Perry Link is Chancellorial Chair Professor for Innovative Teaching Comparative Literature and Foreign Languages at the University of California, Riverside and Emeritus Professor of East Asian Studies at Princeton University. He specializes in Chinese literature, language and politics. Prof. Link is the translator of Fang Lizhi’s Memoir: The Most Wanted Man in China: My Journey from Scientist to Enemy of the State.
Fang Lizhi,known as “China’s Sakhalov”, was a Chinese astrophysicist and democracy activist.
Sponsored by the Institute for China's Democratic Transition and Princeton U.S. China Coalition.
Location: McCosh Hall 10
Open to the Public
Former Ambassador of the United States of America to China (Feb. 2014 to Jan. 2017)
On January 7, 2014, President Barack Obama nominated Max Sieben Baucus to be Ambassador of the United States of America to China. The Senate confirmed him on February 6, 2014 and Vice President Joe Biden swore him in on February 21, 2014. Ambassador Baucus served until January 20, 2017.
Ambassador Baucus formerly served as the senior United States Senator from Montana. He served in the U.S. Senate from 1978 to 2013, was Montana’s longest serving U.S. Senator, and had the third longest tenure among those serving in the U.S. Senate. Ambassador Baucus was Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Finance, Vice Chairman of the Joint Committee on Taxation, member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, and member of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction. He was also a member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works and chaired its Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure. Before his election to the U.S. Senate, Ambassador Baucus was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1975 to 1978. He previously served in the Montana House of Representatives from 1973 to 1974.
Ambassador Baucus has extensive experience in international trade. As Chairman of the Senate Committee on Finance, Ambassador Baucus led the passage and enactment of Free Trade Agreements with 11 countries: Australia, Bahrain, Jordan, Chile, Colombia, Morocco, Oman, Panama, Peru, Singapore, and South Korea. He also worked to increase U.S. exports by knocking down trade barriers and led business leaders on trade missions abroad to Germany, Spain, Belgium, Russia, Japan, New Zealand, Brazil, Colombia, and China. During his tenure, Ambassador Baucus was deeply involved in orchestrating congressional approval of permanent normal trade relations with China in 2000 and in facilitating China’s entrance into the World Trade Organization in 2001. As Chairman, Baucus also authored the Affordable Care Act of 2009 (Obamacare) and was one of the conference committee authors of the Part D Medicare Prescription Drug law. He has extensive legislative background in healthcare, trade and taxation.
Ambassador Baucus earned a bachelor’s degree and law degree from Stanford University. He is married and has three children.
Location: McCosh Hall 28
Open to the Public
Edward Wong is Beijing Bureau Chief for The New York Times. Since 2008, he has covered Chinese politics, economics, the military, foreign policy, the environment, culture, and a range of other issues. He has been a writer on three in-depth series, which explored China’s growing global reach, cultural production and censorship, and the 2012 leadership transition. Since being posted to China, he has also reported from countries across Asia, including Afghanistan, North Korea, and Myanmar.
Wong has worked for The Times for more than thirteen years. His first foreign assignment for the newspaper was in the Baghdad bureau, where he covered the Iraq War from 2003 to 2007. Between his Iraq and China assignments, he studied Mandarin at Middlebury College and at Taiwan University. He first went to China in 1996, when he studied Mandarin at Beijing Language and Culture University. Wong’s parents are from Hong Kong and Guangdong Province, and he is conversant in Cantonese. He has also written often on travels in the Himalayas. Wong has a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature from the University of Virginia and dual Master’s degrees in International Studies and Journalism from the University of California, Berkeley.
