EAS welcomes Andrea Worden

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The East Asian Studies Program would like to welcome Andrea Worden, who will be joining us as the William S. Reinsch Practitioner-Instructor for Fall 2018.

Andréa Worden, J.D., M.A., is a human rights advocate and consultant, writer, and translator. She previously held positions as Senior Counsel/General Counsel of the Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC), Advocacy Director of the International Campaign for Tibet, and acting Executive Director of Asia Catalyst, a health rights advocacy nonprofit, among others. Professor Worden has taught courses on the Chinese legal system at American University Washington College of Law in Washington, DC and St. John’s University School of Law in New York. She previously was counsel at O’Melveny & Myers, LLP, where she specialized in complex civil litigation and international compliance counseling, and also served as an attorney with the DOJ’s Civil Appellate Staff. After graduating magna cum laude from Yale with a B.A. in East Asian Studies and history, she taught English and traveled widely in China with the Yale-China Association, and subsequently earned an M.A. in modern Chinese history at Stanford, and a J.D. from Stanford Law School. Her writings on China have appeared in The Pro-Democracy Protests in China: Reports from the Provinces, Georgetown Journal of International Law, China Rights Forum, and most recently, South China Morning Post, Los Angeles Review of Books China Channel and China Change. Her current research and writing focuses on China’s engagement with the United Nations’ human rights mechanisms.

This Fall, Professor Worden will be teaching AS.310.302 “Human Rights in China and U.S. Policy: Advocacy Opportunities and Challenges”.