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2014 Bernstein China Symposium: Program and Speaker Bios

The NYU U.S.-Asia Law Institute and Human Rights in China present
The 2014 Bernstein China Symposium

PROMOTING HUMAN RIGHTS IN CHINA:

DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL LEVERS FOR CHANGE

9:00-9:15 a.m.: Welcome and Introduction
Dean Trevor Morrison, Eric M. and Laurie B. Roth Professor of Law, New York University School of Law

9:15-10:30 a.m.: Panel 1: Domestic Policy and Human Rights

Moderator:
Ira Belkin ’82, Executive Director, U.S.-Asia Law Institute, New York University School of Law

Speakers:
Eva Pils, Associate Professor, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Stéphanie Balme, Researcher and Professor, Sciences Po (CERI/PSIA) (France)
Fu Hualing, Professor of Law, The University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law

Commentator:
Martin Flaherty, Leitner Family Professor; Co-Director, Leitner Center for International Law and Justice, Fordham University School of Law

10:30-10:45 a.m.: Coffee Break

10:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m.: Panel 2: Chinese Civil Society and Human Rights

Moderator:
Sharon Hom ‘80, Executive Director, Human Rights in China (HRIC)

Speakers:
David Wertime, Senior Editor, Foreign Policy; Co-Founder, Tea Leaf Nation
Carl Minzner, Associate Professor of Law, Fordham University School of Law
Karla Simon, Chair, International Center for Civil Society Law

Commentator:
Fu Hualing, Professor, The University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law

2:00-3:15 p.m.: Panel 3: Human Rights Developments in Taiwan: Model for the Mainland?

Moderator:
Jerome A. Cohen, Professor of Law; Co-Director, U.S.-Asia Law Institute, New York University School of Law

Speakers:
Nigel Li, Partner, Lee and Li, Attorneys-at-Law (Taiwan)
Jiunn-rong Yeh, Former government minister; University Chair Professor, National Taiwan University
Yu-jie Chen ‘08, Research Scholar, U.S.-Asia Law Institute; J.S.D. candidate, New York University School of Law

Commentators:
Philip Alston, John Norton Pomeroy Professor of Law; Faculty Director and Co-Chair, Center for Human Rights and Global Justice, New York University School of Law
Margaret K. Lewis, Associate Professor of Law, Seton Hall University School of Law

3:15-3:30 p.m: Coffee Break

3:30-4:45 p.m.: Panel 4: China, Human Rights and International Engagement

Moderator:
José E. Alvarez, Herbert and Rose Rubin Professor of International Law; Director, LL.M Degree in International Legal Studies, New York University School of Law

Speakers:
Sharon Hom ‘80, Executive Director, Human Rights in China (HRIC)
Felice D. Gaer, Director, American Jewish Committee’s (AJC) Jacob Blaustein Institute for the Advancement of Human Rights; Vice-Chair, Committee Against Torture of the United Nations*
Sophie Richardson, China Director, Human Rights Watch

Commentator:
Ryan Goodman, Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Professor of Law; Co-Chair, Center for Human Rights and Global Justice, New York University School of Law

* For identification only; Ms. Gaer is speaking in her personal capacity.

4:45-5:45 p.m.: Closing Keynote

Harold Koh, Sterling Professor of International Law, Yale Law School; former Legal Adviser and Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor at the State Department

5:45-6:30 p.m.: Reception

Speaker Bios
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