The Paul Tsai China Center’s faculty, fellows, and permanent staff direct and guide our many activities and projects, both at Yale Law School and in China. Each semester the Center also welcomes Visiting Scholars from all over China. Student Fellows are involved with many aspects of our work, collaborating with China Center staff on a variety of legal reform and U.S.–China relations projects.

Read a list of our former fellows and visiting scholars.

Directors

Paul Gewirtz
Paul Gewirtz
Potter Stewart Professor of Constitutional Law and Director, Paul Tsai China Center

Paul Gewirtz is the Potter Stewart Professor of Constitutional Law at Yale Law School. He is also the Director of Yale’s Paul Tsai China Center. Professor Gewirtz teaches and writes in various...

Robert Williams
Robert D. Williams
Lecturer in Law (spring term); Senior Research Scholar in Law; and Executive Director, Paul Tsai China Center

Robert D. Williams is a Lecturer in Law, Senior Research Scholar in Law, and the Executive Director of the Paul Tsai China Center at Yale Law School, where he focuses on U.S.-China relations and...

Faculty & Fellows

Nicholas Bequelin
Nicholas Bequelin
Visiting Fellow

Dr. Nicholas Bequelin is a Visiting Fellow at Yale Law School’s Paul Tsai China Center.

A prominent international human rights expert, Dr. Bequelin has spent most of his professional career...

Yangyang Cheng
Yangyang Cheng
Research Scholar in Law and Fellow, Paul Tsai China Center

Yangyang Cheng is a Fellow at Yale Law School’s Paul Tsai China Center. Before joining Yale, she worked on the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) for more than a decade and was a postdoctoral research...

Jeremy L. Daum
Jeremy L. Daum
Senior Research Scholar in Law and Senior Fellow, Paul Tsai China Center

Jeremy Daum is a Senior Research Scholar in Law and Senior Fellow at the Paul Tsai China Center. He is based in Beijing, and has more than a decade of experience working in China on collaborative...

Rush Doshi
Rush Doshi
Brookings-Yale Fellow, Paul Tsai China Center (on leave)

Rush Doshi is the Brookings-Yale Fellow (on leave) at the Brookings Institution and Yale Law School’s Paul Tsai China Center. He is also Special Advisor to the CEO of the Asia Group, Research...

Jamie Horsley
Jamie P. Horsley
Visiting Lecturer in Law (spring term) and Senior Fellow, Paul Tsai China Center

Jamie Horsley is a Visiting Lecturer in Law and Senior Fellow of the Paul Tsai China Center at Yale Law School.  Her project work and research revolve primarily around...

Darius Longarino
Research Scholar in Law, and Senior Fellow, Paul Tsai China Center

Darius Longarino (龙大瑞) is a Research Scholar in Law at Yale Law School and a Senior Fellow of the Paul Tsai China Center. Prior to joining the Center, he worked for the American Bar Association...

Karman Lucero
Fellow, Paul Tsai China Center

Karman Lucero joined the Center in July 2018, after working for the Data & Society Research Institute and Microsoft’s US Government Affairs Office, where he focused on issues related to...

 Mira Rapp-Hooper
Mira Rapp-Hooper
Senior Fellow, Paul Tsai China Center (on leave)

Mira Rapp-Hooper is a Senior Fellow at Yale’s Paul Tsai China Center. She studies and writes on US-China relations and national security issues in Asia. Dr. Rapp-Hooper was formerly a Senior...

Claire Yixin Ren
Claire Yixin Ren
Research Associate

Claire Yixin Ren is a Research Associate of the Paul Tsai China Center at Yale Law School. Previously, she was profiled in Yale’s China Hands “25 Under 25” in U.S.-China relations, which features...

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Stephen Roach
Senior Fellow, Paul Tsai China Center

Stephen Roach is currently a Senior Fellow at the Paul Tsai China Center of the Yale Law School.  He joined the Yale faculty in 2010 after thirty years at Morgan Stanley, mainly as the firm’s...

Moritz Rudolf
Moritz Rudolf
Research Scholar in Law and Fellow, Paul Tsai China Center

Dr. Moritz Rudolf is a Research Scholar in Law and Fellow at Yale Law School’s Paul Tsai China Center, where he focuses on the implications of China’s rise for the...

Samm Sacks
Samm Sacks
Senior Fellow, Paul Tsai China Center

Samm Sacks is a Senior Fellow at Yale Law School’s Paul Tsai China Center. Her research examines China’s information and communications technology (ICT) policies, with a focus on China’s...

Susan A. Thornton
Susan A. Thornton
Visiting Lecturer in Law and Senior Fellow, Paul Tsai China Center

Susan A. Thornton is a retired senior U.S. diplomat with almost three decades of experience with the U.S. State Department in Eurasia and East Asia. She is currently a Senior Fellow and Visiting...

Changhao Wei
Changhao Wei
Associate Research Scholar in Law and Fellow, Paul Tsai China Center

Changhao Wei is an Associate Research Scholar in Law and Fellow at Yale Law School’s Paul Tsai China Center, where he focuses on Chinese legal reform and China’s national legislature, the National...

Taisu Zhang
Taisu Zhang
Professor of Law

Taisu Zhang is a Professor of Law at Yale Law School and works on comparative legal and economic history, private law theory, and contemporary Chinese law and politics. He is the author of two...

Yale World Fellow

Zhong Zhao
Yale World Fellow

Zhong Zhao is a Yale World Fellow who will be affiliated with Yale Law School’s Paul Tsai China Center while he is at Yale University. He is the founder and director of Green Camel Bell, a grass-...

Staff

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Marie Carrano
Senior Administrative Assistant, Paul Tsai China Center
Severine Debaisieux
Senior Administrative Assistant, Paul Tsai China Center
Concetta Fusco
Senior Administrative Coordinator, Paul Tsai China Center

Visiting Scholars

Yongzu Bian
Yongzu Bian
Visiting Scholar

Dr. Yongzu Bian is a visiting scholar at the Paul Tsai China Center for Fall 2022, where he will research Sino-U.S. economic ties.  Formerly deputy director of the Department of Industries,...

Liang Mei
Liang Mei
Visiting Scholar

Dr. Liang Mei is a Visiting Scholar at the Paul Tsai China Center for Fall 2022 working on comparative innovation policy and business systems. He is currently a Research Associate Professor at the...

Yanhui Peng
Yanhui Peng
Visiting Scholar

Yanhui Peng is a researcher at the Nankai University Zhou Enlai School of Government’s Institute on Community Development and the former director of LGBT Rights Advocacy China. Peng...

Zhijun Hu
Zhijun Hu
Visiting Scholar

In 2008, Zhijun Hu (AKA “Ah Qiang”) founded China’s Parents, Family, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) to help members of China’s LGBTQ community come out to their families, a step Hu...

Zhaoyi Zhu
Zhaoyi Zhu
Visiting Scholar

Dr. Zhaoyi Zhu is a Visiting Scholar at the Paul Tsai China Center for Fall 2022, researching Sino-U.S. trade ties and bilateral technology cooperation. He is currently a Research Associate...

Non-Resident Affiliated Fellows

David Dollar
Senior Fellow — Foreign Policy, Global Economy and Development, John L. Thornton China Center Brookings Institution
Ryan Hass
Michael H. Armacost Chair and Fellow — Foreign Policy, Center for East Asia Policy Studies, John L. Thornton China Center; Interim Chen-Fu and Cecilia Yen Koo Chair in Taiwan Studies, Brookings Institution
Bruce Jones
Vice President and Director — Foreign Policy Senior Fellow — Foreign Policy, Project on International Order and Strategy Brookings Institution
Cheng Li
Director, John L. Thornton China Center; Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy, Brookings Institution

Non-Resident Senior Fellows

Charlene Barshefsky
Non-Resident Senior Fellow, Paul Tsai China Center

Ambassador Charlene Barshefsky is a Non-Resident Senior Fellow of the Paul Tsai China Center.  She is Senior International Partner at the WilmerHale law firm in Washington, D.C., and has been a...

Stephen Hadley
Non-Resident Senior Fellow, Paul Tsai China Center

Stephen Hadley '72 is a Non-Resident Senior Fellow of the Paul Tsai China Center. He is a principal of RiceHadleyGates LLC, an international strategic consulting firm, and has been a participant...

Jake Sullivan
Non-Resident Senior Fellow, Paul Tsai China Center (on leave)

Jake Sullivan is a Non-Resident Senior Fellow (on leave) at the Paul Tsai China Center at Yale Law School. He served in the Obama administration as national security adviser to Vice President Joe...