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04 June 2019

Academic Lecture with Dr Mimi Zou: “In Code We Trust? Probing the Trustlessness of Blockchain and Smart Contracts”

Join us for an academic lecture, with Dr Mimi Zou entitled “In Code We Trust? Probing the Trustlessness of Blockchain and Smart Contracts”, in Mordan Hall at 6pm followed by a drinks reception at 7pm.

Dr Mimi Zou is the Fangda CDF in Chinese Commercial Law at St Hugh’s College, the first academic appointment in Chinese law at the University of Oxford. Dr Zou has the role of developing the subject as a new field of study and research at Oxford. Her award-winning research focuses on Chinese and comparative commercial, contract, and employment law, with over 50 academic and professional publications in these fields. She regularly provides expert commentaries on Chinese law for international media outlets including The New York Times, BBC, The Guardian, Reuters, China Daily, and South China Morning Post. Dr Zou is a special adviser of the Great Britain China Centre, an organisation set up by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. She is also a distinguished expert member of the Asia Society Policy Institute’s Belt and Road Initiative Taskforce. Dr Zou obtained her DPhil and BCL degrees from Oxford. She also has first class honours degrees in economics, social sciences, and law from the University of Sydney. She is a qualified Australian and English lawyer and a member of the Inner Temple. Prior to her current appointment, Dr Zou was Edwards Fellow at Columbia Law School, Assistant Professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and Senior Research Fellow at Utrecht University. She has held visiting appointments at the top law schools in China, including Peking University and Tsinghua University.

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