Job Announcement: Chief of Party, JURIS project

China

The Asia Foundation, an international non-governmental organization committed to the development of a peaceful, prosperous, and open Asia-Pacific region, is seeking a Chief of Party for its Justice Under Rule of Law in Society (JURIS) project in China.  JURIS is a four-year project starting in October 2012 that aims to enhance access to justice in order to strengthen the rule of law in selected locations in China.  JURIS will advance citizens’ rights and access to justice through two strategic entry points: administrative law and criminal law, while identifying and tackling other priority legal issues as the project progresses in order to respond to China’s dynamic reform environment.  The COP candidate should be a development professional with rule of law expertise, including but not limited to: building the capacity of institutions in the justice sector; improving access to justice; experience with legal education; policy research and development in the justice sector; governance; public participation; and administrative law.  Candidates must possess practical experience in managing and implementing rule of law programs. Continue reading

National Academies and Standardization in China

On October 3 the National Academies are hosting a program on
“Management of Intellectual Property in Standards Setting Processes”.
The China paper by Dan Breznitz and Michael Murphree, entitled
Shaking Grounds? Technology Standards in China” is already posted,
and the authors have consented to my linking to it here.

The October 3 morning session is on Standards Processes and IP
Treatment in Emerging Economies, chaired by veteran  Richard
Suttmeier.  The program has a great cast of scholars, officials and
corporate executives who work global standardization issues and
policies.  Here is the preliminary agenda.