Upcoming Events at USALI
Seokwoo Lee is Professor of International Law, Inha University Law School, Korea. He is also Chairman of Research Committee, SLOC (Sea Lanes of Communication) Study Group-Korea; and Chairman of the Foundation for the Development of International Law in Asia (DILA). Prior to taking his current post at Inha, he conducted research at a number of universities including the University of Tokyo, Harvard, Georgetown, Oxford, Durham, and George Washington. He holds a D.Phil. (Oxford), LL.M.s (NYU, Minnesota, and Korea University), and LL.B. (Korea University). His research focuses on Territorial and Boundary Disputes, Law of the Sea, and International Human Rights Law.
Join us for a special discussion with Professor Tong Zhiwei about "Faquan," or the intersection of "right" and "power." With this conceptual framework, that faquan is a unified entity, Professor Zhiwei will discuss in this lecture how the concept of faquanism assists in achieving better right-duty jurisprudence.
Thomas E. Kellogg is Executive Director of the Center for Asian Law, where he oversees various programs related to law and governance in Asia. He is a leading scholar of legal reform in China, Chinese constitutionalism, and civil society movements in China.
Prior to joining Georgetown Law, Kellogg was Director of the East Asia Program at the Open Society Foundations. At OSF, he oversaw the expansion of the Foundation’s work in China, and also launched its work on Taiwan and North and South Korea. During his time at OSF, Kellogg focused most closely on civil society development, legal reform, and human rights. He also oversaw work on a range of other issues, including public health, environmental protection, and media development.
Professor Chang-fa Lo is Justice of the Constitutional Court, Taiwan, ROC. He was Dean of NTU College of Law; NTU Chair Professor; Distinguished Professor; founding Director of Asian Center for WTO and Int’l Health Law and Policy of NTU Law (ACWH); founding Director of Center for Ethics, Law and Society in Biomedicine and Technology of NTU; Commissioner of the Fair Trade Commission; and Commissioner of International Trade Commission. He received the National Chair Professorship Award by Ministry of Education and the Outstanding Scholarship Chair Professor Award by the Foundation for Advancement of Outstanding Scholarship. In his capacity as ACWH Director, he launched two English journals: the “Asian Journal of WTO and Int’l Health Law and Policy” (AJWH, an SSCI listed journal) and “Contemporary Asia Arbitration Journal” (CAAJ) in 2006 and 2008 respectively. In his capacity as Dean of NTU College of Law, he also launched an English “NTU Law Review” for the college in 2006. He was appointed by the Director General of the WTO as panelist for the disputes of DS332 Brazil —Retreaded Tyre in 2006 and DS468 Ukraine — Definitive Safeguard Measures in 2014 and was also appointed as a member of the Permanent Group of Experts (PGE) of the WTO.
Professor Bing Ling received his law degrees from the law schools of Peking University and the University of Michigan and taught in Hong Kong for nearly 20 years. He was a founding professor at the law school of the Chinese University of Hong Kong during 2005-12. He was appointed to the Chair of Chinese law at the University of Sydney in 2012 and has been Associate Dean (International) and Director of Chinese Engagement of the Sydney Law School. Professor Ling teaches and writes on Chinese civil and commercial law, comparative contract law, Chinese practice on international law and Hong Kong Basic Law. He is the author of the leading treatise on Chinese contract law in the English language and has provided expert testimony on Chinese law in numerous international arbitration and litigation cases.
24th Annual Herbert Rubin and Justice Rose Luttan Rubin International Law Symposium
David E. Scharff, M.D. is Chair of the Board, Co-Founder and Former Director, International Psychotherapy Institute; Chair, The International Psychoanalytic Association’s Committee on Family and Couple Psychoanalysis; Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and Georgetown University; He is a Child and Adult Psychoanalyst in private practice with children, adults, couples and families in Chevy Chase, Maryland.
Bruce Aronson has been a tenured professor of law at universities in the United States and Japan, and has also served as a corporate partner at a major New York law firm. Professor Aronson is currently a Research Associate, Japan Research Centre, SOAS, University of London (non-resident). He also serves as an outside director at a listed Japanese pharmaceutical company. His main area of research is comparative corporate governance with a focus on Japan, and he is currently working on a new book tentatively titled Corporate Governance in Japan: A Comparative Approach.His current research project is a new book tentatively titled Corporate Governance in Japan: A Comparative Approach.
Exploring the theme of “East Asia and International Law,” this event marks the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and will also assess the roles of international legal institutions in dispute resolution, including issues relating to the East and South China Seas. We hope that you will join us for this special event, and watch our website and mailing list for updates throughout the autumn – including featured speakers and RSVP information.