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Past Events Fall 2019 (Academic Year 2019-2020) (reverse chronological order)


RELATIONAL JUSTICE: RECONCILIATING MURDER IN CHINA

Michelle Miao, Assistant Professor, Chinese University of Hong Kong; HYI Visiting Scholar

Chair/discussant: William Alford, Jerome A. and Joan L. Cohen Professor of Law, Harvard Law School

Harvard-Yenching Institute lunch talk, co-sponsored with the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies

https://harvard-yenching.org/events/relational-justice-reconciliating-murder-china


CGIS South Room S050 (Center for Government and International Studies, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge)

Constitutional Bricolage: Thailand's Sacred King Versus the Rule of Law

Merposter

Co-sponsored by the Harvard University Asia Center and EALS

https://asiacenter.harvard.edu/events/constitutional-bricolage-thailand-s-sacred-king-versus-the-rule-of-law-724


Co-sponsored by the Reischauer Institute

The Legal Case of Fukushima, in Japan and Beyond

Julius Weitzdorfer name only
Stanton Nuclear Junior Faculty Fellow, International Security Program/Project on Managing the Atom
Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School

Julius Weitzdörfer, Stanton Nuclear Junior Faculty Fellow, International Security Program/Project on Managing the Atom, The Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School

American Society for Legal History Pre-Conference Workshop

Law and Empire in the Sino-Asian Context


If you wish to attend, please RSVP by November *14* by emailing Ms. Emma Johnson at johnson@law.harvard.edu.

Graduate Student Panel, 11 am to 1 pm

Chair: Tahirih Lee (FSU)

Yue Jiang (Stanford), Gender, Property, and Lineage in Mid-Qing: Property Disputes Between Women and Lineages
Commentator: Michael Szonyi (Harvard)

Rui Hua (Harvard), Imperial Wars in A Magistrate's Court: Translingual Legal Literacy and the Everyday Politics of Territorial Land Laws in Manchuria, 1900-1931
Commentator: Sakura Christmas (Bowdoin)

Xinyu Huang (Yale), The Censorial Impeachments under Qianlong and Jiaqing Reign (1736-1820)
Commentator: Thomas Buoye (Tulsa)

Jingjian Wu (Yale), W.A.P. Martin, Naturalism and The Translation of International Law in Late Qing China
Commentator: William Alford (Harvard)

Lunch Break, 1 to 2 pm

Legal and Intellectual Constructs of Empire, 2 to 3:30

Chair: Phillip Thai (Northeastern)

Commentator: Fei-Hsien Wang (Indiana)

Colin Jones (Columbia), Living Law, Legal Consciousness, and the Afterlives of Empire: The Origins and Legacy of the North China Rural Customs Survey (1941-1944)

Tristan Brown (MIT), Breaking the Land, Breaking the Law: Fengshui and the End of Imperial China

Peter Thilly (Univ. of Mississippi), Consular Jurisdiction and the Pioneers of Flexible Citizenship

Coffee Break, 3:30 to 4 pm


Laying Down and Crossing Borders, 4 to 6 pm

Chair: Par Cassel (Michigan)

Commentator: Taisu Zhang (Yale)

Geng Tian (Peking University), The Boundary Works in the Qing's Legal Analogies between 'Violent' Social Groups, 1750-1850

Yonglin Jiang (Bryn Mawr), The Contested Order: Central-Local Legal Dynamics on the Borderlands of the Ming Empire

Jenny Huangfu (Skidmore), The Last Refuge of the Scoundrel: Transnational Fugitives and the Spaces of Law in Late Qing China, 1860s-1900s

Larissa Pitts (Quinnipiac), The Abortive Forest Law of 1914: Russian Timber Merchants, Chinese 'Traitors,' and the Collapse of Modern Chinese Environmental Law

Co-sponsored by the American Society for Legal History, the International Society for Chinese Law and History, and Yale Law School


Developing a legal career in the world of international organizations

Non-pizza lunch will be served.

