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Dr. Qian Ye

Executive Director, Integrated Risk Governance Project

Beijing Normal University, State Key Laboratory of Earth Surface Processes and Resource Ecology, China, Beijing Dr. Qian Ye is an internationally known climate expert with particular interest in the social impact of global climate change. He obtained his Ph.D. from the Oregon State University in 1993, and since then had worked in both US and Chinese research and education institutes including the National Center for Atmospheric Research, University of Colorado, Chinese Meteorological Administration, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and Beijing Normal University. In particular, he has worked closely with the renowned scientist Dr. Mickey Glantz to understand the human component of the earth's climate system. Dr. Ye was the leading PI of a core project sponsored by the Ministry of Sciences and Technology in China on the Integrated Risk Analysis in the context of Global Environmental Change". He was also the lead PI for a research project on the Beijing 2008 Olympics weather service which helped to secure the success of this highly claimed Olympic event--the first in the 5000 year Chinese history. Dr. Ye helped the creation of the Climate Affairs research centers in Lanzhou, Urmuqi, the Marginal Land Affairs Program in Harbin, the Coastal Urban Affairs Program at East China Normal University, Shanghai, China. Dr. Ye has served in many international committees including the International Human Dimensions Programme (IHDP) international committee