Stanford University School of Earth Science

Energy & Environment Public Lecture Series

Made in China

Sponsored by the Stanford School of Earth Sciences and the Woods Institute for the Environment


Lecture 1

Ted C. Fishman, author of China, Inc.
December 4, 2006
Memorial Auditorium
7:00 pm

The rate and magnitude of China's emergence as a world power is unprecedented, and its rapid growth has global implications. Please join us for this keynote lecture by Ted C. Fishman, author of China, Inc., who will talk about how China is changing, and how China is changing the world.

View Ted Fishman's talk (requires Quicktime)


Lecture 2

Made in China: Energy and Resources

January 23, 2007

Kresge Auditorium

7:00 pm


Following the keynote lecture by Ted Fishman, author of China, Inc., this year's Energy and Environment Public Lecture Series, MADE IN CHINA, continues with talks by Professor Tony Kovscek of the School of Earth Sciences Department of Energy Resources Engineering, and David Menzie, Chief of the Mineral Information Team's International Minerals Section, a component of the USGS Mineral Resources Program. Speakers will evaluate China's current demand for energy and mineral resources, and how these needs affect the price and availability of commodities throughout the world.


View David Menzie's talk (requires Quicktime)   |   Lecture Slides (PDF)


View Professor Tony Kovscek's talk (requires Quicktime)   |   Lecture Slides (PDF)



Lecture 3

Made in China: Urbanization and Land Use

February 13, 2007

Kresge Auditorium

7:00 pm


The series continues with talks by Professor Emeritus Gary Ernst and Assistant Professor Karen Seto of the Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences, and Christine Tam, Project Director of the Natural Capital Project. Speakers will characterize the modern topography of China and the geologic reasons for that topograpy, how it has influenced China's development, and the environmental consequences of the unprecedented growth of cities in China and other land use.


View Gary Ernst's talk (requires Quicktime)  |  Lecture slides (PDF)


View Karen Seto's talk (Quicktime)  |  Lecture Slides (PDF)


View Christine Tam's talk (Quicktime)  |  Lecture slides (PDF)


Question and Answer period (Quicktime)


Lecture 4

Made in China: Food Production and the Scarcity of Water

March 6, 2007

Kresge Auditorium

7:00 pm


The series concludes with talks by Professors Wally Falcon and Scott Rozelle of the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, and Professor John Milliman of the College of William and Mary's Virgina Institute of Marine Science. China must feed its 1.3 billion people, an ever more challenging undertaking given the impact of urbanization on the amount of arable land. With the added multiple demands on water, China's resource scarcity issues are having a dramatic impact, both domestically and worldwide.


View John Milliman's talk (requires Quicktime)  |  Lecture Slides (PDF)


View Wally Falcon's talk (Quicktime)  |  Lecture Slides (PDF)


View Scott Rozelle's talk (Quicktime)  |  Lecture Slides (PDF)


Question and Answer period (Quicktime)

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