Nov 15 eals poster ..Nov 15 hals poster

Co-sponsored by EALS, Office of Public Interest Advising, HLS China Law Association, Harvard Asia Law Society, and HLS Rule of Law Society


The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank: A 21st-Century Multilateral Development Bank

Gerard Sanders, LLM '92, General Counsel, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

Non-pizza lunch will be served.

Nov 14 EALS poster ..Nov 14 poster.

Co-sponsored by EALS, Office of Public Interest Advising, HLS China Law Association, Harvard Asia Law Society, and HLS Rule of Law Society


The Judicial Activism of the Taiwan Constitutional Court

Hsu Tzong Li photo Tzong-Li Hsu, Chief Justice of the Taiwan Constitutional Court and President of the Judicial Yuan (Please note, talk title has changed from the below poster)
Nov 4 poster

Women with Disabilities in Asia and the Pacific

Venus Ilagan
Former Secretary General of Rehabilitation International

Light refreshments will be served.

Sponsored by the Harvard Law School Project on Disability (https://hpod.law.harvard.edu). Co-sponsored by East Asian Legal Studies, Disability Law Students Association, Asian Pacific American Law Students Association, and Harvard Women’s Law Association
.

HPOD Women with Disabilities poster

VENUS ILAGAN, originally from the Philippines, is the immediate past Secretary General of Rehabilitation International (RI) from October 2008 to May 2019, and the first person with a disability from a developing country to serve in that capacity in the organization’s 97-year history. She was the first woman World Chairperson of Disabled People’s International. Prior to joining RI, Venus was the project manager of a national rehabilitation program which provided services to over 14,000 children with disabilities in the Philippines. She had the distinction of being a member of the Editorial Committee for the first-ever World Report on Disability, a joint initiative of the World Health Organization and the World Bank. It established that there were one billion persons with disabilities in the world in 2011 when the report was launched, which was instrumental in having over one hundred countries sign and ratify the disability convention within a very short period of time. Venus participated actively in the elaboration of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, now ratified by 177 countries. Venus is a passionate global advocate for gender equality specifically in the context of Women with Disabilities.

Venus ILAGAN photo


Thirty Years of Dialogue with the Chinese Government: My Work on Human Rights in China

Oct 21 Kamm poster

John Kamm is an American businessman and human rights campaigner active in China since 1972. He is the founder and chairman of The Dui Hua Foundation. Kamm was awarded the Department of Commerce’s Best Global Practices Award by President Bill Clinton in 1997 and the Eleanor Roosevelt Award for Human Rights by President George W. Bush in 2001. In September 2004, Kamm received a MacArthur Fellowship for “designing and implementing an original approach to freeing prisoners of conscience in China.” Kamm is the first businessman to be awarded a MacArthur Fellowship.

Dui Hua (meaning 'dialogue' in Chinese) is a nonprofit humanitarian organization that seeks clemency and better treatment for at-risk detainees through the promotion of universally recognized human rights in a well-informed, mutually respectful dialogue with China. Focusing on political and religious prisoners, juvenile justice, women in prison, and issues in criminal justice, our work rests on the premise that positive change is realized through constructive relationships and exchange.

photo of John Kamm

Co-sponsored by the Harvard Asia Law Society. A light lunch will be served.


Big Data and the Chinese Legal System

Poster for Sabine talk

MERICS is a Berlin-based, independent think tank and leading European provider of policy-oriented research on contemporary China.

Sabine Stricker-Kellerer is an international lawyer with over 30 years experience advising European companies on legal aspects of doing business in China. In 1985 she set up the first office of a European law firm in China. Today she is also on the panel of arbitrators of the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC) and other PRC arbitration commissions. She is chairwoman of the international business advisory board of the German Federal Minister of Economics and Technology. She is a founding member of the German-Chinese Dialogue Forum.

Co-sponsored by the HLS China Law Association

photo of Sabine


North Korea: From 'Fire and Fury' to Love Letters - What's Next with Trump-Kim Diplomacy?

