The Enablers of Harvey Weinstein and Xi Jinping

13 Oct 2017

Earlier this week in New York I heard a panel of experts discuss President Xi Jinping's vicious attack on China's human rights lawyers. I was struck with the parallel to Harvey Weinstein's sexual abuse of women in Hollywood. In both cases, powerful executives abused vulnerable victims and were aided by a culture of enablers: people who facilitated the abuses and those who knew but kept silent.

... And Justice for All

13 Jun 2017

Nonlawyers are rarely able to protect properly their own legal rights.

Debating duties of U.S. universities in China

24 May 2017

Professor Roderick Hills eloquently defends the conduct of U.S. universities in China.

Counterpoint: Universities in China

09 May 2017

A powerful critque of my article on western universities in China

Engagement versus endorsement: Western universities in China

07 May 2017

The presence of Western universities in China is on the rise, but they are not following UN principles on corporate social responsibility.

What is Freedom of Expression?

17 Oct 2016

NYU law professor Roderick Hills says "that freedom of speech at NYU-Shanghai might be greater than at NYU-Washington Square or other schools on American soil.''

U.S. Universities in China: A Duty to Defend Human Rights?

25 Jul 2016

Does the silence of U.S. universities in China in the face of human rights abuses legitimize a government that oppresses its citizens? 

In China, Pro Bono is a Real Challenge

20 Jul 2016

Despite political pressures, foreign firms can give valuable moral support to public interest lawyers in China. 

Justice or Assassination?

23 May 2016

President Obama presented the assasination by drone as a victory in the war on terrorism, but was it justice?

The Conundrum of Compromise

18 May 2016

The controversy surrounding the American Bar Association’s decision not to publish the memoirs of famed  human rights activist Teng Biao allegedly because it feared angering the Chinese government and jeopardizing its programs in the country points to a universal problem facing foreign businesses and organizations working in China. When are moral compromises appropriate? 

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