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April 14, 2011

Developing Global Sustainability - U.S./China Partnerships

May 20-21, 2011
Organized by faculty from the Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise, the Graham Environmental Sustainability Institute, the Michigan Memorial Energy Institute, the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute, the UM/PKU Joint Institute and the UM/SJTU Joint Institute, the Center for Chinese Studies, and OVPR.

POSTER COMPETITION - ABSTRACTS ARE DUE APRIL 22, 2011

Click here for more information on the poster competition as well as registration.

Program

The meeting will begin on Friday, May 20, 2011 at 9 a.m. with welcome remarks, followed by the first plenary address. The second half of the morning will consist of concurrent sessions on the three conference themes of energy, transportation and water. Following lunch, concurrent sessions will continue through the end of the afternoon.

A banquet will be held on Friday evening followed by an event focused on the cross-cultural challenges of communicating about sustainability.

On Saturday, May 21, a plenary address will take place at 9:30 a.m. The second half of the morning will consist of concurrent sessions on the three conference themes of energy, transportation and water. Following lunch, additional sessions will held. Final remarks for the all participants are scheduled for mid-afternoon.

PLENARY SESSIONS

OPENING PLENARY: DEVELOPING GLOBAL SUSTAINABILITY - CHINA/U.S. PARTNERSHIPS

Xia Guang, Director
Policy Research Center for Environmental Economy
Ministry of Environmental Protection
Beijing, China

David Sandalow, Assistant Secretary for Policy and International Affairs
U.S. Department of Energy
Washington, D.C. US

OPENING PLENARY PANEL: DEVELOPING GLOBAL SUSTAINABILITY - CHINA/U.S. PARTNERSHIPS

Xia Guang, Director
Policy Research Center for Environmental Economy
Ministry of Environmental Protection
Beijing, China

Jun Ma, Director
Institute of Public and Environmental Affairs
Beijing, China

Neil Hawkins, Vice President of Sustainability and Environment, Health and Safety
The Dow Chemical Company
Midland, MI US

David Sandalow, Assistant Secretary for Policy and International Affairs
U.S. Department of Energy
Washington, D.C. US

PLENARY: INFORMATION CHANGES EVERYTHING - INFORMING THE PUBLIC ABOUT THEIR SUSTAINABILITY CHOICES

Craig Cox, Senior Vice President
The Environmental Working Group
Ames, IA US

Jun Ma, Director
Institute of Public and Environmental Affairs
Beijing, China

PLENARY: CULTURE DRIVES DEMANDS - STEPS TOWARD A SUSTAINABLE PACIFIC RIM

Yasheng Huang, Professor of International Management
International Program Professorship in Chinese Economy and Business
MIT Sloan School of Management
Cambridge, MA US

David E. Nye, Professor and Chair
Center for American Studies
University of Southern Denmark
Odense, Denmark

DISCUSSANT: Irving T. Salmeen, Research Scientist
Center for the Study of Complex Systems
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI US


TOPICAL SESSIONS

Clean Vehicles for Tomorrow's Transportation

Dennis Assanis, Professor and Director
Michigan Memorial Phoenix Energy Institute
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI US

Christopher Grundler, Deputy Director
Environmental Protection Agency
National Vehicle and Fuel Emissions Laboratory
Ann Arbor, MI US

Huang Zhen, Vice President
Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Shanghai, China

Building for Sustainability: Strategies of Better Living

Mark Levine, Director
Environmental Energy Technologies Division
Founder, China Energy Group
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA US

William Jackson, Research and Development Leader
The Dow Chemical Company
Midland, MI US

Da Yan, Associate Professor
Tsinghua University
Beijing, China

Strategies for Sustainable Transportation: The Role of National Policy

Robert L. Bertini, Deputy Administrator
Director, Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office
Research and Innovative Technology Administration
U.S. Department of Transportation
Washington, D.C. US

Feng Fei, Director-General
Department of Industrial Economics Research
Development Research Center
The State Council of the People's Republic of China
Beijing, China

Peter F. Sweatman, Director
Transportation Research Institute
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI US

Coal-Based Options for Energy Generation: Strategies for the Next Thirty Years

Ningsheng Cai, Professor
Department of Thermal Engineering
Tsinghua University
Beijing, China

Jerald J. Fletcher, Director
Natural Resources Analysis Center
West Virginia University
Morgantown, WV US

Robert H. Williams, Senior Research Scientist
Princeton Environmental Institute
Princeton University
Princeton, NJ US

Integrated Water Systems - From Watershed to the Tap

Ximing Cai, Vent T. Chow Faculty Scholar and Associate Professor
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Urbana, IL US

Chunmiao Zheng, Professor
Department of Geological Sciences
University of Alabama
Chair Professor of Water Resources
Peking University
Peking, China

Use of Waterfootprinting and Other Stewardship Tools to Enable Policy

Peter Adriaens, Professor
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI US

J. Paul Ganter, Co-Founder and Director
Circle of Blue
Traverse City, MI US

Wendy Larson, Senior Scientist
Limno-Tech, Inc.
Ann Arbor, MI US

John T. Peichel, Global Product Manager
GE Water & Process Technologies
Minnetonka, MN US

Guoping Zhang, Project Manager
Water Footprint Network
c/o University of Twente
The Netherlands

Delivering on the Promise of Sustainability - The Challenge for 21st Century Business

Xiangli Chen, General Manager
GE China Technology Center
Shanghai, China

Xiaojian You, Chair
China Social Innovation Foundation
Senior Manager, Center for Sustainable Global Enterprise
Johnson School of Management, Cornell University
Ithaca, NY US

Gabe Wing, Manager
Design for the Environment
Environmental Health and Safety
Herman Miller, Inc.

Yumei Dong, Division Chief of Development
Beijing Central Business District Administration Committee
Beijing, China

Power and Water? Competitive Needs from our Dams

Wang Hao, Director
Water Resources Research Center
China Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Research
Beijing, China

Patricia Mulroy, General Manager
Las Vegas Valley Water District
Southern Nevada Water Authority
Las Vegas, NV US

The Role of Safety in Sustainable Transportation

Qiu Shaobo, Technical Director
Vehicle Safety
China FAW Group Corporation
China

Wei Zhang, Professor of Industrial Engineering
Tsinghua University
Beijing, China

Jim Noble, Line of Business Director - Motor Fleet
Zurich Services Corporation
Schaumburg, IL US

Michael Sivak, Director
Human Factors Group
Transportation Research Institute
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI US

Pollution Control – Progress in China and the United States

Shu Tao, Professor
College of Urban and Environmental Sciences
Peking University

Posted by zzhu at April 14, 2011 02:57 PM