Conference: '30 Years After the Single European Act'. Organized by the European Union Studies Association Asia Pacific, Hong Kong Association for European Studies and the Department of Government and International Studies, HKBU. The event is sponsored by the European Commission, Dept of GIS, Research Committee, School of Communication, Institute of Creativity and the Hung Hiu Shiu Charitable Foundation GIS Graduates in May 2016 GIS Graduating Class of 2016 and Staff at the GISS Annual Dinner 8 Apr 2016 The 21<sup>st</sup> GISS Executive Committee 'NOVA' Inauguration Ceremony on 25 Jan 2016 GIS Seminar 'Turkey and the Syrian Crisis' on 20 Nov 2015. Mr. Kerim Balci, Turkish Review (Left), Dr. Fevzi Bilgin, Rethink Institute (Right) and Prof. Jean-Pierre Cabestan, Head of Department (Mid.) The 2015 GISS Academic Week kicked off on 5 October. This year’s subject is Australia-Asia relations. Ms Phoebe Smith (sixth from left), Consul (Political & Economic), Australian Consulate-General, is the Guest of Honor at the Opening Ceremony Mr. Mark Chen, GISS Academic Officer, presents souvenir to Dr. Brad Williams, Assistant Professor Dept. of Asian & International Studies City University of HK (left), who delivered a lecture titled “Australia-Japan Security Partnership and Its Impact on Asia Pacific Region,” 7 October. The lecture is an event of the 2015 GISS Academic Week GIS Graduates at the HKBU 56th Commencement. (Photo Credit: Mr. Marco Yau, GIS) GISS Singapore Study Tour 2-7 June 2015. Dr. Tin Maung Maung Than and Ms Moe Thuzar of the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) took this picture with HKBU students and staff At the conclusion of the Hong Kong Model European Union 2016 (22-23 Apr) Farewell dinner for Dr. Béatrice Cabau with European Studies (French Stream) Graduates and students on 20 May 2016 European Studies Society (ESS) 21st Executive Committee Älysée Inauguration Ceremony 11 Apr 2016 Jeremy Leung (European Studies, Year 2) captured the first prize at the 5th Inter-University German Speech Competition

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Recent Op-eds :

  • Śliwiński, K. (July 9, 2016). "Brexit and European Security", Hong Kong Economic Journal. (English version) (Chinese version)

  • Recent Staff Publications :

  • Śliwiński, K. and Rakowska, A. Security Threats and Risk Management: European and Chinese responses to climate disruption. Przegląd Europejski. 4:38, 142-163. (English).
  • Jean-Pierre Cabestan and Jean-Raphaël Chaponnière, Tanzania-China All-weather Friendship from Socialism to Globalization: A Case of Relative Decline, Discussion Paper, Centre for Chinese Studies, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, South Africa, May 2016, 1/2016, 31 pp.
  • 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.