman Center for State and Local Government (HKS)