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Environmental Expert from China to Lecture at ASU

November 28, 2005

MESA, Ariz. — As one of the fastest growing industrialized regions of the world, environmental issues are an increasing concern for China. Professor Ji Ping, visiting professor and environmental policy expert from China, will be lecturing on "Incorporating Sustainability into Chinese Environmental Policy" at Arizona State University's Polytechnic campus at 2 p.m., Dec. 5, and on "Pollution Control of Waterways in Shanghai" at 10 a.m., Dec. 6. Both lectures are in the Center Building, Room 105.

Professor Ji, vice director of policy research, is responsible for developing environmental policy for the Shanghai city government. Prior to accepting the government position, she was the director of the School of Chemical Engineering at Shanghai University of Engineering Science, where she still teaches.

While in the United States, Ji will meet with environmental and sustainability experts in Arizona and California. In addition, Ji will work with faculty in ASU's Environmental Technology Management program on joint research projects and future endeavors.

"We are planning a trip with students to China in 2006 and will work with Ping to help host our visit," says Larry Olson, ASU professor of Environmental Technology Management and host for Ji's visit.

While in Arizona, she will also meet with industry leaders who do business in China, the environmental regulatory community and other ASU professors.

The lectures on Dec. 5 and Dec. 6 are free and open to the public. For more information, contact, Larry Olson at (480) 727-1499.