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School of Law lecture will address Hong Kong’s Umbrella Movement

Alvin Y.H. Cheung will give a lecture on “Hong Kong’s Umbrella Movement: Perspectives from International and Constitutional Law” Nov. 20 at 1:30 p.m. in the Larry Walker Room of Dean Rusk Hall. The lecture is hosted by the School of Law’s Dean Rusk Center for International Law and Policy.

The Umbrella Movement began in September with activists protesting outside Hong Kong government headquarters in reaction to its decision to disallow civil nominations in an upcoming election. Cheung will discuss Beijing’s reaction to calls for democratic reform in Hong Kong against the backdrop of China’s obligations under international law.

Cheung is a visiting scholar at New York University’s U.S.-Asia Law Institute. His primary research interest is the implementation of “One Country, Two Systems” in Hong Kong and Macau. Prior to joining NYU as a Master of Laws student in international legal studies in 2013, Cheung practiced for almost four years as a barrister in Hong Kong. He holds degrees from the University of Cambridge and the University of Hong Kong.

The lecture is co-sponsored by the Asian Law Students Association.

RSVP to by Nov. 19.