The Asian Environmental Studies (AES) Initiative at Hobart and William Smith Colleges is generously supported by the Henry Luce Foundation. The initiative builds on existing institutional strengths at HWS in Environmental Studies and Asian Studies, and seeks to infuse East Asia in a meaningful and substantive manner into teaching and research on human-environment relations at HWS. The initiative also seeks to catalyze AES work across the liberal arts community through curriculum workshops, collaborative research and teaching, symposia, study abroad, and other programs.
Plastic bottles and other items bundled for recycling at a
government-run recycling center in 2010 (Beijing, China).
Photo by Tom Drennen.
Construction at the site of the Xiaowan Hydroelectric Dam on
the Lancang (Upper Mekong) River in spring 2005 (Yunnan
Province, China). Photo by Darrin Magee.
Over fall break, Hobart and William Smith Colleges hosted a two-day Asian Environmental Studies Curriculum Development Workshop. "The goal was to get people together from schools that have longstanding and robust interdisciplinary Asian Studies programs and Environmental Studies programs, and help them work towards combining the strengths of those programs and bring Asian themes, case studies, an... More >>
Hobart and William Smith Colleges have been awarded a $400,000 grant by the Henry Luce Foundation as part of the Luce Foundation's Asia Program, which seeks to foster cultural and intellectual exchange between the United States and East and Southeast Asia. The primary goal of the grant is to bring more content about Asia into the environmental studies program at the Colleges. The grant will be u... More >>
Hobart and William Smith Colleges have recently been accepted as a new participant in the prestigious Luce Scholars Program, which funds graduating seniors and recent alums on a year-long professional placement in one of 15 Asian countries. "It's a program of enormous reputation," says Professor of Sociology Jack Harris. "Hobart and William Smith are honored to be included in what is a list of v... More >>