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Dr. Chan Ka Lok Kenneth (陳家洛 博士)
Email: kklchan@hkbu.edu.hk
Tel: 3411-5754
Associate Professor
Director, Comparative Governance and Public Policy Research Centre, HKBU
President, Hong Kong Association for European Studies
Board Member, European Union Studies Association - Asia Pacific
Member of the Hong Kong Legislative Council (Hong Kong Island Geographical Constituency) 2012-2016

Subjects Taught
  • Research Methods for Public Administration Practitioners
  • Introduction to Research Methods / Theory and Methods in Political Science
  • Foundations of Political Science
  • Comparative Democratization
  • Comparative European Politics and Societies
  • Democracy and Elections in Post-Communist Central Europe
  • Comparative Politics of Post-Communist Central Europe
  • Government and Politics of Hong Kong
  • Government and Politics of the United Kingdom
  • Growth and Structure of the European Union
  • The Political Economy of the European Union
  • EU Enlargement and the New Member States
  • The Future of the EU: Constitution Making and Democratic Governance
  • EU 27 and Beyond: Lessons of European Integration and Implications for Asia
  • EU-Asia Relations / EU-China Relations
  • Honours Project
  • Master of Public Administration Project
Background
  • D.Phil. in Politics (Nuffield College, University of Oxford, 1998)
  • M.Phil. in Politics (St. Peter College, University of Oxford, 1992)
  • B.Soc.Sc. (Hons) (Chinese University of Hong Kong, 1990)

  • Certificate with Distinction in Estonian Language and Culture Level I (University of Tallinn, Estonia, 2006)
  • Certificate with Distinction in Slovene Language Level I (University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2004)
  • Certificate in Hungarian Language - Level II (High Honours) (Debrecen University, Hungary, 2004)
  • Certificate with Distinction in Czech Language and Slavonic Studies Level II (School of Slavonic Studies, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic, 2004)
  • Proficiency Certificate with Distinction of Polish Language and Culture (Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland, 1994)
Teaching Experience
  • Visiting Professor, National Centre for Research on Europe, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand, July-August 2008
  • Asia-Europe Foundation Lecture Tour: "The European Union in the Eyes of Asia: The Case of China and Hong Kong", Warsaw University (Poland), Charles University (Prague, the Czech Republic ), Institute of International Relations (Vienna, Austria), Corvius University (Budapest, Hungary), the University of Ljubljana (Slovenia) and the University College Cork (Ireland), February 2008
  • Visiting Professor, Master Programme in European Studies, Institute of European Studies of Macau and the University of Macau (2003-2012)
  • Higher Education Support Programme, Civic Education Project Lecturership in Politics at the Institute of Political Science, Warsaw University, Poland (1992-93), the Institute of Political Science, Gdansk University, Poland (1993-94) and the Centre for Europe, Warsaw University, Poland (1994-95)
  • Part-time Lecturer, Department of Applied Social Studies, City Polytechnic of Hong Kong (Summer 1991)
  • Number of Postgraduates Supervised: 10 MA in European Studies, 14 Master of Public Administration, 3 M.Phil. in Government & International Studies, 1 PhD in Government & International Studies, and 1 PhD in European Studies (jointly with the National Centre for Research on Europe, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand)
Research Interests
  • Comparative Political Institutions
  • Democracy and Democratization
  • European Integration and Politics
  • EU-China and EU-Hong Kong Relations
  • Government and Politics of Hong Kong
  • Hong Kong as Global City: Its Rights and Obligations
  • Regionalism in Europe and Asia
Publications

'Open Society and Its Enemies: East European Lessons for Hong Kong', Journal of Comparative Politics, 11 (2018), 49-64.

'Towards a Partnership for Global Norm Diffusion: The Strategic Importance of Hong Kong in EU-China Relations', Asia-Pacific Journal of EU Studies, 15 (2017), 1-26.

Guest Editor of Special Issue: 'Strategic Dialogue between the EU and Asia', Australian and New Zealand Journal of European Studies, 3 (2011), pp.82.

'Regional Integration and Security in Europe and Asia: A Comparative Analysis', Journal of Northeast Asia Development, 21 (2010), 21-43.

'Images, Visibility and the Prospects of Soft Power of the EU in Asia: The Case of China', Asia Europe Journal, 8 (2010), 133-147.

