Justice and Asia Distinguished Lecture

The Justice and Asia Distinguished Lecture invites top scholars who examine the theme of justice in relation to Asia and with awareness of Asian cultures and traditions. The series is part of the Liu Institute’s organizing theme of “Justice and Asia” that examines and supports thematic work from a range of perspectives, projects, disciplines, and collaborations.

Alpa Shah

2024 Alpa Shah (EVENT)

Anthropologist and BBC Correspondent
“The Incarcerations: BK-16 and the Fight for Justice and Democracy in Modern India”

Jay Garfield

2023 Jay Garfield (VIDEO)

Doris Silbert Professor in the Humanities and Professor of Philosophy, Logic and Buddhist Studies
Smith College
“Buddhism and Nonviolence in the Contemporary World”

Romila Thapar

2022 Romila Thapar (VIDEO)

Emerita Professor of Ancient History
Jawaharlal Nehru University 
"Writing History in Contemporary India"

Haiyan Lee

2021 Haiyan Lee (VIDEO)

Professor of East Asian Languages and Cultures and Comparative Literature
Stanford University
"A Murder in Manchuria"