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Speaker's Biography:

Qi Ye
Professor, Director and Senior Fellow, Brookings-Tsinghua Center

Ye Qi is a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and director of Brookings Tsinghua Center for Public Policy. He is Cheung Kong Professor of environmental policy and management at Tsinghua University School of Public Policy and Management, director of the Climate Policy Institute at Tsinghua, and adjunct professor at Beijing Normal University. Before he returned to China in 2003, he taught ecosystem management and climate change science at UC Berkeley's Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management from 1996 to 2003. Ye received his Ph.D. in environmental science in 1994 from State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry and from Syracuse University. Recipient of the NOAA Postdoctoral Fellowship Award (1994) and NSF Fellowship (1995), Ye worked with Dr. Charles D. Keeling on climate change at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego, and the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, until he joined the faculty at the Theory Center of Cornell University.