Staff List

Current Research Postgraduate Students

Tel: 3411-2141
Origin: Mainland China
Commencement Date: September 2014
Principal Supervisor: Prof. Jean-Pierre Cabestan
Co-Supervisor: Prof. Ting Wai
Thesis Topic: Myanmar's China Policy since 1988: A Neo-classical Realism Explanation

Research Interests
  • Burma/Myanmar Issues
  • Sino-Myanmar Relations
  • China-South Asia Relations
  • Master of International Relations, Institute of South Asian Studies, Sichuan University
  • Bachelor of Mechanical Manufacture and Automation, Inner Mongolia University of Science and Technology
Selected Publications

PENG Nian, "Mo Di Shi Dai De Yin Mian Guan Xi: Dong Li Yu Jin Zhan" (Indo-Myanmar Relations in Modi Era: Driving Forces and Development), Dong Nan Ya Yan Jiu (Southeast Asian Studies), Vol. 226, No. 1, 2017 (forthcoming).

PENG Nian, Xie Jing, "Yin Du Dui Mian Dian De Gong Gong Wai Jiao Ping Xi Ji Dui Zhong Guo De Qi Shi (The Analysis of India`s Public Diplomacy towards Myanmar and its Inspiration to China), Xue Shu Tan Suo (Academic Exploration), Vol. 200, No. 7, Jul 2016, pp. 44-49.

PENG Nian, Zhang Qixin, "Leng Zhan Hou Yin Mian Hai Shang Jun Shi An Quan He Zuo Ping Xi" (The Analysis of India-Myanmar Maritime Military Security Cooperation in Post-Cold War), Zhan Lue An Quan Yan Xi (Journal of Strategic and Security Analyses), Vol. 131, No. 6, Jun 2016, pp. 21-29.

PENG Nian, Xie Jing, "21 Shi Ji Chu Yin Ri Zhan Lue Huo Ban Guan Xi De Fa Zhan Ji Qi Dui Zhong Guo De Ying Xiang" (The Development of Strategic Partnership between India and Japan and its Impact on China since the Early 21st Century), Yin Du Yang Jing Ji Ti Yan Jiu (Indian Ocean Economic and Political Review), Vol. No.3, 2014, pp. 143-156.

PENG Nian, "Myanmar-China-India Relations in the Context of New Politic Scene in Myanmar", Presentation, Taiwan, the Center for Asia Policy, National Tsing Hua University, Dec 28, 2015.

PENG Nian, "Myanmar Election and Politic Trend", Presentation, Taiwan, Graduate Institute of International Politics, National Chung Hsing University, Dec 26, 2015.

PENG Nian, "Myanmar's China Policy Since Early 2000: A Hedging Strategy", Presentation in the International Conference: Burma/Myanmar: Taking the Transition to the Next Stage, Hong Kong, Department of Sociology and Social Policy, Lingnan University, Dec 3, 2015.

PENG Nian, "Yin Mian Hu Lian Hu Tong Ji Dui Zhong Guo De Ying Xiang" (Indo-Myanmar Physical Connectivity and its Impacts on China's 'One Belt One Road Initiative'), Conference Paper, The Fourth China Frontier Forum, Chengdu, Collaborative Innovation Center for Security and Development of Western Frontier China, Si Chuan University, Oct 21, 2016.

PENG Nian, "A Comparison Study of Military's Role in Democratization in Myanmar and Indonesia", in E.S. Liu ed., The First International Symposium on Business Cooperation and Development in South-East and South Asia under B&R Initiative, (Paris: Atlantis Press, 2016), pp. 223-228.

Tel: 3411-5696
Origin: Greece
Commencement Date: September 2014
Principal Supervisor: Prof. Jean-Pierre Cabestan
Co-Supervisor: Dr. Krzysztof Feliks Sliwinski
Thesis Topic: EU-China Energy Security Relations

Research Interests
  • Energy & Environmental Policy in China and the EU
  • Government and Politics of China and Japan
  • Green Finance & FinTech
  • Security in East Asia
  • EU Economy
  • City Diplomacy
  • Master of International Public Policy, Osaka University, School of International Public Policy, Osaka-Japan (2011)
  • EU Institute in Japan, Kansai, Graduate Certificate in EU Studies, Kobe-Japan (2011)
  • Bachelor in Accounting and Finance, University of Macedonia, School of Accounting and Finance, Thesssaloniki-Greece (2003)
Selected Publications

Pourzitakis, Stratos. "The EU Energy Security Strategy in the Caspian Sea Region: Addressing the Bear in the Room." in Research Handbook on EU Energy Law and Policy, edited by Rafael Leal-Arcas and Professor Jan Wouters. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2017. (Forthcoming)

Pourzitakis, Stratos. "Securing energy insecurity? China's and EU's Quest for Energy in the Caspian Sea Region", in Climate and Energy Protection in the EU and China, edited by Peter Hefele et al., Berlin: Springer, 2017. (Forthcoming)

Pourzitakis, Stratos. "Hong Kong's Umbrella Revolution: A Human Security Discourse," Society and Politics 4,45 (2015), pp. 37-62.

