3rd Annual Conference: Key Issues in International Aviation Law on 25 May, 2011 in Beijing, China

April 29, 2011 at 8:35 am | Posted in Aviation Law Current Event | Leave a comment

by Sara M. Langston with the blog faculty

Source: DePaul University

Key Issues in International Aviation Law conference

Wednesday, May 25, 2011 · Beijing, China

On Wednesday, May 25, 2011, DePaul University College of Law and BeiHang University School of Law will conduct their third annual Key Issues in International Aviation Law conference in Beijing, China.  Speakers will include key civil aviation officials from the U.S. and Chinese governments, directors of major international aviation law institutes, and prominent aviation executives, attorneys, and academics.

You are cordially invited to attend this full-day conference on the BeiHang campus.  There is no fee and a complimentary lunch will be provided.

Confirmed speakers and participants to date include:

  • Kris Urs, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Transportation Affairs, U.S. Department of State, Washington, D.C.
  • Jiangmin LI, Director General,  Department of International Affairs, CAAC
  • Brian Havel, Director, International Aviation Law Institute,  DePaul University, Chicago
  • Jun HAN, Deputy Director General,  Department of International Affairs, CAAC
  • John Byerly, former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Transportation Affairs, U.S. Department of State, Washington, D.C.
  • Hongying ZHANG, Director General, Department Aircraft Airworthiness Certification, CAAC
  • Pablo Mendes de Leon, Director,  International Institute for Air and Space Law,  Leiden University, Netherlands
  • Junxiu GUO, General Counsel, China Eastern Airlines
  • Sidney Kwok, Director, Greater China, United Airlines
  • Mukund Bhagirath Sarda,  Dean, New Law College, Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University, Pune, India
  • Zhongyuan WANG, Director General, Department of Legal Affairs, Commercial Aviation Corporation of China (COMAC)
  • Bailey Leopard, Senior Counsel, FedEx Corporation
  • Haogang ZHUANG, General Counsel, Commercial Aviation, COMAC
  • Xingquan XIE, Director, Policy, Law & Regulation Institute, China Academy of Civil Aviation Science & Technology
  • Han WANG, Vice President, Northwest University of Politics and Law
  • Shijian MO, Dean, International Law School, China University of Politics and Law
  • Bin LI, Associate Director, Institute of Aviation Law, Beihang University School of Law
  • Jay Shabat, Publisher, Airline Weekly

Other speakers and participants from China’s government, aviation industry, and academia will be confirmed soon.  More details, including a complete list of speakers and an agenda describing all topics and times, will be forthcoming.

DePaul University College of Law is proud to sponsor important international conferences and events through its International Aviation Law Institute and Asian Legal Studies Institute.

  • The International Aviation Law Institute, established in 2004, is the first institute of its kind in the United States.  The Institute offers courses in international aviation law and policy and has academic links with the aviation programs at Leiden University, Netherlands, and the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  The Institute is engaged in educating the next generation of experts in aviation law and policy through its journal, Issues in Aviation Law and Policy, and its academic programs.  It originates and disseminates research and analysis of timely issues in aviation law and policy for academics, policymakers, and industry stakeholders and informs and promotes a liberal, free market approach to the transnational air transport industry.  In January, 2011, Li Jiaxiang, Administrator, Civil Aviation Administration of China, was appointed Honorary Visiting Professor and Distinguished International Scholar at the Institute.
  • The Asian Legal Studies Institute offers courses in China on international finance, business, and trade law for U.S. and Chinese students, sponsors visiting scholars, and hosts an annual conference on current legal and economic issues in the Asia-Pacific region.  Conference attendees include government officials, practitioners, and academics from China and many other countries.  Past conferences have focused on constitutional reform, emerging competition law regimes, protection of intellectual property rights, resolution of bi-lateral trade disputes regulation of international financial markets, and international aviation law.

If you would like to attend or wish additional information, please contact Professor Jerold Friedland at jfriedla@depaul.edu.  Please pass this invitation on to your colleagues.

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