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Waters, Forests, and Communities in Asia

January 31 – February 2, 2013

With support of the Henry Luce Foundation, Bard College is exploring opportunities for intensive research, experiential education, service learning, and student and faculty exchange partnerships in China, Japan, and South Korea. This conference focuses on how field experiences, cross-university connections, and NGO linkages inform higher education curricula in Asian studies, environmental studies, and other relevant disciplines, across departments, and between the undergraduate and graduate programs.


Faculty, students, and staff from neighboring institutions are invited to join us for a three-day exploration of this question. What are the opportunities for experiential education and East-West partnerships to better link the study of Asia with the natural environment? Case studies focus on water and watershed management, forests, and communities. 

Bard College Speakers

  • Leon Botstein President of the College; Leon Levy Professor in the Arts and Humanities
  • Sanjib Baruah Professor of Political Studies
  • Chris Coggins Professor, Geography and Asian Studies, Bard College at Simon’s Rock
  • Rob Culp Associate Professor of History; Chair, Social Studies Division
  • Richard H. Davis Professor of Religion; Director, Religion Program; Director, Asian Studies Program
  • Eban Goodstein Director, Bard Center for Environmental Policy; Director, Bard MBA in Sustainability
  • Ken Haig Assistant Professor of Political Studies
  • Monique Segarra Assistant Professor of Environmental Policy, Bard Center for Environmental Policy
  • Yuka Suzuki Assistant Professor of Anthropology; Director of Africana Studies
  • Li-Hua Ying Associate Professor of Chinese

International Guest Speakers

  • Yan Min Aung CEP ‘07 Luce Scholar; National Consultant for Environmental Conservation, International Management Group, Burma
  • Minghua Chen Visiting Scholar, Iowa State University; Ph.D. candidate, Environmental Microbiology, Environmental Science and Engineering College, Nanchang University, China
  • T. J. Lah Associate Professor, Public Administration; Director, Institute of Public Affairs, Yonsei University, South Korea
  • Machiko Nishino Professor, Biwako Seikei Sport College; former Head of Integrated Analyses, Lake Biwa Environmental Research Institute, Japan
  • Hu Tao Senior Associate, Institutions and Governance Program, World Resources Institute, China

Regional Guest Speakers

  • Robin Lewis Luce Environmental Studies Postdoctoral Fellow, Hobart and William Smith Colleges
  • Darrin Magee Assistant Professor, Environmental Studies; Director, Asian Environmental Studies Initiative, Hobart and William Smith Colleges
  • Jon Schwartz Section Chief, NYC Department of Environmental Protection
We look forward to welcoming you warmly to the Hudson Valley in January.