About the talk:

Until the Covid-19 pandemic, robust scholarly exchange was a hallmark and sometime ballast of U.S.-China relations. Today, as pandemic restrictions subside, the resumption of exchange continues to lag, with understandable concerns about not only cost but also safety clearly paramount for many scholars in both countries. What is lost to established and junior scholars by the present state of affairs, where U.S.-China scholarly exchange remains just a pale shadow of its former self? And how can we navigate back to earlier dynamics, against the backdrop of fierce competition between the two countries as well as continued tightening of political space in China?

About the speaker: 

MahboubiNeysun A. Mahboubi is Director of the Penn Project on the Future of U.S.-China Relations at the University of Pennsylvania. Previously he was a Research Scholar of Penn's Center for the Study of Contemporary China, and he continues to host the CSCC Podcast. He is also a Research Affiliate of the Penn Program on Regulation, for whom he hosts the Law & Governance series. His primary academic interests are in the areas of administrative law, comparative law, and Chinese law, and his current writing focuses on the development of modern Chinese administrative law. He has chaired the international committee of the ABA Section of Administrative Law & Regulatory Practice, advised both the Asia Foundation and the Administrative Conference of the United States on Chinese administrative procedure reform, and moderates the Comparative Administrative Law Listserv hosted by Yale Law School. He frequently comments on Chinese law and policy developments and U.S.-China relations for various media outlets, including most recently WBUR's Here & Now, the Sinica Podcast, Bloomberg TV, CGTN America, and KQED's Forum. He has taught at Penn Carey Law School, Princeton University's School of Public & International Affairs, the University of Connecticut School of Law, and Yale Law School.


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