One of the most eye-opening elements of my fall semester at Duke Kunshan University was the opportunity to take a course called Environmental Law. I took a U.S. environmental law class back in Durham duringContinue reading
Author: Christine Gerbode
Dreams of a Green Silk Road, Part 3: First Build Bridges
Part 3 in a series explores the critical importance of prioritizing environmental considerations in development planning.
Dreams of a Green Silk Road, Part 2: Matters of Perspective
Part 2 of this series provides a taste of the complex discussions facilitated at a conference on environmentally and socially responsible international investment held at Duke Kunshan University, where participants reached across disciplinary boundaries as well as geographic ones.
Dreams of a Green Silk Road, Part 1: Responsible Development Across Borders
In the first of a 3-part series on the Belt and Road Initiative(BRI), I introduce the context of the Belt and Road, and ask some of the burning questions raised at this fall’s conference on environmentally and socially responsible international investment held at Duke Kunshan University.
Portraits of Shanghai (Pt. 1): East Meets West and Old Meets New
On National Holiday Week, I took a trip to Shanghai, playing tourist in the vast megacity that Kunshan orbits.
Hope and Obstacles on the Road to Greener Supply Chains
I was excited to to visit a local Foxconn manufacturing facility, which offered a glimpse into the world of heavy industry (and related policy issues) that helped draw me toward coming to China.
Storms, Fires and Planetary Perspective
The idea of tight connections between human activity, the natural world and the changing health of both is at the core of the field of Planetary Health, a relatively new field of study in which I am taking a course this semester at DKU.
Everyone I have met at Kunshan, staff and students alike, has been extremely helpful, sympathetic, and generous. I couldn’t have navigated the past week without that generosity, and that is humbling.
Airport Interlude on the Road to DKU (昆山杜克大学)
I am the first Durham MEM student set to participate in what will hopefully grow into a strong reciprocal exchange with Duke’s sister school in Kunshan, China.
Illuminating Risk: New Horizons in Toxics Assessment
Houston’s landscape of chemical infrastructure seemed pretty normal to me, growing up. The vast arrays of storage tanks and refineries sprawling east of Downtown were exotic — a point of fascination on the rare occasionContinue reading