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Watch The Presentations From The Environment and Food Panel At The "China: Finding Solutions" Conference

Our "Finding Solutions" conference focused on the work of individuals, companies, and NGOs addressing some of China’s most pressing challenges. We had a large and diverse audience participate. 

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ENVIRONMENT AND FOOD
 
Speakers

Lucy Hornby 韩碧如 is deputy bureau chief for the Financial Times in Beijing. She previously covered China for Reuters from Shanghai and Beijing, and has reported from all of China’s provinces and regions (except Macau). Hornby grew up in New Jersey and graduated from Princeton University. She first moved to China in 1995, when she taught for Princeton in Asia in Wuhan, surviving the chills of the Yangtze Valley winter. She speaks Mandarin, French and Spanish.   

 

This video is also available on the USCI YouTube Channel.

Simon Shao is an agricultural expert. Originally from Shandong, he is now based in Los Angeles. He founded Green Pasture International, Inc. to focus on quality forage production and trans-Pacific trade. Green Pasture has two Utah farms, Escalante Ranch and Pelican Lake Farms, with over 5000 acres of irrigated land in total. In addition, the firm manages farms in Inner Mongolia. Shao is co-founder and chair of the China American Educational Foundation and a director of the All-China Federation of Returned Overseas Chinese. He is a former Governor of the Los Angeles County Natural History Museum.

 

This video is also available on the USCI YouTube Channel.

Moderator

An-Min Wu has taught at the USC Spatial Sciences Institute since 2014. Her research integrates environmental sciences and geographic information science. She’s worked on she works closely on the issues of soil erosion, carbon storage and processes on agricultural landscapes, forests and wetlands. She is currently investigating spatial distributions of soil lead from residential households and is looking into the link between soil lead and children’s blood lead level. In addition to her teaching and research, Wu has been a GIS analyst, mapping engineer, and mapping project manager. 

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Events

June 28, 2019 - 6:00pm
Los Angeles, California

The Global Exchange Workshop is a collaborative initiative of USC’s School of Cinematic Arts, Production Division, and the School of Theater, Film & Television at the Communication University of China in Beijing. These 8 new short documentaries were created by teams of students from USC and the Communications University of China in Los Angeles during the Summer of 2019. 

August 19, 2019 - 4:00pm
Los Angeles, California

Please join the USC U.S.-China Institute and Asia Society for a talk with Weijian Shan, one of Asia’s best-known financiers, as he recounts his remarkable personal story of his exile to the Gobi Desert for hard labor at the age of 15 amidst the turmoil of Mao Zedong’s Cultural Revolution.