Susan R. Weld


Executive Director, Law Asia Leadership, Adjunct Professor of Law

A.B., J.D., Ph.D., Harvard

A.B., J.D. Harvard; Ph.D. Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations. Weld was General Counsel of the Congressional-Executive...

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A.B., J.D. Harvard; Ph.D. Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations. Weld was General Counsel of the Congressional-Executive Commission on China from 2002 to 2005. While at the CECC she traveled in China to observe developments in several areas related to law reform, bilateral cooperation and human rights, including women’s rights, HIV/AIDS in Xinjiang Province, rural land law, criminal legal defense, and regulation of domestic NGOs. Weld has practiced law in New York and Boston and taught Chinese History and Thought in Harvard's Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Comparative Law at Northeastern University School of Law, Chinese and Japanese Law at Boston College Law School and Chinese Law at Johns Hopkins School for Advanced International Studies in Washington, DC. Weld was a U.S delegate to the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing in 1995 and a co-founder of MassAction for Women in Massachusetts. Weld has most recently spoken on “Law and Rights in China” at Dartmouth College, “Corruption in China: Past and Present,” at the University of Michigan Center for Chinese Studies, and “The Congressional-Executive Commission on China,” at the University of Michigan Law School and Harvard Law School and moderated a panel on Religion and the Future of China at the Council on Foreign Relations.