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Spring 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
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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

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 eals@law.harvard.edu.
Co-sponsored with the China Law Association.

November 7, 12-1 pm, Hauser Hall 104
Chinese Administrative Law Reform After the Communist Party's Fourth Plenum
Neysun Mahboubi, Research Scholar, Center for the Study of Contemporary China, University of Pennsylvania
Co-sponsored with the Harvard Asia Law Society (HALS)

October 21, 12-1 pm, 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
EALS Orientation
Join us to meet faculty and staff and hear about the program.

September 18, 12-1 pm, Hauser 104
The WTO Agreement on Trade Facilitation: Who Wins? Who Loses? A Chinese Perspective

Wang Heng, Professor of Law, Southwest University of Political Science and Law; Director, Center for Teaching and Research of WTO Disputes; Visiting Professorial Fellow, University of New South Wales
Co-sponsored by East Asian Legal Studies and the Harvard Asia Law Society. Lunch provided.

Spring 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

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

EALS Orientation
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

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

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 The 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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