Monthly Archives: April 2013

Urbanization in the Developing World: a Conversation with Angel Hsu



China’s environmental situation is frequently scrutinized both within China and across the world. In the second half of a two-part podcast Angel Hsu, a China expert completing her PhD this May at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, discusses urbanization in China and India and China’s push to develop sustainable ecocities.


China and the Environment: a Conversation with Angel Hsu



China’s environmental situation is frequently scrutinized both within China and across the world. In the first half of a two-part podcast Angel Hsu, a China expert completing her PhD this May at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, offers an overview of the key environmental issues in the country, how the government is addressing them, and the way Chinese citizens are mobilizing to push for better transparency about the state of their environment.


Parenting the Planet: a Conversation with Sarah Krakoff



In the first half of a two-part podcast, Center research assistant Sarah Wegmueller visits with Sarah Krakoff, a professor at the University of Colorado School of Law, about her forthcoming book “Parenting the Planet.” The book uses parenting as a frame to explore our relationship to nature in a way that does not depend predominately on individual rational self-interest to explain human motivation.


Careers in Environmental Policy: A Conversation with Heidi Binko



In the first half of a two-part podcast, YCELP Research Assistant Nora Hawkins visits with Heidi Binko, associate director of special climate initiatives at the Rockefeller Family Fund, about her career path, work with RFF, and how the philanthropic community has developed campaigns — for coal, in particular — addressing climate change in the absence of a federal climate bill.


Energy, Politics, and the Modern World: a Conversation with Daniel Yergin



In the first half of a two-part podcast, Pulitzer-Prize-winning author Daniel Yergin visits with YCELP Research Assistant Joanna Dafoe about his recent book, The Quest: Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World. The book, a follow-up to 2008’s The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money & Power, examines the energies that have been foundational to civilization and the energies and technologies competing to replace them, all while highlighting how energy drives global political and economic change and conflict.


Environmental Imagination in the Anthropocene: A Conversation with Jed Purdy



In the first half of a two-part interview, Jedediah Purdy, professor of law at Duke University and the author of the bestselling For Common Things: Irony, Trust, and Commitment in America Today and Being America: Liberty, Commerce and Violence in an American World, visits with Yale Environmental Law Association President Halley Epstein about environmental law, policy, and ethics and his forthcoming book, The American Environmental Imagination.