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Professor Hon-Lam Li

Deputy Centre Director, CUHK Centre for Bioethics;

Professor, Department of Philosophy, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Professor Li majored in philosophy at Princeton University, where he was supervised by Thomas Nagel and T. M. Scanlon. He then studied jurisprudence at University College, Oxford, where he was tutored by J. L. Mackie, John McDowell, Jonathan Glover and John Finnis. He received his Ph.D. in philosophy at Cornell University, where he studied under Allen Wood. He was called to the bar in Hong Kong and practiced law for three years before becoming an assistant professor of philosophy at Colorado College. He later returned to Hong Kong, and is now professor in the Department of Philosophy, the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Professor Li has served as a member of the Council on Human Reproductive Technology, and of its Ethics Committee, under the Secretary for Food and Health of the Hong Kong Government. He has been an academic visitor at All Souls College, Oxford, a visiting fellow at Robinson College, Cambridge, and a Fulbright senior visiting scholar in the Department of Philosophy, Harvard University. His fields of research include bioethics, practical ethics, ethics as well as political and legal philosophies. His publications have appeared in international journals, such as Public Affairs Quarterly and Journal of Medicine and Philosophy. He is currently working on a book tentatively titled Contractualism, Nonconsequentialism, and Bioethics.