'Exerting Soft Power in Asia: Public Perceptions of the EU in Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea and Thailand', Journal of Comparative Politics, 2 (2009), 5-26.

'Constructing Relations with Hong Kong under "One Country, Two Systems". Prospects for the European Union', European Journal of East Asian Studies, 6 (2007), 245-273.

(with Marcus Chiu) 'The Politics of Citizenship: Political Participation of Mental Health Service Users in Hong Kong', Asian Journal of Social Science, 35 (2007), 288-308.

(with Marcus Chiu) Community Attitudes toward Discriminatory Practice against People with Severe Mental Illness in Hong Kong, International Journal for Psychiatry, 53 (2007), 159-174.

'Central and Eastern Europe in the 2004 European Parliament Elections: A Not So European Event', Journal of Constitutional Law in Eastern and Central Europe, 13 (2006), 133-171.

〈民主轉型時代選舉改革的理論探討〉 'Electoral Reform in the Age of Democratisation', 開放時代,廣洲: 人文社會科學院出版,2006年第3期, 74-88頁。

'Political Ideologies in Post-Communist Europe: Consensus or Disunity?', Central European Political Science Review (Budapest), 4 (2004), 28-53.

'Structuralism versus Intentionalism in Post-Communist Party System Evolution: The Polish Case', Party Politics, 7 (2001), 605-619.

'Idealism versus Realism in Institutional Choice: Explaining Electoral Reforms in Poland', West European Politics, 24 (2001), 65-88.

〈1989年以後:後共產主義世界的希望與泡影〉,香港社會科學學報,第14期(1999),1 – 61 (originally in English, translated into Chinese: 'After 1989: Hopes and Shadows in the Post-Communist World', Special Issue: A Decade of Post-Communism of Hong Kong Journal of Social Sciences, 14 (1999), 1-61. The author is also the Guest Editor of the Special Issue. Other contributors include specialists from England, US, Norway and Hong Kong.

'The Polish General Election of September 1997', Electoral Studies, 17 (1998), 561-567.

'Państwa Autorytarne a Tajwanski Cud Gospodarczy', Studia Polityczna, 6 (1996), 117-125 (in Polish).

'Poland at the Crossroads: the 1993 General Election', Europe-Asia Studies, 47 (1995), 123-145.

'A Happy Couple? A Critical Reflection on EU-China Relations', Eurotopics (Germany), 26 August 2008.

'Speak Truth to Power: Comments on the 5th Report of the Constitutional Taskforce', Hong Kong Christian Institute Newsletter, (issue 206), November 2005.

〈反客為主民主與生活〉,香港民主發展網絡,2004年7月1日. ('Democracy and Its Meanings to Our Living', Hong Kong Democratic Development Network (July 2004).)

〈民主政治與公民社會〉,,香港:基督徒學會,第89 期,(2004年5月,頁5-10. 'Democratic Politics and Civil Society', Refection (Hong Kong), 89 (2004), 5-10.

〈《基本法》第二十三條與香港政治發展〉,國事學會會訊,香港:浸會大學,2003年5月,頁3 – 6。

〈國家安全論述的正解與誤解〉,,香港:基督徒學會,第84期(2003年5月),頁5 – 8。

〈從政治學角度《基本法》第二十三條立法〉,正義和平,香港:天主教正義和平委員會,12(2002),頁6 – 8。

'Departmental Profile: The Department of Government and International Studies, Hong Kong Baptist University', ECPR News, 12 (2001), 19-21.

'Religion and Politics in Post-Communist Poland', East-West Dialogue, 3 (1998), 86-114.

'Post-Communist Party Politics: The New Polish Party System', Oxford International Review, 8 (1997), 40-44.

「沒有公民覺醒,哪有民主善治?如何在生活層面實踐民主」'Can There be Good Governance without Civic Awareness? Democracy as the Ordinary Virtue',馬嶽編著,《民主十問》,香港:香港城市大學出版社,2016年,34-50。

「 比較政治學︰ 方法論分析」'Comparative Politics: Methodological Analysis',載鄭宇碩 編, 《政治學新探︰中華經驗與西方學理》,香港﹕中文大學出版社,2009年,45-64。

'Bringing Public Opinion Back In: Public Perceptions of the EU in Thailand and South Korea', in Natalia Chaban and Martin Holland (eds), The EU and the Asia-Pacific, London and New York: Routledge, 2008, 126-148.

