Hi everyone — WE HAVE GREAT NEWS! Conference chairs, Steve and Edie Whitney, have engaged both a speaker and a minister for our 2019 conference. They wasted no time and are eager to get the word out to everyone so that you are sure to reserve the week. Our speaker is Dr. Judith Shapiro, who is currently the Director of Natural Resources and Sustainable Development MA, School of International Service at American University. Her topic will be “China’s Environmental Challenges: Global Impact on a Shrinking Planet.” There is a great deal more to read about Judith and her extensive knowledge of global environmental politics and policy in China on our website.