In the Clarke Program Colloquium Series, faculty, law students and senior graduate students meet over lunch to discuss works-in-progress on law and culture in East Asia. This informal setting encourages discussion, and the focus on new and cross-disciplinary research provides a nuanced view of Asian institutions and practices. Because these discussions constitute an integral part of two for-credit courses—the colloquium course and a seminar—the Colloquium Series offers a unique and appealing way for Cornell students to learn directly from prominent scholars and intellectuals about the legal culture of East Asia. The 2012 series was organized in conjunction with The Cornell Society for the Humanities year-long theme project on Risk. The series explored how the law and how states describe, produce and manage risk from a variety of disciplinary perspectives.
"The Logic of Security/The Ethics of Care: From Japan at Risk"
"China’s International Behavior: A Critique of Cultural Conception of Risk in International Politics"
"Can Louis Vuitton Dance with Hiphone? Rethinking the Idea of Social Justice in Intellectual Property Law"
"Exceptional—and Ordinary—Powers in an Exceptional State: Patterns and Lessons from China’s Use of Law to Address Threats to Security and Order"
"Saving TEPCO: Risk, Trust and Financial Market Activism in Post-Fukushima Japan”
"Legal Analysis of Accusations on the Renminbi Exchange Rate”
"Judicial Risk and Assessment of Judges in China"