「沒有民主的政黨政治」載葉健民 編,《從97算起﹕公民社會的第一個十年》,香港﹕新力量網絡,2007年,26–37。

'Political Reform: The Challenge of Hong Kong's March Towards Democracy', in Rose Wu (ed.), "One Country, Two Systems" A Ten-Year Experiment and Beyond, Hong Kong: Hong Kong Christian Institute, 2007, 1-9.

'Asia-Pacific Images of the EU', in Martin Holland (eds), External Perceptions of the EU, the National Centre for Research on Europe (NCRE), University of Canterbury, New Zealand, 2007.

(with Lai Suet-Yi), 'The EU in the Eyes of Hong Kong', in Martin Holland et al (eds), The EU Through the Eyes of Asia, Media, Public and Elite Perceptions in China, Japan, Korea, Singapore and Thailand, Singapore and Warsaw: Asia-Europe Foundation, 2007, 67-103.

'The Visibility of the EU in Hong Kong under "One Country, Two Systems"', in Jessica Bain and Martin Holland (eds), European Union Identity: Perceptions from Asia and Europe, Baden-Baden: Nomos, 2007, 107-124.

'Realising Democracy: The Daily Context', in Questions About Democracy, Hong Kong: Democratic Development Network, 2005, 29-41. 「如何在生活各層面落實民主?」,載《民主十問》,香港:香港民主發展網絡,2005年,頁29–41。

'Taking Stock of "One Country, Two Systems', in Wong Yiu-Chung (ed), Post-Handover Hong Kong: One Country, Two Systems in Practice, New York: Lexington, 2004, 35-60.

'Strands of Conservatism in Post-Communist Democracies: Adapting to Europeanization and Democratization', in Paul Lewis (ed), Party Development and Democratic Change in Post-Communist Europe: The First Decade, London and Portland, Oregon: Frank Cass, 2001, 152-78.

'The Religious Base of Politics in Post-Communist Poland: A Case of Bounded Secularisation', for inclusion in David Broughton and Hans-Martien ten Napel (eds), Religion and Mass Electoral Bahaviour in Europe, London & New York: ECPR/Routledge, 2000, 176-97.

'Executive-Legislative Relations', Special Commemorative Issue on the 10th Anniversary of the Promulgation of the HKSAR Basic Law, Hong Kong: Education Department, HKSAR Government, 2000, 42-43 (in Chinese).

'Migrants: Ignorance and fear of the unknown made Hong Kong resist the integration of mainland migrants', South China Morning Post Hong Kong Review 1999, 17 January 2000, 8-9.

'Humanitarian Intervention vs. State Sovereignty', in S.M. Chow (ed), Globalization, the New Millenium, New Thinking, Ming Pao Publication, 2000, 61-64 (in Chinese). An earlier version of this article is published in Ming Pao, December 23, 1999 〈主權、人權與國際介入〉,載鄒崇銘編《千禧年、全球化、新思維》,香港:明報出版社,2000年,頁61 – 64.

'Book review: Kazimierz Poznanski, Poland's Protracted Transition: Institutional Change and Economic Growth, 1970-1994, Political Studies (UK), 46 (1998), 391.

'The EU as a Norm Setter in Hong Kong: Opportunities and Constraints', Paper presented at the 2018 European Union Studies Association-Asia Pacific Annual Conference—"The Future of the EU and European Integration in the aftermath of Crises", Taipei, Republic of China, June 28-30, 2018.

'EU-Hong Kong Strategic Partnership against the Background of "Brexit" and "Mainlandization"', Paper present at the European Union Academic Programme-Macau Bi-annual Conference—"60 Years after the Treaties of Rome: What is the Future for the European Union", November 27-28, 2017.

'Falling between Two Stools: "Decentring" EU Foreign Policy and Implications for the "Human Rights dialogues" with China', Paper presented at the Joint EU Centres' Conference, Melbourne, Australia, October 16-18, 2017.

'Open Society and Its Enemies: The Crisis of "One Country, Two Systems" and the Future of the Democracy Movement." Paper presented at the "Hong Kong 20" Conference at Hong Kong Baptist University, September 21-22, 2017.

'Towards a Partnership for Norm Diffusion: The Strategic Importance of Hong Kong in EU-China Relations.' Paper presented at the 2017 European Union Studies Association-Asia Pacific Annual Conference—"The Roles of the EU and the Asia Pacific in the Global Era", Tokyo, July 1-2, 2017.