Location: McCosh Hall 02
Open to the Public
Professor of Law and Founding Co-Director of the Leitner Center for International Law and Justice at Fordham Law School
Martin S. Flaherty is Leitner Family Professor of Law and Founding Co-Director of the Leitner Center for International Law and Justice at Fordham Law School. He is also a Visiting Professor at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, where he was Fellow in the Program in Law and Public Affairs and a Visiting Professor at the New School in New York. Professor Flaherty has taught at China University of Political Science and Law and the National Judges College in Beijing, and co-founded the Rule of Law in Asia Program at the Leitner Center as well as the Committee to Support Chinese Lawyers, an independent NGO on which he serves as Vice Char: http://www.csclawyers.org. He has also taught at Sungkyunkwan University in Seoul, Queen’s University Belfast, Columbia Law School, Cardozo School of Law, St. John's University School of Law, and the New School. Previously Professor Flaherty served as a law clerk for Justice Byron R. White of the U.S. Supreme Court and Chief Judge John Gibbons of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
Flaherty received a B.A. summa cum laude from Princeton, an M.A. and M.Phil. from Yale (in history) and a J.D. from Columbia Law School, where he was Book Reviews and Articles Editor of the Columbia Law Review. For the Leitner Center, Human Rights First, and the New York City Bar Assocation, he has led or participated in human rights missions to Northern Ireland, Turkey, Hong Kong, Mexico, Malaysia, Kenya, Romania and China. He is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He is currently the Chair of the Council on International Affairs of the New York City Bar Association, where he was formerly Chair of the Committee on International Human Rights, and is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Location: East Pyne 010
Open to the Public
Manager for the Center on Contemporary China at Princeton University
Yan Bennett is the manager for the Center on Contemporary China. She most recently worked at the Princeton-Harvard China and the World Program at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs where she served as the assistant director from 2009-2015.
Before coming to Princeton, Bennett was a foreign service officer with the U.S. Department of State and served overseas in China and Bosnia-Herzegovina. In China, she served as vice consul and had the opportunity to report on U.S. corporate labor practices, intellectual property issues, and the results of a municipal election in Guangdong Province. In Bosnia, Bennett served as special assistant to the ambassador and supported senior staff in achieving foreign policy objectives. She has received awards for superior performance from the State Department, including a personal commendation from Secretary Powell.
Bennett has a B.A. in Political Science and received an M.A. in International Affairs from the Elliot School at George Washington University. She holds a JD and practices in the areas of business and international law.
Location: East Pyne 010
Open to the public
Research Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute
Michael Mazza is a research fellow in foreign and defense policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), where he analyzes US defense policy in the Asia-Pacific region, Chinese military modernization, cross–Taiwan Strait relations, and Korean Peninsula security. A regular writer for the AEIdeas blog, he is also the program manager of AEI’s annual Executive Program on National Security Policy and Strategy.
Mazza has contributed to numerous AEI studies on American grand strategy in Asia, US defense strategy in the Asia-Pacific, and Taiwanese defense strategy, and his published work includes pieces in The Wall Street Journal Asia, Los Angeles Times, and The Weekly Standard. Mazza was recognized as a 2010-11 Foreign Policy Initiative Future Leader.
Mazza has an M.A. in international relations from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced and International Studies and a B.A. in history from Cornell University. He has lived in China where he attended an inter-university program for Chinese language studies at Tsinghua University in Beijing.
LUNCH INCLUDED, RSVP AT PUCCUSCHINA@GMAIL.COM
Sponsored by the American Enterprise Institute
McCosh Hall 46
Open to the Public
Lecturer in the Economics Department at Princeton University
JC de Swaan is a professor in the economics department at Princeton University. He teaches courses on ethics in finance and on Asian capital markets to undergraduate and graduate students. He also teaches at the Judge Business School at the University of Cambridge. In the past he has taught at Yale University, Hong Kong UST, and Cheung Kong Business School in Beijing.
Separately, JC de Swaan is a Partner at Cornwall Capital, a multi-strategy global investment fund based in New York. Prior to Cornwall, he was a senior advisor on China at a global macro fund and an investment professional and Principal at an Asia-dedicated hedge fund. Prior to that, JC de Swaan worked at McKinsey & Company, based out of New York and Singapore.
At Princeton, JC de Swaan also runs a speaker series on ethics in finance and acts as a faculty adviser to freshmen and sophomore students. JC de Swaan received his B.A. from Yale University in Political Science, an MPhil in International Relations from the University of Cambridge, and a Masters in Public Policy from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. He is a Member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He is an Associate Fellow of Ezra Stiles College, Yale University and a Chazen Professional Fellow at Columbia Business School.
