Symposium Committee

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Ava Liu (CHair)

Ava Liu is a second-year student at Harvard Law School originally from Toronto, Canada. She has international development and research experience in various regions, having worked previously in Vietnam, Panama, Peru, China, and most recently South Africa. She is interested in the broader picture of law and international political economy, as well as specific issues of global public health and social and economic human rights. She is super excited that the symposium has come together with such amazing workshops and speakers, and she is super grateful to the symposium committee for making the insider of her head happen in real life.

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Hyun-Kyung Yuh

Hyun-Kyung is a first-year student at Harvard Law School and a member of Harvard’s coordinated JD/PhD program. At HLS, she is a member of the LIDS symposium committee and executive submissions editor of the Harvard International Law Journal. Her graduate research sits at the intersection of law, political economy, and social theory, and she is particularly interested in capital markets regulation, global economic governance, and international investment law. Hyun-Kyung holds an A.B. in French and Italian literature from Princeton University and has taught French language, economics, and political philosophy at Harvard College. She enjoys hiking, reading about Central European history, and hugging other people’s dogs.


Zekariah McNeal

Zekariah is a first-year student at Harvard Law School. He is an active member of Harvard Defenders, LIDS, and the Black Law Students Association. Zekariah has growing interest in multilateral efforts to promote global economic and environmental sustainability. He graduated summa cum laude from Oklahoma Christian University where he obtained degrees in Electrical Engineering and Biblical Studies. After undergraduate studies, he worked as an electrical engineer for about two years in Oklahoma City. He is a 2018 SEO Law Fellow. He loves coffee with friends, hiking in the mountains, and attending great films in the theater. 

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Yuxuan Sun

Yuxuan Sun is a second year student at Harvard Law School. In 2018, she served as the panel manager of the Intellectual Property Panel of Harvard China Law Symposium. She has also volunteered at Harvard Law Entrepreneurship Program, Harvard Asia Law Society, Harvard International Law Journal and Harvard Journal of Law & Technology. She holds a master’s degree in social sciences from the University of Chicago and a bachelor’s degree in law from Tsinghua University.

Aristyo Darmawan

Aristyo Rizka Darmawan is an LL.M student at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University. He is an active member of the Fletcher International Law Society. Before coming to Fletcher, he worked as a junior lecturer of international law at Universitas Indonesia. He served as the editor of the Indonesian Journal of International Law and is involved in numerous consultancy and research work for the Indonesian Government and NGO’s such as; The Indonesian Coast Guard, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Organization for Migration (IOM) and Oxfam Foundation. He is particularly interested in public international law, law and development, the law of the sea, and global governance.