(With Winnie Chan) 'Global Cities, Soft Power and Paradiplomacy: The Case for Hong Kong as a Norm Entrepreneur', Paper presented at the Hong Kong Political Science Association Conference, Education University of Hong Kong, May 31, 2017.

'The Predicaments of Civil Society: The Case of Hong Kong', Paper presented at the International Conference "Civil Society and Public Policy Developments: Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau, and China Compared", organized by the Taiwan Heritage Foundation, Taipei, December 14-15, 2013.

'The Relevance of EU External Action in Asia-Pacific Region: An Empirical Analysis', paper presented at the EUSA Annual Conference, 'Assessing the External Impact of the Lisbon Treaty within the Asia Pacific Region' Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand, February 17-19, 2011.

'2011 Assembly of Democracy in Asia', Taipei, Taiwan, August 22-23, 2011.

'Images, Visibility and the Prospects of Soft Power of the EU in Asia: The Case of China', Paper presented at the EUSA Annual Conference, 'Connections and Dialogues: The European Union and the Asia Pacific: Perceptions, Policies, Perspectives', JNU, New Delhi, January 8-9, 2010.

Panel Chair, 'The New Europe', at the International Conference 'Europe Twenty Years after the Fall of the Berlin Wall: Overcoming "East and West"', Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand, November 3-4, 2009.

'Asia in the Eyes of Europe: Insights on Methodology', Paper presented at the 6th International Convention of Asian Scholars, Daejeon, Korea, August 6-9, 2009.

Moderator and Co-organizer of Public Forum on Academic Freedom: The Case of HK Institute of Education, April 18, 2009.

'Chinese Perceptions of EU / Europe', Paper presented at the International Conference 'EU-China Relations: Developments, Challenges, Prospects, University College Cork, March 30-31, 2009.

「2009协商民主与地方公共预算学术研讨会」,浙江省澤國鎮,'Deliberative Democracy and Local Budgeting 2009', Zeguo Township, Zhejiang, February 21-22, 2009.

'The Applicability of Deliberative Polling in Hong Kong', with Dr Alice Siu, Deputy Director of Centre for Deliberative Democracy, Stanford University, Public Opinion Programme, Hong Kong University, February 27, 2009.

'Context Matters: The Roles and Expectations of Political Parties in Hong Kong', Paper given to City University associate degree programme in Public Policy and Management, January 7, 2009.

'How to Party?' speech delivered at the National Democratic Initiative training programme at HKBU, November 1, 2008.

'Public Engagement: Theories and Practice', paper delivered at the Professional Commons seminar at HKBU, October 25, 2008.

'The Politics We Love. The Politics We Hate.', organized by General Education Programme, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Admiralty, Hong Kong, October 24, 2008.

'EU in the Eyes of Hong Kong', Paper presented at the European Studies in Asia (ESiA) Book Launch and Panel Discussion, jointly organized by the Asia-Europe Foundation and the Renmin University of China, Beijing News Plaza Hotel, Beijing, October 22, 2008.

'EU in the Eyes of Hong Kong', Paper presented at the European Studies in Asia (ESiA) Book Launch and Public Seminar, jointly organized by the European Commission Office for Hong Kong and Macau, the Asia-Europe Foundation, and the Department of Government and International Studies, Hong Kong Baptist University, October 15, 2008.

'EU-China Relations: Perceptions and Realities', Paper presented at the Department of Politics, the University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand, August 21, 2008.

'Home Grown vs. Imported European Studies: Hong Kong and Macau Compared', Paper presented at the international conference Teaching the EU in Asia-Challenges and Solutions, Kobe, Japan, January 25-26, 2008.

'The European Union in the Eyes of Hong Kong Elites', Paper presented at the international conference The Future of European Studies in Asia, the Ateneo de Manila University, the Philippines, December 5-7, 2007.

'China, Hong Kong and the External Relations of the EU', Paper presented at the international conference 50 Years of External Relations of the European Union, Warsaw School of Management, Warsaw, Poland, May 11-13, 2007.

'EU-China-Hong Kong Triadic Relations', Paper presented at the international workshop The EU through the Eyes of Asian Media', Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong, December 11-13, 2006.

'Reporting about the EU in Asia: A Comparative Study', paper prepared for The Third Pan-European Conference on EU Politics, Istanbul, Turkey, September 21-23, 2006.

