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Environment Across the Pacific

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    Students and faculty from East Asian Studies and Environ- mental Studies mingled with alumni at the Lan Su Chinese Garden in downtown Portland on October 16. The event was part of the Environmental Affairs Symposium and included a display of research posters and a live gamelan performance.
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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.

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