Dr. John Park is Director of the Korea Project and Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center. He is also a Faculty Affiliate with the Project on Managing the Atom. Dr. Park's core research projects focus on the political economy of the Korean Peninsula, nuclear proliferation, economic statecraft, Asian trade negotiations, and North Korean cyber activities.
photo of John Park

Co-sponsored by the Korea Institute's SBS Foundation Research Fund


Developments in China's Capital Markets and Implications of the US-China Trade War

Mr. Lin is a partner of Davis Polk & Wardwell and is a Non-Executive Director of the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission. He is also a member of the Harvard Law School Leadership Council of Asia and the Advisory Board of Asia Society (Hong Kong), and an overseer of Morningside College at The Chinese University of Hong Kong.


Taiwan and International Human Rights: A Story of Transformation (Springer 2019)

William P. Alford, Jerome A. Cohen and Lo Chang-fa, editors

Oct 8 noon talk poster

The book talk discussion will include:

http://etseq.law.harvard.edu/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Screen-Shot-2019-08-27-at-12.23.00-PM.png Jerome A. Cohen, Professor, NYU School of Law and Faculty Director, NYU U.S.-Asia Law Institute.

Dr. Chang-fa Lo Dr. Chang-fa Lo, former Grand Justice of the Constitutional Court of the ROC (Taiwan) and former Dean, National Taiwan University Law School.

http://etseq.law.harvard.edu/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Screen-Shot-2019-08-27-at-12.24.24-PM.png William P. Alford, Vice Dean for the Graduate Program and International Legal Studies; Jerome A. and Joan L. Cohen Professor of Law; Director, East Asian Legal Studies Program; and Chair, Harvard Law School Project on Disability.

Commentators:
Steven Goldstein, Sophia Smith Professor of Government, Emeritus, Smith College and Fellow, Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies.
Dr. Yu-Jie Chen, Academia Sinica (Taiwan).
Dan Zhou, LL.M. ’16 and SJD candidate, Harvard Law School.

Book talks are open to the Harvard community. A light lunch will be served.

This book talk is co-sponsored by the Harvard Law School Library and East Asian Legal Studies at Harvard Law School.

https://hls.harvard.edu/event/harvard-law-school-library-book-talk-taiwan-and-international-human-rights-a-story-of-transformation-jerome-a-cohen-william-p-alford-chang-fa-lo-eds-springer-2019/


Unbecoming Advocates: The Queer Career of Public Interest Lawyering in China

Lunchtime talks begin promptly at 12:00. You are invited to bring your own lunch.


Please join EALS at our Fall Open House. Remarks at 3:30. Light refreshments.

Sept 19 EALS Open House 3p poster


Law, Technology, and China's A.I. Dream

Lunchtime talks begin promptly at 12:00. You are invited to bring your own lunch.

Sept 12 talk Pound 100 Jeffrey Ding noon


The Time for Talk is Over: Climate Justice for Future Generations

Lunchtime talks begin promptly at 12:00. You are invited to bring your own lunch.

Sept 16 noon Austin 308 The Time for Talk is Over Climate Justice for Future Generations Antonio Oposa LLM 97.png





Past Events Spring 2019 (Academic Year 2018-2019) (reverse chronological order)


SOVEREIGNTY IN CHINA: AND THE LONG LEGACIES OF HISTORY

Dr. Maria Adele Carrai, Fellow, Harvard Asia Center; Senior Researcher, KU Leuwen, Belgium

Chair: Professor William Alford, Jerome A. and Joan L. Cohen Professor of Law; Director of EALS, HLS

Commentator: Professor Anne Orford, Visiting Professor of Law and John Harvey Gregory Lecturer on World Organization, HLS

Center for Government and International Studies (CGIS) South, 1st Floor, S153, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Asia Center Fellows Seminar Series; co-sponsored by the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies and EALS