Location: McCosh Hall 2
Open to the Public
Professor of Princeton University and Director of the China and the World Program at Princeton University
Thomas J. Christensen is William P. Boswell Professor of World Politics of Peace and War and Director of the China and the World Program at Princeton University. At Princeton he is also faculty director of the Masters of Public Policy Program and the Truman Scholars Program.
From 2006-2008 he served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs with responsibility for relations with China, Taiwan, and Mongolia. His research and teaching focus on China’s foreign relations, the international relations of East Asia, and international security. His most recent book, The China Challenge: Shaping the Choices of a Rising Power (W.W. Norton) was an editors’ choice at the New York Times Book Review, a “Book of the Week” on CNN”s Fareed Zakaria GPS, and the Arthur Ross Book Award Silver Medalist for 2016 at the Council on Foreign Relations.
Before arriving at Princeton in 2003, Professor Christensen taught at Cornell University and MIT. He received his B.A. with honors in History from Haverford College, M.A. in International Relations from the University of Pennsylvania, and Ph.D. in Political Science from Columbia University. He has served on the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations, as co-editor of the International History and Politics series at Princeton University Press, and as a member of the Academic Advisory Committee for the Schwarzman Scholars Program. He is currently the Chair of the Editorial Board of the Nancy B. Tucker and Warren I. Cohen Book Series on the United States in Asia at Columbia University Press. Professor Christensen is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a Non-Resident Senior Scholar at the Brookings Institution. In 2002 he was presented with a Distinguished Public Service Award by the United States Department of State.
Location: Friend Center Bowl 004
Open to the Public
Professor of International Affairs at Princeton University
Robert O. Keohane is Professor of International Affairs, Princeton University. He is the author of After Hegemony: Cooperation and Discord in the World Political Economy (1984) and Power and Governance in a Partially Globalized World (2002). He is co-author (with Joseph S. Nye, Jr.) of Power and Interdependence (third edition 2001), and (with Gary King and Sidney Verba) of Designing Social Inquiry (1994). He has served as the editor of the journal International Organization and as president of the International Studies Association and the American Political Science Association. He won the Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order, 1989, and the Johan Skytte Prize in Political Science, 2005. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, and the National Academy of Sciences. He has received honorary degrees from the University of Aarhus, Denmark, and Science Po in Paris, and is the Harold Lasswell Fellow (2007-08) of the American Academy of Political and Social Science.
RESCHEDULED FOR Monday, March 13 at 4:30pm in East Pyne 010
Professor He Haibo of Tsinghua University School of Law and Harvard Law School will give a lecture addressing the question "How Far is China from the Rule of Law?" Human rights activistTeng Biao and Professor Sida Liu of University of Toronto will then participate in a discussion moderated by Professor Neysun Mahboubi of University of Pennsylvania.
HE Haibo is Professor of Law at Tsinghua University School of Law, and currently a visiting scholar at Harvard Law School's Program on East Asian Legal Studies. He specializes in constitutional and administrative law. While a doctoral student at Peking University, he represented another student in their high-profile lawsuit against the University, paving the way for education litigation in China and, more broadly, the application of the principle of due process in Chinese judicial rulings. From 2007-2008, he was a visiting scholar at the Yale China Law Center, where he completed for publication one of the leading monographs on administrative litigation and judicial review of agency action (in Chinese), as well as an article on “The Dawn of the Due Process Principle in China” (in English) that appeared in the Columbia Journal of Asian Law. More recently, he has published a new textbook on Chinese administrative law that is widely considered the most advanced in the field. In 2013-14, he played an active role in the process of the revision of China's Administrative Litigation Law.
TENG Biao is a human rights lawyer, formerly a lecturer at the China University of Politics and Law, a visiting scholar at Harvard and Yale Law School, currently a visiting scholar at NYU Law School's U.S.-Asia Law Institute and a Member of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. His academic research includes criminal justice, human rights, social movement and political transition in China. He is one of the earliest promoters of the Rights Defense Movement in China, and the manifesto Charter 08. He co-founded two human rights NGOs in Beijing – the Open Constitution Initiative, and the China Against the Death Penalty, in 2003 and 2010 respectively.
