Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Obama’s U.S.-China advisor to speak at Yale Law School Nov. 30

The president’s top advisor on dealings with China will speak at Yale Law School Tuesday, November 30. Jeffrey A. Bader, Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs and Senior Director for Asian Affairs with the National Security Council will discuss “Understanding U.S.-China Relations.” The talk will take place from 4:10 to 5:30 p.m. in the Faculty Lounge at Yale Law School. It is open to the public, but off the record. His talk is part of the Workshop on Chinese Legal Reform series, sponsored by The China Law Center at the Law School.

Bader joined President Barack Obama’s administration in 2009, becoming the president’s Senior Director for Asian Affairs. Previous to that appointment, he was a senior fellow at The Brookings Institution, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit public policy organization. From 2005 to 2009 he also served as director of Brookings’ John L. Thornton China Center, which develops independent analysis and policy recommendations to help U.S. and Chinese leaders address key long-term challenges in terms of their relations as well as China’s internal development.

The China Law Center at Yale Law School, established in 1999, carries out research and teaching, promotes academic exchanges with China, and undertakes a variety of cooperative projects on important issues in Chinese law and policy reform.