Business & Policy
Total: 6 Record(s), 2 Page(s)|<1 / 2 > >|
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.
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
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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.

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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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How to Mobilize the Trillions
March 7, 2019 (Thursday)
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
RS Group : HK$ 500
responsAbility : HK$ 500
Crédit Agricole : HK$ 500
WSJ : HK$ 500
Registration at : 12:15
Event starts at : 12:30

The Sustainable Development Goals developed by the United Nations are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. They address the global challenges we face, including those related to poverty, inequality, climate, environmental degradation, prosperity, peace and justice. Yet, the financing requirements is estimated to be at least USD1.4 trillion per year in the coming years, which cannot be covered by state budgets alone. Only the investment market can mobilize funding on this scale. Impact and development investment challenge the long held views that social and environmental issues should be addressed only by philanthropy, and that market investments should focus exclusively on achieving financial returns. A panel of experts explores the mechanisms financing the Sustainable Development Goals, how investors are monitoring and evaluating them, and how Hong Kong positions itself in this growing landscape to capture the opportunities.

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From Investment Banking to Humanitarian Aid
March 8, 2019 (Friday)
Venue: Asia Society Hong Kong center, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty

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

What compels an individual to leave behind a promising career in investment banking to work in conflict areas? Jason Yip, one of the first Hong Kongers at the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to be hired as an on-the-ground delegate, has been dispatched to conflict zones around the world, including Palestine, Afghanistan, Jordan, Syria and Myanmar. With unwavering belief in the value of humanitarian work in a world of tension, he upholds the ICRC’s mission – protecting civilians during fighting, helping locate those separated from families and assisting in rebuilding a post-war infrastructure. Mr. Yip has been involved in numerous life-threatening scenarios: he engaged with the Taliban in Afghanistan for the release of kidnapped school children and their teachers, worked in emergency relief – such as the Sichuan earthquake in 2008 – and delivered letters from prisoners in the mountains of Myanmar to their families. In a dialogue moderated by Mr. Ronnie C. Chan, Mr. Yip will share his personal journey that led him to his current work in humanitarian aid.

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Business & Policy
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