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Xiao Qiang, Andrew Nathan & Robert Bernstein


“China Politics and Human Rights After Tiananmen”


Xiao Qiang is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of China Digital Times, a bilingual China news website. He is an adjunct professor at the School of Information (2012–present) and the Graduate School of Journalism (2003 – 2011), at the University of California, Berkeley. He is also the Principal Investigator of the Counter-Power Lab, an interdisciplinary faculty-student research group focusing on Internet Freedom, based in the School of Information, UC Berkeley.


Andrew J. Nathan is a professor of political science at Columbia University. He specializes in Chinese politics, foreign policy, human rights and political culture. He has taught at Columbia University since 1971, and currently serves as the chair of the steering committee for the Center for the Study of Human Rights. Nathan also serves as an advisor or board member with Freedom House and Human Rights in China, and is a member of the editorial boards of the Journal of Democracy, the China Quarterly, and the Journal of Contemporary China, among others. Nathan is perhaps best known as a co-author of the Tiananmen Papers, along with Perry Link.


Robert L. Bernstein is an American publisher and human rights activist. After being invited to the Soviet Union as part of a delegation from the Association of American Publishers, he became interested in writers whose work could not be published in their own countries. After his experience in Moscow in 1973, Bernstein returned to the U.S. and established the Fund for Free Expression, the parent organization of Helsinki Watch, which later became Human Rights Watch. Bernstein served as the Founding Chair of Human Rights Watch until 1990 and thereafter as the Founding Chair Emeritus.

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