2004 - 2005 Schedule

Fall 2004 Semester

September 6: Introduction (Paul Gewirtz, Jamie Horsley and Jeffrey Prescott, The China Law Center)

September 13:  Jamie Horsley, Deputy Director, The China Law Center: “Open Information and Governance Reform in China”

September 20:  Chief Justice Andrew Li, Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal: “‘One Country, Two Systems’ After Eight Years”

September 27:   Henry Levine, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce, U.S. Department of Commerce; former U.S. Consul-General, Shanghai: "China, Market Access, and WTO Rules"

October 4:   Bates Gill, Freeman Chair in Chinese Studies, Center for Strategic and International Studies: “China’s HIV/AIDs Crisis: Sociopolitical Challenges and Policy Responses”

October 11:  Keith Hand, Senior Fellow, The China Law Center (as of October 1), and former Senior Counsel, Congressional-Executive Commission on China: “Recent Wrongful Conviction Cases in China and Their Impact on Criminal Justice Reform”

October 18:  Mary Gallagher, Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Michigan: “Mobilizing the Law in China”

November 1:   Carl Minzner, Senior Counsel, Congressional-Executive Commission on China: “Xinfang: ‘Letters and Visits’ As an Alternative to the Formal Legal System”

November 8: Kevin J. O’Brien, Professor of Political Science and Chair, Center for Chinese Studies, University of California at Berkeley: “Rightful Resistance in Rural China” [postponed to 2006]

November 15:  Wang Juntao, Political Science Department, Columbia University: “The Future of Political Reform in China”

November 29:  Jerome Cohen, Professor of Law, NYU Law School:  “Law and Political Transitions: Lessons from East Asia and the Road Ahead for China”

December 6:  Neysun Mahboubi, Fellow, The China Law Center: "Administrative Law and Political Reform in China"

December 13: Benjamin Read, Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Iowa: “China's Homeowners' Organizations”