Restoring series: legal, political, social and economic perspectives on global cooperation

Speaker: Professor Xiumei Wang, Professor Kerry Clamp, Dr Myra Blyth

Event date: 5 Mar 2021

Event time: 11:30

Venue: Oxford Prospects and Global Development Institute, Regent’s Park College – Online Webinar

Original Article:

In Hilary term 2021, the Oxford Prospects and Global Development Institute in partnership with Beijing Normal University is hosting its two of its in-conversation series between academics and policy makers in the UK and China.

This term’s online conversations will explore some of the challenges in the current global context, where social and political unrest, economic disorder and ecological disaster are intersecting and intensifying divisions within and between nations. The series will include experts from law, politics, international affairs , ecology and economics. Drawing upon their research and professional practise they will offer expert analysis of the complex nature of conflict and division and enable their audience to think more deeply on many challenging issues – some of which can perhaps be transformed into opportunities for building  and restoring global cooperation.

The event is in partnership with Beijing Normal University

Xiumei Wang currently serves as Professor of Law at Beijing Normal University and Vice-dean of College for Criminal Law Science. She worked as deputy procurator general at Fangshan District Procuratorate of Beijing (2008-2009), and as adjunct judge at Supreme People’s Court. Prior to joining BNU, she worked at the Hague International Criminal Court’s Pre-trial Chamber (2004), as Associate Professor of Law at Renmin University of China (2000-2005), and Judge at Tianjin Intermediate People’s Court (1988-1997). She holds a PhD of Law from Renmin University of China, was a visiting scholar at New York University School of Law (1995-1996), a Global Research Fellow (2003-2004) at Hauser Global Law School Program, and a Fulbright Scholar (2009-2010). She serves as Vice President of China Association of Integrity and Law, Vice President of International Association of Penal Law, Editor of Series on International Criminal Law and Howard Journal of Crime and Justice, is a member of the Board of Directors at the Siracusa International Institute for Criminal Justice and Human Rights, and is on the Steering Committee at The Geneva Academy for Anti-Corruption, Integrity and Good Governance. She has published 180 papers and authored 45 books.

Dr Kerry Clamp is an Associate Professor in Criminology at the University of Nottingham. Her research focuses on the application of restorative justice within transitional settings, policing and the community. She is the author of Restorative Justice in Transition (2013), Restorative Justice in Transitional Settings (2016) and Restorative Policing: Concepts, Theory and Practice (2017, co-authored with Craig Paterson). She currently sits on the International Advisory Board for the International Journal of Restorative Justice. She has always had a strong interest in practice and a desire to reduce the boundaries between academia, practice and policymaking. To that end, she was Editor of the Newsletter for the European Forum for Restorative Justice and Chair of the Editorial Committee (2011-2017) and is currently Chair of the Board of Trustees for the Restorative Justice Council (since July 2018). Her new monograph series with Routledge entitled Contemporary Issues in Restorative Practices creates a platform for practitioners to share skills and techniques at the forefront of the field.

Dr Myra Blyth is a tutorial fellow in Theology and Ecumenical Studies at Regent’s Park College, University of Oxford. Her research explores the interface between theology and society, with specific attention to Restorative Justice. Between 2016 and 2019, with colleagues in Oxford, Sheffield and Ulster, she led an ethnographic research project on the place of forgiveness within Restorative Justice, and she is currently developing plans for a UK-China symposium in 2021 on Restorative Justice philosophy and practice.