Sovereignty in China poster


Harvard Law School Project on Disability and the East Asian Legal Studies Program present

A Conversation with Olympic Medalist Michelle Kwan & Special Olympics Medalist Melissa Reilly

MODERATED BY PROFESSOR WILLIAM ALFORD


THIS HAS BEEN CANCELLED:

Wednesday, March 13, 12 noon, Harvard Law School

Dr. Lokendra Malik
LL.M., Ph.D. LL.D.(N.L.S., Bangalore)
Advocate, Supreme Court of India 


Symbolic Legitimacy and Chinese Environmental Reform

Environment in Asia lectures at the Fairbank Center

Alex Wang pic

Alex Wang is Professor of Law at UCLA School of Law, and a leading expert on environmental law and the law and politics of China. His research focuses on the social effects of law, and the interaction of law and institutions in China and the United States. His previous research has examined, among other things, the institutional design of environmental law and policy, environmental bureaucracy, public interest litigation, information disclosure, and environmental courts. His work has addressed air pollution, climate change, and other environmental issues.

At the heart of debates over Chinese rule of law is the question of state legitimacy. Critics argue that legitimacy requires liberal democratic rule of law. Chinese leaders have long relied on performance legitimacy -- economic development and maintenance of social stability -- as the core basis of their rule. Western scholarship on modern Chinese law and politics has, to a significant degree, critiqued the ability of China’s current institutions to perform as claimed.

But apart from any actual results that Chinese governance may generate, the entire project of governance reform can be structured in a way that influences public impressions of state legitimacy. The process of reform is not only about attaining performance goals, but is itself a kind of performance. This act of “performing performance” also signals competence, commitment to the people, tradition, nationalist strength, and a host of other positive values to citizens and other audiences.

This talk explores the symbolic aspects of Chinese environmental reform and potential implications, drawing on case studies in air pollution, climate change, and China’s Belt & Road Initiative.

https://fairbank.fas.harvard.edu/events/alex-wang-environment-in-asia-series/

Co-sponsored by EALS - Sponsored by the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies


China’s Transformation and The Rule of Law

Gary Locke is an American politician and diplomat who served as the 10th United States ambassador to China (2011-14). He was previously the 21st Governor of Washington (1997-2005) and served in the Obama administration as United States Secretary of Commerce (2009-11). Locke is the first governor in the continental United States of Asian descent, and is the only Chinese American ever to have served as a governor of any state. He was also the first Chinese American to serve as the U.S. ambassador to China.

This talk is part of the Harvard China Law Symposium:

Co-sponsored with the China Law Association, the Harvard Asia Law Society, the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, and EALS


4:00 pm
Coffee hour conversation on internship possibilities, chaired by Prof. Matthew Stephenson


A Harvard Law School Library Book Talk

The Harvard Law School Library staff invite you to attend a book talk and discussion in celebration of the recent publication of Barbara Finamore’s Will China Save the Planet? (Polity, Nov., 2018).  Barbara Finamore is a Senior Attorney and Asia Senior Strategic Director at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). She has over three decades of experience in environmental law and energy policy, with a focus on China for twenty-five years. In 1996, she founded NRDC’s China Program, the first clean energy program to be launched by an international NGO. A light lunch will be served.

Finamore poster

http://etseq.law.harvard.edu/2019/01/book-talk-will-china-save-the-planet-wednesday-february-20th-at-noon/

Co-sponsored with EALS, Harvard China Project, HLS Environmental Law Society, and HLS Library


The Chinese Legal Profession in the Age of Globalization

Professor Sida Liu
University of Toronto

The Chinese Legal Profession in the Age of Globalization

Co-sponsored by EALS - Sponsored by the Center on the Legal Profession https://clp.law.harvard.edu/upcoming-events/

Center on the Legal Profession logo



Past Events Fall 2018 (Academic Year 2018-2019) (reverse chronological order)


The Legal and Developmental Implications of Sino-African Relations

Dr. Enga Kameni LLM '10
Manager, Legal Services, African Export-Import Bank, Cairo


Kameni poster


Representing Asian Companies in US Courts

Ryan Goldstein ’98, Head of Tokyo Office, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan

Thursday, October 25, 4:30-5:30 pm, Austin Hall, Room 308

A coffee hour with Mr. Goldstein on legal practice in Asia, chaired by Professor Mark Wu

Co-sponsored by the Harvard Asia Law Society

ryan goldstein poster ryan coffee hr


Foreign NGOs, Foundations and Think Tanks in China After Two Years of a New Policy and Legal Framework

Mark Sidel, Doyle-Bascom Professor of Law and Public Affairs, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Consultant (Asia), International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL)
Mark Sidel photo

Mark Sidel poster

Professor Sidel is currently serving as consultant for Asia at the Washington-based International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL), focusing on China, India and Vietnam. In 2016 and 2017 he served as the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation Visiting Chair in Community Philanthropy at the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University. In addition to his academic work, Sidel has served as president of the International Society for Third Sector Research (ISTR), the international academic association working to strengthen research on civil society, philanthropy and the nonprofit sector; on the Community Foundations National Standards Board, the national accrediting and standard setting body for American community foundations and trusts based at the U.S. Council on Foundations; and on the boards of the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA) and the Society of American Law Teachers.

Co-sponsored with the Harvard Asia Law Society (HALS)


Recent developments in Xinjiang

Adrian Zenz
Adrian Zenz is faculty member in social research methods at the European School of Culture and Theology, Korntal, Germany. His research focus is on China's ethnic policy and public recruitment in Tibet and Xinjiang. He is author of "Tibetanness under Threat" and co-editor of the "Mapping Amdo" series of the Amdo Tibetan Research Network.

Moderator: Mark Elliott, Vice Provost, International Affairs, Harvard University

Co-sponsored by EALS, sponsored by the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies. Co-Sponsored with: Committee on Inner Asian and Altaic Studies; Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic Studies Program.
Xinjiang event poster


Law and Power in China and in Its Foreign 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


“Learn from the Past to Appreciate the Present, That is What Makes One a Teacher溫故而知新,可以為師矣”: Confucius, Cohen (s) and Contemporary China

A talk by William P. Alford on the occasion of his appointment as the Jerome A. and Joan L. Cohen Professor of East Asian Legal Studies

All are welcome. There will be a reception immediately following the talk. Please RSVP to johnson@law.harvard.edu

The WCC is at 1585 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA 02138. It is on the corner of Mass and Everett Street. The garage on Everett Street (map) will have parking for the event. Click here for directions. HLS official map -- http://hls.harvard.edu/content/uploads/2014/06/2013ahlsmapdirections.pdf


East Asian Legal Studies Open House

An opportunity to meet EALS Faculty, Staff, Research Fellows, and the 2018-2019 Visiting Scholars. Light refreshments will be served.


Monday, September 17, 2018, 12 noon, Austin Hall, Room 101, HLS

Harvard Law School Project on Disability Open House
in honor of Special Olympics at 50

with special guests Timothy Shriver, Chairman, Special Olympics International and Melissa Joy Reilly, Athlete, Board Member Special Olympics Massachusetts

SO 50th and HPOD logos
Co-sponsored by EALS, sponsored by HPOD


Thursday, September 27, 2018, 12 noon, Austin Hall 308, Harvard Law School

Lawyers in Every Corner of Society?: Recent Trends for the Japanese Legal Profession

Daniel H. Foote '81
University of Tokyo Professor of Law
UW Law Dan Fenno Henderson Professor Emeritus
University of Washington School of Law Asian Law Center Senior Advisor

Co-sponsored by the Reischauer Institute

EALS poster for Foote talk shown in text


EALS special announcement

On September 28 and 29, East Asian Legal Studies will host a conference at HLS on Japanese law on September 28 and 29. If interested in attending any or all of the conference, please contact Melissa Smith at masmith@law.harvard.edu or Kim Peterson at kpeterso@law.harvard.edu for details.



