GE Salon

通識沙龍2017-18「你想‧現實」
GE Salon 2017-18 Hope Actually

Session 1
The Cross and the Red Regime: Christianity and Religious Policy in China since the Implementation of Reform and Opening Up Policy

Speaker: Kwok Wai Luen
Moderator: Li Chun Hong
Date: 27 / 09 / 2017 (Wed)
Time: 7 - 9 pm
Venue: LT6, Yasumoto International Academic Park, CUHK
In Cantonese

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Session 2
From Boat to Bowl: Patterns and Dynamics of Hong Kong SHARK Tale

Speaker: Stan Shea
Moderator: Lam To Kam
Date: 12 / 10 / 2017 (Thur)
Time: 7 - 9 pm
Venue: LT2, Esther Lee Building, CUHK
In Cantonese

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Session 3
Art Heal, Art Help

Speaker: Liang Yee Woo, Evelyna
Date: 9 / 11 / 2017 (Thur)
Time: 7 - 9 pm
Venue: LT6, Yasumoto International Academic Park, CUHK
In Cantonese


Session 4
Death Knell of Neoliberalism? Co-sharing Cities, Not Just Co-sharing Economies

Speaker: Ng Mee Kam
Date: 30 / 11 / 2017 (Thur)
Time: 7 - 9 pm
Venue: LT6, Yasumoto International Academic Park, CUHK
In Cantonese


Session 5
Natural Hazards under Climate Change: Are We Ready for the Next “Wanda”?

Speaker: Chen Yongqin, David
Date: 18 / 01 / 2018 (Thur)
Time: 7 - 9 pm
Venue: To be confirmed
In Cantonese


Session 6
Politics of Hope

Speaker: Hui Po Keung
Date: 08 / 02 / 2018 (Thur)
Time: 7 - 9 pm
Venue: To be confirmed
In Cantonese


Session 7
The Room for Hope and Responsibility in Nature

Speaker: Cheung Chi Kwan Vincent and Klaus Colanero
Date: 08 / 03 / 2018 (Thur)
Time: 7 - 9 pm
Venue: To be confirmed
In English


Session 8
群瘋:在科學國際主義中想像精神疾病

Speaker: Wu Yi-Jui Harry
Date: 22 / 03 / 2017 (Thur)
Time: 7 - 9 pm
Venue: To be confirmed
In Putonghua


Session 9
希臘悲劇與哀樂人生

Speaker: Kwan Tze Wan
Date: 12 / 04 / 2018 (Thur)
Time: 7 - 9 pm
Venue: To be confirmed
In Cantonese

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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: