Location: the Abernethy Dining Room, Pilgrim Place,Claremont
IPDC has presented The Sixth of “John Cobb Common Good Award” to Tiejun Wen and his team in recognition of their passion for the well being of Chinese peasants and their remarkable achievements.
Prof. Tiejun Wen is the leading figure in the New Rural Reconstruction Movement and a leader in both thought and action in the whole movement toward sustainable rural community in China.

Caprese Salad
(Italian Salad with Heirloom Tomatoes, Mozzarella, and Baby Basil)
Miso orange glazed wild salmon
Curried Lentils
Garlic Orzo (Pasta)
Tricolor Beets (Vegetarian)
Dessert: Fruit and Mousse
Drinks: Coffee, Hot Water, Lemonade


Sharon Snowiss (professor at Pitzer College) Presiding

6:00 p.m. Hors d\’oeuvre at the tables
6:20 Welcome and Instructions
6:30 Dinner
7:20 Move to Decker Hall
7:25 Greeting from Prof. Clayton
7:30 Jay McDaniel, Ecological Civilization-East and
West: A Constructive Postmodern Approach
7:55 Music by Jim Manly& Pilgrim Pickers
We Shall Overcome, What the Forest Teaches, Garden
Song, Tuval, Mo Li Hua.
8:15 Presentation of John Cobb Common Good Award to Wen
Tiejun and his team by Joe Hough, advisor of IPDC, and
response by Prof. Wen, Dean of the School of
Agronomics & Rural Development, and Director of the
Institute of Rural Finance, at Renmin University of China.
8:35 Zhihe Wang, Executive Director, Keep our roots
8:55 Request for support – Cobb, President of IPDC
9:00 Closing