Past Events Spring 2018 (Academic Year 2017-2018) (reverse chronological order)


Tuesday, April 17, 2018, 12:15-2:00 pm, Austin Hall

His Excellency Cui Tiankai, Ambassador of the People's Republic of China to the United States

Speaking on U.S.-China Relations

Moderated by Michael Szonyi, Director, Fairbank Center For Chinese Studies

Co-Sponsored by the Fairbank Center For Chinese Studies, the Harvard University Asia Center, and EALS


Tuesday, April 17, 5:00-6:30 pm, Milstein East B/C, Wasserstein Hall, HLS

2018 University-Wide Public Lecture

THE ART OF ENERGY REVOLUTION:

From Ultra High Voltage Power Grids to Global Energy Interconnection

LIU ZHENYA
Chairman of Global Energy Interconnection Development and Cooperation Organization (GEIDCO); Former Chairman & President of State Grid Corporation of China

Mr. Liu formerly served as the Chairman and President of State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC), the world’s largest utility company. He is currently the Chairman of GEIDCO, a United Nations- and SGCC- affiliated organization that promotes grid interconnection worldwide to facilitate development of renewable energy. In this public lecture, Mr. Liu will focus on low-carbon energy transition through innovative strategies that help to integrate energy systems across regions and the world.

The event will be conducted in Mandarin Chinese and English. Simultaneous Mandarin Chinese and English interpretation will be available. Please plan to arrive at least fifteen minutes early and bring a government- or university-issued photo ID if you would like to check-out a headset to listen to the interpretation.

This event is co-sponsored by the Harvard-China Project on Energy, Economy, and Environment; the East Asian Legal Studies Program at Harvard Law School; the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering & Applied Sciences; and the Harvard Global Institute

Questions? Contact Tiffany Chan, Harvard-China Project Program Manager, at tiffanychan@seas.harvard.edu

This event is made possible by a grant from the Harvard Global Institute on the theme of “China 2030/2050: Energy and Environmental Challenges for the Future.”

https://chinaproject.harvard.edu/home
Co-sponsored by EALS


Tuesday, March 6, 12:30-2 pm, Bowie-Vernon Room (K262), CGIS Knafel Building, 1737 Cambridge Street, Cambridge

“Who Judges? Designing Jury Systems in Japan, East Asia, and Europe”

Speaker: Rieko Kage, Visiting Senior Fellow, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University; Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Tokyo

Moderator: Susan Pharr, Edwin O. Reischauer Professor of Japanese Politics and Director, WCFIA Program on U.S.-Japan Relations, Harvard University

http://programs.wcfia.harvard.edu/us-japan
Co-sponsored by EALS, sponsored by the Program on US-Japan Relations


Monday, February 12, 12-1, Morgan Courtroom (Austin Hall 308)

The Impact of Tax Shelters on Government Structures

Professor Minoru Nakazato
Professor of Law, University of Tokyo
Visiting Professor, Columbia Law School


“Searching for a Social Order: The Sociology and Afterlife of Law in Japanese-Occupied China”

Speaker: Colin P.C. Jones, Reischauer Institute Postdoctoral Fellow (Ph.D. Japanese History, Columbia 2017)

Moderator: Andrew Gordon, Lee and Juliet Folger Fund Professor of History, Harvard University

This talk connects the legal history of the Japanese empire to the broader history of legal and social thought in the twentieth century. It examines the design, execution, and long afterlife of the North China Rural Customary Law Survey. Conducted from 1940 to 1944, the survey was unprecedented for the ethnographic approach it took to its subject. Through interviews with Chinese villagers, its researchers sought to uncover the intricate web of customary practices, associational norms, and religious beliefs that coordinated and regulated daily life independently of the state—or what survey’s designer, Suehiro Izutarō, called the “living law.” I trace this concept to its inception in Habsburg Central Europe and show how, through its implementation in northern China, it continues to shape our understanding of East Asian legal systems.

Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies, Harvard University, CGIS South Bldg, 1730 Cambridge St., Cambridge, MA 02138
RIJS website | Constitutional Revision Project | Japan Disasters Digital Archive
https://rijs.fas.harvard.edu/calendar/upcoming

Poster of Feb 2 4-5:30 event

Co-sponsored by EALS, sponsored by the Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies, Harvard University


Wednesday, January 10, 12-1 in Morgan Courtroom, Austin Hall 308

EALS Lunchtime Talk Series

Towards a Lifelong Active Society: Coping with Japan's Demographic Change

Professor Atsushi Seike
Executive Advisor for Academic Affairs and Professor of Labor Economics, Keio University


A non-pizza lunch will be served.

Please note the revised date: Wed, Jan 10 is the correct date.


Past Events Fall 2017 (Academic Year 2017-2018) (reverse chronological order)


Friday, December 1, 2017

Colloquium Honoring Professor Jerome Cohen and Joan Lebold Cohen

Panels and dinner at Harvard Law School, 3 pm to 9 pm

Jerry Cohen established EALS at Harvard Law School some five decades ago to promote the study of the law and legal history of the different jurisdictions of East Asia and their interaction between themselves and with the United States.

Monday, November 13, 2017, 12-1 pm | Morgan Courtroom, Austin Hall 308

Evaluating Abe's Third Arrow: How Significant are Japan's Recent Corporate Governance Reforms?

Curtis Milhaupt
Parker Professor of Comparative Corporate Law and Fuyo Professor of Japanese Law
Director, Parker School of Foreign and Comparative Law
Director of the Center for Japanese Legal Studies, Columbia Law School

Curtis Milhaupt poster

Co-sponsored by the Program on US-Japan Relations and the Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies and the Harvard Asia Law Society (HALS)


Reischauer Institute conference on Friday, November 3, 2017 from 12:30 pm to 6:00 pm

Debating Japan's Constitution: On the Streets, In Parliament, and In the Region

Belfer Case Study Room S020, Concourse Level, CGIS South Bldg., 1730 Cambridge St.
This conference is the third and culminating event in a series of gatherings since the establishment of a joint research agreement between the Harvard University Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies and the Keio University Faculty of Law in 2015. The focus of this conference is civil society activism and participation in the debate surrounding constitutional revision in Japan, as well as the current debate as an aspect of Japanese domestic politics and international relations.

12:30-1:50pm Panel 1: Regional Perspectives on Japan’s Constitutional Debates
Moderator: Franziska SERAPHIM, Associate Professor of History, Boston College
Presenter: Yoshihide SOEYA, Professor of International Relations, Keio University
Discussant: Sheila SMITH, Senior Fellow for Japanese Studies, Council on Foreign Relations

2:00-3:45pm Panel 2: Popular Sovereignty and Civic Activism
Moderator: Alexis DUDDEN, Professor of History, University of Connecticut
Presenters: Keigo KOMAMURA, Professor of Law, Vice President, Keio University; Kōichi NAKANO, Professor of Political Science, Sophia University; and Sungmoon KIM, Professor of Political Theory, City University of Hong Kong
Discussant: Ingu HWANG, Korea Foundation Visiting Assistant Professor of International Studies, Boston College

3:55-5:15pm Panel 3: Legality and Legitimacy in East Asian Constitutionalism
Moderator: Timothy GEORGE, Professor of History, University of Rhode Island
Presenters: Weitseng CHEN, Assistant Professor of Law, National University of Singapore
Christian WINKLER, Lecturer, Hokkaido University
Discussant: Mari MIURA, Professor of Political Science, Sophia University

5:15-6:00pm Wrap-up Session
Keigo KOMAMURA and Helen HARDACRE

For more information, see the conference website here. Constitutional Revision in Japan Research Project Conference co-sponsored by the Asia Center, Harvard-Yenching Institute, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations, and Reischauer Institute


