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Winter/Spring 2017 (Academic Year 2016-2017)
Wednesday, April 19, 4:15 - 6:15 pm in the Belfer Case Study Room, CGIS South S020, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge
*Please note this is not being held at HLS*
Book Talk: "Park Chung Hee and Modern Korea: The Roots of Militarism, 1866 - 1945"
by Carter J. Eckert
Yoon Se Young Professor of Korean History, Harvard University and Director of the Harvard University Korea Institute
Chaired by Sun Joo Kim, Harvard-Yenching Professor of Korean History; Director, Korea Institute, Harvard University
Andrew D. Gordon, Lee and Juliet Folger Fund Professor of History; Victor and William Fung Director, Harvard University Asia Center, 2016-2017, Harvard University
Rebecca A. Nedostup, Associate Professor of History, Brown University
Andre Schmid, Associate Professor, Department of East Asian Studies, University of Toronto
Asia Center Seminar Series / Co-sponsored with the Harvard University Asia Center, the Korea Institute, Weatherhead Center Program on U.S.-Japan Relations and the Harvard-Yenching Library
Monday, April 10, 12-1 pm, WCC 3019, HLS | Chinese food will be served.
Political Apathy in China, 1990-2012
Professor Ya-Wen Lei
Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology at Harvard University
Author, The Contentious Public Sphere (forthcoming Princeton University Press, Fall 2017)
Co-sponsored by the HLS China Law Association and EALS
Wednesday, April 5, 12:00 in Langdell 272, HLS
Developments in the Asian Financial Markets
Douglas W. Arner
Kerry Holdings Professor in Law at the University of Hong Kong
Sponsored by the Program on International Financial Systems
Co-sponsored by EALS
Monday, March 27, 12 - 1:30 pm in Austin Hall, Room 308 Morgan Courtroom, HLS
Idealism, Pragmatism, and Constraint in Chinese Legal Reform:
Evaluating the Revision of China's Administrative Litigation Law
Research Scholar of the Center for the Study of Contemporary China at the University of Pennsylvania
Lecturer in Law at Penn Law School
Professor He Haibo,
Tsinghua University School of Law,
EALS Visiting Scholar
Co-sponsored with the Harvard Asia Law Society (HALS)
Friday, March 24 at 12:15 pm at the Harvard University Asia Center, CGIS South, 1st Floor (S153), 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge
Please note this is not being held at HLS
Japanese Law and the Global Diffusion of Trust Law
EALS Visiting Scholar and Harvard-Yenching Institute Scholar, Professor of Law at Rikkyo University in Japan
Chaired by Professor Andrew Gordon
Acting Director of the Harvard Asia Center and the Lee and Juliet Folger Fund Professor at Harvard University
Co-sponsored with the Harvard University Asia Center as part of the Asia Center Seminar Series
Thursday, March 23, 12 - 1:30 pm in Austin Hall, Room 308 Morgan Courtroom, HLS
Environmental Public Interest Litigation in China: Cases and Reform
Senior Attorney and Asia Director at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)
On January 1, 2015, amendments to China’s Environmental Protection Law went into effect that would allow an estimated 700 Chinese NGOs to bring lawsuits against polluters on behalf of the public interest. The Supreme People’s Court then issued an authoritative “interpretation” that provides clarification and needed details to this new public interest environmental law system. These new rules appear to be designed, in many ways, to make it easier for Chinese NGOs to sue polluters. Yet many challenges still remain. This presentation will provide an overview of the current status of environmental public interest litigation in China, including case studies, challenges and reform efforts.
Co-sponsored with the Harvard Environmental Law Program and the Harvard-China Project on Energy, Economy, and Environment
Ms. Finamore will also lead a China Project Research Seminar “Building Energy Efficiency in China: Policies and Trends” at 3:30 in Pierce Hall, room 100F, 29 Oxford Street.
Energy used in buildings is responsible for 30% of China’s CO2 emissions, a percentage that is expected to grow as China continues to urbanize and transition to a service economy. China has developed a variety of policy tools designed to reduce building energy consumption and waste, including building energy codes, policies and programs to promote the green building sector, and targets and incentives to expand energy efficiency retrofits for existing buildings. This presentation will outline some of China’s key policies and initiatives to improve building energy efficiency, discusses several outstanding challenges and conclude with an overview of latest developments.
