Stevan Harrell

 

 


 

Stevan Harrell is an anthropologist of China and Taiwan and has taught at the University of Washington since 1974. His interest in ethnic identity led to further interest in ethnic arts, and from 1999-2007, he was Curator of Asian Ethnology at the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture.

Working in Liangshan, Stevan became interested in environmental sustainability and community development through education. He helped found the Yangjuan Primary School in 2000. At the same time, he became active in educational exchange programs. He now heads the UW Worldwide Program, exchanging undergraduates with Sichuan University and involving many of them in ecological fieldwork and community service at the Yangjuan School. In 2005, with a group of students, he founded the Cool Mountain Education Fund, a small NGO that gives scholarships to graduates of the Yangjuan School.

Stevan plans to devote the rest of his professional career to international scholarly and educational exchange and to research on human-environment interactions in the US, China, and Taiwan.

More info: http://faculty.washington.edu/stevehar/




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Jun 30th 2015

This course introduces the complex, but critical, concepts of sustainability and resilience and examines your impact on our environment.

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Feb 23rd 2015

This course will introduce the complex but critical concepts of sustainability and resilience, and proceed to include a self-analysis of your impact on our environment and a case study of a societal evolution in sustainability. Emphasis will be on translating theory to individual impact and comprehension.

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