China’s Environmental Dangers to be Discussed by Woodrow Wilson Fellow

Filmmaker, journalist and professor Dr. Lee Feigon, a Woodrow Wilson Scholar, will share some of his work revolving around environmental issues in China at a free, public lecture at Duquesne University.

Feigon, a research associate at the Center for East Asian Studies of the University of Chicago, will address China's Environmental Problems and the Dangers They Pose to the World, at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 16, in Duquesne's PNC Recital Hall.

"Dr. Feigon has a remarkable range of accomplishments, both in academia and in the private sector. Perhaps most importantly for Pittsburgh-which has remade itself as a green city from its industrial beginnings-he is an expert in the environment and a leader in global sustainability issues," said Dr. Kathleen Glenister Roberts, director of Duquesne's Honors College, who coordinated Feigon's weeklong residency through the Council of Independent Colleges.

"He has addressed these concerns in inspiring ways: as a CEO, a professor, an author, a filmmaker. In his lecture he's certain to embody the main reason we wanted to bring him to Duquesne: he gives a glimpse of what's possible when one is smart, committed and passionate," Roberts said.

The University's first Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow, Feigon will meet formally and informally with faculty and students from a variety of departments and organizations throughout the week. Feigon also bridges academic and nonacademic sectors, Roberts said.

"It's a great opportunity for students, faculty and the public to expand their awareness of environmental problems as well as novel solutions."

For more information on Feigon and his residency, visit the Honors College website.

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