Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 12:20pm to 1:15pm
Myron Taylor Hall, G85
Cornell Law School, Myron Taylor Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
Teng Biao is a visiting scholar at the U.S. – Asia Law Institute of New York University Law School. He is a human rights lawyer, formerly a lecturer at the China University of Politics and Law, and a visiting scholar at Harvard, Yale Law School, and the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton.
His academic research includes criminal justice, human rights, social movement and political transition in China. He co-founded two human rights NGOs in Beijing -- the Open Constitution Initiative and China Against the Death Penalty. He is one of the earliest promoters of the Rights Defense Movement in China, and the manifesto Charter 08, for which Dr. Liu Xiaobo was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
Teng has been awarded the Human Rights Prize of the French Republic (2007), the National Endowment for Democracy Award (2008) and the Outstanding Democracy Activist Prize (2011), among others.