Promoting Rule of Law and Human Rights in Asia.
The U.S.-Asia Law Institute serves as a bridge between Asia and America, fostering mutual understanding on legal issues, and using constructive engagement with our partners to advocate for legal reform.
Professor Tokunaga will discuss where the difference between Japan and the United States in regards to the expert witness system and the impact of forensic science in the criminal procedure.
Professor Dutton's research focuses on Chinese views of sovereignty and international law and how those views are shaped by geostrategic and historical factors.
Rowena Xiaoqing He teaches at Harvard University, where her seminars on the Tiananmen uprising have earned her a Certificate of Teaching Excellence for three consecutive years. He’s research interests focus on political socialization, citizenship, human rights, and democratization in China. Born and raised in China as a member of the “Tiananmen generation,” she moved to Canada in 1998, where she received her Ph.D. from the University of Toronto.
In November 2018, the U.S.-Asia Law Institute hosted our 24th Annual Timothy A. Gelatt Memorial Dialogue on the Rule of Law in East Asia. The theme to the forum was “East Asia, America & International Law'“ with noted speakers from Asia and the United States to discuss human rights, intergovernmental and territorial disputes, and international tribunals.
In January 2019, as part of our project on the Prevention and Redress of Wrongful Convictions, USALI launched its fourth lecture trip to China with a special focus on forensic science and wrongful convictions. The trip was composed of four lectures/round-table discussions at China University of Political Science and Law, Nankai University, and Renmin University.
USALI Executive Director Ira Belkin and Adjunct Professor at NYU Law Takashi Maruta will present a new offering at NYU Law for Spring 2019. This class is available for NYU Law Students, as well as auditors.
(October 10, 2018) U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) and U.S. Representative Chris Smith (R-NJ), Chair and Cochair of the bipartisan Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC), issued the Commission’s 2018 Annual Report and announced several new joint initiatives to protect U.S. citizens and residents from intimidation and address possible crimes against humanity occurring in China.
(September 12, 2018) Professor Jerome A. Cohen discussed China and foreign relations on September 12, 2018. The event was hosted by the Paul Tsai China Center.