'It's Good to Talk, but It's Best to Act!-Promoting the EU in Hong Kong', paper presented at the NESCA Second Workshop 2006-The EU's new identity and its perception in Asia, in the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand, July 27-29, 2006.

'Ethical Civil Society and Democratisation in Communist Europe', paper presented at International Conference "NGO, NPO and Modern Societies", organized by Chu Hai College, Hong Kong, January 8-9, 2006.

'Perceptions of the EU in Asia-Pacific Region: Findings from a Survey of Public Opinion', (with Martin Holland, Natalia Chaban and Brad Jones) Multilateralism and Regionalism in Europe and Asia-Pacific'Perceptions of the EU in Asia-Pacific Region: Findings from a Survey of Public Opinion', Asia-Pacific EUSA Conference, Tokyo, 8-10 December, 2005.

'Perceptions of the EU in the Asia-Pacific Region', paper prepared for International Conference (with Michael DeGolyer) "The EU-Asia Relations: Building Multi-Lateralism", Department of Government and International Studies, May 20-21, 2005.

'There Is No Alternative? New EU Members States in the European Parliament Elections 2004', paper prepared for International Conference "Outside Looking In: Multidisciplinary Perspectives on the EU", organized by the National Centre for Research on Europe. Christchurch, New Zealand, September 9-11, 2004.

By Invitation: 4th Biannual Meeting of the European Studies Centre in Asia, Institute of European Studies of Macau, April 7-8, 2004.

By Invitation: "Mental Illness and Citizenship in Hong Kong" survey presented at the Second Asia-Pacific Advocacy Skills Workshop by the World Fellowship for Schizophrenia and Allied Disorders and SANE Australia, and the Mental Health Association of Hong Kong, February 25-27, 2004.

'Citizenship and Mental Health in Hong Kong', paper presented at the 2nd Conference on Social Exclusion and Marginality in Chinese Societies: Rethinking and Recasting Citizenship, Centre for Social Policy Studies, Department of Applied Social Studies, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, November 21-22, 2003.

By Invitation: 'Civil Society and Human Rights in Hong Kong', at the Workshop on "Human Rights Movement in Hong Kong after July 1", Society for Community Organization, 27-28 September 2003.

'Idealism versus Realism in Institutional Choice: Generalising from the Polish Case', paper presented to the ECPR 2001 Conference at the University of Kent at Canterbury, September 6-10, 2001.

'Regional Integration and Security in Europe and the Asia-Pacific: A Comparative Analysis', paper presented at the International Studies Association 2001 Hong Kong Conference, July 26-28, 2001.

By invitation: 'Strands of Conservative Politics in Post-Communist Democracies: Adapting to Europeanisation and Democratisation', paper presented at the Hungarian Twentieth Century Institute International Conference, 'Ten Years Freedom-Transition and Consolidation of Democracy. The Case of Central Europe (1990-2000)', in Budapest, Hungary, October 30-November 1, 2000.

By invitation: 'Institutional Development and Democratic Consolidation in Post-Communist Poland', paper presented at the Department of Government and Society of the University of Limerick, Ireland, May 18, 2000.

'In Search of Democratic Governance in Post-Communist Poland: An Institutional Perspective', paper presented at the 28th ECPR Joint Sessions of Workshops (April 2000), Copenhagen, Denmark.

By invitation: 'Overcoming Diversity in Europe: Lessons for Asia', paper presented at the 1st Asian Integration Conference, The Implications of European Integration for Northeast Asia, Academia Sinica, Taiwan, on April 11, 2000.

'Conservatism in Poland', paper presented at the Grupa Windsor Foundation, Warsaw, Poland, April 1-2, 1999.

'Civil Society in Poland and Eastern Europe', paper presented at the Department of Government and Public Administration, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, March 22, 1999.

'Strands of Conservatism in Post-Communist Democracies', paper presented at the 27th ECPR Joint Sessions of Workshops (March 1999), Mannheim, Germany.

'Party System Evolution and Democratic Consolidation in Post-Communist Poland', paper presented at the Faculty Research Support Network Seminar, April 24, 1998.

'Democratisation and Party System Evolution in Poland', paper presented at the 26th ECPR Joint Sessions of Workshops (March 1998), Warwick, England.

'Religion and Politics in Post-Communist Poland', paper presented at the 25th European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) Joint Sessions of Workshops (March 1997), Bern, Switzerland. Nominated for the ECPR Rudolf Wildenmann Prize 1997.

