Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Public lecture on China's Rise and Human Rights Challenges

The Humanities Institute at the University of Texas at Austin presents the first public lecture of its 2008-2009 series on the theme of "Ethical Life in a Global Society." On Wednesday evening October 29th at 7:30 pm in the Avaya Auditorium at 24th and Speedway, Columbia University political scientist Dr. Andrew Nathan will speak on "China's Challenge to Human Rights: Repression at Home and 'Peaceful Rising' Abroad." Professor Nathan is the author and editor of numerous books, is a past chair of the Advisory Committee of Human Rights Watch, Asia and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Professor Nathan's lecture is the third annual Paul and Mary Ho Distinguished Lecture in China Studies. It is free and open to the public.

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