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Gelatt Dialogue: East Asia & International Law

  • NYU School of Law - Greenberg Auditorium 40 Washington Square South New York, New York, 10012 (map)

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About the Dialogue:

Exploring the theme of “East Asia and International Law,” this event marks the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration  of Human Rights and will also assess the roles of international legal institutions in dispute resolution, including issues relating to the East and South China Seas.

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Panel Titles*:

  • Human Rights in China

  • Effectiveness of the UN Dispute Resolution Process

  • Dispute Resolution in Maritime Cases

  • Resolving the Senkaku-Diaoyu Dilemma

*Exact times and information will be released closer to the event date.


Philip Alston, John Norton Pomeroy Professor of Law and Faculty Director and Co-Chair, Center for Human Rights and Global Justice, NYU School of Law; Former UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights

Jose Alvarez, Herbert and Rose Rubin Professor of International Law, NYU School of Law

Ira Belkin, NYU Law Adjunct Professor; Executive Director, U.S.-Asia Law Institute

Yu-Jie Chen LLM ’08, JSD ’16, Postdoctoral Researcher, Academia Sinica (Taiwan), Affiliated Scholar, U.S.-Asia Law Institute, NYU School of Law

Jerome Cohen, Professor of Law, New York University

Peter Dutton, Professor of Strategic Studies and Director, China Maritime Studies Institute, US Naval War College; Adjunct Professor of Law and Affiliated Scholar, U.S.-Asia Law Institute, NYU School of Law

Ren Ito LLM ’04, Senior Fellow, U.S.-Asia Law Institute, NYU School of Law

Benedict Kingsbury, Vice Dean and Murry and Ida Becker Professor of Law; Director, Institute for International Law and Justice; Faculty Director, Guarini Institute for Global Legal Studies

Bing Ling, Chair of Chinese law at the University of Sydney in 2012 and has been Associate Dean (International) and Director of Chinese Engagement of the Sydney Law School

Dean Trevor Morrison,
NYU School of Law

Kentaro Nishimoto, Professor of Law, Tohoku University

Commander Jonathan Odom, Lecturer in Law, University of Hawai’i at Manoa, William S. Richardson School of Law

Judge Hisaishi Owada, Former President International Court of Justice

Yann-huei Song, Research Fellow in the Institute of European and American Studies, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan, the Republic of China; Adjunct Professor at Soochow University School of Law, Taipei.

Paul S. Reichler, Chair, International Litigation and Arbitration Department, FoleyHoag

Xinjun Zhang, Professor, Tsinghua University Law School


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