Presentations & Talks
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Wilson Center, Kissinger Institute on China and the United States: “Value of Values: Reconsidering the Role of Human Rights in U.S. – China Relations”

Sharon Hom address: “Values and Strategic Narratives in International Human Rights”

Apr. 20, 2016

To accept or uncritically echo the official Chinese narrative

about Western values or Chinese culture contributes to undermining fundamental rights and freedoms that Chinese

people are struggling for.


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Annual Conferences of the Robert and Helen Bernstein Institute for Human Rights, NYU Law

The Institute organizes annual conferences that bring together interdisciplinary panels of experts to discuss some of the most pressing human rights issues of our time. HRIC has participated in these conferences as panelist and/or moderator as well as contributed to the planning discussions.

2019: Democratizing Data: Artificial Intelligence and Affected Communities

2018: Reimagining Justice: Tackling Corporate Abuse through Community Action

2017: Defending Dissent: Global Crackdown on Dissent

2016: Tyranny of the Algorithm? Predictive Analytics & Human Rights

2015: Panel: Gender and Disability Discrimination in China

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Bernstein Institute for Human Rights, NYU Law: “Human Rights in Hong Kong: the uses, limits, and challenges of international advocacy in supporting a grassroots movement for democracy"

Sharon Hom, panelist

Nov. 18, 2019

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HKDC Tele-Conference on the National Security Law
NYU Panel: Human Rights in HK

Sharon Hom addresses the Bernstein Institute for Human Rights (NYU Law) conference: "Human Rights in Hong Kong: the uses, limits, and challenges of international advocacy in supporting a grassroots movement for democracy," Nov. 18, 2019.

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22nd EU-NGO Human Rights Forum: “The Impact of New Technologies on Human Rights”

Remarks by Sharon Hom, “Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Human Rights Defenders in China”

Dec. 9, 2020

Human rights defenders, as well as all users of social media or technology tools, are trapped between a rock and a hard place—between the manipulation for profit of ‘surveillance capitalism’ and the economic and political constraints of party-state authoritarianism.


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Northern California Hong Kong Club Online Conference: “What in fact is this 100-year-old CCP?”

Sharon Hom, panelist

Jul. 6, 2021


Council on Foreign Relations: “The 2022 Olympics: Spotlight on China”

Sharon Hom, panelist

Feb. 7, 2022