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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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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