2008-2009 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.

Thursday, August 28, 2008, 3:30 PM
"Survey of Health Risks, Travel Behavior, and Land Use in Chengdu: Report on the Sampling Design"
SHEN Mingming, Professor and Director, Research Center for Contemporary China, Peking University

Thursday, October 9, 2008, 3:30 PM
"Summer Air Quality in Beijing: Variations of Ozone and Carbon Monoxide"
WANG Yuxuan, Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University

Thursday, October 23, 2008, 3:30 PM
“Primary Air Pollutant Emissions of Coal-Fired Power Plants in China: Current Status and Future Prediction”
ZHAO Yu, Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard China Project

Thursday, November 6, 2008, 3:30 PM 
"Accelerating Resource Consumption despite Decelerating Population Growth: The Hidden Role of Household Proliferation in China"
LIU Jianguo (Jack), Professor, Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Michigan State University
Sponsored by the Harvard China Project (SEAS) and co-sponsored by the Sustainability Science Program (HKS)

Thursday, November 20, 2008, 3:30 PM 
"Costly Blackouts in China: Measuring Productivity and Environmental Effects of Electricity Shortages"
WANG Qiong (Juliana), doctoral student, School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Yale University

Thursday, January 22, 3:30 PM
“Emissions of Anthropogenic Primary Particulate Matter in China: A Technology-Based Analysis”
LEI Yu, Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard China Project

Thursday, February 19, 2009, 3:30 PM
“Water Pollution and Digestive Cancers in China”
Avraham EBENSTEIN, Robert Wood Johnson Scholar in Health Policy, Harvard University

Thursday, March 5, 2009, 3:30 PM
"Technology Acquisition and Innovation in the Developing World: The Case of Wind Turbine Development in China"
Joanna LEWIS, Assistant Professor, Science, Technology and International Affairs, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University

Thursday, March 12, 2009, 3:30 PM
"The Allocation of Pollutant Emission Reductions in China's Five Year Plans"
ZHU Xufeng, Visiting Scholar, Harvard-Yenching Institute; Associate Professor, Zhou Enlai School of Government, Nankai University

Sponsored by the Harvard China Project (SEAS) and co-sponsored by the Harvard-Yenching Institute

Thursday, April 9, 2009, 4:00 PM 
"A Scenario Approach to Analyzing China's Energy Future: Results from CERA's Feeding the Dragon Study"
Xizhou ZHOU and Edward YOUNG, Cambridge Energy Research Associates

Wednesday, April 22, 2009, 2:00-5:00 PM
"China Learning Workshop: Resources and Technology for Spatial Studies of China"
Chris NIELSEN, Harvard China Project; Merrick Lex BERMAN, China Historical GIS, Harvard Center for Geographical Analysis and Fairbank Center; Bonnie BURNS, Harvard Geospatial Library; BAO Shuming, China Data Center, University of Michigan

Co-sponsored by the Harvard Center for Geographical Analysis, Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies (FAS), Harvard College Library Map Collection, China Data Center, University of Michigan, and the Harvard China Project (SEAS)

Thursday, May 14, 2009, 3:30 PM
"Environmental Complaints in China 1992-2006: A Provincial-Level Analysis"
Martin DIMITROV, Assistant Professor, Department of Government, Dartmouth College