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Paul Gewirtz (Chair)

  Paul Gewirtz is the Potter Stewart Professor of Constitutional Law at Yale Law School and the Director of the Paul Tsai China Center. He is also the Jones Day Chair Professor for Globalization and Rule of Law at Peking University. Professor Gewirtz teaches and writes in various legal and policy fields, including constitutional law, federal courts, antidiscrimination law, law and literature, Chinese law, and American foreign policy. Among other works, his publications include the books: Law’s Stories, The Case Law System in America, and nine volumes of readings and materials on comparative constitutional law. Through the Paul Tsai China Center, Professor Gewirtz carries out research and teaching on legal development in China and on U.S.-China relations, and also works with a wide range of Chinese counterparts to help advance legal reform in China and to advance greater understanding and cooperation between the United States and China more generally. He is currently co-leading a Track II Dialogue on U.S.-China Relations involving prominent former government officials from both countries. For ten years, Professor Gewirtz was also the director of the Global Constitutionalism Seminar and a member of the American Law Institute and the Council on Foreign Relations. Before joining the Yale Law School faculty, Professor Gewirtz served as a law clerk to Justice Thurgood Marshall of the United States Supreme Court and practiced law in Washington, D.C. at Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering and the Center for Law and Social Policy. He received his B.A. degree summa cum laude from Columbia University and his law degree from Yale.