2019 Speakers


Sharon K. Hom

Sharon K. Hom is Executive Director of Human Rights in China (HRIC) where she leads its international advocacy and strategic policy engagement with NGOs, governments, and multi-stakeholder initiatives. She is Adjunct Professor of Law at the NYU School of Law. Professor of law emerita at the CUNY School of Law, Hom taught law for 18 years, including training judges, lawyers, and law teachers at eight law schools in China.  She regularly appears as guest and commentator in broadcast programs worldwide, and is frequently interviewed by and quoted in major print media. In 2007, she was named by the Wall Street Journalas one of the “50 Women to Watch.”

Hom has presented extensively on a variety of human rights issues before key European, U.S., and international policymakers. Select recent presentations include: Kissinger Institute on China and the United States: “The Value of Values: Reconsidering the Role of Human Rights in U.S.-China Relations”; Council on Foreign Relations—The Winston Lord Roundtable Series On Asia, The Rule Of Law, And U.S. Foreign Policy: “Hong Kong’s Possible Futures”; Christian Science Monitor: “In Focus: Cybersecurity from China’s Perspective”; Clingendael Institute: “China’s new Counter-Terrorism Law and its Impacts on Minorities”; and the U.S. Naval Academy Center for Regional Studies: “Human Rights, Civil Society, and the Internet in China.”