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The Demographic Challenge: Legal and Political Issues on Both Sides of the Taiwan Straits, Fulbright Taiwan, Foundation for Scholarly Exchange, January 13, 2020; Academia Sinica, October 22, 2019.

End of an Era, invited speaker, Graduate Institute of National Development, National Taiwan University, December 27, 2019; American Chamber of Commerce in Taipei, November 13, 2019; National Chengchi University, Taipei, November 11, 2019; Princeton University April 5, 2019; World Affairs Council of Albuquerque, March 25, 2019; UCLA, March 7, 2019; University of Southern California, March 6, 2019; University of San Diego, March 5, 2019; University of Pennsylvania, February 21, 2019; Manhattanville College, November 10, 2018; Texas A&M University, September 11, 2018; University of Texas at Austin, September 11, 2018; King’s College (London), August 2, 2018; Chatham House Institute of International Affairs (London), July 20, 2018; End of an Era, invited speaker, Academia Sinica, Taipei, June 18, 2018; Senate Foreign Relations Committee, April 30, 2018; Center for Strategic and International Studies, April 30, 2018; George Washington University, April 30, 2018; Columbia Law School, March 28, 2018; Georgetown Law School, March 22, 2018; National Committee on US-China Relations, March 14, 2018; New York University Law School, February 19, 2018; Fordham Law School, February 12, 2018.

“China's 2018 Constitutional Reforms: A New Era in Chinese Governance?” panel participant, Association of Asian Studies Annual Conference, March 24, 2019.

美国政治:制度侵蚀和修复 (American Politics: Erosion and Renewal), East China University of Law and Politics, Shanghai, June 13, 2018 (in Chinese).

“Engaging a Closing China,” panel participant, Association of Asian Studies Annual Conference, March 23, 2018.

China and Global Governance, invited speaker, Council on Foreign Relations, December 11, 2017.

7th Conference on Chinese Capital Markets, invited speaker, NYU Center on US-China Relations, December 8, 2017.

China Town Hall, invited speaker, New York University, October 18, 2016.

The End of China’s Reform Era, keynote speaker, Nardi symposium, St. Joseph’s University, October 5, 2016; keynote speaker, “Comparing China: Hopes and Fears of a Rising Power” conference, University of California, Irvine, April 27, 2015; Association of Asian Studies panel, Seattle, April 1, 2016; University of California, Los Angeles, April 29, 2015; Fordham Law School workshop, April 16, 2015.

Assessing China: Internal Politics and Peripheral Relations, invited speaker, Council on Foreign Relations, Washington, D.C., April 9, 2015.

China Town Hall, invited speaker, Cranford High School, Cranford, NJ, October 16, 2014.

China in Comparative Perspective, National Endowment for Democracy, Washington, D.C., May 14, 2014; NYU-Columbia China Law workshop, New York, May 2, 2014; Asia Law Committee, New York Bar Association, April 22, 2014; Bernstein Symposium, NYU Asia Law Institute-HRIC event, April 3, 2014.

The Rise of the Security State, University of Washington Law School and National Bureau of Asian Research conference on “Contending Perspectives on the Rule of Law in China,” Seattle, November 15, 2014; Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, Shanghai, June 7, 2013; City University of Hong Kong, June 5, 2013; University of California, Berkeley, CA, May 6, 2013; American Association of Asian Studies, San Diego, CA, March 23, 2013; Columbia Law School workshop, March 8, 2013; Yale Law School workshop, March 5, 2013.

The Rise and Fall of Chinese Legal Education, University of Pennsylvania Law School conference on “The State of Legal Development in China,” April 22, 2014; Indiana University Maurer School of Law, March 12, 2014; Association for American Law Schools Annual Conference, Jan. 5, 2014; Amsterdam University, August 8, 2013; Sino-US Law Deans Conference, Suzhou, June 23-24, 2012; Law and Society Conference, Honolulu, June 5, 2012; Columbia Law School, May 9, 2012; Fordham Law School, April 18, 2012; University of Kansas Law School, March 14, 2012; University of Pennsylvania Law School, March 12, 2012.