Thursday, March 9, 12 - 1:30 pm in Austin Hall, Room 308 Morgan Courtroom, HLS
The Philippine Upheaval: Duterte, Democracy, Defense
Senior Fellow, Harvard University Asia Center
Co-sponsored with the Harvard University Asia Center and the Harvard Asia Law Society (HALS)
Monday, March 6, 2 - 3:15 pm in Austin North, first floor, Austin Hall, HLS
From Harvard Law School to the Presidential Office
President of the Republic of China (Taiwan) from 2008 to 2016
Formerly ROC Justice Minister and Mayor of Taipei
Co-sponsored by EALS and the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies
Two talks by Sida Liu
Tuesday, March 7, 12 - 1 pm in Pound 102, HLS
Lawyer Activism in Authoritarian Contexts: The Case of China
Wednesday, March 8, 12 - 1:30pm in Austin Hall, Room 308 Morgan Courtroom, HLS
The Elastic Ceiling: Gender and Professional Career in Chinese Courts
Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Toronto; Faculty Fellow, American Bar Foundation
Both talks are co-sponsored by the HLS Center on the Legal Profession and EALS
Tuesday, February 14, 12 - 1:30 pm in the Lewis International Law Center 214 A, HLS | Bag lunches will be available
Book Talk with
Dr. Leia Castaneda Anastacio
LL.M. '96, S.J.D. '09, East Asian Legal Studies Research Fellow
The Foundations of the Modern Philippine State: Imperial Rule and the American Constitutional Tradition in the Philippine Islands, 1898-1935
Gerald L. Neuman
J. Sinclair Armstrong Professor of International, Foreign, and Comparative Law, Harvard Law School
Associate Professor of History, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Co-sponsored by the Harvard Law School Library
Cambridge University Press, Fall 2016: The US occupation of the Philippine Islands in 1898 began a foundational period of the modern Philippine state. With the adoption of the 1935 Philippine Constitution, the legal conventions for ultimate independence were in place. In this time, American officials and their Filipino elite collaborators established a representative, progressive, yet limited colonial government that would modernize the Philippine Islands through colonial democracy and developmental capitalism. Examining constitutional discourse in American and Philippine government records, academic literature, newspaper and personal accounts, The Foundations of the Modern Philippine State concludes that the promise of America's liberal empire was negated by the imperative of insulating American authority from Filipino political demands. Premised on Filipino incapacity, the colonial constitution weakened the safeguards that shielded liberty from power and unleashed liberalism's latent tyrannical potential in the name of civilization. This forged a constitutional despotism that haunts the Islands to this day. Examining American colonial constitutionalism, this book yields insights for legal historians, comparativists, post-colonial scholars, and Southeast Asia specialists. Its focus on the use of American political models in Philippine colonial state-building and development will resonate with law and development scholars and political scientists specializing in American political development.
POSTPONED DUE TO SNOWSTORM - STAY TUNED FOR RESCHEDULING
How Far is China from Rule of Law?
Professor He Haibo, Tsinghua University School of Law, EALS Visiting Scholar.
Moderator: Tarek Masoud, Sultan of Oman Professor of International Relations, Ash Center.
Join the Ash Center and co-sponsor East Asian Legal Studies as Professor He discusses China’s ongoing struggles to establish and respect the rule of law. What progress has Beijing made and what obstacles remain before we can confidently claim that China strongly adheres to the rule of law?
Sponsored by the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, Harvard Kennedy School, co-sponsored by EALS and the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies.
Thursday, February 9, 4:15-5:30 pm at the Ash Center, Suite 200N, 124 Mt Auburn St., Cambridge
Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 12-1:30 at the Harvard-Yenching Institute, 2 Divinity Avenue, Common Room, Cambridge
*Please note this is not being held at HLS*
Dignity, Life, and Capital Punishment: An Analysis of Comparative Constitutional Jurisprudence
Jimmy Chia-Shin Hsu
Associate Research Professor, Institutum Iurisprudentiae, Academia Sinica
Professor of Government, Harvard University
Co-sponsored with the Harvard-Yenching Institute (www.harvard-yenching.org) and the Harvard University Asia Center (asiacenter.harvard.edu/)
Fall 2016 (Academic Year 2016-2017)
Thursday, November 3, 4:30 PM, The Thomas Chan-Soo Kang Room (S050) of the CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street
The Kim Koo Forum on Korea Current Affairs
Making “We the People” in Korea: Foreigners, Histories, Identities
Sung Ho Kim
Kim Koo Visiting Professor, Department of Government
Professor of Political Science, Yonsei University
Yoon Se Young Professor of Korean History
Co-sponsored by EALS, the Korea Institute and the Harvard Yenching Institute, and the Department of Government___________________________________________________________________________
Friday, November 11, 12-1:30, Morgan Courtroom, Austin Hall 308, Harvard Law School
The Securitization of Management of Foreign NGOs and Foundations in China: What We Know So Far
Doyle-Bascom Professor of Law and Public Affairs
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Consultant (Asia), International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL)
