Visiting professor at Binghamton University to discuss the greening of Asia
Kenneth Koon Kwai Wong, visiting professor of Asian Studies at Binghamton University, will explore globalization and environmental transformation, with particular reference to Chinese and Asian cities, in a public lecture at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 12, in room AAG 007 of the Academic A building on the Binghamton University campus. The lecture, titled "The Greening of the Chinese Mind: Environmental Awareness and the Emergence of NGOs in China," is free and open to the public.
Wong holds the position of Associate Head and Associate Professor in the Geography Department at Hong Kong Baptist University. He will teach at Binghamton University for a one-year period. No stranger to upstate New York, Wong received his master’s degree from Syracuse University in geography and his doctorate from the College of Environmental Science and Forestry at the State University of New York at Syracuse College in 1989.
While his research interests fall within broad areas of environmental concerns, Wong’s special focus is on the human and policy dimensions of sustainable development, human adjustments to natural hazards, urban green space, environmental values, concerns and perceptions, and environmental education. His most recent focus has been towards cross-cultural analysis of environmental issues and on the relationship between globalization and environmental transformation, with particular reference to Chinese and Asian cities.
For more information, contact Fran Goldman, assistant to the director of the Asian and Asian American Studies Program at 777-4938.