Asia in Focus Speaker Series
The final two Asia in Focus talks for the Fall 2013 semester will examine two perspectives on suing the Chinese state, the lawyers who can successfully challenge the government, and
the reforms that could make doing so easier.
November 6th, Noon-1pm, Ford Hall, Room 407
John Wagner Givens, Post-Doctoral Research Associate in the Center for Asian Democracy at the University of Louisville will present: "Suing Dragons? Taking the Chinese State to Court"
See Dr. Givens' bio here
December 4th, Noon - 1pm, Ford Hall, Room 407
Neysun A. Mahboubi, Research Scholar of the Center for the Study of Contemporary China at the University of Pennsylvania will present: "The Promise and Pitfalls of Local Administrative Procedure Reform in China"
Professor Mahboubi is a Research Scholar of the Center for the Study of Contemporary China at the University of Pennsylvania, and a Visiting Lecturer of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School. His primary academic interests are in the areas of administrative law, comparative law, and Chinese law, and his current writing focuses on the development of modern Chinese administrative law. He is co-chair of the international committee of the ABA Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice, consults for The Asia Foundation on Chinese administrative procedure reform, and moderates the Comparative Administrative Law Listserv hosted by Yale Law School. Previously, he was a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Connecticut School of Law, and before that a Fellow of the China Law Center, and Tutor-in-Law, at Yale Law School. He also has served as a trial attorney in the Civil Division (Federal Programs Branch) of the U.S. Department of Justice, and as a law clerk to Judge Douglas P. Woodlock of the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts. He holds a J.D. from Columbia Law School and an A.B. (Politics and East Asian Studies) from Princeton University.
See the list of our past speakers here.