2009-2010 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, September 24, 2009, 3:30 PM
"China’s SO2 Mitigation at Coal Power Plants in the 11th Five Year Plan"
XU Yuan, Ph.D. candidate, Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University

Thursday, October 8, 2009, 3:30 PM
"Does China Need to Reconsider its Development Strategy for the Coal Power Sector?"
XUAN Xiaowei, Postdoctoral Fellow, Fletcher School, Tufts University; Associate Researcher, Development Research Center of the State Council, China

Thursday, November 12, 2009, 3:30 PM
“Soil Acidification in China: Is Controlling SO2 Emissions Enough?”
ZHAO Yu, Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard China Project

Thursday, November 19, 2009, 3:30 PM
"Our Recent Research in Building Energy Efficiency"
ZHANG Yinping, Professor and Director, Institute of the Built Environment, School of Architecture, Tsinghua University 

Thursday, January 21, 2010, 3:30 PM
"Impacts of Present and Potential Future Aerosols from China on Air Quality, Premature Mortality and Climate Change"
Denise MAUZERALL, Associate Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University

Thursday, February 25, 2010, 3:30 PM
“Regional Air Pollution Control in China: An Institutional and Economic Perspective”
WU Jian, Associate Professor, School of Environment and Natural Resources, Renmin University; visiting scholar, Harvard China Project

Thursday, March 11, 2010, 3:30 PM
"Modeling Private Car Ownership in China: Investigating the Impact of Urban Form across Mega-cities"
LI Jieping, Transportation Planner, Central Transportation Planning Staff, Boston Region Metropolitan Planning Organization; former visiting scholar, Harvard China Project

Sunday, March 20, 2010, 9:00 AM
"Recent Results in Planetary Sciences, Atmospheric Chemistry, Climate and Energy Policy"
Special session on China during a symposium celebrating the academic contributions of Michael McElroy, Gilbert Butler Professor of Environmental Studies
J. William MUNGER, Chris P. NIELSEN, LIN Jintai, ZHAO Yu, LEI Yu, and LU Xi, Harvard China Project

HAO Jiming, WANG Yuxuan, and WANG Shuxiao, Department of Environmental Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University

Co-Sponsored by the Harvard University Center for the Environment and the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Tuesday, April 13, 2010, 12:00 PM
"Traffic Problems, Challenges and Integrated Solutions under Rapid Urbanization in China"
LU Huapu, Professor, Institute of Transportation Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering, Tsinghua University

Thursday, April 29, 2010, 2:30 PM
"Financing the Transition to a Low Carbon and Climate Resilient Society"
Yannick GLEMAREC, UNDP/GEF Executive Coordinator and UNDP Director of Environmental Finance, United Nations Development Programme

Thursday, May 13, 2010, 3:30 PM
"Well-to-Wheel Analysis of China’s Fuel/Vehicle Alternatives for 2020"
Weijian HAN, Ford Motor Company