About the Event
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 EDT on Thursday, April 22. Registered guests will receive an email with instructions for joining WebEx prior to the event.