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The Brian Lehrer Show

Recycling Expands; NYU-China Relations; NJ Senate Candidate Alieta Eck

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

NYC Deputy Mayor of Operations Cas Holloway and the Deputy Commissioner of Sanitation, Recycling and Sustainability Ron Gonen talk about the city’s plans for food composting. Plus: NYU law professor Jerome Cohen on the status of Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng’s position at the school; Ethan Zuckerman, co-founder of Global Voices Online and director of the MIT Center for Civic Media explains why digital inter-connectedness isn’t necessarily translating into human connections; media mogul Conrad Black on the rise of the U.S. as a world superpower; and New Jersey republican senate candidate Dr. Alieta Eck

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The Brian Lehrer Show

NYU, China, and Chen Guangcheng

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Jerome Cohen, professor of law at New York University School of Law, an expert in Chinese law, and a senior fellow for Asia Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, discusses the status of Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng's fellowship at NYU, and Chen's allegations that Chinese officials are pressuring the university to force him to leave. Jerome Cohen helped arrange Chen's fellowship and has worked with him during his time at NYU.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Lasting Impact

Friday, January 18, 2013

Local elected officials from Coney Island, Hoboken, and Long Beach discuss how federal Sandy aid will affect their communities. Plus: Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng discusses his human rights work in China and what it’s been like living in New York City; and NPR's Mike Pesca on what the Lance Armstrong admission of doping means for sports.

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WNYC News

Exclusive: Activist Chen Guangcheng Says His Return to China Is Inevitable

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng , a human rights champion who spent much of his career clashing with the government in his native county, told WNYC that his return to China is “inevitable.”

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The Takeaway

Not Going Away: Chen Guangcheng is a New Voice Driving Disability Rights

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng came into The Takeaway studio this week for what turned out to be a historic conversation in my estimation. Since when has the subject of disability rights been even remotely relevant to the wider global political discussion of human rights?

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Chen Guangcheng on Disability, Human Rights and China

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

In his first national broadcast interview since arriving in the United States, Chen Guangcheng talks about the intersection between human rights and disability rights in the United States and in his native China.

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The Takeaway

Growing Pressure with Chinese Government Begins to Boil

Monday, July 16, 2012

Two months ago, Chinese civil rights activist and law student Chen Guangcheng escaped house arrest and found refuge at the American embassy in Beijing. Shortly thereafter, he and his family were granted visas to travel to New York. The focus on Chen and the Chinese government continues, leaving the country in a vulnerable position to many unanswered questions.

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WNYC News

Chinese Dissident Chen Guangcheng: I Didn’t Flee From China

Thursday, May 31, 2012

In his first public appearance since arriving in the U.S. two weeks ago, Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng voiced optimism about a democratic future in his native country and clarified the much-publicized account of how the events unfolded surrounding his dramatic departure from Beijing.

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WNYC News

Former US Ambassador to China Says Chen Solution was ‘Elegant’

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Chen Guangcheng’s decision to seek refuge at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing suggests it is "the safest place in China," former U.S. Ambassador to China said in a talk organized by the National Committee on United States-China Relations in New York on Wednesday.

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WNYC News

Chinese Dissident Chen Guangcheng Rests Uneasily in New York City

Monday, May 21, 2012

The Chinese dissident, Chen Guangcheng, who arrived in New York Saturday after diplomatic manuvering allowed him to come as a visiting scholar, expressed concerns about four-fellow dissidents on Monday.

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The Takeaway

Chen Guangcheng's Impact from Abroad

Monday, May 21, 2012

Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng arrived in New York to a throng of cheering supporters on Saturday. He will soon begin a fellowship at New York University Law School's U.S.-Asia Law Institute, and he spoke to the crowd at NYU about his plight: "After much turbulence, I have come out of Shandong," he said, through an interpreter. "This is thanks to the assistance of many friends." Bob Fu is a Chinese human rights activist and pastor, living in the United States. He was instrumental in publicizing Chen Guangcheng's case and helped negotiate his release.

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WNYC News

Chinese Activist Plans Next Steps From Greenwich Village Apartment

Sunday, May 20, 2012

A day after making a frenzied trip from Beijing to New York City, a Chinese activist and his family relaxed in the courtyard of their new Greenwich Village apartment on Sunday.

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WNYC News

Chinese Activist Renews Call to Fight Injustice

Saturday, May 19, 2012

A blind Chinese legal activist who was suddenly allowed to leave the country arrived in the United State on Saturday, ending a nearly monthlong diplomatic tussle that had tested U.S.-China relations.

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The Takeaway

Behind the Scenes Diplomacy for Chen Guangcheng

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Blind Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng's daring escape from house arrest late last month set off a round of diplomatic tug-of-war between Chinese and American officials attempting to conduct high level strategic talks. After at first agreeing to stay in China, Chen changed his mind, publicly declaring his desire to leave the country last week. Details of Chen’s travels to the U.S. have not been finalized, but behind the scenes, intense negotiations and preparations continue. Jerome Cohen has been working to help make arrangements for Chen to travel to the US to study at NYU, and has been in touch with Chen regularly.

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WNYC News

Chinese Activist Invited to Be a Visiting Scholar at NYU, Pal Says

Friday, May 04, 2012

The Chinese dissident lawyer Chen Guangcheng, who made a cinematic escape from his village in rural Shandong province to the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, could be a visiting scholar at New York University.

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The Takeaway

Chen Guangcheng: The Emblem of a New Kind of Dissent in China?

Friday, May 04, 2012

With all eyes now on Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng, we're taking a closer look at his particular brand of dissent. Rather than calling for an overhaul of the government system, he is striving to make reforms within the current structure. Jonathan Fenby is an expert on China. His latest book on China is called "Tiger Head, Snake Tails: China Today." P.J. Crowley is former assistant secretary of state for public affairs. He is now a professor at George Washington University.

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Diplomatic Dialogue In the Wake of Chen Guangcheng's Release

Thursday, May 03, 2012

Diplomatic meetings Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, and their Chinese counterparts were largely overshadowed by the release of Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng from the American embassy, and the uncertainty around the conditions of his release. Christopher Johnson, a former senior China analyst at the CIA, explains the latest in both events.

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Status of Escaped Chinese Dissident Overshadows Diplomatic Talks

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner arrive in China Wednesday morning. Ahead of their visit, American diplomats reportedly met with officials at the Chinese Foreign Ministry to quickly reach an agreement on what to do about Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng. David Sanger, chief Washington correspondent for our partner The New York Times explains the strain Chen's position is putting on U.S.-China relations.

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