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Africa as Home to Humanity: Immigration, Current Challenges and Facing the Future

通識沙龍 2018-19「家‧鄉‧歸」
GE Salon 2018-19 Home.Homeland.Homecoming

第二節 Session 2

Africa as Home to Humanity: Immigration, Current Challenges and Facing the Future

主講 Speaker:Lawal Mohammed Marafa
主持 Moderator:呂永昇 Lui Wing Sing
日期 Date:11 / 10 / 2018 (Thur)
時間 Time:7 - 9 pm
地點:香港中文大學 康本國際學術園 6 號演講廳
Venue: LT6, Yasumoto International Academic Park, CUHK

簡介 Brief Description

Scientifically, it is still debatable as to whether Africa is the origin of humanity. Although there are many documents that allude to this notion, others have assumed otherwise. Whether this is a myth or reality, that fact that Africa has seen its share of exodus from the continent cannot be disputed. In recent times, the migration out of Africa has assumed a new dimension. This trend is posing challenges to a continent full of resources and to destinations with historical connection either as colonialists or trade partners.

In current times, Africa has also acquired new partners like China and India with aid and trade as items of discussion in addition to its traditional partners in this new scramble for Africa. What is the situation like on the African continent? What has it got to contribute to the global commons? In fact, who are the Africans? What are the challenges and prospects for prosperity? Seen as the last frontier of development, this presentation will seek to discuss the myths, identify the realities and highlight the challenges that confront the African continent. In conclusion, the prospects and potentials of Africa as an emerging destination of note, will be discussed. 

講者簡介 About the Speaker

Lawal Mohammed Marafa is associate professor at the Department of Geography and Resource Management of The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

英語主講 In English

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A Plastic Ocean

通識沙龍 2018-19「家‧鄉‧歸」
GE Salon 2018-19 Home.Homeland.Homecoming

第一節 電影放映會 + 映後座談會 Session 1 Film Screening + Sharing *

A Plastic Ocean

分享 Sharing:李美華 Samantha Lee、李明 Li Ming
主持 Moderator:李駿康 Li Chun Hong
日期 Date:27 / 09 / 2018 (Thur)
時間 Time:6:30 - 9 pm
地點:香港中文大學 康本國際學術園 5 號演講廳
Venue: LT5, Yasumoto International Academic Park, CUHK

簡介 Brief Description

A Plastic Ocean 的導演兼記者克雷格利森(Craig Leeson)透過拍攝藍鯨的故事,逐步將塑料海洋的真面目呈現眼前。拍攝團隊與多名科學家和研究員前往包括香港在內的世界各地,探索塑料污染的駭人事實,並揭露全球「用完即棄」的生活方式所帶來的嚴重後果。一隻隻飽著肚餓死的動物,一個個在垃圾山裡掙扎求存的島國居民,塑料海洋所揭示的不只是環境污染和生態破壞的問題,亦帶來道德價值和人文關懷的反思。作為同住地球的家人,作為21世紀的全球公民,我們應如何面對塑料污染所帶來的種種挑戰?

講者簡介 About the Speaker

李美華女士,世界自然基金會香港分會副總監(海洋保育)
李明博士,香港中文大學通識教育基礎課程講師

粵語主講 In Cantonese

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* 是次活動與校園規劃及可持續發展處合辦
* This activitiy is co-organized with the Campus Planning and Sustainability Office