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The Last Lecture: John Liu

A 'last lecture' is a lecture in which a professor or expert lectures a group of students as if it was its last lecture. John D. Liu, is a Chinese American film-maker and ecologist about environmental and ecological issues both in China and worldwide.

Date 10 March
Time 15:00- 16:30 hrs.
Location DZ 2, Dante building
Admission free
Guest John D. Liu, a Chinese American film-maker and ecologist.
Organisation Extra Muros, Awake International en Academic Forum.
Contact Luc Jeurissen

John D. Liu

John D. Liu, as an international television producer and cameraman with CBS News, RAI and ZDF covered geo-political events including the rise of China from poverty and isolation and the collapse of the Soviet Union.

In the middle of the 1990’s John founded the Environmental Education Media Project (EEMP) to help educate the public about environmental and ecological issues first in China and then worldwide. John has filmed, written, produced, directed and presented many films that have been seen worldwide on many ecosystems.

Following his initial work documenting China’s Loess Plateau, John Liu received visiting research fellowships to continue researching from a number of organizations: University of the West of England (UWE), Rothamsted Research Institute of the UK, Senior Research Fellow with the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and visiting fellow at the Critical Zone Hydrology Group, Vrije University Amsterdam.

John Liu currently is Director of the Environmental Education Media Project (EEMP), Ecosystem Ambassador for the Commonland Foundation and a visiting research fellow at the Netherlands Institute of Ecology of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (NIOO/KNAW).

John’s published works are mostly available at:

When: 10 March 2016 15:00

End date: 10 March 2016 16:30