Charles Stewart Mott Foundation Visiting Chair in Community Foundations
Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, Indiana University (2016-2017)
Wednesday, November 16, 12-1:30 PM, Harvard Yenching Institute, Common Room, 2 Divinity Ave., Cambridge
Harvard-Yenching Institute lunch talk
Diffusion and Transformation of Trusts: From England to East Asia
Prof. Tamaruya Masayuki
Rikkyo University; HYI Visiting Scholar; EALS Visiting Scholar
Chair/Discussant: Prof. Robert H. Sitkoff, HLS
co-sponsored with EALS
THIS TALK HAS BEEN CANCELLED:
Thursday, November 3, EALS lunchtime talk on China and the environment with Barbara Finamore, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)
Monday, October 31, 12 noon, 214 A Lewis International Law Center, Harvard Law SchoolThe Last Days of Stalin
Associate of the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University
Scholar-in-Residence at Facing History and Ourselves
Sponsored by the Harvard Law School Library, co-sponsored by EALS
EALS Lunchtime Talk, Tuesday, October 18, 2016, 12-1:30, Austin North, HLS
Reporting on China
David Barboza, New York Times business correspondent and former Shanghai bureau chief
Knight Visiting Nieman Fellow
EALS Lunchtime Talk, Thursday, October 13, 2016, 12-1:30, POUND HALL ROOM 100
Law and Power in US-China Relations
Jerome A. Cohen,
Professor of Law, NYU School of Law
Of Counsel, Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison
Founding Director, East Asian Legal Studies Program
Co-sponsored with the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Harvard University and the Harvard Asia Law Society (HALS)
Wednesday, October 12, 2016, 12-1 pm, Langdell 233 (Computer Lab)
Legal Research on Chinese, Japanese, and Korean Law
Nongji Zhang, Bibliographer for East Asian Law
Mariko Honshuku, Librarian for Japanese Law
Co-sponsored with the Harvard Law School Library
EALS Lunchtime Talk, Tuesday, October 4, 2016, 12-1:30, Morgan Courtroom, Austin Hall 308, Harvard Law School
Foreign Investment in China: From Starting Up to Winding Up
Sabine Stricker-Kellerer, LL.M. '83, Senior China Counsel, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Munich office
Charles Booth, '84, Professor of Law, University of Hawai'i and Founding Director, Institute of Asian-Pacific Business Law
Co-sponsored with the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, the Center on the Legal Profession (CLP), and the Harvard Asia Law Society (HALS)
EALS Lunchtime Talk, Monday, September 26, 2016, 12-1:30, Morgan Courtroom, Austin Hall 308, Harvard Law School
Who Will Represent China's Workers?: Lawyers, Legal Aid and the Representation Gap
Aaron Halegua, '09
Research Fellow at the US-Asia Law Institute and the Center for Labor and Employment Law at NYU Law School
Co-sponsored with the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Harvard University
EALS Lunchtime Talk,
Thursday, September 22, 2016,
12-1:30, POUND HALL, ROOM 100
Developments in the South China Sea, Post-Arbitration Award
Non-resident Fellow at the Brookings Institution; Senior Visiting Fellow at the Centre for International Law of the National University of Singapore; Member of the Global Future Council on International Security of the World Economic Forum; Visiting Scholar at East Asian Legal Studies
Professor of Strategic Studies and Director of the China Maritime Studies Institute at the U.S. Naval War College
Co-sponsored with the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies and the Harvard Asia Law Society (HALS)
Tuesday, September 20, 2016, 4:30-6:30 pm, with remarks at 4:45, Morgan Courtroom, Austin Hall 308, Harvard Law School
East Asian Legal Studies Open House
An opportunity to meet EALS Faculty, Staff, Research Fellows and the 2016-2017 Visiting Scholars
Light refreshments will be served.
Spring 2016 (Academic Year 2015-2016)
Wednesday, April 6, 2016, 12-1pm, Morgan Courtroom Austin Hall 308
"Rights Protection for Persons with Mental Disabilities in China"
Guo Zhiyuan, Professor at China University of Political Science and Law and a Fulbright Visiting Research Scholar at Stanford Law School this academic year
Co-sponsored by East Asian Legal Studies and the Harvard Law School Project on Disability
Thursday, March 3, 12-1:30 pm, Common Room, 2 Divinity Ave., Cambridge
The Mongol Way: Administration, Justice, and Law in Qing Mongolia
Prof. Erdenchuluu Khohchahar (Graduate School of Law, Kyoto University; HYI Visiting Scholar)
Chair/Discussant: Prof. Mark Elliott (EALC and Department of History, Harvard University)
Many Mongolian-language archival documents have revealed the existence of at least three realms of judicial practice in Qing Mongolia (1644-1912): the Qing colonial legal system, the native Mongolian way of justice, and the contradiction, or, more broadly, the relationship between the two. This talk takes insight from the Mongolian context, differing from mainstream scholarship that tends to assume the Qing colonial legal system had a widespread effectiveness in Mongolian society at that time. In other words, it explores the native Mongolian justice system during the Qing dynasty, and to some extent, its relation with the Qing colonial legal order. By looking at the justice system, which was closely interrelated to both administration and law, this talk analyzes how and why native Mongolians persistently preserved and innovatively developed their own traditional legal-administrative order under Qing colonial rule. The narrative of the "Mongol way" has implications for theories of imperialism and law.
