Friday, March 13, 2015

HNMCP Clinical Instructor Alonzo Emery Named to the Public Intellectuals Program

Alonzo Emery - Preferred HeadshotThe National Committee on United States-China Relations has named the next slate of Fellows in its Public Intellectuals Program and the Harvard Negotiation & Mediation Clinical Program (HNMCP) is pleased to announce Lecturer on Law and Clinical Instructor Alonzo Emery is among them.

The Public Intellectuals Program (PIP), launched in 2005, is dedicated to nurturing the next generation of China specialists who have the interest and potential to venture outside of academia to engage in the public and policy community. Over the course of two years, the program will help twenty young scholars and specialists working in various disciplines to expand their knowledge of China beyond their own interests by introducing them to each other as well as specialists from outside their fields. By requiring each of them to organize a public outreach program, the PIP also encourages them to actively use their knowledge to inform policy and public opinion.

“As the United States and China become increasingly inter-connected, citizens from these nations will benefit from greater mutual understanding,” says Emery. “Having dedicated my career to initiatives linking China and the United States, the Public Intellectuals Program expands my capacity to nurture future stewards of the US-China relationship—a relationship I view as critical to the world’s future.”

Mr. Emery’s interest in and scholarship around China began in his earliest university career when he studied at Peking University, Tsinghua University, and Taiwan University (in addition to Yale University, where he earned his BA with distinction in Political Science and Architecture). During his time as a student at Harvard Law School, Emery participated in HNMCP, helping to manage two projects with Hewlett Packard focused on human rights at their source factories in Dongguan, China. After law school, Emery served as Assistant Professor of Comparative Jurisprudence at Renmin University School of Law in Beijing, teaching courses in alternative dispute resolution, international, and American law. He also ran the Renmin University Disability Law Clinic, China’s first law school clinic dedicated exclusively to providing legal services to persons with disabilities. During his time there he managed a third project with HNMCP, this time as the client, and upon joining HNMCP, he organized and managed a fourth project with the Disability Law Clinic, this time acting as Clinical Instructor.

“I am so thrilled that Alonzo has received this well-deserved honor,” enthused Prof. Robert C. Bordone, Director of the Harvard Negotiation & Mediation Clinical Program. “The selection committee clearly recognized the many outstanding qualities that make him a valued member of the HNMCP team. I know he will make an important contribution to the work of PIP.”