Journalism and the Law in China


Friday, April 8, 2016, 12:00pm to 1:00pm


Ash Center Foyer, 124 Mt. Auburn St., Suite 200-North, Cambridge, MA

Ash Center Student Speaker Series

TAN Qi (MPA-Mason '16), former Program Officer, American Bar Association Rule Of Law Initiative China Program
WEI Wei (MPP '17), Journalist, People's Daily Beijing Branch

Tony Saich, Daewoo Professor of International Affairs, and Director, Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation

Join two of the Ash Center’s Student Fellows, TAN Qi and WEI Wei, for a discussion of their work in China and their decision to continue their education at the Kennedy School. The event will be moderated by Professor Tony Saich, Director of the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation.

Ms. TAN, a Tomorrow Education Foundation Fellow at the Ash Center, will highlight her work with the American Bar Association, aimed at building Chinese capacity to advocate for citizens’ rights. Through her work with the ABA’s Rule of Law Initiative China Program, Ms. TAN has worked with local partners to identify and begin to address legislative, structural, organizational, financial and other barriers to effective broad-based advocacy in a variety of substantive areas.

Ms. WEI, a Hui Fund for Generating Powerful Ideas Fellow at the Ash Center, is a journalist for People’s Daily, the official newspaper of the Communist Party of China. In this role, she conducts field investigations and writes editorials covering public policies and social issues, such as the suffering of disadvantaged groups, the education of migrant workers and their offspring, environmental pollution and more. Wei was awarded “First Prize of People’s Daily Outstanding News” consecutively from 2010 to 2013. Concurrent with her role as a journalist, Wei was Executive Assistant to the CEO of People's Daily Media Technology Co., LTD from February to July of 2014.

About the Series

The Ash Center Student Speaker Series highlights and explores the implications and lessons learned from the research projects or applied learning experiences of Harvard University students supported by the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation. Each week, we invite two students to offer brief remarks on their work, or a response to one another’s work, and then open the table for discussion. The series will take place each Friday at noon in the Ash Center foyer, 124 Mount Auburn Street, Suite 200-North. Lunch will be provided.