Law School to host discussions of human rights in Taiwan

Author: Michael O. Garvey


Three panel discussions on human rights inTaiwanwill be held Friday (Nov. 4) in the University of Notre Dame Law School courtroom.

The first, on the present status of human rights in Hong Kong and Taiwan, will begin at 9 a.m. Participants will be Douglass Cassel, Lilly Endowment Professor of Law and director of the Notre Dame Law Schools Center for Civil and Human Rights; Thomas Cheng, director general of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Chicago; Susan Blum, associate professor of anthropology and director of the Asian Studies Center at Notre Dame; Fu-te Liao, professor of the Academic Sinica, in Taiwan; John Nagle, John N. Matthews Professor of Law at Notre Dame; Peter Moody, professor of political science at Notre Dame; Michael Davis, professor of law at Northwestern University; and Tae-Ung Baik, professor of law at the University of British Columbia.

The second discussion will begin at11:15 a.m.with a lecture onLearning fromTaiwans Past Regarding Human Rightsby Jau-hwa Chen, associate professor of philosophy and director of the human rights program atSoochowUniversityinTaiwan. Responding to the lecture will be Notre Dame faculty members Lionel Jensen and Sylvia Li-chün Lin of the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures.

The third panel discussion, on prospects for human rights inTaiwan, will begin at3 p.m.Participants will include Lung-chu Chen, professor of law atNew YorkLawSchooland chairman of the Taiwan New Century Foundation; Kwan Kim, professor of economics and policy studies at Notre Dame; and Ben Shao, director of the press division for the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office inChicago.

The discussions are part of a conference jointly sponsored by Notre Dame andNorthwesternUniversityand are free and open to the public.

* Contact: * _Sean OBrien, assistant director of theNotre DameLawSchoolCenterfor Civil and Human Rights, at 574-631-8555 or O’

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