Event



CSCC 4th Annual Conference

The U.S., China, and International Law
Oct 6, 2016 - Oct 7, 2016 | Perry World House, 3803 Locust Walk

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China’s growing power and deepening engagement in the international system are among the forces transforming an international legal order that was shaped by the United States and its allies in the Postwar era.  Leading international law and international relations scholars from the U.S. and China will address the implications for ten major areas, including international trade and investment, human rights, the environment, the use of force, global governance, maritime disputes, and more.

To attend lunch panel on Friday Oct. 7 featuring two former U.S. Department of State Legal Advisers, please RSVP to cscc-contact@sas.upenn.edu by 5pm Oct. 5.

The U.S., China, and International Law

Agenda
Thursday, October 6, 2016

9:30-10:45am: Global Governance
William Burke-White, University of Pennsylvania
James Zhaojie Li, Tsinghua University

Commentators: Anu Bradford, Columbia University
Jacques deLisle, University of Pennsylvania

11:00-12:15pm: Self-Determination
Hurst Hannum, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University
Xu Xiaobing, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Commentators: Brad Roth, Wayne State University
Dan Kelemen, Rutgers University

1:30-2:45pm: The Use of Force
Lori Damrosch, Columbia University
Pang Zhongying, Renmin University

Commentators: Michael Horowitz, University of Pennsylvania
Michael Boyle, LaSalle University

3:00-4:15pm: Investment
Mark Wu, Harvard University
Cai Congyan, Xiamen University

Commentators: William Burke-White, University of Pennsylvania
Philip Nichols, Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania

4:30-5:45pm: Finance
Pierre Verdier, University of Virginia
Shen Wei, Shandong University
Commentators: Chris Brummer, Georgetown University

Environment (Part 1 immediately following Finance panel)
Jody Freeman, Harvard University
 

Friday, October 7, 2016

8:45-9:45am: Environment (Part 2)
Jody Freeman, Harvard University;
Zhao Yuhong, Chinese University of Hong Kong

Commentators: Howard Chang, University of Pennsylvania
Linda Malone, College of William and Mary

10:00-11:55 am: Intellectual Property (and Trade, Part 1)
Kal Raustiala, UCLA
Jiang Ge, Tsinghua University
Wan Yong, Renmin University of China
Kong Qingjiang, China University of Political Science and Law

Commentators: Shyam Balganesh, University of Pennsylvania
Christopher Yoo, University of Pennsylvania

12:00-1:20 pm: Public Lunch Program
China and the U.S.: At an International Legal Crossroads
John Bellinger, Arnold & Porter LLP, Legal advisor to the U.S. Department of State (2005-2009)
Abraham Sofaer, Hoover Institution, Stanford University, Legal advisor to the U.S. Department of State (1985-1990)
Jia Bing Bing, Tsinghua University

1:30-3:00 pm: Trade
Joel Trachtman, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University
Wang Jiangyu, National University of Singapore
(Kong Qingjiang, China University of Political Science and Law)

Commentators: Robert Howse, New York University
Tim Webster, Case Western Reserve University

3:15-4:30 pm: Human Rights
Dinah Shelton, The George Washington University;
Ling Bing, University of Sydney

Commentators: Jerome Cohen, New York University
Ruti Teitel, New York Law School

4:30-5:45pm: Law of the Sea
Jacques deLisle, University of Pennsylvania
Jia Bing Bing, Tsinghua University
James Kraska, U.S. Naval War College

Commentators: Jerome Cohen, New York University
Robert Harris, U.S. Department of State