Sponsored by the Harvard-Yenching Institute; co-sponsored by EALS
Friday, February 12, 2016, 12:00 - 1:00 pm in Morgan Courtroom, Austin Hall 308
Interational Commercial Arbitration in Japan: The Past, Present and Future
Yoshimasa Furuta, LL.M. '95, Partner, Anderson Mori & Tomotsune; Professor of Law, University of Tokyo
Co-sponsored by the Reischauer Institute
Fall 2015 (Academic Year 2015-2016)
Monday, December 7, 2015, 12:00 - 1:30 pm in Vanserg Hall common room, 25 Francis Avenue, Cambridge
The Changing Status of House Tenants in Modern Chinese Law
Dr. Sun Huei-min (Academia Sinica; HYI Visiting Scholar)
Chair/Discussant: Prof. William Alford (Harvard Law School)
Harvard-Yenching Institute lunch talk, co-sponsored by the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies and EALS
Friday, November 20, 2015, 12:00-1:30 pm in Morgan Courtroom, Austin Hall 308
China's Capital Markets: Governance-Reform-Intervention
Simon Gleave, Asia Pacific Regional Head, Financial Services and Partner, Financial Services for China at KPMG
Friday, November 13, 2015, 12:00 - 5:00
The Rise of China
China Law Association Symposium
Co-sponsored by EALS
Please join China Law Association for our Annual Symposium. This year's theme is The Rise of China, evidently manifested by the establishment of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) and the growth of Chinese outbound investments and cross-border deals. 12:00 Keynote Speech on the AIIB by Natalie Lichtenstein, Chief Counsel, AIIB Multilateral Interim Secretariat in Langdell South.1:30 - 2:30 Panel on the AIIB in Milstein West. 2:50 - 3:50 Panel on Cross-Border Deals in Milstein West.
Thursday, November 12, 2015, 4:30-6:30 pm in Morgan Courtroom, Austin Hall 308
A Realistic Utopia for China, Democratic and Otherwise
Professor, Department of Philosophy, University of Hong Kong
Commentator: Stephen Angle, Professor of Philosophy and Mansfield Freeman Professor of East Asian Studies, Wesleyan University
This lecture is part of a series entitled "Democracy and China: Philosophical-Political Reflections" sponsored by the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, the Political Theory Colloquium, EALS, and the Philosophy Colloquium at Harvard University.
This talk has been cancelled:
Friday, November 6, 2015
"How the International Court of Justice Works in Coming to Its Decisions," Hisashi Owada, Judge, International Court of Justice
Monday, October 26, 2015, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm in Austin 100
Sponsored by the Harvard Asia Law Society (HALS), co-sponsored by the Harvard International Law Journal and EALS
Professor Mark Wu on the Trans-Pacific Partnership
Moderated by Professor William Alford
Twelve Pacific Rim countries reached the Trans-Pacific Partnership on October 5, an agreement the New York Times is calling the "largest regional trade accord in history." Join us as Professor Mark Wu discusses the background, provisions, and implications of the TPP. Thai food and boba tea will be served.
Monday, October 5, 2015, 12-1:30 pm in Morgan Courtroom, Austin Hall 308
East Asian Legal Studies Lunchtime Talk Series
Dispute Settlement in the WTO: An Evolving Process
Seung Wha Chang, S.J.D. ’94; Professor of Law, Seoul National University; Member, Appellate Body of the WTO
Friday, October 9, 2015, 12-1:30 pm in Morgan Courtroom, Austin Hall 308East Asian Legal Studies Lunchtime Talk Series
The Constitutional Review on Taiwan: Review and Prospects
Dennis T.C. Tang, LL.M. '84; Justice, Constitutional Court, Taiwan; Founding Director, Institutum Iurisprudentiae, Academia Sinica
Wednesday, September 30, 2015, 12 noon in WCC 2036 Milstein East CFaculty Book Talk, sponsored by the Harvard Law School Library
The Harvard Law School Library staff invites you to attend a book talk and panel discussion in celebration of Professor J. Mark Ramseyer's recently published book,
Second Best Justice: The Virtues of Japanese Private Law
Mark Ramseyer is the Mitsubishi Professor of Japanese Legal Studies at Harvard Law School
Lunch will be served.Book talk panelists include: Theodore Gilman, Executive Director, Harvard Weatherhead Center for International Affairs; Richard J. Samuels, Ford International Professor of Political Science, Director of the MIT Center for International Studies, Founding Director of the MIT Japan Program; Allen Ferrell, Harvey Greenfield Professor of Securities Law, Harvard Law School. http://hlsscholar.wpengine.com/?page_id=117
Monday, September 28, 2015, 5:00-7:00 pm in WCC 2009
Co-sponsored by the Human Rights Program, HLS Lambda, EALS, HLS Advocates for Human Rights
Screening and Panel: “This Kind of Love”
Please join us for a screening of This Kind of Love, a documentary that tracks the journey of Aung Myo Min, the first openly gay activist in Burma’s democracy movement, from his role in the 1988 student uprising to his time in the student army in the jungle camps to his emergence as a leading human rights defender. The story follows Myo as he returns home after 24 years in exile to be part of Burma’s political transition towards democracy.
Aung Myo Min will be in attendance, and participate in a discussion with Wai Wai Nu, Director, Women Peace Network Arakan, moderated by Professor Tyler Giannini.
