Professor of Criminal Law, College for Criminal Law Science of Beijing Normal University (CCLS of BNU)
Executive Director, Research Center on International Cooperation Regarding Persons Sought for Corruption and Asset Recovery in G20 Member States ("G20 Centre")
Monday, March 5, 2018
Furman Hall Room 318
245 Sullivan Street
New York, NY 10012
Professor Xiumei Wang has played a pivotal role in creating, directing and promoting anti-corruption practices and protocols in her role both as an academic and government advocate. She was the first person in China to get a doctorate in international criminal law; the first to initiate cooperation between a Chinese university and the UN focusing on anti-corruption; and is recognised for her strong research background and applied experience.
Wang is a Professor of Criminal Law at the College for Criminal Law Science of Beijing Normal University (CCLS of BNU) and is an Executive Director of the Research Center on International Cooperation Regarding Persons Sought for Corruption and Asset Recovery in G20 Member States (“G20 Centre”), and actively promoted the establishment of the G20 center as a think-tank.
She was also a Deputy Chief Prosecutor at People’s Procuratorate of Fang Shan District of Beijing and since 2017 has been a part-time Deputy Chief Judge at Supreme People’s Court of The People’s Republic of China.
Wang has worked for more than 20 years on the internationalisation of national criminal law and has been heavily involved in the amendment of Chinese Criminal Law since 1997. In addition, she has submitted academic suggestions on national implementation of the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC).
Since Prof. Wang Xiumei was invited to become a member of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Anti-Corruption Academic Initiative (ACAD), she has worked on the outline of global anti-corruption efforts and promoted awareness of anti-corruption education in China. With her significant efforts, her university, Beijing Normal University (BNU) has signed an MoU with the United Nations to set up a programme at BNU to carry out an anti-corruption course, and the College for Criminal Law Science of Beijing Normal University has set up a master’s programme and educated students focusing their career on anti-corruption. This programme has educated more than 400 hundred students and is the first Chinese university to incorporate anti-corruption education in the university degree system.