Andrew Nathan lectured on the subject of 'Is It Any of Our Business? Human Rights as an Issue in U.S.-China Relations.' Civil and political rights in China are largely illusory, says Nathan, a professor of political science at Columbia University and an internationally renowned expert in U.S.-China relations. Nathan is the author of numerous books, including 'Negotiating Culture and Human Rights: Beyond Universalism and Relativism.'
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