Pourzitakis, Stratos. "Defusing the Bomb or Just Chit-Chat? Cooperation between the European Union and Japan on the NPT", Stockholm: Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, EU Consortium Non-Proliferation Papers No.17, 2012.

Pourzitakis, Stratos. "Halting the Horses: EU Policy on the VAT Carousel Fraud in the Emissions Trading Scheme", EC Tax Review 2,1 (2012), pp. 39-51.

Pourzitakis, Stratos. "Hedging against energy insecurity: A comparison between China and EU", Paper presented at 2016 European Union Centres in Asia-Pacific Graduate Students Research Workshop, The Interdisciplinary Department of the European Studies and Centre for European Studies, Chulalongkorn University, 20-22 January 2016.

Pourzitakis, Stratos. "The EU's and China's Energy Security Strategies in Central Asia: Challenges and Opportunities", Paper presented at the European Union Academic Programme Hong Kong Annual Conference 2015, The University of Hong Kong, 27-28 November 2015.

Pourzitakis, Stratos. "Energy Security Strategy in Times of Crisis: The EU Response to the 2014 Russia-Ukraine Gas Dispute", Paper presented at the 2015 EU Centre's Asia Pacific Researcher Workshop, Hankuk University of Foreign Affairs (HUFS) and the EU Centre of the HUFS, 9-10 February 2015.

Pourzitakis, Stratos. "The Utopia of an Independent Hong Kong" (In Greek) Foreign Affairs Hellenic Edition, August 30, 2016.

Pourzitakis, Stratos. "The Energy Security Dilemma of Turkish Stream", Carnegie Europe, 2015.

Pourzitakis, Stratos. "Greece, Germany Head for a Euro-Zone Game of Chicken", South China Morning Post, 29 January 2015.

Pourzitakis, Stratos and Kirgidis, Elias. "In Greece, It's not the Economy, Stupid", Carnegie Europe, 2015.

Pourzitakis, Stratos. "What Hong Kong Occupy Could Achieve", The Diplomat, 2014.

Pourzitakis, Stratos. "Shinzo Abe's Election Gamble", The Diplomat, 2014.

Pourzitakis, Stratos. "Japan and Russia: Arctic Friends", The Diplomat, 2014.

Pourzitakis, Stratos. "EU-Japan FTA Negotiations: Ready for Prime Time", The Diplomat, 2013.

Research Grants / Scholarships / Awards

Research Grants:

  • Principal Investigator, Economic Instruments for Environmental Policy and Local Governance: A Public Policy Approach, 12-month research grant provided by Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Hong Kong, 2017-2017, HK$ 357,600.
    Co-Principal Investigator: Dr. Aude Pommeret


  • Scholarship of the EU Academic Programme in Hong Kong for PhD research at Hong Kong Baptist University Department of Government and International Studies, 2014-2016, HK$ 550,000.
  • Scholarship of the Japanese Ministry of Education and Sports for post-graduate studies at Osaka University, Osaka School of International Public Policy, 2008-2011, � 5,800,000.

Tel: 3411-5665
Origin: Pakistan
Commencement Date: September 2015
Principal Supervisor: Prof. Jean-Pierre Cabestan
Co-Supervisor: Prof. Ting Wai
Thesis Topic: A Neoclassical Realist analysis of Pakistan�s relations with the Peoples Republic of China 1999-2016: A Limited Alignment?

Research Interests
  • Politics of Pakistan
  • Asian Politics
  • Foreign Policy Analysis
  • Strategic Studies
  • Theories of International Relations
  • MPhil in from Kinnaird College for Women, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Bachelor of Arts (honors) in International Relations, Kinnaird College for Women, Lahore, Pakistan

Tel: 3411-5667
Origin: Hong Kong
Commencement Date: September 2015
Principal Supervisor: Dr. Chan Ka Lok Kenneth
Co-Supervisor: Dr. Wong Wai Kwok Benson
Thesis Topic: Soft Power of Hong Kong before and after the Umbrella Movement

Research Interests
  • Soft Power
  • Hong Kong Politics
  • Contentious Politics and Civil Society
  • Policy Studies
  • Identity Politics
  • Research Methods
  • Master of Social Science (Faculty of Social Science), The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Master of Social Science (School of Journalism and Communication), The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Bachelor of Arts (honors) in Government and International Studies, Hong Kong Baptist University
Selected Publications

Chan, W. Y. (2016). "The Consciousness Evolution: Identification and Re-identification after the Umbrella Movement in Hong Kong". Proceedings from The European Conference on the Social Sciences 2016. Kobe, Japan.

Chaudhuri, T., & Chan, W. Y. (2016). "Networked learning communities: A perspective arising from a multidisciplinary community of practice on student eportfolios". Learning Communities Journal, 8(2), 27-49.

