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Li Qiang - Executive Director

The founder and executive director of CLW, Li Qiang has played a leading role in organizing networks of labor activists, researching factories, and conducting worker education and legal assistance programs before coming to the United States in 2000. His rich experience and ongoing contact with colleagues in China represent a valuable resource. Li Qiang has contributed opinion pieces to China Youth Daily, South China Morning Post, Nanfang Chuang and The Seattle Post-Intelligencer and has been referenced in The New York Times, Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, BBC, CNN and others. In 2004, Li Qiang taught as a visiting scholar at The Center for the Study of Human Rights at Columbia University.

Kevin Slaten - Program Coordinator 

Kevin has been involved in the study of Chinese society and politics since 2008. He finished a Chinese-language Master's thesis on Chinese labor rights defense from The Ohio State University, has interned at a Chinese non-profit training migrant workers on rights defense, worked for a year at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and has served on a Fulbright Grant in Taiwan. Kevin has written pieces for  In These Times, South China Morning Post, Global Post, and the Diplomat, among others.


Brutus Li - Legal Advisor

Brutus Li graduated from Yale University with a degree in International Affairs and from New York University with a J.D. Mr. Li has extensive experience in the human rights field.

Dorothy J. Solinger, Board Member. Dr. Solinger is Professor of Political Science at the University of California at Irvine.

William J. Hurst, Board Member. Dr. Hurst is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Northwestern University.


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