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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Talk: Transforming Society by Li-ann Thio

poster: Transforming Society by Dr. Li-ann Thio

Transforming Society Seminar Speaker: Dr. Li-ann Thio

Topic: "Contending for Righteousness in an age of lawlessness"

Date: 31 July 2010 Saturday
Venue: Level 1, Luther Center (see location map)
Jalan Utara
Petaling Jaya
Time: 9am - 12 noon
Fee: RM40 inclusive of refreshment

Dr. Li-ann Thio is a Singaporean law professor at the National University of Singapore. She was educated at the University of Oxford, Harvard Law School and the University of Cambridge. She teaches and has published widely in the fields of public international law, human rights law, constitutional and administrative law. Formerly Chief Editor, Singapore Journal of International and Comparative Law (2000-2003), she is currently General Editor, Asian Yearbook of International Law, on the editorial board of the International Journal of Constitutional Law, Journal of East Asia and International Law, National Taiwan University Law Review and on the Advisory Board of the New ZealandYearbook of Internatioanl Law, Australian Journal of Asian law and International Law & Human Rights Discourse. She has taught courses at the law faculties of Hong Kong University and the University of Melbourne. A leading Singapore constitutional scholar, she co-authored Constitutional Law in Malaysia and Singapore (Butterworths, 1997) and co-edited Evolution of a Revolution: 40 years of the Singapore Constitution (Routledge-Cavendish, 2009), both with Kevin YL Tan. She was an expert witness before the Australian Federal Court and academic freedom consultant to the University of Warwick (2005). She was twice ranked an NUS Excellent Teacher and received the NUS Young Researcher Award in 2004. From Jan 2007 - July 2009, Professor Thio was a Nominated Member of Parliament (Eleventh Session).

Location map: Luther Center, Jalan Utara, Section 52, Petaling Jaya

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