What Next for Hong Kong?


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When: Jun 10 2020 - 10:00am until Jun 10 2020 - 11:00am
Where: Zoom Webinar

Please join us for a Virtual Public Seminar


What Next for Hong Kong?

Michael C. Davis and Victoria Tin-bor Hui


Recent events in Hong Kong have brought its political and legal future into sharp focus. Legal scholar Michael C. Davis and political scientist and Hong Kong native Victoria Tin-Bor Hui will share their perspectives on how recent actions by China will affect the people of Hong Kong and US-Hong Kong relations going forward.

Victoria Tin-bor Hui   
Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Notre Dame
Dr. Hui analyzes Hong Kong politics, blogs on “Hong Kong’s Fight for Freedom: Umbrella Movement, Anti-extradition Protests and Beyond” and has testified before Congress on Hong Kong. She studies the centrality of war in the formation and transformation of “China” in history. She has recently contributed analyses on Hong Kong to the Washington Post, Orbis, Between Politics and Finance: Hong Kong’s ”Infinity War”? (Milan, ISPI, 2020) and China Leadership Monitor. She was an EWC visiting scholar in 2014 and 2015.

Michael C. Davis  
Global Fellow, Woodrow Wilson International Center, Washington, DC   
Senior Research Scholar, Weatherhead East Asia Institute, Columbia University  
Professor of Law and International Affairs, India's Jindal Global University

Professor Davis, long affiliated with the University of Hong Kong, where he was a Professor of Law until late 2016, writes on human rights issues across Asia. He has just published a public report, sponsored by the National Democratic Institute on the recent protest in Hong Kong. In addition to numerous academic writings, his commentary has appeared in media outlets such as the South China Morning Post, the New York Times and the Washington Post, for which he received Amnesty International's 2014 Human Rights Press Award for Commentary. He was an EWC visiting scholar in 2014 and 2015.

Recent publications by both speakers are listed at the bottom of this post.

Organized by the Office of External Affairs


This seminar will take place entirely on Zoom via its Webinar platform.  

Date and Time:  
Wednesday, June 10
10 am – 11 am Hawaii Time (4 pm - 5 pm EDT)

This seminar will be on-the-record and recorded on Zoom for sharing afterwards. 

To register for this program and receive approval to join, please click here: https://eastwestcenter.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_tpTzVM-kREKHK24EWkL8Kg

Please register by June 9, 5 pm Hawaii Time (11pm EDT)


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Please plan to join the webinar as early as 9:45 am if possible. Once you have joined you will not be visible or audible to the speakers or audience and may just wait for the program to begin. As an attendee in a Zoom Webinar, your microphone will be muted and video turned off from the start of the presentation to cut down on noise interference and to maintain security. 

The Q&A session will occur at the end of the webinar presentation. You are more than welcome to type your questions into the Q&A box throughout the presentation. We will address questions in the order that they are asked. 

NOTE: If you are planning to call in on a phone without smart capabilities you will not be able to participate in the Q&A session. 



Recent Publications by the Speakers


Michael C. Davis
“Will Hong Kong’s rule of law survive the challenge of Beijing’s national security legislation,” South China Morning Post, May 28, 2020.
With Victoria Hui, “China’s new national security law for Hong Kong will erode Hong Kong’s autonomy,” Washington Post Monkey Cage, May 26, 2020.
“Controversy over the role of Beijing’s offices in Hong Kong shows weight of ‘one country’ threatens the scaffolding of ‘two systems,’” South China Morning Post, April 24, 2020.
With Thomas Kellogg, “The Promise of Democratization in Hong Kong, Discontent and Rule of Law Challenges,” Report on Hong Kong, Georgetown University and the National Democratic Institute, April 2020, Washington DC.
Victoria Tin-bor Hui
“Hong Kong’s Fight for Freedom: Umbrella Movement, Anti-extradition Protests and Beyond”
“How to keep up the fight for Hong Kong? Be as decentralised as possible” Apple Daily (English), June 2, 2020.
“Today’s Macau, tomorrow’s Hong Kong”?: What future for “one country, two systems”? In: Between Politicsand Finance: Hong Kong’s “Infinity War”? edited by Alessia Amighini. Milan: Italian Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI), 2020, p. 57-79.
“Beijing’s hard and soft repression in Hong Kong,” Orbis, 64(2), 2020, p. 289-311.
“Beijing’s All-Out Crackdown on the Anti-Extradition Protests in Hong Kong” China Leadership Monitor, December 1, 2019.
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Name: Dana Almodova