Social Unrest and Leadership Change: Domestic Political Challenges in China, lecture at World Affairs Council, Palm Beach, FL, January 30, 2013; World Affairs Council, Houston, TX, October 18, 2012.

调解:中国法律的转向[Mediation: The Turn in Chinese Law] (in Chinese), talk presented at Renmin University, June 23, 2011.

China’s Turn Against Law, Association of Asian Studies Conference, Toronto, March 1, 2012;
University of Kansas, March 14; University of Pennsylvania Law School, Philadelphia, March 12, 2012; Jiaotong University, June 11, 2011; Law and Society Annual Meeting, San Francisco, June 3, 2011; University of Wisconsin Law School, April 21, 2011; Yale Law School, December 7, 2010; Washington University in St. Louis, January 20, 2011; Fordham Law School, January 27, 2011.

China’s Global Presence and Domestic Challenges, lecture presented at Houston World Affairs Council, May 26, 2011.

Law and Social Unrest in China, talk presented at Council on Foreign Relations, April 27, 2011.

What Direction for International Human Rights Clinics?, talk at University of Maryland “Re-imagining International Clinical Law” symposium, November 17-18, 2010 Baltimore.

Introduction to U.S. Property Law, s class taught at the P.R.C. State Intellectual Property Office, Beijing, June 30-July 3 (2010); June 16-19 (2009).

Eminent Domain Law and Kelo v. New London, lecture at Jiaotong University (in English), May 31, 2010; East China University of Politics and Law (in Chinese), May 20, 2009, Shanghai.

Chinese Governance in the 21st Century: Back to the Forbidden City? talk presented at Washington University School of Law, incubator workshop series, April 16, 2010; Cardozo Law School, April 7, 2010.

Civil Society in China, lecture presented at UCLA Law School “Leading Developments in Chinese Law” conference, March 5, 2010, Los Angeles, CA.

Chinese Domestic Politics in Transition; China-US Relations: Human Rights and Rule of Law (two lectures), keynote speaker, Houston World Affairs Council “Portrait of China” November 7, 2009.

目标管理责任制:基层政府治理的特点和它对社会纠纷解决机制的影响 [Target Responsibility Systems: Aspects of Local Governance and Their Effect on Mechanisms for the Resolution of Social Conflict] (in Chinese), presentation at a conference sponsored by the China University of Politics and Law, Beijing, July 11-12.

Responsibility Systems: Institutional Responses to Principal-Agent Problems in Chinese Law and Governance, lecture and talk at NYU and Columbia conference “China’s Changing Courts: Populist Vehicle or Party Puppet?,” February 19-20, 2009.

The People's Courts: Legal and Political Reform in China since 1978, lecture presented at Houston World Affairs Council, November 7, 2008.

Cadre Responsibility Systems: The Legalist Core of Chinese Governance, lecture presented at Columbia Law School, Chinese Legal Studies Lecture Series, September 24, 2008.
Yale Law School, Workshop on Chinese Legal Reform, September 23, 2008.

Human Rights in China, talk presented at Frank Church Symposium, Idaho State University, February 28-29, 2008.

Judicial Disciplinary Systems for Incorrect Decided Cases, talk presented at the Chinese Justice Workshop at Harvard University on October 12-13, 2007.

Interplay Between Citizen Petitions and Formal Legal Institutions, talk presented at University of California at Berkeley, Boalt School of Law, April 5, 2006;
State Department Rule of Law Conference, November 8, 2005.

Xinfang: Alternative to Formal Chinese Legal Institutions, lecture presented at School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, March 16, 2006;
Yale Law School, Workshop on Chinese Legal Reform, November 1, 2005;
Columbia Law School, Chinese Legal Studies Lecture Series, October 31, 2005.

The Changing Role of Civil Society in China, lecture, and talk presented at the National Foreign Affairs Training Center, April 12, 2006;
Center for Strategic and International Studies, Building a “Harmonious Society:” Faith-Based Organizations in China. September 26, 2005.