Sophie Richardson, China Director at Human Rights Watch, Speaks at USALI

On Thursday, April 23, USALI welcomed Sophie Richardson, China Director at Human Rights Watch and the author of China, Cambodia, and the Five Principles of Peaceful Coexistence, as the featured guest at the Institute’s weekly lunch series.

A graduate of the University of Virginia, the Hopkins-Nanjing Program, and Oberlin College, Dr. Richardson is the author of numerous articles on domestic Chinese political reform, democratization, and human rights in Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Hong Kong, the Philippines, and Vietnam. She has testified before the European Parliament and the US Senate and House of Representatives. She has provided commentary to the BBC, CNN, the Far Eastern Economic Review, Foreign Policy, National Public Radio, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Post. Dr. Richardson is the author of China, Cambodia, and the Five Principles of Peaceful Coexistence (Columbia University Press, Dec. 2009), an in-depth examination of China’s foreign policy since 1954’s Geneva Conference, including rare interviews with policy makers. Dr. Richardson now serves as the China Director at Human Rights Watch.