Jurisprudence in Oxford would like to welcome Yushuang Zheng, who will be a Visitor at University College until the end of the academic year. Zheng has a PhD from the China University of Political Science and Law and is currently Associate Professor of Jurisprudence and Director of the Jurisprudence Institute at the Central University of Finance and Economics in Beijing. 

Professor Zheng’s research covers general jurisprudence, constitutional theory and the philosophy of criminal law, and AI ethics. He has published on legal positivism, the moral limits of criminal law, and genome ethics in the top law journals in China. He has also translated several leading Anglo legal philosophy texts. 

While here in Oxford, Professor Zheng will be working on the ethics of genome editing. He will give a seminar on 'Genetic Enhancement and Human Rights' on March 12 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the Board Room at 10 Merton Street, University College. In the talk, he will develop an ‘agency’ approach to human rights that yields what he proposes is an ethical way to think about the support, adoption, and regulation of genetic enhancement. This seminar is sponsored by the Jurisprudence Discussion Group and is open to all.