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Sharon Hom

Sharon Hom is executive director of Human Rights in China (HRIC), and professor of law emerita, City University of New York School of Law, where she taught for 18 years.  Hom has testified on a variety of human rights issues before international policymakers, including US and EU government bodies and think tanks. She has appeared as guest and commentator in broadcast programs worldwide, and is frequently interviewed by and quoted in major print media.. Hom has led HRIC in its consultations with a number of companies on methods for doing business and investing in China responsibly, and was named by the Wall Street Journal as one of 2007’s “50 Women to Watch” for their impact on business.  Hom has published extensively on Chinese legal reforms, trade, technology, and international human rights, including a chapter in China’s Great Leap: The Beijing Games and Olympian Human Rights Challenges, edited by Minky Worden (2008); and Chinese Women Traversing Diaspora: Memoirs, Essays, and Poetry, Editor (1999), and Challenging China: Struggle And Hope In An Era Of Change, Co-editor (2007).