Faculty Advance Partnership in China

Two law faculty members gave scholarly presentations at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China, as part of a new partnership between Tsinghua and Washington Universities. Washington University’s McDonnell International Scholars Academy is currently forming a global network of scholars and leaders to further its goal of broadening international cooperation and understanding among the people and institutions of the world.

Jane Harris Aiken

To inaugurate the new partnership with Tsinghua University, Jane Aiken, the William M. Van Cleve Professor of Law, and David Konig, professor of law and of history, were invited to present their scholarship at Tsinghua University’s International Conference on Translating Global Cultures: Toward Interdisciplinary(Re)Constructions.

David T. Konig

Aiken presented a paper on "Crossing Cultures: Lessons from the Practice of Law," and Konig’s paper was titled "Thomas Jefferson’s Translation of Law Across Time and Space." The conference brought together scholars from China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Macao, Korea, Japan, Turkey, Hungary, Australia, India, England, and the United States.

Tsinghua University is one of 17 universities currently partnering with the McDonnell International Scholars Academy. Aiken and John O. Haley, the Wiley B. Rutledge Professor of Law and director of the Whitney R. Harris Institute for Global Legal Studies, are on the Steering Committee for the scholars academy, and Stephen H. Legomsky, the Charles F. Nagel Professor of International and Comparative Law, is serving as an academy ambassador.