Following the delivery of the lecture 'State Collapse and the Rise of the ISIS in Syria and Iraq' on 9 December 2014, Prof. Gokhan Bacik of Ipek University, Turkey, had dinner with GIS Department faculty members and representatives of the Anatolia Cultural and Dialogue Centre GISS Academic Officer Mr. Jeff Leung presents a souvenir to Mr. Cristian Prado Ahumada (R), Chile’s Trade and Investment Commissioner in Hong Kong and Macau, who delivered a lecture on Chile’s economic relations with East Asia, 30 October 2014 Global Social Sciences Conference - Political Reconciliation in Comparative Perspective, 5-6 June, 2014 Current students and alumni at the Government and International Studies Annual Dinner 8 April 2014 GIS graduates in the HKBU 55<sup>th</sup> commencement Malaysia Study Tour, organized by the GIS Student Society, January 2013 Thailand Study Tour, organized by the GIS Student Society (GISS), January 2014 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 '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

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Email: gis@hkbu.edu.hk

Tel: 3411-5669

Fax: 3411-5799

Recent Staff Publications :

  • Sliwinski, K., Accounting for pre-conditions for a harmonious community of states: democratization and the security complex in East and Southeast Asia. Journal of Asian Public Policy, 7:3, 214-230, DOI: 10.1080/17516234.2014.922149
  • Śliwiński, K., Moving beyond the European Union's Weakness as a Cyber-Security Agent. Contemporary Security Policy, 2014, 35:3, 468-486, DOI: 10.1080/13523260.2014.959261 (English).
  • 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.

  • Recent Staff Op-eds :

  • Pourzitakis Efstratios (December 5, 2014), "What Hong Kong Occupy Could Achieve", The Diplomat.
  • Pourzitakis Efstratios (December 4, 2014), "Shinzo Abe’s Election Gamble : the snap elections in December have the potential to backfire for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe", The Diplomat.
  • 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.
  • 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.

    Teaching

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

    Research

    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.