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Jacques deLisle, Professor of Law, presented the following papers: “Sovereignty as Shield, Sword or Plowshare?: China’s Complex - and Confounding - Engagement with the International Legal Order” as part of a conference on the Rule of Law in China, held at William & Mary Law School in February 2002; “Altered States? – Taiwan, China and the Sovereignty Problem,” at a Foreign Policy Research Institute conference he helped organize on Varieties of Sovereignty and the Cross-Strait Relationship in December 2001; “China’s May Days, June Bugs and October Revolutions: Historical Legacies and Resonances in the Politics and Law of the PRC’s Accession to the WTO” at a symposium he co-organized, with James Zimmerman of Baker & McKenzie’s Beijing office, on Legal Issues in China’s Entry into the WTO, held at Penn Law School in November 2001; “A Chinese Solution?: Development without Democracy and the Turn to Law in the P.R.C.” at the China Law Center at Yale Law School in November 2001. In addition, deLisle spoke on “USChina Relations in the Twenty-First Century” for the Peking University Philadelphia Alumni Association in January; “To Russia – and China - With Law: A Critical Assessment of U.S. Legal Development Assistance” for the Foreign Policy Research Institute, in Philadelphia in October. In April 2001, he traveled to Moscow to conduct research on Western legal advice and assistance programs in Russia. He has served as an expert witness/consultant in cases concerning asylum proceedings for Chinese nationals claiming political or religious persecution; litigation regarding issues of PRC company law and PRC foreign economic relations law; and issues of Taiwan’s status in U.S. law. In Fall 2001, deLisle made the following presentations for the Foreign Policy Research Institute: “Humanitarian Intervention: Legal, Moral and Political Questions,” and “Of Bureaucrats and Browsers in Beijing: How Administrative Law Reform, WTO Accession and the Growth of the Internet are Shaping the Next Stage of Legal and Political Change in China.” As a Freeman Foundation fellow at the Salzburg Seminar, he presented “Globalization and its Discontents: The United States’ Role in East Asia and the Turn to Markets, Democracy and the Rule of Law.” DeLisle presented “Chasing the God of Wealth and Evading the Goddess of Democracy: Development, Democracy and Law in China” at the International Political Science Association XVIII World Congress meeting in Quebec, and “The United States Rule of Law Initiative in China: The Clinton-Era Project in Comparative Perspective” at Harvard Law School in June 2001.

  • “Humanitarian Intervention: Legality, Morality and the Good Samaritan,” Orbis (2001)
  • “The Rule of Law and the Roles of Law in China,” review essay of “The Limits of the Rule of Law in China,” in Sino-Platonic Papers (Fall 2000)
  • “China’s Approach to International Law: A Historical Perspective,” 94 American Society of International Law Proceedings (Summer 2000)

William B. Ewald, Professor of Law and Philosophy, delivered “What’s So Special About the American Legal System?” as the Quinlan Memorial Lecture at Oklahoma City University in 2001.

  • “Cumberland and the Reform of Natural Law,” in Jahrbuch fhr Recht und Ethik (2000)
  • Hilbert on the Foundations of Mathematics and Natural Science, eds. Michael Hallett, Ulrich Majer, and Wilfried Sieg (Springer Verlag, 2000)
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