Sigur Center Lecture Series: China's Environmental Realities and Policy Responses

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April 22, 2021
Subject Fields: 
Environmental History / Studies, Political Science, Political History / Studies, Public Policy, Chinese History / Studies

For years, US popular media outlets have portrayed the environment in China as an unmitigated disaster: floods caused by clear cutting forests, soil contaminated by heavy metals, a shrinking water table, and urban air pollution so dangerous that it poses severe health risks. Much less attention has been given to massive efforts undertaken by the government of PRC President Xi Jinping in the last decade to attack these problems. Join us on Earth Day, April 22, for the third edition of our 2021 Sigur Center Lecture Series on environmental realities in contemporary China with Jennifer Turner of the Wilson Center and Dr. Judy Shapiro of American University. Following a discussion moderated by GW Professor Robert Shepherd, the panelists will then turn to an audience Q&A session.

The webinar begins at 12 PM EST on Thursday, April 22. Check your local time by selecting the event date and your time zone. Registered guests will receive an email with instructions for joining WebEx prior to the event.

Registration closes at 12:00 PM EST on Wednesday, April 21. This event is on the record, open to the public, and will be recorded. Media inquiries must be sent to in advance. If you need specific accommodations, please contact with at least 3 bcusiness days' notice.

This event is free, open to the public, and will be recorded. @GWUSigurCenter

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