China Seminar | 13 March 2003

A Hong Kong Update

Alison W. Conner Alison W. Conner

The China Seminar welcomes back a popular speaker ever since her joining the University of Hawaii William S. Richardson School of Law in January 1995. Professor Alison W. Conner spoke to the seminar at the time of Hong Kong’s reversion to China and will no doubt bring us up to date on the many changes, including recent references to Article 23 (about legislation vis-a-vis subversion), in Hong Kong.

Prior to Hawaii, Professor Conner spent eight and a half years as a member of the law faculty of the University of Hong Kong and has returned during the summers to teach in the Duke and Santa Clara programs at that university. She has also taught and done research at the National University of Singapore and Nanjing University in China. Professor Conner received her Ph.D. from Cornell University in Chinese history (1979) and her J.D. from Harvard Law School (1973). She has just been appointed the first director of a new Master of Laws program for international legal professionals at the University of Hawaii. A keen and informed observer of current events, Professor Conner brings broad interests in history, culture and the arts to her law studies.