Advisors and Sponsors

Chang Wang, Advisor and Sponsor

Wang is a licensed attorney in New York, the District of Columbia, Minnesota, and federal courts. He specializes in immigration law, art law and foreign direct investment.

Wang is the second Chinese ever elected to the prestigious American Law Institute (ALI), Vice Chair of International Legal Education and Specialist Certification Committee and Vice Chair of Art and Cultural Property Law Committee at the American Bar Association (ABA); and a member of the ABA Human Rights Advisory Council. He also serves on the ABA Steering Groups for Chinese Law, and Immigration and Naturalization Law.  He is a member of Civil Engagement Committee of Minnesota Governor Dayton’s Diversity & Inclusion Council, and a board member of Immigration Law Council, Minnesota State Bar Association. He was also appointed as a member of Minnesota Zoological Board by Governor Mark Dayton.

He holds associate and adjunct professorships at ten law schools and business schools in the US, China, Austria, Switzerland, and Italy. Wang has published six books and numerous essays and academic papers on law, art, and US-China relations.

Rob Hafiz, Advisor and Sponsor

Rob Hafiz brings 20+ years of planning, marketing and managing experience to his position as Vice President, Business Development.  At several national legal publishing houses, Rob managed strategic relations and alliances with attorney organizations, law school faculty and law firm management.  He also has deep connections with C-Level and marketing executives in global technology and technology-enabled companies. His most recent experience has focused on Asian-U.S. business opportunities.  He excels at forming lasting, mutually-beneficial relationships.

A native of St. Paul, MN, Rob has a BA from the University of St. Thomas.

Martin Hyndman, Advisor and Sponsor

As Director of Research Technology Programs, Martin works closely with Thomson Reuters global technology and business partners to promote and facilitate new Research projects across the organization. Martin has many years of experience in the publishing industry having started as a Fleet Street publisher in the late 80s.

Martin holds a bachelor’s degree in applied chemistry and a teaching certificate of education from Nottingham Trent University UK; a masters degree in education from the Open University UK.

He is an active member of St Paul Boat Club and coaches rowing to new novice members. He is passionate about travel and taking time to appreciate local cultures.