GE Salon

通識沙龍 2019-20「時代的抉擇」
GE Salon 2019-20 Choices of the Times

When and where we are born is not given to us to choose. If the lucky ones can select their favourite place to live, no one can escape their time. What, however, we can choose is how we live in our time. What we do here and now for us and for others is in our hands. To neglect such possibility is to evade a responsibility.

The theme of this year GE Salon is “Choices of the times”. Through lectures and films on specific issues in history, politics, education, etc... together we will reflect, struggle and try to arrive at choices of the times.

 

Session 2
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As the public transport is affected recently, the following event will be postponed. Details are as follows:

 

Speaker: Connie Y.W. Lo
Moderator: Lui Wing Sing
Date: 10 / 10 / 2019 (Thur) 24 / 10 / 2019 (Thur)
Time: 6:30 - 9 p.m.
Venue: LT3 Yasumoto International Academic Park, CUHK To be confirmed

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Session 3
The Last Straw of the Earth

Speaker: Ronald C.Y. Yu and Kenneth Li
Moderator: T.K. Lam
Date: 17 / 10 / 2019 (Thur)
Time: 7:00 - 9 p.m.
Venue: LT6 Yasumoto International Academic Park, CUHK

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Session 1
The Vitality of Social Movements under Authoritarianism

Speaker: Francis L.F. Lee
Moderator: Wong Bon Wah Baldwin
Date: 26 / 09 / 2019 (Thur)
Time: 7 - 9 pm
Venue: LT1 LT2 Yasumoto International Academic Park, CUHK (updated!)

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Video Revisiting

Try. Feel. Seek

Emotional Education through the Education of Nature; Speaker: Lee Oi Yee Media and the Mobilization of Emotion; Speaker: Lee Francis L.F. Love, Sex, and Money: Some Reflections from an Anthropologist; Speaker: Cheng Sea Ling



Ten Theses on Freedom

From the Realm of Necessity to the Realm of Freedom: On Socialist View of Freedom Speaker: Dr. Lee Wai Choi Eddy Freedom of Life: Economical Development and Biological Preservation Speaker: Prof. Chiu Siu Wai On Mediated Love Speaker: Prof. Donna Chu The Concept of Freedom in the African Tradition: Some Comparisons with Confucianism and Liberalism Speaker: Prof. Thaddeus Metz
Do We Have Free Will? Speaker: Prof. Lau Chong Fuk 160218 hover 160303 hover

 


Pursuit for Truth

Capital in the Twenty First Century Speaker: Mr. Leung Kwok Hung and Mr. Jasper Tsang Yuk-sing Moderator: Mr. Choy Chi Keung The Science and Philosophy of Opinion Polling Speaker: Dr. Chung Yiu Ting Robert Balancing the Pursuit of Scientific Truth Speaker: Prof. Danny Chan Rule of Law Speaker: Prof. Tai Yiu Ting Benny
On Global Warming Speaker: Prof. Lau Ngar Cheung
On Journalism - In Pursuit of Truth Speaker: Lam Kin Seng (Reporter, China Team, CableTV), Chum Shun Kin (Senior Reporter, Mingpao), Lam Oi Wan (Co-founder of inmediahk.net; Editor of Global Voices) Moderator: Cheung Ping Ling (Former Chairperson, Hong Kong Journalists Association) Truth in Literature Speaker: Chan Wai Yee From High Speed Rail to the Bridge: The Conflict between Hong Kong and China Speaker: Mr. Lai Kwong Tak
The Big Bang Speaker: Prof. Kenneth Young


Values, Life and Society

Three Forms of Democracy: Representative, Direct and Deliberative Speaker: Prof. Chan Kin Man Urban Imaginations and Social ValuesSpeaker: Dr. Leung Kai Chi Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil Speaker: Mr. Tai Yuen Hung
God is back?! – Religion, Justice and Politics Speaker: Prof. Kung Lap Yan Dewey, Democracy and Education Speaker: Dr Leung Cheuk Hang 1984 and Brave New World Speaker: Dr Wong Kim Fan Mobile, Justice and Social Movements Speaker: Prof. Qiu Linchuan


 

Since 2006, the Office of University General Education and the Baldwin Cheng Research Centre for General Education have jointly organized GE Salons, the objectives of which are to explore issues of common concern to mankind from a cross-disciplinary and cross-cultural perspective with the hope that students can in this manner be encouraged to think about the issues existing in the modern world and that an atmosphere of discussion can be created on campus.  The topics discussed on separate occasions are as set forth below: