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Robot-Proof: Higher Education in the Age of Artificial Intelligence
February 19, 2019 (Tuesday)
Venue: Asia Society Hong Kong center, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty

Asia Society members : HK$ 500
Non-members : HK$ 650
Discount Tickets :
Northeastern Alumni : HK$ 500
Table of 10 : HK$ 5000
MIT Club of Hong Kong : HK$ 500
University of Southern California : HK$ 500
Registration at : 12:15
Event starts at : 12:30

How can higher education prepare learners for their professional lives, when professions themselves are disappearing? Is a “robot-proof” education concerned solely with topping up minds with high-octane facts? Rather, by adopting an experiential learning model, it calibrates them with a creative mindset and mental elasticity to invent, discover or create something valuable to society. A new discipline, humanics, will build on our innate strengths and prepare us to compete in a labor market in which smart machines work alongside human professionals. And, lifelong learning opportunities will support our ability to adapt to change. Joseph E. Aoun, President of Northeastern University, proposes a way to educate the next generation of learners to invent, create and discover, to fill needs in a society that even the most sophisticated artificial intelligence agent cannot.

Please email programhk@asiasociety.org to be waitlisted for the event.
Love, Inner Disarmament, and Mindfulness
February 22, 2019 (Friday)
Venue: Asia Society Hong Kong center, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty

Asia Society members : HK$ 100
Non-members : HK$ 150
Registration at : 18:30
Event starts at : 19:00

Violence, aggression, and war are fueled by anger, greed, and arrogance, it is arduous to achieve external disarmament without inner disarmament. In many countries around the world, inner disarmament is gradually seeping into the curriculum starting at the kindergarten level. It is believed that the more we incorporate ethics and compassion into our education, the better world we cultivate for our children and the future generations. The presentation will deal with how to tackle anger with mindfulness. It is paramount to recognize anger early by paying attention to our inner thoughts and feelings in the present moment. Mindfulness, which trains our mind to be more focused through concentration, enables us to understand our inner mind. Some mindfulness practices will be included in the workshop. The ways to enhance the natural default state of compassionating and concerning for others will also be discussed.

Please email programhk@asiasociety.org to be waitlisted for the event.
A Tale of Ping Pong Pig
February 23, 2019 (Saturday)
Venue: Asia Society Hong Kong center, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty

Asia Society members : HK$ 50
Non-members : HK$ 100
Registration at : 13:45
Event starts at : 14:00

It’s 1420, and the mighty Yongle Emperor loves every inch of the brand new Forbidden City, but most of all he loves PORK! Enter Ping Pong Pig, a plump, pretty and altogether delicious pig, and her nemesis, the Minister of Most Important Things! Will Ping Pong achieve her life’s ambitions, or will they be cut short on a Ming Dynasty platter? Fine out in this crackling tale of trickery, camouflage and porcine pursuit in this storytelling session with author SARAH BRENNAN!

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Out of the Gobi: My Story of China and America
February 26, 2019 (Tuesday)
Venue: Asia Society Hong Kong center, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty

Asia Society members : HK$ 200
Non-members : HK$ 350
Discount Tickets :
PAG : HK$ 200
Berkeley Club of Hong Kong : HK$ 200
Harvard Club of Hong Kong : HK$ 200
Registration at : 18:30
Event starts at : 19:00

Out of Gobi is the most profound and powerful memoir to emerge from China in years, with the potential to reshape the American perspective of China and how the Chinese view America, as China and the United States this year mark 40 years of the normalization of Sino-U.S. relations. Weijian Shan, one of Asia’s best-known financiers, recounts his remarkable personal story of his exile to the Gobi Desert for hard labor at the age of 15 amidst the turmoil of Mao Zedong’s Cultural Revolution. He provides in-depth history of and commentary on modern China and retells of how, improbably, his life became intertwined with America. Indeed, his improbable journey from the Gobi Desert to the “People’s Republic of Berkeley” and beyond is a uniquely American success story. In this evening presentation, Mr. Shan will share his extraordinary personal journey of perseverance.

Please email programhk@asiasociety.org to be waitlisted for the event.
Future Perspectives of India-China Relations
March 1, 2019 (Friday)
Venue: Asia Society Hong Kong center, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty

Asia Society members : HK$ 500
Non-members : HK$ 650
Discount Tickets :
Table of 10 : HK$ 5000
Registration at : 12:15
Event starts at : 12:30

India and China are two of the fastest growing economies in the world. They share historical and civilizational ties, and have seen rapid reform and growth, with China having started its reforms in the 1970s and India in the 1990s. With a combined population of over two and a half billion, they are among the largest markets today, where they share many common interests and positions on global issues. Both are looking to enhance their relationship and investments in agriculture, pharmaceuticals, IT services, start-ups, small and medium enterprises (SMEs), and tourism. China ranks among the fast growing foreign direct investors in India, where bilateral trade has crossed $84 billion. Despite border and trade imbalance issues, both are looking at greater bilateral engagement on economic and geopolitical areas. Mr. Vikram Misri, India’s Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China, will provide an overview on the future of India-China relations and the opportunities that lie ahead.

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