Thursday, September 24,
12 to 1:30 pm in Austin Hall 100
Sponsored by the China Law Association
Post-Occupy Politics in Hong Kong and Mainland-HK Relations
Professor Ming Wai Lau
Please join CLA for a discussion about current events surrounding politics in Hong Kong. CLA has invited Visiting Professor Ming Wai Lau to deliver a lecture on "Post-Occupy Politics in Hong Kong and Mainland-HK Relations." Mr. Lau holds a Bachelor's Degree in Laws from King's College London, a Master's Degree in Laws from London School of Economics and Political Science from University of London and a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Laws from King's College London. Mr. Lau is also the CEO of Chinese Estates Holdings.
Professor William Alford will introduce the speaker. Chinese food will be served.
Friday, September 25, 2015, 12-1 pm in WCC 3011
Co-sponsored by the Human Rights Program, the Women's Law Association, and EALS
China’s Long March to Domestic Violence Lawmaking: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back
Rangita De Silva de Alwis, S.J.D. ’97; Associate Dean for International Programs at the University of Pennsylvania Law SchoolRangita is a women’s human rights scholar and practitioner with expertise in China. She has more than 25 years of experience working globally in over 25 countries. She was the inaugural director of the Woodrow Wilson Center’s Global Women’s Leadership Initiative and the Women in Public Service Project launched by Secretary Hillary Clinton and the Seven Sisters Colleges. Rangita was also Teaching Fellow with the European Law Research Institute at HLS and a Research Fellow with the Women and Public Policy Program at the Harvard Kennedy School.
Tuesday, September 22, 2015,
12 to 1 pm in WCC 3008
"Negotiating the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: An Insider's Perspective"
A Talk by Ambassador Luis Gallegos
Please join us for a brown bag discussion with Ambassador Luis Gallegos, who chaired the first half of the negotiations on the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, and is a current board member for the Special Olympics. He has previously served as Ecuador's Ambassador to the United States, as Ecuador's Permanent Representative to the United Nations, and as a Member of the UN Committee Against Torture.
Co-sponsored by the Human Rights Program, Harvard Law School Project on Disability, and EALS
Friday, September 18, 2015,
12-1:30 pm in Wasserstein Hall, Milstein East A;
Remarks at 12:15
Harvard Law School Project on Disability (HPOD) Open House
with Ambassador Luis Gallegos, Former Ecuadorian Ambassador to the US and the UN, co-author of the UN Disability Convention, member of the UN Committee Against Torture
Non-Pizza Lunch Will Be Served.
East Asian Legal Studies
(EALS) Open House
An opportunity to meet EALS Faculty, Staff, Research Fellows, and the 2015-2016 Visiting Scholars
Light refreshments will be served.
Tuesday, September 15, 2015, 12-1 pm in Morgan Courtroom, Austin Hall 308“The Relationship between the People and the Authorities in Traditional China”
Chang Wejen, S.J.D. ’88; Research Fellow (retired), Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Author of the forthcoming book In Search of the Way: Legal Philosophy of the Classic Chinese Thinkers
Spring 2015 (Academic Year 2014-2015)
Tuesday, April 28, 12-2 pm, CGIS Bowie-Vernon Room (K262), CGIS Knafel Building, 1737 Cambridge Street, Cambridge
“Judicial Reputation and Legal Reform in Japan”
Tom Ginsburg, Leo Spitz Professor of International Law, University of Chicago Law School
Moderator: Mark Ramseyer, Professor of Law, HLS
Sponsored by the Program on US-Japan Relations seminar.
Tuesday, April 7, 12-1, Austin West (first floor of Austin Hall)
“Upcoming Changes to China’s Foreign Investment Regime and How They Affect Doing Business in China”
Sabine Stricker-Kellerer, LL.M. ’83, Senior China Counsel Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, Munich
Co-sponsored by HALS, the Harvard Asia Law Society. Asian lunch will be served.
Monday, April 6 at 12pm in Griswold 110
"The Long March to Reducing Carbon Emissions in China" featuring Dan Dudek, VP, EDF China with commentary by Professors Jody Freeman and Richard Lazarus.
As part of Harvard Climate Week, the Harvard Environmental Law Program is excited to welcome Dr. Dan Dudek, Vice President of the Environmental Defense Fund's China office, to campus. Dr. Dudek is one of the world's leading experts in developing cap-and-trade programs to reduce pollution at the lowest possible cost. He is widely credited with developing the cap-and-trade model that led to dramatic reductions in sulfur dioxide, the leading cause of acid rain, in the U.S. Dr. Dudek now leads EDF's China office, where he designs carbon demonstration projects and develops market mechanisms to address large-scale environmental problems.
Sponsored by the Harvard Environmental Law Program. Lunch provided.
