Flash panel and book launch examine Hong Kong developments in 2019-20

Author: Liu Institute

The ongoing struggles in Hong Kong prompted the Liu Institute to sponsor two related events during the 2019-20 academic year. 

“Hong Kong in Crisis” Flash Panel

September 11, 2019

More than 120 people attended this flash panel of experts and eyewitnesses that examined the causes of Hong Kong’s ongoing dissent, Beijing’s potential response, and how the protests may affect Hong Kong’s future. The panel was cosponsored by the Kellogg Institute for International Studies, the Klau Center for Civil & Human Rights, the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, and the Keough School of Global Affairs.

Liu Institute faculty fellow James McAdams, William M. Scholl Professor of International Affairs at Notre Dame, moderated the event. Panelists were Victoria Hui, associate professor of political science at Notre Dame; Lionel Jensen, associate professor of East Asian languages and cultures at Notre Dame; political science major James Luk, Notre Dame Class of 2021; Maggie Shum, research associate for Notre Dame’s master of global affairs program; and Yidi Wu, assistant professor of history at Saint Mary’s College.

“Hong Kong on the Brink: Historical and Comparative Perspectives”

February 11, 2020
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Jeffrey Wasserstrom, Chancellor’s Professor of History at the University of California at Irvine, launched his book “Vigil: Hong Kong on the Brink” (Columbia Global Reports) at this capacity event. In conversation with Liu Institute faculty fellow Victoria Hui, an associate professor of political science, Wasserstrom discussed his research on patterns of protest and the tightening of political controls in Hong Kong during the last few decades. Wasserstrom, who has been visiting Hong Kong regularly since 1987, drew on his work as a specialist in the history of anti-authoritarian movements in various parts of the world and his work on global cities of Asia.