Graham Institute Director Serving as Sustainability Expert for U-M Delegation Visit to Asia

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Professor Donald Scavia, Director of the Graham Sustainability Institute, is serving as the Sustainability Expert on a U-M Delegation Visit throughout Southeast Asia during the last two weeks of May 2009.

Prof. Scavia is among nine senior U-M officials who are meeting with business leaders, government officials, U-M alumni, and other academic experts as part of this fifth annual assembly for strengthening U.S.-Southeast Asia relations.

“With unprecedented economic growth and industrial development, China clearly plays a critical role in global sustainability,” says Prof. Scavia, who will be participating in sustainability discussions in Singapore, Shanghai, and Beijing. “I am glad to be part of the U-M delegation charged with the task of fostering meaningful relationships in this part of the world.”

U-M Provost Teresa A. Sullivan is leading the Delegation. Other members of the interdisciplinary U-M contingent include: Dean Robert J. Dolan, Stephen M. Ross School of Business; Dean David C. Munson, College of Engineering; Dean Monica Ponce de Leon, Taubman College of Architecture Urban Planning; Steve C. Grafton, President of the U-M Alumni Association; Professor Ken G. Lieberthal, Business Administration and Political Science; and Rich H. Rogel and Latricia A. Turner, members of the Provost’s Advisory Committee of Internationalization.