Ira Belkin Executive Director, U.S.-Asia Law Institute, NYU School of Law Panel 3
Ira Belkin is an Adjunct Professor and Executive Director of U.S.-Asia Law Institute at NYU School of Law. Previously, as a program officer for Ford Foundation in Beijing, Belkin worked on law and rights issues in China, helping Chinese institutions strengthen the rule of law and enhance the protection of citizens’ rights. Prior to joining Ford, Belkin combined a career as an American lawyer and federal prosecutor with a deep interest in China, and spent seven years working to promote the rule of law in China. He has lectured extensively in Chinese to Chinese audiences on the U.S. criminal justice system and to American audiences on the Chinese legal reform movement. Belkin received his J.D. from NYU School of Law.