Global Social Sciences Conference - Political Reconciliation in Comparative Perspective, 5-6 June, 2014 GIS students join the team of developing free smartphone app for locating friendly restaurants with barrier-free facilities Current students and alumni at the Government and International Studies Annual Dinner 8 April 2014 Inauguration Ceremony for the 19th GISS Executive Committee, 3 March 2014 GIS graduates in the HKBU 54th commencement The Government and International Studies Society (GISS) organized a visit to the Hong Kong Government Flying Service (GFS), 25 January 2013 Malaysia Study Tour, organized by the GIS Student Society, January 2013 Thailand Study Tour, organized by the GIS Student Society (GISS), January 2014 Lunch meeting with Prof. Deborah Davis, SOSC's first Scholar-in-Residence, May 2013 GIS students together with team members from other programmes clinched five awards at 'Hong Kong Model United Nations Conference 2014' Joscelin Yeung (GIS Year 2 student) named the Best Delegate of the UNICEF committee at the 2014 Asian International Model United Nations Conference held at Peking University, Beijing Six European Studies (German Stream) students received scholarships from the German Academic Exchange Service to attend summer language courses in Germany Two French Stream (European Studies) graduates: Elaine LAM (2014) and Alexandra Wai Chu SETO (2008) were awarded the Alexandre Yersin Scholarship to pursue their studies in France French Stream (European Studies) students joined the intensive training module with Philippe Guinet, creator of the Association Les Passeurs de Mots, which has been developing workshops and trainings on the orality of the French language for over 15 years European Studies student wins third prize at interuniversity German speech competition 2013 'Human Library' - the partnership between Service Civil International (SCI) and the European Studies Student Society (ESS) French Stream students (European Studies) invited to the reception for awarding scholarship from the Joint Programme Hong Kong Legion d’Honneur Chapter Club and the Consulate General of France in Hong Kong and Macau European Studies students volunteering for the Karen Kids in Thailand

Coming Event

Human Rights and Human Trafficking :
Social Justice Series on Anti-Slavery

Seminar :
Date: 16 Oct 2014 (Thu)
Time: 16:00 - 17:30

Creative Training Workshop :
Date: 25 Oct 2014 (Sat)
Time: 09:30 - 15:00

Find Us At:


Tel: 3411-5669

Fax: 3411-5799

Recent Staff Publications :

  • Śliwiński, K., Moving beyond the European Union's Weakness as a Cyber-Security Agent. Contemporary Security Policy, 2014. DOI:10.1080/13523260.2014.959261
  • Śliwiński, K., European Union – cyber power in the making. The Asia-Pacific Journal of EU Studies, 2014, 12:1, pp.1-22.
  • Śliwiński, K., Poland: A Nation of the In-Between. In R. Vogt, W. Cristaudo, A. Leutzsch (eds.) European National Identities. Elements. Transitions. Conflicts, 2014, (155 – 171). New Brunswick: Transaction.
  • Jean-Pierre Cabestan & Jacques deLisle eds., Political Changes in Taiwan Under Ma Ying-jeou. Partisan Conflict, Policy Choices, External Constraints and Security Challenges, Abingdon, Oxon & New York, Routledge, 2014, 308 pages.
  • Jean-Pierre Cabestan, "Gabon-China Relations: Towards a More Cautious Partnership", African East-Asian Affairs, Issue 2, June 2014, pp. 6-37.

  • Recent Staff Op-eds :

  • Śliwiński, K. (October 17, 2014), "Donald Tusk’s Presidency of the European Council will present as many challenges for Poland as opportunities", EUROPP – European Politics and Policy, the London School of Economics and Political Science.
  • Jean-Pierre Cabestan (September 25, 2014), "Sunflower Movement and the future of democracy in Taiwan…and Hong Kong" [Web log post].
  • Studying at GIS

    GIS trains students to the different aspects of political science, with a strong emphasis on international relations and comparative politics, and in European Studies, using a multi-disciplinary approach.


    In addition to the department itself, GIS also contributes to teaching in the China Studies programme and in the Master of Public Administration.


    Research by staff of the GIS Department covers Hong Kong and Chinese politics, European politics and European integration, social movements and protest, political transitions and democratization, international relations, and economic and cultural relations between China and Europe.