Business & Policy
Total: 5 Record(s), 1 Page(s)|<1 / 1>|
Globalization: A New Beginning with Education at its Core
May 3, 2019 (Friday)
Venue: Asia Society Hong Kong center, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty

Asia Society members : HK$ 300
Non-members : HK$ 400
Discount Tickets :
AFS Hong Kong : HK$ 300
Education University of Hong Kong : HK$ 300
Columbia University : HK$ 300
Registration at : 12:15
Event starts at : 12:30

Despite the current critiques of globalization in many circles, the movement of capital, goods, services, people and ideas will no doubt continue. Also globalization of higher education has been rapidly accelerating over the last quarter century. In this talk, Nicholas Dirks argues that it is only with reform in our education system that globalization can emerge in a more equitable and sustainable form. This reform must center globalization in priorities on cultural understanding, exchange, and collaboration. Nicholas Dirks, Professor University of California, Berkley and Vice Chairman and Chancellor of Whittle School & Studios, believes that despite the current criticism of globalization, the heyday of globalization is just beginning. Educational reform is a critical part of this story. He argues that globalization will emerge stronger and will be more durable and will discuss new approaches to deepening this global engagement.

Please email programhk@asiasociety.org to be waitlisted for the event.
China, Trade & Power: Why the West’s Economic Engagement Has Failed and Where Do We Go From Here
May 8, 2019 (Wednesday)
Venue: Asia Society Hong Kong center, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty

Asia Society members : HK$ 200
Non-members : HK$ 350
Discount Tickets :
Hinrich Foundation : HK$ 200
China-United States Exchange Foundation : HK$ 200
HKBU Foundation : HK$ 200
Registration at : 18:00
Event starts at : 18:15

As the trading nations of the world evaluate their trade policies, this discussion aims to evaluate the impact of past policies of engagement with China, and explore options for the future of the global trade system. Stewart Paterson will outline the findings of his book, China, Trade and Power, which describes the unintended consequences of the policy of engagement with China which led to its accession to the WTO in 2001 without commitments to critical economic reforms. Panelists will expand on the challenges of sharing a global trade system between nations with fundamentally different economic models, and debate potential solutions to the current trade crisis.

Please email programhk@asiasociety.org to be waitlisted for the event.
Harvard Arnold Arboretum’s 150 Year Love-Affair with the Biodiversity of China
May 21, 2019 (Tuesday)
Venue: Asia Society Hong Kong center, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty

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

China is one of the most biodiversity-rich countries in the world, harboring nearly 10% of all plant species on Earth. However, since at least the 1970s, China has witnessed severe declines among its higher plant species. Fast economic growth has led to massive ecological disruptions resulting in long-term economic and social consequences. The United Nation’s biodiversity chief has warned that biodiversity loss is a ‘silent killer’. Against the pressing need for biodiversity preservation, come hear from one of the world’s leading biodiversity experts and Director of Harvard’s Arnold Arboretum, Dr. William Friedman, talk about the Arboretum’s long and deep history of extensive collaboration with Chinese scientists and the race against time to catalogue China’s disappearing rare plant species. Dr William (Ned) Friedman, Director of Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, will unveil rarely-seen early twentieth century photographs of China that document its magnificent landscape and capture the dramatic changes witnessed in China’s biodiversity today.

Please email programhk@asiasociety.org to be waitlisted for the event.
Israel-Hong Kong: Women-to-Women Bridge
May 31, 2019 (Friday)
Venue: Asia Society Hong Kong center, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty

Asia Society members : HK$ 600
Non-members : HK$ 800
Registration at : 09:00
Event starts at : 09:30

Throughout the 70 years since the establishment of the State of Israel, the people of Israel have transformed an agricultural kibbutz society into a start-up nation, and women play a significant part in its development and growth. From the first Israeli female Prime Minister Golda Meir to the female Nobel Prize scientist and female pilots in the Israeli Air Force, to name a few, women occupy prominent roles in Israel’s government, politics, legal, tech and business sector, social and cultural life. Nowadays, Hong Kong has its first female Chief Executive, first female Stock Exchange chief, first female judges to join the city’s Court of Final Appeal and first female to lead a global United Nations Organization – the World Health Organization –, with countless other outstanding women serving as principle government officials, legal and medical practitioners, in top management of banks and financial institutions, and as entrepreneurs and civic leaders. The forum serves as a platform to connect generations of women and men from Israel and Hong Kong to celebrate, and be inspired and empowered by women, and to further enhance the economic, educational and cultural ties between Israel and Hong Kong.

Please email programhk@asiasociety.org to be waitlisted for the event.
The Future is Asian: Global Order in the 21st Century
June 13, 2019 (Thursday)
Venue: Asia Society Hong Kong center, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty

Asia Society members : HK$ 500
Non-members : HK$ 650
Registration at : 12:15
Event starts at : 12:30

“In the 19th century, the world was Europeanized. In the 20th century, it was Americanized. Now, in the 21st century, the world is being irreversibly Asianized.” Far greater than just China, the new Asian system taking shape is a multi-civilizational order spanning Saudi Arabia to Japan, and Russia to Australia — linking five billion people through trade, finance and infrastructure networks that together represent 40 percent of global GDP. China has taken a lead in building the new Silk Roads across Asia, but it will not lead it alone. Rather, Asia is returning to the stable multipolar order that existed long before European colonialism and American dominance, with India and Southeast Asia coming into their own as economic and strategic hubs. From investment portfolios and trade wars to Hollywood movies and holiday travels, no aspect of life is immune from Asianization. The world has gotten used to hearing “America First”, but is it ready for “Asia First”? What happens when Asia no longer produces for the West, but the West produces for Asia? In dialogue with Mr. Ronnie C. Chan, Chairman of Hang Lung Properties, Mr. Parag Khanna, Founder and Managing Partner of FutureMap, explains how Asia is reshaping the world order and influencing the cultural industry.

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