Business & Policy
Total: 3 Record(s), 1 Page(s)|<1 / 1>|
Leader, Intellectual and Poet
January 10, 2019 (Thursday)
Venue: Asia Society Hong Kong center, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty

Asia Society members : HK$ 200
Non-members : HK$ 350
Discount Tickets :
Middlebury Alumni : HK$ 200
Registration at : 18:30
Event starts at : 19:00

As the 17th president of Middlebury College, Laurie L. Patton is the first woman to lead the institution in its 218-year history. A leading authority on South Asian history and culture, and the author or editor of 11 books in these fields, President Patton has also translated the ancient Hindu text, The Bhagavad Gita, for Penguin Classics Series. She is also the author of three books of poetry - the most recent, House Crossing, was published in May 2018. During the conversation with Bloomberg journalist Mallika Kapur, President Patton will discuss her life as a leader, as an intellectual and as a poet.

Please email programhk@asiasociety.org to be waitlisted for the event.
Liberalism and Democracy in Myanmar
January 28, 2019 (Monday)
Venue: Asia Society Hong Kong center, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty

Asia Society members : HK$ 150
Non-members : HK$ 250
Registration at : 17:30
Event starts at : 18:00

Historic Myanmar elections in November 2015 paved the way for an NLD government led by Aung San Suu Kyi to take office in March 2016, and saw the country deepen its graduated transition away from authoritarian rule. Nevertheless, military forces that for decades dominated national politics remain privileged in a constitutional framework designed to deliver ‘discipline-flourishing democracy’. In August 2017, the military intensified its ethnic cleansing campaign of Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslim minority, and more than 750,000 refugees fled to neighbouring Bangladesh. One critical question that now confronts the 50 million people of this Southeast Asian nation is whether their push for greater democracy is strong enough to prevail over the resistance of a powerful military machine and swelling undercurrents of intolerance. Academics Roman David and Ian Holliday, authors of Liberalism and Democracy in Myanmar, explore the prospects for liberal democracy in Myanmar.

Please email programhk@asiasociety.org to be waitlisted for the event.
U.S.-China Relations and Its Implications for Asia
March 15, 2019 (Friday)
Venue: Asia Society Hong Kong Center, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty

Asia Society members : HK$ 200
Non-members : HK$ 350
Discount Tickets :
Johns Hopkins SAIS : HK$ 200
Registration at : 17:00
Event starts at : 17:30

The Johns Hopkins SAIS Foresight and Regional Strategies Series was established in 2017 to provide a forum for leaders in academia, industry and not-for-profits to discuss pressing international affairs on an annual basis. FORESIGHT aims to become the premier university-led conference on international affairs outside of the United States. In the second iteration of the series, experts - featuring Andrew Mertha, Director of the China Studies Program and Daniel Markey, Senior Research Professor in International Relations at Johns Hopkins SAIS - will explore the latest developments in U.S.-China relations and its implications for Asia.

Please email programhk@asiasociety.org to be waitlisted for the event.
Business & Policy
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