(PRWEB) September 18, 2012
A partnership brings together Chinese and American elder experts to share insights and information on how best to serve an older population.
Chinese and American experts concerned about the older populations in their countries will come together on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012, for an opening ceremony of the Sino-American Research Center for an Aging Population.
The 6 p.m. ceremony at The John Marshall Law School, 315 S. Plymouth Ct., Chicago, is the official American reception for the new center. A similar program was held at the East China University of Political Science and Law (ECUPSL) in Shanghai, China, in spring 2012. Welcoming remarks will be delivered by Yang Guoqiang, Consul General of the People’s Republic of China to Chicago.
The research center established by John Marshall and ECUPSL will share information, research and writings as a collaborative project to learn how best to advocate for the independence, dignity and care for aging populations in the U.S., China and around the world.
“This research center was established to strengthen academic communications on elder issues and to provide support for the evolution of policy and law for the increasing aging populations in our two countries,” said Professor Barry Kozak, director of the Elder Law Program at John Marshall.
The ceremony will be hosted by John Marshall Law School Dean John E. Corkery, with Kozak and Professor Dorothy Li, director of the law school’s Asian Alliance Program.
Featured speakers are Professor Susan Cancelosi, Wayne State University Law School; Professor David English, Missouri University School of Law; Charles P. Golbert, Office of the Cook County Public Guardian in Chicago; Professor Fang Lehua, East China University of Political Science and Law;
Kerry Peck of Peck Bloom LLC in Chicago; Charles Sabatino of the American Bar Association Commission on the Law and Aging; Samuel C. Scott III, chairman of the board, Chicago Sister Cities International Program;
Judge Sun Yibin of the People’s Court of Jingan District in Shanghai, China; Professor Wang Enhai of East China University of Political Science and Law, and Wu Shen, co-director of the Sino-American Research Center for an Aging Population.
This is a free program. Reservations are being accepted at events.jmls.edu/ElderLaw.