2003 - 2004 Schedule

2003 - 2004 Schedule

Fall 2003 Semester

September 9: Introduction (Paul Gewirtz, Jonathan Hecht and Jamie Horsley)

September 17: Ambassador Clark T. Randt, Jr., U.S. Ambassador to China, "U.S.-China Relations and Rule of Law Developments”

September 23: Anna H. Y. Wu, Advisor, Law Faculty of Shantou University; formerly Chairperson of the Hong Kong Equal Opportunities Commission, “The Development of Civil Society in China”

September 30: Dr. Wan Yanhai, Director, Aizhi Action Project; World Fellow, Yale Center for the Study of Globalization, "HIV/AIDS, Law, and Human Rights in China"

October 7: Alan Romberg, Senior Associate and Director, China Program, The Henry L. Stimson Center; formerly Deputy Director, Office of Policy Planning, U.S. Department of State, “U.S. China Policy: The Taiwan Dilemma”

October 14:  Professor Benjamin Liebman, Director, Center for Chinese Legal Studies, Columbia Law School, “The Media and the Chinese Legal System”

October 21: Fall Break

October 28: Keith Hand, Congressional-Executive Commission on China, “The Sun Zhigang Case and the Abolition of Custody and Repatriation”

November 4: Jonathan Hecht, Deputy Director, The China Law Center, “Reforming Reeducation through Labor”

November 11: Dr. Elizabeth C. Economy, C.V. Starr Fellow and Director in Asian Studies, Council on Foreign Relations, “The River Runs Black: Environmental Challenges in China”

November 18: Professor Jerome Cohen, N.Y.U. Law School, “Criminal Justice and Criminal Defense in China”

November 25: Professor Zhou Qiren, Beijing University’s Center for Economic Research and Visiting Scholar, The China Law Center, “The Rights to Transfer: Legal Delimitation and Capture Behavior--A Study on Recent China Land System” (to be confirmed)

December 5: Vice Minister Li Shishi, State Council Legislative Affairs                                  

December 12: Professor Helen Siu, Yale Department of Anthropology, “Uncivil Urban Spaces in Post-Reform South China”

December 16: Special Wrap-up meeting

Spring 2004 Semester

January 27: Introduction (Paul Gewirtz, Jonathan Hecht and Jamie Horsley)

February 3: Professor Cheng Jie, Tsinghua University Law School and Fulbright Fellow, Yale Law School 2003-2004, "Open Government Reform in China and its Constitutional Significance."

February 10: Ambassador Stapleton Roy (former U.S. Ambassador to China and Indonesia); currently Managing Director, Kissinger Associates, Inc., "Perspectives on China: Is it Heading for Success or for Failure."

February 17: Professor Yu Ping, Jiaotong University Law School (Shanghai, China) and New York University Law School, "Reforming Administrative Detention in China."

February 24: No class.

March 2: Professor David Michael Lampton, George and Sadie Hyman Professor of China Studies and Director of the China Studies Program, The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University. "China’s New Look Foreign Policy."

March 9: Zhou Dan, Esq., Richard Wang & Co. Law Offices (Shanghai, China), "Gay and Lesbian Rights in China."

March 16: Spring Break

March 23: Andrea Worden, Fellow, The China Law Center, Yale Law School, "The Limits of Rule of Law in China and Human Rights Diplomacy: The Yang Jianli Case."

March 30: Jeffrey Prescott (YLS ‘97), Fellow, The China Law Center, Yale Law School, and Visiting Scholar, Peking University Law School, "China's New Public Interest Activists."

April 6: Guo Liang, Associate Professor of the Institute of Philosophy and Deputy Director of the Centre for Studies in Social Development, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, "The Growth of the Internet and its impact on public opinion in China."

April 13: Professor Alan Wachman, Associate Professor of International Politics, The Fletcher School, Tufts University, "Taiwan's Presidential Election: The Outcome and Possible Consequences."

April 20: Gordon Davis, Esq., American Bar Association U.S.-China Environmental Governance Program, "Promoting Good Governance in Environmental Decision-making in China."

April 27: Professor Walter Hutchens, Assistant Professor, Smith School of Business, University of Maryland, "Three Exhibits in China’s Jurassic Park: China’s Rules on IPOs, Private Securities, Litigation and Charitable Trusts."

May 4: Paul Gewirtz, Jonathan Hecht, Jamie Horsley, "The Recent Work of the China Law Center."