On the evening of April 3, 2014, Prof. Lisette Josephides, Professor of Famous Anthropology and Director of the Center for Conflict Studies at Queen's University (Belfast), invited Professor Xing Aifen from the Faculty of Law to come to our school. The teachers and students made two wonderful academic reports. More than 30 teachers and students from both the law schools and other departments of the school participated in this academic activity, listened to the lectures, and had active interaction and exchanges with Professor Lisette.
The first academic report was titled "The Embeddedness of Law in society: anthropological perspectives". Professor Lisset uses a wealth of anthropological and sociological knowledge to conduct a comprehensive study of the law from the perspective of anthropology, the origin of law, the nature of law, and the function of law through wise and speculative and vivid cases. In-depth and new interpretations and discussions, for example, she observes and analyzes the social life of the Nuer people (Nile people herders in the Sudan and Ethiopian borders) and uses it as a case to deeply analyze the connotation and relationship of law and law. It reveals a certain degree of universality and legal specificity of the law. When Professor Lisette gave a lecture, the teachers and students had a heated discussion. Professor Lisset answered the questions raised by the teachers and students one by one and introduced several questions for further study.
Professor Lisette's second lecture topic is Enquiry Into the Moral Underpinnings of Human Rights. Due to time, this topic has not been fully developed. Professor Lisette's outline outlines the framework and main content of this topic. In light of the current international situation, the students discussed the national factors and professors in the Northern Ireland issue and the independence of Crimea.
The two lectures lasted nearly 4 hours, but the professors, teachers and students were very interested and unfinished. After the lecture, Professor Xing Aifen presented a gift to Professor Li Saite, and the professor took a group photo with some teachers and students. This academic exchange has never added our knowledge structure, which has made the teachers and students fresh and refreshed. Many students expressed the hope that more international academic exchanges will enable us not only to increase our knowledge, but more importantly, to broaden our thinking and vision, and to benefit future studies and life.