Democratic Local Governance in Hong Kong: Principles, Visions, Reforms, Hong Kong: District Councils Reform Alliance, February 2006. The paper was subsequently submitted to the Legislative Council.

The EU through the Eyes of the Asia-Pacific: Public Perceptions and Media Representations in South Korea, Thailand, Australia and New Zealand, the National Centre for Research on Europe (NCRE), (with Martin Holland, Natalia Chaban and Brad Jones) University of Canterbury, New Zealand, October 2005.

Report on the 2005 7.1 Mock Referendum, July 23, 2005. (full report available from http://hkupop.hku.hk/)

Referendums Around the World and Lessons for Hong Kong 「全民投票的環球經驗及對香港的啟示研究報告」 February 16, 2005. with Dr Robert Chung of the Public Opinion Programme, Hong Kong University (full report available from http://hkupop.hku.hk/)

'Central and Eastern Europe in the 2004 European Parliament Elections: A Not So European Event', Sussex, UK: Sussex European Institute Working Papers in Contemporary European Studies, No. 81, November 2004.

Survey on Mental Illness and Citizenship: problems facing people affected by mental illness and Hong Kong citizens' understanding about them. A press conference was held on the occasion of the World Mental Health Day, 10 October 2003.

Relationship between the Government and the Opposition, Submission to Panel on Constitutional Affairs of the Hong Kong Legislative Council, December 2002.

Response to Hong Kong SAR Government Consultation Document on Proposals to Implement Article 23 of the Basic Law, Submission to the Security Bureau, HKSAR Government, December 2002.

Big Shock, but Little Therapy—The Sutherland Report and the Future of the Hong Kong Academic Community, Submission to the Universities Grants Committee, May 2002.

Forming Opinions More Thoughtfully: The First Deliberative Opinion Poll in Hong Kong, November 1999 (with Donis Chan and Michael DeGolyer).

Explaining Political Parties and Party System Formation in Post-Communist Poland, unpublished D.Phil. dissertation, University of Oxford, December 1998.

On the Road to Solidarity: Intellectuals and Workers 1970-1980, unpublished M.Phil. dissertation, University of Oxford, April 1992.

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「布拉格之春50年回望——重溫哈維爾〈給胡薩克博士的公開信〉」, 2018-09-03, 明報

「大學職位變得更「彈」更「散」的成因和影響」, 2018-07-16, 明報

「Orwellian Nonsense」, 2018-05-15, 明報

「在獨裁政權中的天主教」, 2018-03-19, 明報

「政治價值的衝突 譴責外國干預、人大「一言九鼎」和國歌法的啟示」, 2018-01-22, 明報

「檢驗中國官話的動機和根據——由王振民言論談起」, 2017-11-20, 明報

「任何被認為違反基本法的言論 是不是都不得自由表達?」, 2017-09-25, 明報

「政治犯 不承認就不存在?」, 2017-08-31, 蘋果日報

「香港不能與中國不同的後果是什麼?」, 2017-06-19, 明報

「「真實謊言」:香港政治的「後真相文化」危機」, 2017-04-24, 明報

「為什麼民間投票先戴頭盔?」, 2017-03-15, HK01

「絕對服從:在共產政權下管治敗壞之源」, 2017-02-27, 明報

「西環4個命令:破得一個就一個」, 2017-02-24, HK01

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「選委講利憑票交易 民間講心自討沒趣」, 2017-02-03, HK01

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「當曾俊華參選,民主派300+的力量何在?」, 2016-12-12, HK01

「見到紅燈打綠呔: 一場政治爛show的揭幕戰」, 2016-12-07, HK01

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「「國際利益」的思考:從巴黎氣候峰會到保護瀕危物種」, 2015-12-14, 明報

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「議會革新作為民主化的一種方法」, 2015-07-06, 明報

「民主社區規劃抗衡盲搶地」,2015-07-02, 星島日報

'Turning police into paramilitary force by buying water cannon', 2015-05-29, South China Morning Post.

