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China and Climate Change Policy: A Panel Discussion

Feb 27, 2013 · 4:30 p.m.– 6:00 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Bowl 1


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Panelists include:

Robert Keohane, Professor of Public and International Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School
Tong Zhu, Visiting Research Scholar, Woodrow Wilson School. Global Scholar
Denise Mauzerall, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Public and International Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School

Moderated by Thomas Christensen, William P. Boswell Professor of World Politics of Peace and War and Professor of Public and International Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School

Robert O. Keohane is Professor of International Affairs, Princeton University. He is the author of After Hegemony: Cooperation and Discord in the World Political Economy (1984) and Power and Governance in a Partially Globalized World (2002). He is co-author (with Joseph S. Nye, Jr.) of Power and Interdependence (third edition 2001), and (with Gary King and Sidney Verba) of Designing Social Inquiry (1994). He has served as the editor of the journal International Organization and as president of the International Studies Association and the American Political Science Association. He won the Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order, 1989, and the Johan Skytte Prize in Political Science, 2005. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, and the National Academy of Sciences. He has received honorary degrees from the University of Aarhus, Denmark, and Science Po in Paris, and is the Harold Lasswell Fellow (2007-08) of the American Academy of Political and Social Science.

Dr. Tong Zhu is a world leading researcher on the impact of air pollution on public health, the mechanisms of atmospheric chemistry. His research spans the study how transportation systems and public policies affect air quality of megacities to the surface of fine particles and atmospheric chemistry over the Tibetan Plateau. Tong Zhu directs the Center for Environment and Health and is the Cheung Kong Chair Professor in the College of Environmental Sciences and Engineering (CESE) at Peking University where he teaches graduate and undergraduate courses on environmental sciences.  At Princeton, he is a Tung Global Scholar who will focus his research and teaching on the impacts of air pollution on health in China and the effects on climate throught the Program in Science, Technology and Environmental Policy at the Woodrow Wilson School

Denise Mauzerall is a professor of environmental engineering and international affairs at Princeton University with a position held jointly between the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. She directs the PhD program in the Science, Technology and Environmental Policy program at the Woodrow Wilson School.  Mauzerall’s research program explores linkages between air pollution, health, energy, and climate change. 

Thomas J. Christensen is the William P. Boswell Professor of World Politics of Peace and War and Director of the China and the World Program at Princeton University. From 2006-2008 he served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs with responsibility for relations with China, Taiwan, and Mongolia. His research and teaching focus on China’s foreign relations, the international relations of East Asia, and international security. Before arriving at Princeton in 2003, he taught at Cornell University and MIT. He received his B.A. from Haverford College, M.A. in International Relations from the University of Pennsylvania, and Ph.D. in Political Science from Columbia University. Professor Christensen has served on the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations and as co-editor of the International History and Politics series at Princeton University Press. He is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a Non-Resident Senior Scholar at the Brookings Institution. In 2002 he was presented with a Distinguished Public Service Award by the United States Department of State.

Free and open to the public.  This talk is sponsored by:

Communicating Uncertainty: Science, Institutions, and Ethics in the Politics of Global Climate Change (PIIRS)

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the Princeton-Harvard China and the World Program of the Woodrow Wilson School whose mission is to encourage research on China’s foreign relations and China within the international relations context. .