Images from the Penn Law Washington Seminar series event, “Are Superpowers Above the Law? The U.S., China, and the Future of the International Legal Order”.
On March 22, 2011, the University of Pennsylvania Law School hosted a panel session examining when and why the U.S. and China do—and don’t—follow or support international law, and what the two superpowers’ approaches to international law mean for global order, the role of rising powers, as well as issues of international security, world trade, human rights, and the environment. The event was co-sponsored by the Foreign Policy Research Institute.
- William Burke-White, Member, the Secretary’s Policy Planning Staff, U.S. Department of State; Professor of Law, University of Pennsylvania Law School;
- Jacques deLisle, Professor of Law, University of Pennsylvania Law School; Director of the Center for East Asian Studies, University of Pennsylvania;
- James Zhaojie Li, Professor of International Law, Tsinghua University Law School, Beijing; Bok Visiting International Professor, University of Pennsylvania Law School;
- Commander James Kraska, Howard K Levie Chair of Operational Law, U.S. Naval War College;
Richard McGregor, Washington Bureau Chief, the Financial Times and author of The Party: The Secret World of China’s Communist Rulers, served as the event’s moderator.