Sida Liu is Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Toronto, Faculty Fellow at the American Bar Foundation, and a Member of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton in 2016-2017. Before moving to the University of Toronto, he taught sociology and law at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He received his LL.B. degree from Peking University Law School and his Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Chicago. Professor Liu has conducted extensive empirical research on China’s legal reform and legal profession, including the globalization of corporate law firms, the political mobilization of criminal defense lawyers, the feminization of judges, and the career mobility of law practitioners. In addition to Chinese law, he also writes on sociolegal theory and general social theory. Professor Liu is the author of three books in Chinese and English, most recently, Criminal Defense in China: The Politics of Lawyers at Work (with Terence C. Halliday, Cambridge University Press, 2016).
Neysun Mahboubi is a Research Scholar of the Center for the Study of Contemporary China at the University of Pennsylvania, as well as a Lecturer in Law at Penn Law School. His primary academic interests are in the areas of administrative law, comparative law, and Chinese law, and his current writing focuses on the development of modern Chinese administrative law. He is co-chair of the international committee of the ABA Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice, has advised both the Asia Foundation and the Administrative Conference of the United States on Chinese administrative procedure reform, and moderates the Comparative Administrative Law Listserv hosted by Yale Law School. Occasionally, he comments on Chinese legal developments for CCTV America. He holds a J.D. from Columbia Law School and an A.B. (Politics and East Asian Studies) from Princeton University.
Stanford Law School (SLS) Professor Mei Gechlik is the Founder and Director of the SLS China Guiding Cases Project and will be arriving on campus following a World Bank lecture circuit, to deliver a talk on China's One Belt One Road initiative (OBOR.)
"Dr. Mei Gechlik is Founder and Director of Stanford Law School’s China Guiding Cases Project (“CGCP”). Formerly a tenured professor in Hong Kong, she has been a visiting faculty member at Peking University and the University of Vienna. Dr. Gechlik founded the CGCP in February 2011 in response to the landmark decision of the Supreme People’s Court of China to release certain Chinese court judgments as de facto binding “Guiding Cases” (“GCs”). With support from an international team ofapproximately 200 law students, lawyers, and translation professionals, as well as an advisory board of approximately 50 distinguished experts, including justices from the U.S. Supreme Court and the Supreme People’s Court, the CGCP has quickly become the premier source of translations and analyses of GCs."
A dinner conversation with postdoctoral fellow Patricia Kim.
President Donald Trump's rhetoric on China during his electoral campaign and in the weeks leading up to his inauguration has raised concerns among many observers about the future direction of U.S. policy toward China. Trump has long promoted the narrative that China is cheating the United States on many fronts and must be dealt with assertively. He has proposed the United States impose tariffs on Chinese goods and has questioned supporting the "One China" policy until China "behaves." But will such measures work? And what kind of results can we expect from such policies? This lecture will address these questions by looking back to the recent history of U.S.-China relations to see how Beijing has responded to similar policies in the past. It will examine previous attempts by American leaders to elicit cooperation from their Chinese counterparts, and discuss the elements of both failed and successful diplomatic efforts.
On Tuesday December 13th, PUCC will be holding a dinner conversation with Sara Judge and all PUCC Members. Sara recently served as the Global Director at Avenues: the World School, and is the former President of the China Institute in New York. Sara is a graduate of Princeton University, and is currently the Vice Chair of the Princeton University Alumni Council. Come to dinner to hear about her early experiences in China, and her advice about pursuing a China-focused career!
On December 3rd, PUCC will be screening All Eyes and Ears, followed by a Q&A with Director Vanessa Hope. The event will take place in East Pyne 010 at 6pm.
Documentary Synopsis: When former Utah governor Jon Huntsman was appointed United States Ambassador to China, the charming career politician arrived at his new post with his entire family—including his adopted Chinese daughter, Gracie. Huntsman's diplomatic struggles and triumphs are explored in the broader context of China’s relationship with the rest of the world, and intersected with Gracie's personal experience living in China as a Chinese‐American.
Check out the trailer below!