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Fallows and Schell - China's Looming Environmental Crisis

Complete video at: Atlantic Monthly National Correspondent James Fallows discusses China's growing impact on the global environment, in a conversation with author and China expert Orville Schell. ----- "A Year in Shanghai" with James Fallows and Orville Schell in discussion at the 2007 Aspen Ideas Festival. Some of the most inspired and provocative thinkers, writers, artists, business people, teachers and other leaders drawn from myriad fields and from across the country and around the world all gathered in a single place - to teach, speak, lead, question, and answer at the 2006 Aspen Ideas Festival. Throughout the week, they all interacted with an audience of thoughtful people who stepped back from their day-to-day routines to delve deeply into a world of ideas, thought, and discussion. James Fallows is The Atlantic Monthly's National Correspondent, and has worked for the magazine for more than twenty years. His previous books include Breaking the news: How the Media Undermine American Democracy, Looking at the Sun, More Like Us and National Defense, which won the American Book Award for non-fiction. His article about the consequences of victory in Iraq, The Fifty First State?, won the 2003 National Magazine Award. Mr. Fallows has been an editor for the Washington Monthly and Texas Monthly magazines, and a columnist for the Industry Standard. He writes frequently for Slate and the New York Review of Books and is chairman of the board of the New America Foundation. He has worked on a software-design team at Microsoft and as chief speechwriter for President Jimmy Carter. He and his wife live in Washington DC. The author of 14 books, 10 of them on China, Orville Schell has been the Dean of the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley for the past decade and a frequent contributor to such publications as The New York Review of Books, Time, Foreign Affairs, Wired, The New Yorker and Harper?s Magazine. Born in New York, Schell is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Harvard University in Far Eastern History, and was an exchange student at National Taiwan University, in the 1960s. He did graduate work at the University of California, Berkeley, in Chinese History, worked for the Ford Foundation in Indonesia, and covered the war in Indochina as a journalist, writing for such magazines as The Atlantic Monthly and The New Republic.
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