Ma, H. K., Chu, K. Y., & Chan, W. Y. (2011). "Construction of a teaching package on promoting prosocial Internet use and preventing antisocial Internet use". The Scientific World Journal, 11, 2136-2146.

Tel: 3411-5730
Origin: Greece
Commencement Date: September 2016
Principal Supervisor: Dr. Krzysztof Feliks Sliwinski
Co-Supervisor: Prof. Ting Wai
Thesis Topic: Securitization of Migration and the Copenhagen School's Analytical Framework : The Neglected Role of the Public amid the European Refugee Crisis

Research Interests
  • European Union
  • International Relations
  • Migration
  • Security
  • European Law
  • International Law
  • European Integration
  • Constitutional Law
  • European Union Enlargement
  • Western Balkans
  • Master of Arts in EU International Relations and Diplomacy Studies, College of Europe, Bruges, Belgium
  • Master of Laws in European Law School, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
  • Bachelor of Law, International and European Law, The Hague University, The Hague, The Netherlands
Selected Publications

Stivas, Dionysios. "EU Refugee Crisis: A Stumbling Block to the Process of European Integration?", Australia and New Zealand Journal of European Studies, 2018. (Forthcoming)

Stivas, Dionysios. "Securitization of Migration at the EU Level after Paris' Attacks: the Response of the Public", Paper presented at European Union Studies Association Asia Pacific Annual Conference 2017, Aoyama Gakuin University, Tokyo, Japan, 1-2 July 2017.

Stivas, Dionysios. "Judicial Dynamism v. Political Dormancy: Responses of the Highest European Courts to a Dysfunctional Dublin Regime", Paper presented at the CUHK Summer Research Summit, Frontiers of Migration Research, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 16-22 July 2017.

Stivas, Dionysios. "Refugee Crisis Effects on the 'Future of Europe': An Impediment to European Integration", Paper presented at the 2017 Joint EU Centres’ Conference, RMIT, Melbourne, Australia, 16-18 October 2017.

Lecture and Talks

European Law and the Court of Justice of the EU, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, Guangzhou, China, 13 April 2018.

Scholarships / Awards
  • Scholarship of Banco Santander at the College of Europe, Bruges, Belgium, 2014-2015, €23,000.
  • Scholarship/Studentship of Hong Kong Baptist University for PhD research at Hong Kong Baptist University Department of Government and International Studies, 2016-2019, HK$ 576,000.

Tel: 3411-5700
Origin: Uganda
Commencement Date: January 2017
Principal Supervisor: Prof. Jean-Pierre Cabestan
Co-Supervisor: Prof. Ting Wai
Thesis Topic: China-African Union Relations

Research Interests
  • International Relations
  • Sino-African Relations
  • Regional Integration
  • Migration Management
  • International Peace and Security
  • Intellectual Property Management Law
  • Masters in Intellectual Property Law, Africa University, Mutare-Zimbabwe
  • Masters of Arts in Peace and Conflict Studies, Makerere University, Kampala-Uganda
  • Bachelor of Laws (LLB) Honors, Makerere University, Kampala-Uganda
Articles Published In Local Newspapers / Magazines On Contemporary Issues

"Sexual network campaign bad for HIV patients", Guest writer, The New vision of 22-April-2010

"Sexual network campaign stigmatizes HIV patients", Guest writer in Daily Monitor of 20-April-2010

"Job Seekers have a right to privacy", Guest writer in The New Vision,22, October,2010

"Do Job Seekers have any right to privacy", Guest writer in the Daily Monitor of 7, October,2010

"Akankwasa should have sought mediation", Guest writer; The Observer of 16, November,2009

"Impotence law infringes on men's privacy Rights", Guest writer; The Observer of 19, october,2009

"Divorcing impotent husbands totally unrealistic", commentary published on Tuesday, October 13, 2009 in Daily Monitor.

"Are Pentecostal Churches personal?" (letter of the day) following the closure of Holy Fire Ministries in Namulanda by Prophet W. Muwanguzi without consulting church members

"Cross Generation sex isn't entirely bad". Guest writer; The New Vision of Monday 11th February 2008.

"Students need career guidance", Published in the Sunday Vision.

"1s FUFA cursed?" A letter I wrote to the Daily Monitor and it was published on 21- Jan.-2008, following the resignation of FUFA Officials- when our Ugandan Team had failed to qualify for the world Cup.

"Barcelona a victim of wrong football tactics", published in the Saturday Monitor.

Gods Solution for all your life problems, a pocket book Published 2014

Tel: 3411-5703
Origin: Hong Kong
Commencement Date: September 2015
Principal Supervisor: Dr. Kang Yi
Co-Supervisor: Prof. Chen Feng
Thesis Topic: The Role of Opposition Parties in Disaster Managementin Hong Kong after the Handover

Research Interests
  • Hong Kong Politics
  • Electoral Studies
  • Party Politics
  • Policy Studies
  • Disaster Management
  • BSocSc (Hons) in Government and International Studies, Hong Kong Baptist University
  • ASocSc Public Administration and Management with Distinction, City University of Hong Kong