DCA Speaker Series on China’s Global Reach Continues Thursday With Talk on ‘Belt and Road Initiative’

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The fourth speaker in the Darien Community Association Academic Lecture Series on Thursday, Jan. 30 will be Neysun Manhboubi, whose topic will be “China’s Belt and Road Initiative: Paving the Way to a New Global Order?”

Neysun Manhboubi

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Neysun Manhboubi has advised Asia Foundation and the Administrative Conference of the U.S. on Chinese administration and procedure reform.

— an announcement from the Darien Community Association

As a Research Scholar for Study of Contemporary China at the University of Pennsylvania, his primary interests are in administrative law, contemporary law, and

Chinese law. He hosts the podcast for UPenn CSCC which includes conversations on Chinese politics, economy, law, and society with faculty, visitors and guest speakers.

Prior to coming to the University of Pennsylvania, Mr. Mahboubi was a trial attorney for the Federal Program Branch of the U.S. Department of Justice, a law clerk for Justice Douglas P. Woodlock of the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, and taught at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School, University of Connecticut School of Law, and at Yale Law School.

He has also taught and done research at the Peking University of Law. He has advised Asia Foundation and the Administrative Conference of the U.S. on Chinese Administration and Procedure reform and he moderates the Comparative Administrative Law Listserv at Yale.

He can also be seen on CGTNAmerica commenting on Chinese legal developments. Mr. Manhboubi holds a J.D. from Columbia Law School and an A.B. (Politics & EAS) from Princeton University. You can follow him on Twitter @NeysunM.

Diplomat Susan Thornton of the Yale Law School will conclude the series on Monday, Feb. 3 at the traditional evening reception and lecture at 7:30 p.m.

Registration is available online at the DCA website or through the DCA office at 203-655-9050 extension 10. Tickets for the evening lecture and reception (Feb. 3) are $35/public and $30/DCA members.

Single tickets for the Thursday morning series ($30 DCA members, $40 public) will be sold at the door on a space-available basis.The DCA’s 2020 Academic Lecture Series Sponsor is Ring’s End. The DCA is located at 274 Middlesex Road in Darien.

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