Open Seminar: Global and Local Consequences of Airborne Pollution in China
The CAS project "Airborne: Pollution, Climate Change, and Visions of Sustainability in China" welcomes you to its opening seminar. This event requires online registration.
Air pollution in China has profound consequences for economy, international relations, climate, and – not the least – people’s lives. This one-day seminar will gather some of the most renowned and creative scholars working on China’s (air) pollution and its global relevance.
|09:00-09:15||Coffee / Tea|
|09:15-09:45||Welcome and a brief introduction to Airborne||
Vigdis Broch-Due, Scientific Director at Centre for Advanced Study
Mette Halskov Hansen, University of Oslo
"The atmosphere in the anthropocene"
Frode Stordal, University of Oslo
He Yi, Zhejiang University
|10:45-11:00||Coffee / Tea|
"A disaster in slow motion: A history of air pollution in global context"
Short intervention from Airborne researcher
Stephen Mosley, Leeds Beckett University
Rune Svarverud, University of Oslo
"Reflections on the fog and haze politics in China"
Huan Qingzhi, Peking University
Anna Ahlers, University of Oslo
|14:00-14:15||Coffee / Tea|
"Bridging Research Cultures on China’s Environment: A View from the Natural and Applied Sciences"
Short interventions from Airborne researchers
Chris Nielsen, Harvard University
|Mette Halskov Hansen|
|16:30||Refreshments / buffet|
The seminar is organized by the CAS research project Airborne: Pollution, Climate Change, and Visions of Sustainability in China that studies human aspects of air pollution from a variety of academic perspectives. The project involves scholars from anthropology, China studies, media science, political science and chemistry, and from August 2016 the project will be based for one year at the Centre for Advanced Study (CAS), Oslo.
The seminar is our opening event at CAS and we welcome anybody interested in the environment and China’s global influence.
Click here to register for the seminar. The registration deadline is September 5th 2016.
This event takes place at the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters.