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

Yangyang Cheng
Yangyang Cheng
Postdoctoral Fellow

Yangyang Cheng is a Postdoctoral 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...

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...

Mia Shuang Li
Mia Shuang Li
Research Associate, Paul Tsai China Center

Mia Shuang Li is a research associate with the Paul Tsai China Center. Previously she was an adjunct fellow at the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia Journalism School, following seven...

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...

Moritz Rudolf
Moritz Rudolf
Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr. Moritz Rudolf is a Postdoctoral Fellow at Yale Law School’s Paul Tsai China Center, where he focuses on the implications of China’s rise for the international legal...

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 (spring term) and Senior Fellow, Paul Tsai China Center

Susan A. Thornton is Visiting Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School and Senior Fellow at the Paul Tsai China Center. In 2018, she retired from the State Department after a 28-year diplomatic career...

Changhao Wei
Changhao Wei
Postdoctoral Fellow

Changhao Wei is a Postdoctoral Fellow at Yale Law School’s Paul Tsai China Center, where he focuses on Chinese legal reform and China’s national legislature, the National People’s Congress (NPC)....

Staff

Severine Debaisieux
Senior Administrative Assistant, Paul Tsai China Center
Concetta Fusco
Senior Administrative Coordinator, Paul Tsai China Center
Lisa Wade
Senior Administrative Assistant, Paul Tsai China Center

Affiliated Faculty

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. His first book, ...

Visiting Scholars

Nicholas Bequelin
Nicholas Bequelin
Visiting Scholar

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

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

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...