Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Professor Ron Brown in China co-sponsored with Peking University Law School a two-day Conference on China’s Social Security Draft Law comparing it with U.S. Law and presented a paper on that topic. Professor Karen Rothenberg, former Dean at the University of Maryland Law School and a recent visitor to UH Law School, also participated, presenting a paper on the U.S. Health System law and the new health law reforms in Congress. It was attended by 50 participants, including from the National People’s Congress’ Law Committee, the State Council’ Legislative Affairs Office, the Ministry of Labor and Social Security, the Academy of Social Sciences, the All China Federation of Trade Unions, lawyers, and academic experts from the leading law schools in China. The papers and proceedings will be published the Peking University Press. Professor Brown will conduct a follow-up Conference later next year.
Ron has established himself as one of the top Chinese scholars in the United States focusing on labor and employment law issues. As someone else who is invested in the future development of the field of international and comparative employee benefits law, I am very excited by these developments.