Developments in Hong Kong: Personal Conversations with Experts (YCAPS-JUMP Event)

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Developments in Hong Kong: Personal Conversations with Experts (YCAPS-JUMP Event)

October 21, 2019 , 5:30 pm - 8:15 pm

The October JUMP-YCAPS Seminar will be held on October 21, 2019, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. This seminar will allow YCAPS members to learn from experts about the pro-democracy protests that have been happening in Hong Kong since this summer. Dr. Stephen Nagy, Senior Associate Professor in the Department of Politics and International Studies at the International Christian University; Mr. Tom O’Sullivan, a former Hong Kong resident who has been visiting to document front line activities at protests; and Mr. Leo Lin, Director of Research Affairs and Partnership Activities at YCAPS, will serve as the speakers.

Abstract:

A panel of experts with personal connections to Hong Kong will reflect on political developments in Hong Kong, share their perspectives on the forces at play, and discuss the meaning of it all for Japan and the United States. 

Speakers:

Dr. Stephen Nagy is a Senior Associate Professor in the Department of Politics and International Studies at the International Christian University. He has also served as a Distinguished Fellow for the Asia Pacific Foundation (AFP) of Canada since December 2017. He has published several commentaries on developments in Hong Kong.

Mr. Tom O’Sullivan has more than 20 years experience working in senior roles in large global organizations in Asia-Pacific where he has specialized in the areas of energy, defense, infrastructure, and finance. He lived in Hong Kong for several years, has family there, and has been making visits to document frontline activities at the protests.

Mr. Leo Lin is Director of Research Affairs and Partnership Activities at YCAPS. He is also an Adjunct Fellow at the Mongoose Report, a private think tank based in Shenzhen and Hong Kong. He visited Hong Kong this July to monitor the current situation of the protests. He spent many years with various partnership-building, development, and research organizations engaged in Asia-pacific. His research specialty is Sino-Japanese relations and holds strong knowledge and insights about the Chinese government.

Event Details:

Time: 5:30 p.m. (reception), 6:30 p.m. (seminar), September 24, 2019

Cost: Free of charge.

Location: Werk Yokosuka Kinrofukushi Hall ヴェルクよこすか(横須賀市立勤労福祉会館)第1会議室

RSVP: Please register on Facebook or RSVP to info@ycaps.org. RSVP is not required, but helpful for organizers.

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