Past Event

International Law with Chinese Characteristics

November 19, 2020
12:45 PM - 1:30 PM

CSIL invited Mr. Robert Williams, Executive Director of Yale Law School's Paul Tsai China Center, to discuss his research on China's evolving relationship to international law. The discussion will be moderated by Professor Benjamin Liebman, who leads Columbia Law School's Center for Chinese Legal Studies. Mr. Williams and Professor Liebman will talk about China's approach to international law, and how a Biden administration is likely to impact US-China relations. This event is co-sponsored by the Society for Chinese Law and the Center for Chinese Legal Studies. Join here.
Robert Williams is a Lecturer in Law and the Executive Director of the Paul Tsai China Center at Yale Law School, where he focuses on U.S.-China relations and Chinese law and policy. He is also a Lecturer in Global Affairs at Yale’s Jackson Institute for Global Affairs and a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. He holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School, where he was co-founder and editor in chief of the Harvard National Security Journal. Following law school, he clerked in the Office of Legal Counsel at the Department of Justice and for the Honorable E. Grady Jolly of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. He was an attorney in private practice before coming to Yale and has also served as a consultant to the U.S. Department of State.