Professor Jerome A. Cohen began studying the law of what was then called “Red China” in the early 1960s, at a time when the country was closed off, little understood, and much maligned in the West.Legal institutions were just developing in that time and, under the rule of Mao Zedong, were liable to dramatically change every three to seven years, Jerry says.
Former U.S.-Asia Law Institute research fellow Elizabeth Lynch appeared on Ian Masters‘ “Background Briefing” on KPFK 90.7 to express her views on how the Supreme Court's opinion in Citizens United might give foreign corporations a larger voice in American electoral campaigns. The interview follows the recent online publication of an article, "Citizens United: U.S. Politics with Chinese Characteristics" on this topic at The Huffington Post.
On February 17, 2010, Prof. Jerome A. Cohen spoke with Atticus Gannaway, senior writer of the NYU School of Law magazine, about the case of Gao Zhisheng, a Chinese human rights lawyer missing since February 2009, and its broader implications for China and the world community. The recording of this interview is available here:
On May 2, 2012, one day after his earlier interview on NPR's "ON POINT with Tom Ashbrook," Jerome Cohen returned to that program to discuss Chen Guangcheng having left the US embassy in Beijing.
Ira Belkin, Executive Director of the U.S. Asia Law Institute at New York University School of
China has made unprecedented progress in developing the elements of a comprehensive legal system, yet some have argued that China’s rule of law has been in full retreat in recent years. On March 20, 2013, Prof. Jerome Cohen, one of the leading experts in the world on Chinese legal development, delivered a keynote address on the future of rule of law in China and addressed questions such as: What sort of progress has China made in this regard?
On Thursday, January 17 human rights advocate Chen Guangcheng sat down with WNYC’s Brian Lehrer to discuss his adjustment to ife in New York City, his ongoing advocacy for reform in China, and his views on both the U.S. and Chinese governments. Joining him were Jerome Cohen, Chinese legal expert and professor of law at NYU School of Law, and Ira Belkin, executive director of the U.S. Asia Law Institute and Chen’s interpreter for the interview.