Harvard Law School Bicentennial

EALS open house lunch before the Bicentennial events
Thursday, October 26, 2017, 12-2:30, Morgan Courtroom, Austin 308

The Domestic Challenge of Globalization: What Policies are Necessary for Addressing Those Left Behind?
with panel host Professor Mark Wu and panelists Sander Levin, Lawrence Summers, and Robert Zoellick
Friday, October 27 2-3:30 pm

The Sovereignty-Rights Interplay
with panel host Professor William Alford and panelists Helena Alviar Garcia, Abdullah An-Na’im, Monika Bickert, Seung Wha Chang, C.V. Chen, Koenraad Lenaerts, Ray Mabus, Ruth Okediji, Angela R. Riley, and Michael Stein
Friday, October 27 2-3:30 pm

Studying and Teaching Foreign Law
with panel host Professor Mark Ramseyer and panelists Dan Foote, Mitu Gulati, Ben Liebman, and Frank Upham
Friday, October 27 4-5:30 pm


Please see the HLS in the World website for the Bicentennial events taking place October 27-28.


Saturday, October 28, 2017, 2-3:15 HLS Fall Reunion 2017 Panel Discussion

Reflections on East Asia Over the Past 50 Years and Thoughts About What Lies Ahead: A Special Panel to Mark the First Half Century of East Asian Legal Studies at Harvard

with panel host Professor William Alford and panelists Jerry Cohen, Natalie Lichtenstein, Mark Ramseyer, Mark Wu, Sang-Hyun Song, Alice Young, and Xiaoqian Hu

Video of panel:
http://hls.harvard.edu/reflections-on-east-asia-over-the-past-50-years-and-thoughts-about-what-lies-ahead-a-special-panel-to-mark-the-first-half-century-of-east-asian-legal-studies-at-harvard/


Authoritarian Legality in China

Mary E. Gallagher
Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Michigan
Director, Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies, University of Michigan

Sponsored by the China Law Association and co-sponsored by East Asian Legal Studies


Book Talk: The Futility of Law and Development: China and the Dangers of Exporting American Law

Professor Jedidiah J. Kroncke, FGV Sao Paulo School of Law Brazil

Panelists: David Armitage, Intisar Rabb, Xiaoqian Hu, William Alford


Poster for Oct 3 talk
Co-sponsored by EALS, the Center on the Legal Profession, and the Harvard Law School Library


Friday, September 29, 2017, 12-1 Morgan Courtroom, Austin 308

Harvard Law School Project on Disability (HPOD) Fall Open House

Professor Han Dayuan, Former Dean of Renmin University of China Law School 2009-2017


F.Y. Chang HLS Graduation Centennial Colloquium

9 am-3 pm, Milstein West AB, WCC

F.Y. Chang (Chang Fu-yun or Zhang Fuyun) graduated from HLS in 1917. He was the first Boxer Indemnity Scholar to do so. Click here to see the F.Y. Chang exhibit.

Videos of FY Chang Anniversary Panels from September 25 are now viewable (clicking the links will download them onto your device, each is about 1.7 GB):

| | | | FY CHANG 1 [1.7 GB] | | | | FY CHANG 2 [1.7 GB] | | | | FY CHANG 3 [1.7 GB] | | | | FY CHANG 4 [1.7 GB] | | | |


Monday, September 18, 2017 at noon, Morgan Courtroom, Austin Hall 308

Identity Politics and Organized Crime

Professor Mark Ramseyer, Mitsubishi Professor of Japanese Legal Studies at HLS

Co-sponsored by the Program on US-Japan Relations and the Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies


Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 2:30-4:00 pm, remarks at 3:00 pm, 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 2017-2018 Visiting Scholars. Light refreshments will be served.

EALS Open House Sept 14 2017 4:30-6 pm, Remarks at 5pm, Morgan Courtroom Austin 308 HLS



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