The Center for Asian Studies, with support from Colorado Law, presents two talks for the 2012-2013 "Listening to Asia" theme.
"Stability Without Law? The State of Legal Development in China," with Benjamin Liebman, Robert L. Lieff Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Chinese Legal Studies at Columbia Law School
Over the past decade, concerns about social stability have resulted in a slowing in the pace of legal reforms in China. Many inside and outside of China have questioned China's commitment to deepening legal reforms. As China's leadership transition is completed in March, Professor Liebman will discuss both recent trends in the legal system and the likely future trajectory of reform.
"A Green Leap Forward? Governance, Law & Environmental Protection in China," with Alex Wang, Visiting Assistant Professor of Law at Boalt Law School at the University of California, Berkeley
China is facing some of the most serious environmental problems the world has ever seen. In recent years, Chinese leaders have instituted a range of environmental laws and policies to uncertain effect. This talk will focus on recent developments and assess the factors that will determine whether China can ultimately resolve its environmental crisis.
Wednesday, Mar. 13, Eaton Humanities 135, 5 p.m.