「政治的責任和不負責任的政治」, 2015-05-04, 明報

「今日水炮車 明日坦克車」, 2015-04-23, 星島日報

「「拉大旗作虎皮」邊利用邊打壓」, 2015-04-10, 明報

「靠獨裁政府 守護香港自由?」, 2015-03-02, 明報

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「我係老師,罷課關我事!」」, 2014-09-18, 星島日報

「拒絕假選舉彰顯香港價值」, 2014-09-15, 明報

「普選抉擇不可一錯再錯:論普選真假的國際標準」, 2014-07-21, 明報

「議員衰敗 誰在偷笑」, 2014-07-10, 星島日報

「《白皮書》展開新一輪角力」, 2014-06-17, 明報

「合作的政治」, 2014-05-19, 明報

「地產霸權侵蝕 中產叫苦連天」, 2014-05-01, 星島日報

「在獨裁政權邊陲守護學術自由」, 2014-03-25, 蘋果日報

「分裂烏國制衡歐美 引烏入歐制衡普京」, 2014-03-17, 明報

「拒絕矮化」, 2014-02-26, 蘋果日報

「環境局局長變身堆焚局局長」, 2014-02-25, 蘋果日報

「港府對運動員的尊重」, 2014-02-20, 星島日報

「在革命2.0 的邊緣論青年政策 -- "The Power of the People is Greater than the People in Power"」, 2014-01-13, 明報

政改:作最壞打算,作最好準備」, 2013-12-14, 明報

「當我們依然不重視源頭減廢」, 2013-12-12, 星島日報

「「不講理由」的政府就是獨裁」, 2013-11-18, 明報

「大學的顏色」, 2013-10-03, 蘋果日報

「罷免局長 守護郊野」, 2013-09-26, 星島日報

「論公民提名的價值」, 2013-09-23, 明報

「外交攻防姿態無助聚焦香港普選」, 2013-09-21, 明報

「環境局神經錯亂」, 2013-08-29, 蘋果日報

「曾鈺成又做球證又踢波」, 2013-08-02, 蘋果日報

「制度大崩壞管治大陸化 – 從陳茂波事件看香港不能管治的本質和出路」, 2013-07-29, 明報

「有篩選就是假普選」, 2013-07-27, 明報

「君主立憲制的魅力」, 2013-07-25, 蘋果日報

「武嚇「佔中」」, 2013-07-19, 蘋果日報

「吳克儉忽視民意犧牲學生」,2013-07-18, 星島日報

「站出來的動力」,載《蘋果日報》,2013年6月26日。

「昔聲如在、心繋廣場」,載《蘋果日報,2013年6月5日。

「D-Day商討日與民主發展」,載《明報》,2013年5月27日。

「陳茂波站出來,還海濱於民」,載《星島日報》,2013年5月9月。

「張德江,你兇什麼?」,載《蘋果日報》,2013年4月30日。

「假普選必受譴責」,載《明報》,2013年4月3日。

「篩選預選的魔鬼細節--兼瓏2017年普選行政長官辦法」,載《明報》,2013年3月18日。

「教育撥款「唔得掂」局長醒醒吧」,載《星島日報》,2013年2月28日。

「說好了的「開誠布公」呢?」,載《明報》,2013年2月5日。

「公民知情權--資訊自由法及檔案法」,載《明報》,2013年1月14日。

「藝發局選代表欠妥善須改革」,載《星島日報》,2012年12月20日。

「香港還有理性辯論公共政策的空間嗎?」,載《明報》,2012年11月10日。

「公共政策的盲點與謬誤--美國與香港的同病相憐」,載《明報》,2012年10月29日。

「教育政策百日仍陷停滯」,載《星島日報》,2012年10月11日。

「普京式獨裁是怎樣煉成的?」,載《明報》,2012年4月16日。

「讀書人的志業」,載《明報》,2012年1月30日。

「為何高薪不保證養廉?」,載《明報》,2012年6月11日。

「團結迎難而上 說理贏回民心」,載《明報》,2011年11月25日。

「「血與沙」——移民入境政策的綜合分析」,載《明報》,2011年11月7日。

「「一國兩制」往何處去?」,載《明報》,2011年9月10日。

「專制+特權拖垮香港」,載《明報》,2011年7月23日。

「Unlearn 國民教育 ——從蘇聯到香港」,載《明報》,2011年6月13日。

「惡法倘若再臨 人民何以抵抗?」,載《明報》,2011年5月27日。

「婦女角度看財政預算案」,載《明報》,2011年4月6日。

「單純而持久的抗爭」,載《明報》,2011年3月28日。

「政府可以導人向善嗎? ──由美國選舉結果談起?》」,載《明報》,2010年11月8日。 「蘇聯是怎樣對付諾貝爾獎得主的?》」,載《明報》,2010年11月3日。

