A public lecture by Jie Hu, Tsinghua Urban Planning & Design Institute
Hu’s research focuses on classic Chinese landscape (garden) design and the application of traditional Chinese landscape design to contemporary urban projects. Hu has served as the chief planner and designer for many large-scale projects in China, such as the Beijing Olympic Forest Park.
Where: The Great Hall, Global Scholars Hall at the University of Oregon
The Oregon debate team will debate the British National Team of the English Speaking Union regarding US policy on Syria, the epicenter of one of the great humanitarian and geopolitical crises in recent history. One of the purposes of rigorous academic debate is to compel people to engage with individuals and their ideas even – especially - when they differ from one’s own views. Oregon will defend the proposition, inviting a non-American critique of proposed American policy.
Considered by Forbes as one of the 200 most powerful women in the Arab world, Dr. Aisha Almana is best known as the first Saudi woman to obtain a PhD, but this is only one of her impressive list of accomplishments.
After completing her sociology degree from the University of Oregon, she went on to pursue a PhD from the University of Colorado in 1980. She is also the first Saudi woman to be appointed the director of a school and the first to do social work in the field of women and development.