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China’s Economic Diplomacy: A Lecture by Donald Lewis of Stanford

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As part of the spring 2014 Colloquium, international consultant Don Lewis will speak on the importance of Emerging Power’s Economic Statecraft, especially the case of China.

Key Considerations: Emerging Powers and Economic Statecraft: China’s Economic Diplomacy

  • How is China engaging the World?
  • Hard power vs Soft Power à Chinese Smart Power
  • How is China’s power being felt?
  • Is there a “Beijing consensus?”

When: March 10, 6-8pm

Where: McGowan 102

Donald Lewis has been a Research Fellow, Lecturer in Law and Visiting Associate Professor of Law at Stanford Law School. Prior to coming to Stanford, he was an Associate Professor of Law at The University of Hong Kong (HKU) Faculty of Law in Hong Kong, China, where he taught and conducted research on Chinese law, Chinese and international dispute resolution, and international trade and economic law for 23 years. Professor Lewis has served as a U.S. Fulbright Law Professor in China at the law schools of Nankai University (Tianjin) and Zhongshan University (Guangzhou), and has also taught or lectured at Peking University and Tsinghua University law schools (Beijing).

While at the HKU Faculty of Law, Professor Lewis acted as Director of the East Asian International Economic Law and Policy (EAIEL) Program, and China’s WTO accession.  Professor Lewis acted as the first Academic Coordinator of the official World Trade Organization (WTO) Regional Trade Policy Course (RTPC) for the governments of Asia Pacific, including the Chinese government, providing technical training to trade officials on the WTO disciplines.

Professor Lewis has advised international law firms, investment banks and multinational corporations on Chinese law matters. He has served as an expert Advisor and Consultant to the United Nations for Asia Pacific governments on a range of international trade and investment issues.

His research and writing over the past decade have focused on China’s WTO reforms and dispute settlement, US-China trade issues, China trade and investment law, rule of law, the green economy, innovation and sustainable development in China, Chinese outbound direct investment, Asian regional IP/IT issues, including software protection, e-commerce and trade facilitation, the antitrust and IP intersection in China, as well as Chinese and international dispute resolution.

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