Event Details

Date

Wednesday, Feb 20, 2019

Time

12:15 pm

Venue

LBJ School of Public Affairs, SRH 3.122

Hydropolitics in China: Water Conflict, Development, and Sustainability in a Rising Power

Hydropolitics in China: Water Conflict, Development, and Sustainability in a Rising Power

Wednesday, Feb 20, 2019 12:15 pm   |  LBJ School of Public Affairs, SRH 3.122

The Strauss Center welcomes Scott Moore, The Director of the Penn Global China Program at the University of Pennsylvania, for a talk on "Hydropolitics in China: Water Conflict, Development, and Sustainability in a Rising Power." Drawing on Moore's new book, Subnational Hydropolitics, this talk will explore the role that water has played in Chinese politics, its rapid economic growth, and its struggle to make its development sustainable. It will also discuss new and old tensions between China and its neighbors over shared water resources, and the role that conflict over water might play in China‚Äôs rise. This is part of the Brumley Speaker Series.

Biography

Scott Moore is a scholar and policymaker focused on environmental issues, especially water resources, climate change, and oceans. His research and commentary on these issues has appeared in Nature, Foreign Affairs, and The New York Times. His work experience includes the U.S. State Department, where he led U.S. - China cooperation on climate change and ocean conservation, and the World Bank, where he led water sector institutional reform and financing projects as a Young Professional. He holds an undergraduate degree from Princeton, and a master's and doctoral degrees from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. He currently serves as the Director of the Penn Global China Program at the University of Pennsylvania.

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