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Why MPUP

Conferences and Seminars

To help our students benefit from the latest research ideas and findings and their application in the real world, the Programme invites scholars and practitioners to give seminars and workshops on various topics related to public policy. These academic visitors hold seminar(s) and/or workshop(s) and meet students over informal lunches or dinners. The interaction and exchange of ideas, both during the seminars/workshops and the casual lunches/dinners afterwards, are stimulating and insightful. International scholars brought solid knowledge supported by systematic theories to our students.



Talk by Mr Kelly Busby

Mr Kelly Busby, American Diplomat, U.S. Consulate to Hong Kong & Macau, came to campus to share with students on “U.S.HK Relations: U.S. Foreign Policy Towards Asia” on 6 February 2018.




Talk by Mr Damian Martinez Taguena

Mr Damian Martinez Taguena, Consul General of Mexico in Hong Kong and Macao, met students on campus and gave a talk on “Mexico’s Foreign Policy and Asia Policy” on 2 February 2018.





Seminar by Prof. Kenneth Tan

Prof. Kenneth Tan from Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore delivered a seminar titled “Are Singapore’s Finest Years Coming to an End?” on 31 January 2018.





Seminar by Prof. Tang Shui Yan

Prof. Tang Shui Yan from University of Southern California delivered a seminar titled "Rethinking Governance Reform in China" on 6 December 2017.




Sharing Session by Prof. Thomas Bernstein

Prof. Thomas Bernstein (fifth from left, front row), Professor Emeritus of Department of Political Science, Columbia University, visited MPUP and shared with students on “How Foreign Academics Studied China during the Cold War and the Post-Mao Era” on 12 April 2017.





Seminar by Prof. Dorothy Solinger

Prof. Dorothy Solinger from University of California, Irvine delivered a seminar titled "Banish the Impoverished Past: The Predicament of the Abandoned Urban Poor in China" on 11 April 2017.




Seminar by Prof. Bridget Hutter

Prof. Bridget Hutter from London School of Economics and Political Science was invited as the Faculty Distinguished Scholar. During her visit to CUHK, she gave a seminar on "Regulatory Crises: Regulatory Encounters with Disaster, A Multi-disciplinary Approach" on 28 March 2017.




Seminar by Prof. Heng Yee Kuang

Prof. Heng Yee Kuang (seventh from left) from the Graduate School of Public Policy of The University of Tokyo delivered a seminar with topic "Global City Singapore in an Age of Grand Visions: From One Belt, One Road to Maritime Fulcrum" on 17 March 2017.




Seminar by Dr. Hu Tao

Dr. Hu Tao (first from left, second row), China Program Director, World Wildlife Fund US and Chairman of Board, Professional Association for China’s Environment (PACE), gave a seminar on "Economic Globalization and Environment" on 1 March 2017. More than 60 participants gained insight from the experience of Dr Hu.




Seminar by Prof. Chris Hinnant

Prof. Chris Hinnant, Associate Professor of School of Information, Florida State University and Associate Editor of Government Information Quarterly, gave a seminar on "The Role of Information Management Practices in Knowledge Discovery: Examining Science Teams at a National Research Lab in the US" on 15 November 2016.




Seminar by Dr. Paul Collins

Dr. Paul Collins, Hon. Advisory Editor of Public Administration & Development and Senior Hon. Fellow of International Development Department, University of Birmingham, gave a seminar titled "Can the BRICS make a difference to the global governance architecture? The public policy management and administrative capacity factor" on 28 September 2016.




Seminar by Prof. Shamsul Haque

Prof. Haque (on the right), Professor in Department of Political Science, National University Of Singapore, delivered a seminar on topic of Indigenizing Public Administration Knowledge in Asia: Major Barriers and Alternatives on 13 April 2016.




Seminar by Prof. Martin Lodge

Prof. Lodge (on the right), Professor of Political Science and Public Policy in London School of Economics and Political Science, is invited to give our teachers and students a seminar with the topic "The Links between Academic Research and Public Policies: How Do Social Scientists Generate Societal Impacts?" on 12 April 2016. Prof. Chiu Chi-yue, the Dean of Social Science, thanked Prof. Lodge for his seminar and presented a souvenir to him at the end of the seminar.




Guest Lecture by Dr. Grace Seo

Dr. Grace Seo, Research Associate in Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore, gave our students a lecture with topic "Urban Planning and Design: Planning Theories and International Practices" on 27 February 2016.




International Conference on Youth Studies and
Public Policy

MPUP has co-organized the International Conference on Youth Studies and Public Policy with Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies (HKIAPS) and Department of Government and Public Administration on 29 and 30 May 2015. This Conference is also co-organized by Public Policy Research Centre, Youth Studies Programme, and supported by Faculty of Social Science, CUHK.

Four international scholars, Prof. Howard Williamson, Prof. David  Buckingham, Prof. Tom ter Bgot and Prof. Maurice Devlin and academics from local institutions were invited to have presentations on youth development and public policy in HK and China at an international comparative perspective. Youth as agency, their transition, citizenship, media and consumption were discussed in the Conference. A book project based on the conference papers and presentations are being organized.



MPUP+HKU Seminar Series by Prof. Eric Welch

This was the first time that MPUP and Department of Politics and Public Administration of HKU joined together to invited Prof. Eric Welch (on the right) to give seminars on Science and Technology Policy, a research field seldom studied in HK. Prof. Welch is Professor of Public Administration and Policy and Director of Center for Science, Technology and Environmental Policy (C-STEPS) in School of Public Affairs of Arizona State University. He first had a seminar with our students on 24 September 2015 with topic on “The Making of Science and Technology Policy: Contested Inputs for Scientific Research and the Case of Access to Biological Materials”. Then Prof. Welch further discussed Science and Technology Policy with case study in biogenetic research in HKU on 25 September.



Seminar by Prof. Jeffrey Straussman

Prof. Straussman, our external examiner of 2014-15, delivered a seminar with the topic of “The Virtues of Executive Education Programmes for Schools and Departments of Public Administration and Policy: Reflections from the United States and Singapore” on 18 March 2015. He is Professor in the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy, University of Albany and Fellow in the National Academy of Public Administration. Prof. Straussman shared his experiences of executive education from Maxwell School, Syracuse University and Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore.



Talk by Dr. Richard Bush

Dr. Bush is a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, holds the Chen-Fu and Cecilia Yen Koo Chair in Taiwan Studies, and is director of its Center for East Asia Policy Studies. He delivered a talk with topic on "US Foreign Policy and Hong Kong" on 24 October 2015.