Thursday, April 2 12-1 WCC 3016
"Ties to the Top: The Role of Government Officials in Human Rights Abuses in Myanmar"
As Myanmar approaches its second election later this year, join us for a discussion about accountability and its place in the country’s reform efforts. Panelists Roger Normand, of Justice Trust, and Matt Smith, of Fortify Rights, will join two advocates from Myanmar: U Teikkha Nyana, a Buddhist monk who was severely injured two years ago when riot police used white phosphorus weapons to attack peaceful protesters; he recently joined with other injured monks to file an unprecedented lawsuit against the local police chief and the Home Affairs Minister. U Aung Thein, a Supreme Court advocate from Yangon who has represented more than 150 political prisoners, including leaders of the Saffron Revolution and Generation 88.
Sponsored by the HLS Human Rights Program, co-sponsored by East Asian Legal Studies.
Monday, March 23, 12-1 pm, HLS Austin Hall 308
“Of Revolutions and the Sovereign People: Constitutional Founding in Japan and Korea”
Chaihark Hahm, SJD ’00; Professor of Law, Yonsei University College of Law
Co-sponsored by the Korea Institute
March 9, 12-1 pm, Austin Hall 308
“We Want To Vote: Why Did The Japanese Abroad Have To Sue Their Own Government?”
Yoshimasa Furuta, LL.M. ’95; Partner, Anderson Mori & Tomotsune; Professor from Practice, University of Tokyo Law School
Co-sponsored by the Reischauer Institute
February 25, 12-2 pm, Geological Lecture Hall, Room 100, Harvard Museum of Natural History, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge
“Is It Possible to Have Democracy in Hong Kong under China?: An Exploration of Beijing's Offer for Political Reform for 2017”
Margaret Ng, Barrister and Former Member of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong SAR
Co-sponsored by the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, and the Harvard-Yenching Institute
February 18, 12-1 pm, Austin Hall 308
"Exchange of Information Among Tax Authorities: Strengthening the Rule of Law in Asia"
Vikna Rajah, Partner, Rajah & Tann, Singapore
February 17, 12-1 pm, Austin Hall 308
The Harvard Law School Project on Disability (HPOD) Lunchtime Talk
"Documenting Human Rights Conditions in Repressive Regimes: The Case of North Korea"
Delivered by Dr. Janet E. Lord, International Human Rights Lawyer & Inclusive Development Practitioner; Senior Research Associate, HPOD; Senior Vice President, Syracuse University; Burton Blatt Institute Adjunct Professor of Law, University of Maryland School of Law
HPOD event co-sponsored by EALS
Fall 2014 (Academic Year 2014-2015)
November 12, 12-1 pm, Austin Hall 308
Invited Takings: Supermajority, Assembly Surplus and Local Public Financing
Ruoying Chen, Associate Professor, Peking University Law School
There is a paper that will be discussed at this talk -- if you would a copy emailed to you, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Co-sponsored with the China Law Association.
Lewis Int Law Center 214B
Compulsory Land Collectivization and Exclusive Urbanization: The Main Causes of Much Worsened Income Distribution in China?
James Guanzhong Wen, Professor of Economics and International Studies, Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut
Co-sponsored by the China Law Association and EALS
September 24, 12-1 pm, Langdell Library Computer Lab-L233
Best Resources to Use for East Asian Legal Research at Harvard
Zhang Nongji, Bibliographer for East Asian Law, Harvard Law School
Mariko Honshuku, Librarian for Japanese Law, Harvard Law School
September 11, 4:30-6 pm, Austin 308
Join us to meet faculty and staff and hear about the program.
Spring 2014 (Academic Year 2013-2014)
Tuesday, April 22, 12 noon, Austin West (room 111):
EALS lunchtime talk followed by book signing
My Fight for a New Taiwan: One Woman's Journey from Prison to Power
Lu Hsiu-Lien, former Vice President of Taiwan
Co-sponsored by the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies and the Program on the Legal Profession
Friday, April 4, 2 PM in Austin 308: EALS talk
Political Authority and Democracy: A Contemporary Confucian Perspective
Professor Joseph Chan, Department of Politics and Public Administration, the University of Hong Kong
His new book is Confucian Perfectionism: A Political Philosophy for Modern Times.
Thursday, March 6, 4:30 - 6 pm, Belfer S020, CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge Street
Some Missing Pieces in the Mid-1960s Korean Development Story
David C. Cole, Harvard University; Princeton Lyman, U.S. Institute of Peace; Harold Koh, Yale Law School; Chaired by Carter J. Eckert, Harvard University
A Kim Koo Forum sponsored by the Korea Institute, Harvard University. This talk will be followed by a public reception. Co-sponsored by EALS and the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, HKS; Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, HKS; the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs.
