International Visiting Research Scholar public talk

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Feb2
Peter Wall International Visiting Research Scholar public talk

On the Functions and Authority of Newly Proposed "Circuit Courts" in China

Speaker:
Yulin Fu, Peking University
Peter Wall International Visiting Research Scholar, UBC

Abstract:
China’s political leaders recently proposed establishing new “circuit courts” under China’s Supreme People’s Court, as a part of the new phase of judicial reform. Professor Fu will critically review the prospect and design of such courts. The talk will first review the allocation of functions and resources among the existing four tiers of courts in China, emphasizing certain manifest inefficiencies in court organization. Professor Fu will then examine both the near-term and long-term goals that national circuit courts may serve, and how they can contribute to creating a form of de facto “judicial federalism”

Date: Monday, February 2, 2015
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location: Allard Hall, Room 123, Faculty of Law, UBC, 1822 East Mall
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Feb4
Peter Wall International Visiting Research Scholar public talk

The Future of Food

Speaker:
Evan Fraser, Canada Research Chair, University of Guelph
Peter Wall International Visiting Research Scholar, UBC

Most commentators agree that population growth, energy prices, and climate change threaten food security.  But few agree on the best strategies to tackle this problem with some promoting “high tech” solutions such as genetically modified crops while others suggest that the solution may be found in small scale local farming systems. In this talk, Dr. Evan Fraser will draw on his experiences from around the world to shed light on strategies and options for how to sustainably feed nine billion people.

Date: Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Time: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: Liu Institute for Global Issues - MP Room, 6476 NW Marine Drive, UBC
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