DATE:  Friday, March 4, 2016
TIME:  8:30 am - 5:30 pm
VENUE:  Saieh Hall for Economics, Room 021, 5757 South University Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637

When it comes to the environment, China and the United States have similar goals: clean air and water and a prosperous economy.  But our environmental challenges and systems for confronting them are often unique.  This international conference will bring together leading Chinese and American scholars to explore similarities and differences between our two countries, and the many lessons learned from our distinct experiences.  How do the various levels of government – national to regional to local – interrelate to develop and implement environmental regulations?  What role do the courts paly in interpreting and enforcing environmental laws?  How do businesses engage in and influence the process?  And how can civil society best encourage change?

This conference is presented by the University of Chicago and Tsinghua University, through joint efforts and co-sponsorship by the Abrams Environmental Law Clinic at the University of Chicago Law School, the Center for East Asian Studies at the University of Chicago, the Center for Industrial Development and Environmental Governance (CIDEG) at Tsinghua University, the Energy Policy Institute at Chicago (EPIC), and the Paulson Institute.

Event is FREE and open to the public, but REGISTRATION is REQUIRED. 



CHEN Ling  – Associate Professor, School of Public Policy and Management, Tsinghua University

CHEN Ruoying – Associate Professor, Peking University Law School

Daniel Farber – Sho Sato Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Center for Law, Energy & the Environment, University of California, Berkeley

Tom Ginsburg - Deputy Dean and Leo Spitz Professor of International Law, University of Chicago Law School

David Hemmel - Assistant Professor of Law, University of Chicago Law School

LIU Bing - Associate Professor, China Academy of Social Management and School of Sociology, Beijing Normal University

Robert Percival – Robert F. Stanton Professor of Law and Director of the Environmental Law Program, University of Maryland

QIN Hu – Director of Research, Environmental Defense Fund, China Program

Erin Ryan - Professor, College of Law, Florida State University

Mark N. Templeton - Associate Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the Abrams Environmental Law Clinic, University of Chicago Law School

XUE Lan – Professor and Dean, School of Public Policy and Management, Tsinghua University

Dali L. Yang - William Claude Reavis Professor of Political Science and Faculty Director of the Center in Beijing, The University of Chicago

ZHANG Fan - Visiting Research Scholar, Department of Political Science and 2015-2016 Neubauer Collegium Visiting Fellow, University of Chicago

ZHAO Huiyu – Associate Professor, KoGuan Law School, Shanghai Jiaotong University

ZHU Xufeng – Professor, School of Public Policy and Management, Tsinghua University