The Law and Politics of Transnational War Reparations in Contemporary China

Timothy Webster, Assistant Professor of Law, Western New England University


4:30pm - 5:00pm | Virtual talk via Zoom

Tim Webster writes about the intersections of International Law and Comparative Law, focusing on East Asia. His most recent work examines World War II reparations in China, Japan and Korea. He has also published on international trade, international investment, international human rights, and international litigation, most recently in the Columbia Journal of Transnational LawMichigan Journal of International LawNYU Journal of International Law and Politics, and Virginia Journal of International Law. He is a member of both the U.S.-Japan Network for the Future, and the Public Intellectuals Program of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations--the only law professor in both groups.

Before joining Western New England University, Webster was Professor of Transnational Law, with tenure, at Case Western Reserve University. He also directed Case's Asian Legal Studies Program, and the Joint Program in International Commercial Law and Dispute Resolution with Southwest University of Political Science and Law (Chongqing, China). He has been a visiting professor at the University of Paris--Dauphine, National Taiwan University, Southwest University of Political Science and Law, and the IÉSEG School of Management (Paris). He began his academic career as a Lecturer at Yale Law School, and Senior Fellow at Yale's China Law Center. He also clerked for a federal judge in Boston, and practiced international litigation in the Tokyo and New York offices of Morrison Foerster.