Friday, March 7, 12:15 pm, S 153, 1st Floor, CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge Street
The Evolution of East Asian Intellectual Property Law Through the Lens of Chinese Trademark Law
Jeffrey M. Smith, Principal Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig, LLP, Attorneys at Law, Atlanta, GA
Sponsored by the Harvard Asia Center, Modern Asia Seminar Series; co-sponsored with East Asian Legal Studies
Tuesday, February 18 at 12:00 noon - Austin 308
Power, Postcoloniality and the Pursuit of Justice: Lessons from Self-Representation in Hong Kong
Professor Janny Leung, Visiting Scholar, Harvard Yenching Institute, Associate Professor, School of English, the University of Hong Kong
Monday, February 10 at 12:00 noon - Pound 101
A Constitution without Constitutionalism? Paths of Constitutional Developments in China
Professor Qianfan Zhang, Peking University, Vice President of the Association of Chinese Constitutional Law
Co-sponsored by the China Law Association
Tuesday, February 11 at 12:00 noon - Austin 308
Dictatorship and Information: Autocratic Regime Resilience in Communist Europe and China
Martin K. Dimitrov, Associate Professor of Political Science, Tulane University
Tuesday, February 11 at
1:30-2:30 pm - Pound 101
The Rights Defense (weiquan) Movement in China
Teng Biao, human rights activist and lecturer, China University of Political Science and Law
Co-sponsored by the Harvard Asia Law Society, HLS Advocates for Human Rights, the Harvard Human Rights Journal, and EALS. Light refreshments.
Wednesday, January 29,
4:10 - 5:30 pm at the Kennedy School
Civil Society in China: The Legal Framework from Ancient Times to the “New Reform Era"
A book talk with Professor Karla Simon, Chair of the International Center for Civil Society Law and Affiliated Scholar, NYU US-Asia Law Institute
Note Location: Harvard Kennedy School - Allison Dining Room, 5th Floor Taubman Building
Co-sponsored by EALS and the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, Kennedy School of Government
Fall 2013 (Academic Year 2013-2014)
Friday, November 22 at
12 noon in Hauser Hall, Room 102
China's Attitudes Toward International Law: A New Stage
Jerome A. Cohen, Founding Director of EALS; Professor of Law, NYU School of Law; Of Counsel, Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison
Co-sponsored by EALS and the Harvard Asia Law Society (HALS)
Friday, November 15 at 12 noon, Morgan Courtroom, Austin 308
Changing Labor Relations and Employment Policies in Japan: Fairness for Non-standard Employees?
Takashi Araki, Professor, University of Tokyo Faculty of Law; Member of the Labor Policy Council, Japanese Ministry of Labor; EALS Visiting Scholar
Co-sponsored by EALS and the Labor & Worklife Program, Harvard Law School
Tuesday, October 29 at 5:00 pm, Morgan Courtroom, Austin 308
The State's Duty to Protect Women from Human Rights Violation - A Case of the Constitutional Court of Korea
Han-Chul Park, President of the Constitutional Court of South Korea
The talk will be in English with Power Point. The Q & A and discussion will be in Korean, with translation provided.
Co-sponsored by EALS and the Kim Koo Forum on Korea Current Affairs at the Korea Institute, Harvard University.
Thursday, October 17 at
5:00 pm, WCC Milstein West B
Harvard Law School Project on Disability (HPOD) Open House
Martha Minow, Professor and Dean of Harvard Law School; Albie Sachs, Retired Judge of the Constitutional Court of South Africa
Co-sponsored by EALS and International Legal Studies
Friday, October 18 at
12 noon, Morgan Courtroom, Austin 308
Power and the Limits of Law: East Asian Maritime Disputes
Peter Dutton, Professor of Strategic Studies and Director, China Maritime Studies Institute, U.S. Naval War College
Friday, October 11 at 12 noon, Morgan Courtroom, Austin 308
Introduction to E-Resources for East Asian Legal Research at Harvard Law School
Mariko Honshuku, Librarian of Japanese Law, Harvard Law School
Nongji Zhang, Bibliographer for East Asian Law, Harvard Law School
Thursday, October 10 at 12 noon, Morgan Courtroom, Austin 308
China in the Balance: Crucial Reforms, Vested Interests and Challenges for China's New Leaders
Stephen Harder, Managing Partner for China, Clifford Chance LLP
Currently based in Shanghai with more than 20 years experience living and working in China, Mr. Harder will discuss current issues in the Chinese political economy and their impact on inbound and outbound China transactions.
Co-sponsored by EALS and the Program on the Legal Profession
Thursday, October 10 at 4:30 pm at CGIS (please note location)
The Economic Reintegration of the Koreas: Time to Get On With It
Thomas Pinansky, Senior Foreign Attorney and Partner, Barun Law LLC (Korea)
The talk will be chaired by Paul Chang, Associate Professor of Sociology, Harvard University.
A public reception will follow the talk. Please note location: The Thomas Chan-Soo Kang Room (S050) of CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge (Center for Government and International Studies, Harvard University).
Co-sponsored by EALS and the Kim Koo Forum on Korea Current Affairs at the Korea Institute, Harvard University
Monday, October 7 at 12 noon, Morgan Courtroom, Austin 308
Environmental Justice in China
Jingjing Zhang, EALS Visiting Scholar; Former Deputy China Director for The Global Network for Public Interest Law; former Litigation Director, Center for Legal Assistance to Pollution Victims (Beijing)
Co-sponsored by EALS and the China Project (SEAS, Harvard University)
Monday, September 30 at 12 noon, Morgan Courtroom, Austin 308
Update on the Foreign Investment Regime in China
Sabine Stricker-Kellerer, LLM '83, Senior China Counsel at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at 4:30, Morgan Courtroom, Austin 308
Orientation to the East Asian Legal Studies program, and a chance to meet the current Visiting Scholars and staff and faculty.
