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Since its beginnings, the Clarke Program has been actively involved in the organization and sponsorship of events, in Ithaca and throughout the world. Whether at home or abroad, those events constitute key moments in the life of the Program for they regularly bring together students, scholars and researchers to foster cross-cultural discussions about East Asian law.

Our annual Clarke Lecture brings a high-profile scholar to Cornell to deliver a major public lecture. Every Fall, our Colloquium Series offers an informal settings for Cornell students and visiting scholars to discuss works-in-progress on law and culture.  Over the years, the Clarke Program has also organized and co-sponsored numerous international conferences, both in the United-States and in East Asia.

Recent News and Events

  • June 3, 2011: International Workshop at Maison Franco-Japonaise (Tokyo): Global Law and Global Legal Theory — Academic Knowledge in Question. Participants include: Profs. Annelise Riles, Clarke Program Director, Yu Xingzhong, 2010 Wang Distinguished Visiting Professor, and Ko Hasegawa, 2009-10 Mori Hamada & Matsumoto Distinguished Visitor.

  • April 27, 2011: Cornell Law School celebration of Annelise Riles' new book Collateral Knowledge. Legal Reasoning in the Global Financial Markets. Speakers: Professors Tom Baker (Penn Law) and Frank Upham (NYU Law). Video of the event.

  • April 26, 2011: Clarke Lecture, Frank Upham (NYU): "The Story of the "Introduction" of Norms of Gender Equality into Japanese Employment Practice." More info

  • April 2011: limited public release of Meridian 180, our new online multilingual forum. More info

  • Jan. 2011: The Clarke Program 2010 Colloquium Series is featured in a Cornell Law School Spotlight

  • Jan. 8, 2011: Our 2009-2010 Annual Report is available here.

  • Jan. 3-7, 2011: Clarke Program Director Annelise Riles guest-blogged on the Credit Slips website (direct links to posts: Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4).

  • Nov. 2010: Clarke Program Director Annelise Riles presented findings from her upcoming book at Cornell on Nov. 15 and at the AAA annual meeting (New Orleans, LA) on Nov. 19. More info on the Collateral Knowledge blog.

  • Oct. 2010: The Clarke Program just launched its very own Facebook page and Twitter account.

  • Clarke Program Director Annelise Riles is blogging about financial regulation here.

  • "Techniques of Hope: How Professionals and Professionalism can Stabilize the Markets and Change the World," took place on  March 26, 2010 in New York City. The conference summary can be found here.

  • The Clarke Program, the University of Pennsylvania Law School, and the Tobin Project are collaborating to seek a new understanding of global financial markets. View a description of the June 8 and 9, 2010 workshop here.

  • Mori-Hamada-sponsored research by Annelise Riles, Clarke Program Director, and Takashi Uchida, Former Professor of Law at University of Tokyo, was recently cited by Chinese Law Prof Blog.