Environment Across the Pacific
Last fall’s 15th annual Environmental Affairs Symposium, titled Environmental Entanglements Across the Pacific, combined two of Lewis & Clark’s interdisciplinary programs: Environmental Studies and East Asian Studies. The symposium explored diverse themes in environmentalism in the contexts of both the United States and various East Asian countries. Topics ranged from the political economy of iPhones, to the geology of the Pacific Rim, to the dynamic interplay between religious and environmental narratives.
Guest speakers included Zhao Zhong, founder of the NGO Green Camel Bell and Time’s 2009 “Hero of the Environment,” and Brett Walker, regents professor of history at Montana State University.