Spring 2013 (Academic Year 2012-2013)
China, the Philippines and International Law in the South China Sea
Francis Jardeleza LL.M. ’77, Solicitor General of the Republic of the Philippines
Tuesday, April 23, 2013 12:00-1:00 pm, Austin 308
The East Asian Challenge to the Rule of Law
Penelope Nicholson, Professor of Law University of Melbourne Director, Asian Law Centre and Comparative Legal Studies
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 12:00-1:00, Austin 308
Environmental Justice in China: A Case Study in the Complexities of Law and Social Change
Zhang Jingjing, Mason Fellow, Kennedy School Partner, Beijing Huanzhu, China’s first environmental public interest law firm
Monday, April 8, 2013 12:00-1:00 pm, Austin 308
Responsibility to Protect: A Challenge to Chinese Foreign Policy
Zhu Wenqi, Professor of International Law Renmin University of China Law School
Monday, April 1, 2013 3:00-4:00, Austin 308
China’s Legislation on Air Pollution and Climate Change
Zhu Xiaoqin, Visiting Scholar, East Asian Legal Studies Fulbright Scholar Professor, School of Law, Xiamen University
Thursday, March 28, 2013 3:30-4:30 pm Pierce Hall, 100 F, 29 Oxford St.
Weber’s Distortions of Chinese Law and Religion: A Reassessment of a Lasting Legacy
Karen Turner, Professor of History College of the Holy Cross
Friday, April 5, 2013 12:00-1:00, Austin 308
International Law and Maritime Disputes in East Asia
Peter Dutton, Professor of Strategic Studies and Director, China Maritime Studies Institute, U.S. Naval War College
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 12:00-1:00, Austin 308
Constitutional Adjudication of Japan: Is the Supreme Court of Japan So Conservative?
Professor J. Mark Ramseyer '82, Mitsubishi Professor of Japanese Studies; Professor Mark Tushnet, William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law; Professor David S. Law '96, Visiting Professor, Georgetown University Law Center Professor of Law, Washington University Law School; Hiroshi Miyashita, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law, Surugadai University Visiting Scholar, EALS
Thursday, March 14, 2013 12:00-1:30, Austin 308
The Past and Future of Constitutional Adjudication in Korea
Kang Kook Lee, President, Constitutional Court of Korea
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 12:00-1:00, Austin 308
Participatory Justice: A Comparative Look at U.S. and Chinese Civil Litigation
Margaret Woo, Professor of Law Northeastern University
Friday, March 8, 2013 12:00-1:00, Austin 308
From the Crime of Sodomy to the Love of Comrades: A Very Brief Legal History of Homosexuality in China
Zhou Dan, LGBT and Human Rights Lawyer Executive Director of Yu Dan
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 12:00-1:00, Austin 308
A Forgotten Negotiation: The WTO Review of Dispute Settlement Understanding
Kichang Chung, Legal Counsel Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade Republic of Korea
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 12:00-1:00, Austin 308
Regulating Recovery: Reflections on the U.S. Occupation of Japan
Temple Jorden, Retired Attorney- District of Columbia, Japan Special Student, Department of History, Harvard University
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 12:00-1:00, Austin 308
Plain Tobacco Packaging: Broader Implications for East Asia and International Law
Tania Voon, Associate Professor Melbourne Law School LL.M. ‘01
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 12:00-1:00, Austin 308
Fall 2012 (Academic Year 2012-2013)
Orientation to the East Asian Legal Studies Program
An opportunity to meet EALS Faculty, Staff, Research Fellows, and the 2012-2013 Visiting Scholars
Tuesday, October 2, 2012, 4:30-5:30 PM, Austin 308
Regulation of the Internet and of Online Music in China
T.K. Chang ’83, Partner, Ivy Law Group LLC
Thursday, October 11, 2012, 12:00-1:00, Austin 308
East Asian Legal Research: Best Resources to Use and the Skills You Need
Mariko Honshuku, Librarian of Japanese Law; Nongji Zhang, Bibliographer for East Asian Law
Tuesday, October 23, 2012, 12:00-1:00, Austin 308
Representing Chinese Workers in Labor Disputes: A Discussion of Policymaking, Implementation & Advocacy
Aaron Halegua ’09, Staff Attorney, Legal Aid Society, New York City
Thursday, October 25, 2012, 12:00-1:00, Austin 308
EALS and East Asia’s International Law Challenges
Jerome A. Cohen, Founding Director of EALS
Professor of Law, NYU School of Law; Of Counsel, Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison
Friday, November 2, 2012, 12:00-1:00, Austin 308
Law, Memory & Reality in Early Chinese and Roman Empires
Karen Turner, Professor of History College of the Holy Cross
EALS Research Fellow
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 12:00-1:00, Austin 308
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