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Diversity Week 2014

William H. Gates Hall
All Day Event


Gates Public Service Law Speaker Series-Henry Aronson Questioning the Unquestionable

William H. Gates Hall
Room 133
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Henry Aronson admits to having a knee jerk cynical response to conventional
wisdom and to being obsessed with the importance of defining success and quantifying outcomes.

We assume “public service” is a good thing. But what is public service? Do we know if current responses to problems, issues, challenges related to “public service” are effective, worthwhile, justifiable?

Aronson has spent the better part of his career involved with public issues. Highlights include working in Mississippi in the mid-60’s representing civil rights workers, and leaders (including Dr. King, Robert Moses and Stokely Carmichael); directing the Vera Institute of Justice Manhattan Court Employment Project; directing a law office in Saigon Vietnam in the early 1970’s and creating and leading the successful opposition to the Seattle monorail.

Henry Aronson is currently focused on issues related to poverty and education.

RSVP via Symplicity or gatespsl@uw.edu

Reception for Gates PSL Speaker-Henry Aronson

William H. Gates Hall
Room 115
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Reception for Gates Public Service Law Speaker-Henry Aronson

Global Mondays Weekly Lecture Series - Digital Copyright and Open Licensing in China

William H. Gates Hall
12:30 PM - 1:20 PM

"Emerging Copyright Practice: the Chinese Experience with Open Licensing"

Dr. Chunyan Wang, Associate Professor, Renmin University of China Law School, Visiting Scholar, UW School of Law

Hosted by the Law, Technology & Arts Group, the Asian Law Center, and the Visiting Scholars Program

Chunyan Wang is an Associate Professor at Renmin University of China Law School, specializing in intellectual property law and competition law, and is widely published on these issues. She holds a LL.B. from Zhejiang University, a diploma of postgraduate program in economic law from Peking University, and a Ph.D. in Civil Law from Renmin University of China. She was the first Wejen Chang Scholar at East Asian Legal Studies (EALS), Harvard Law School in 1996 and was a Visiting Scholar at EALS, Harvard Law School again in 2003. Prof. Wang was a visiting fellow at the City University of Hong Kong in 2011 and was appointed by UNESCO as a consultant in 2010. She also serves on the Board of Directors of China Intellectual Property Law Research Society and is a Member of the Expert Groups for the Open Course Project and for the Educational Resources Sharing Course Project under the Ministry of Education of China, and the Expert Group of Tencent Cyberlaw Research Center. She received 2011 Knowledge China Award.

Since 2005, Professor Wang has been acting as Project Lead of Creative Commons China Mainland, where she managed the official launch of Creative Commons in the Chinese Mainland and is responsible for translating, localizing and promoting the China Mainland version of the Creative Commons licenses. In her talk she will address existing copyright practices in China and discuss the impact of open licensing on the Chinese copyright culture.