The Joint Conference brings together the Southern California region’s LIASE grantees (Occidental College, Whittier College, and The Claremont Colleges), and serves as a capstone to each year’s slate of research, curriculum, and program activities. The Joint Conference provides students and faculty from all seven institutions a unique opportunity to share findings and discuss ideas with a group of participants immersed in this unique field of study. The Pacific Basin Institute at Pomona College is a key partner in this conference.

On March 4, 2016, the first Joint Conference of regional LIASE grantees came together under the theme: “Globalization & Sovereignty: Examining Environmental Issues in Asia.” The conference featured faculty and student presentations and a roundtable discussion on current environmental issues in Asia.

Presentation by students from Yale-NUS

Presentation by students from Yale-NUS (3/4/16)

participants listening in a row-rotated

Conference participants during roundtable discussion (3/4/16)

Roundtable discussion

Prof. Zayn Kassam contributes to discussion (3/4/16)


Japan: Day 1

Japan: Day 1

The EnviroLab Asia Clinic Trip took place in Japan from May 20 to June 1, 2019. In this blog post, Bailey Lai (environmental analysis, PO’ 19) reflects on the first day of activities. Before the Clinic Trip, students took a class that introduced them to environmental...

Caitlyn Louzado: On Food Waste and Experiential Learning

Caitlyn Louzado: On Food Waste and Experiential Learning

Seventeen Claremont students and five faculty participated in the Japan Clinic Trip from May 20 to June 1, 2019. Students were asked to write short reflections about their days. Here Caitlyn Louzado (economics and psychology, CMC ’21) shares musings from her trip. One...