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UC Davis Law School Symposium to Probe Asia's Growing Global Influence

February 19, 2010

Asia’s potential to become the new global leader in the 21st century and what that may portend for human rights and economic development will be the subject of a Feb. 26 symposium sponsored by the University of California, Davis, Law Review.

American philosopher Martha Nussbaum and a number of other top scholars from across the country are scheduled to speak during the daylong conference entitled “The Asian Century?”

Nussbaum will deliver a talk entitled “Democracy, Education and the Liberal Arts: Two Asian Models.” Other panelists will explore how the rise of Asia may affect multinational corporations, intellectual property, human rights, gay rights, national security law and constitutional law.

Speakers also are expected to probe U.S. attitudes toward Asia and how that affects the country’s relationship with Asian nations, as well as the effects of India’s laws and legal norms on the rapid expansion of Indian multinationals.

Panels will be held from 8:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. in the Wilkins Moot Courtroom at the UC Davis School of Law. All sessions are free and open to the public.

Panelists include:

  • Professor Nussbaum, Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics, University of Chicago Law School
  • Tom Ginsburg, professor of law, University of Chicago Law School
  • Anil Kalhan, associate professor of law, Drexel University School of Law
  • Yong-Sung (Jonathan) Kang, assistant professor of law, University of Washington School of Law
  • Holning Lau, associate professor of law, University of North Carolina School of Law
  • Teemu Ruskola, professor of law, Emory Law School
  • Peter Yu, Kern Family Chair in Intellectual Property Law, Drake Law School

UC Davis law professors Lisa Pruitt and Keith Aoki, and acting law professor Afra Afsharipour also will participate.

The UC Davis Law Review is the school's premier student-run publication and is ranked 31st among U.S. legal journals. For more information, visit http://lawreview.law.ucdavis.edu.

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Media contact(s):

  • Pamela Wu, School of Law, (530) 754-7173, pcwu@ucdavis.edu
  • News Service, (530) 752-1930

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