Technology Issues in US-China Relations

Professor Zhou Hanhua, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences; Samm Sacks, Council on Foreign Relations; Mark Cohen, UC Berkeley School of Law; Jacques deLisle, Stephen A. Cozen Professor of Law, University of Pennsylvania.

4:30pm - 6:00pm | Room 200, Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics, 133 S. 36th St.

Zhou Hanhua is a professor of law and Deputy Director in the Institute of Law, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.  Professor Zhou has nearly 30 years of experience in research and practice in law and government regulation, and has held numerous positions including Executive Vice Chairman of the China Cyber and Information Law Society; Vice Chairman of the China Administrative Law Society; and Chairman of the Committee for Personal Information Protection of the Internet Society of China.

Samm Sacks is a Cybersecurity Policy & China Digital Economy Fellow with New America. Her research focuses on global information and communication technology (ICT) policy. She is writing a book that looks at data governance as a factor in geopolitical competition as governments across China, Europe, India, Japan, and the United States jockey for influence in setting data policies and norms. Prior to New America, she spent the last decade working on US-China technology issues both in the U.S. government and in the private sector. Her work has appeared in Foreign Affairs, The Atlantic, among other outlets, and she has testified three times before Congress in the past year alone. She speaks and reads Mandarin. 

Mark Cohen is Lecturer in Law, Distinguished Senior Fellow, and Director at the University of California at Berkeley. He is also a non-resident fellow at Duke Kunshan Center for Chinese Innovation, and a Guest Professor at Renmin University School of Law and Jinan University School of Law. Prior to his position at Berkeley he served as Senior Advisor to the Director of the US Patent and Trademark Office and Senior IP Attache at the US embassy in Beijing. He was also a Professor at Fordham Law School, a Director of International IP Policy at Microsoft Corporation, and the General Counsel of a mid-sized generic pharmaceutical company, and a Fulbright Professor under the Support for Eastern European Democracy program in Slovenia. In 2018, he received the Presidential Meritorious Achievement Award from the White House for his prior service on Chinese intellectual property issues, which is the highest award granted in the federal civil service.

Jacques deLisle is the Stephen A. Cozen Professor of Law at the University of Pennsylvania.  His research and teaching focus on contemporary Chinese law and politics, including: legal reform and its relationship to economic reform and political change in China, the international status of Taiwan and cross-Strait relations, China’s engagement with the international order, legal and political issues in Hong Kong under Chinese rule, and U.S.-China relations. His writings on these subjects appear in a variety of fora, including international relations journals, edited volumes of multidisciplinary scholarship, and Asian studies journals, as well as law reviews. DeLisle is also professor of political science and Director of the Center for the Study of Contemporary China at Penn and director of the Asia Program at the Foreign Policy Research Institute. He has served frequently as an expert witness on issues of P.R.C. law and government policies and is a consultant, lecturer and advisor to legal reform, development and education programs, primarily in China.