“Trends in Chinese NGOs, Philanthropy and Civil Society”
Referentin: Oma Lee, Winner of the 2018 Young China Watcher of the Year Award
Ort: Institut für Sinologie, Raum 201
Oma Lee is currently a fellow with the Center for US-China Relations at the Asia Society, and is a consultant and policy specialist in Chinese charity law and philanthropy. She was also selected to be a Richard Rockefeller Fellow at the Rockefeller Brothers Fund in New York. In China, Oma was a senior analyst at the China Philanthropy Research Institute, China’s foremost think tank on charity issues, where she helped formulate and implement regulations for local and foreign NGOs, and pioneered China’s first foreign NGO legal support programs. In this capacity, Oma sought to bridge divides between grassroots initiatives, international stakeholders, and governance. She has served with the American Bar Association’s Rule of Law Initiative China program, focusing on criminal justice and domestic violence issues, and was also an associate managing editor for the China Guiding Cases Project at Stanford Law School. In 2015, she co-founded the Beijing Women’s Network, a local NGO for advancing synergies among thousands of women across Beijing. She received her L.L.B. from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and attended Williams College in Massachusetts. She was awarded the 2018 Young China Watcher of the Year Award for her work.
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