「特首,交出你的 《幸福城市宣言》!」,載《明報》,2010年9月13日。

「本土民主運動的「靈魂探索」」,載《明報》,2010年6月28日。

「自強團結新民主運動」,載《明報》,2010年4月16日。

「激烈的抗爭手段?」,載《明報》,2010年3月29日。

「從公投到新民主運動」,載《明報》,2010年1月28日。

「5 區公投為您而設」,載《明報》,2010年1月20日。

「變相公投 反客為主」,載《明報》,2010年1月4日。

「「新工黨」元老貝理雅的殺傷力」,載《明報》,2009年12月16日。

「政府方案不值得支持」,載《明報》,2009年12月12日。

「推選「歐盟總統」手法拙劣」,載《明報》,2009年11月28日。

「回顧柏林圍牆倒下20周年」,載《明報》,2009年11月9日。

「「亞洲共同體」的論述爭奪戰」,載《明報》,2009年10月28日。

「一個與和平獎無緣的人 ——憶聖雄甘地」,載《明報》,2009年10月16日。

「默克爾只可走中庸之道」,載《明報》,2009年10月3日。

「醫療改革——奧巴馬的選擇和判斷」,載《明報》,2009年9月18日。

「2012 政改沙盆推演第一章」,載《明報》,2009年8月31日。

「新西蘭「打仔有理」公投」,載《明報》,2009年8月26日。

「有普選路線圖才能服眾」,載《明報》,2009年8月20日。

「平凡中見不平凡——悼阿奎諾夫人」,載《明報》,2009年8月5日。

「G8的戲與夢」,載《明報》,2009年7月22日。

「中國的中東政策」,載《明報》,2009年7月10日。

「正生事件對「抗爭式公眾參與」的啟示」,載《明報》,2009年6月29日。

「石油買不到伊朗人心」,載《明報》,2009年6月24日。

「歐盟巴別塔之謎」,載《明報》,2009年6月8日。

「解讀東歐1989」,載《明報》,2009年5月27日。

「「大哥」在看!」,載《明報》,2009年5月20日。

「捷克《77憲章》運動的人文精神」,載《正義和平》,2009年5月11日。

「浙江澤國鎮的民主懇談制」,載《明報》,2009年4月27日。

「一場不可能打勝的仗」,載《明報》,2009年4月24日。

「從G20 看國際談判技巧」,載《明報》,2009年4月8日。

「民主轉型與和解特赦──再看戴晴的六四大和解」,載《明報》,2009年3月18日。

「薩爾科齊口舌招尤」,載《明報》,2009年3月5日。

「群雄並起 美國自處之道」,載《明報》,2009年2月23日。

「中國包庇津巴布韋禍及香港」,載《明報》,2009年2月18日。

「 O 世代的「共識政治」」,載《明報》,2009年2月5日。

「評斯大林登「偉人」榜——兼淺談共產時期的政治笑話」,載《明報》,2009年1月5日。

「金融危機下的《綠色革命宣言》」,載《明報》,2008年12月22日。

「臭名遠播的集束炸彈」,載《明報》,2008年12月10日。

「金融危機對全球管治的挑戰—天主教社會思想的啟示」,載《明報》,2008年10月30日。

「歐盟促成中國金融信息流通」,載《明報》,2008年11月26日。

「市場道德 事在人為」,載《明報》,2008年10月13日。

「歐洲「最後一個動物農莊」」,載《明報》,2008年10月1日。

「麥凱恩和奧巴馬的對華政策」,載《明報》,2008年9月17日。

「解讀選民行為」,載《明報》,2008年9月12日。

「莫讓冷戰在歐洲復活」,載《明報》,2008年8月27日。

「中國和歐盟談婚論嫁?」,載《明報》,2008年8月18日。

「偽善和雙重標準 損害人權外交」,載《明報》,2008年8月14日。

「推動「亞太共同體」符中國利益」,載《明報》,2008年7月30日。

「糧食危機威脅國際和平」,載《明報》,2008年6月18日。

「對「準統治階級」的道德要求」,載《明報》,2008年6月9日。

「助尼泊爾民主發展 符中印利益」,載《明報》,2008年6月4日。

「草菅人命的緬甸軍政府」,載《明報》,2008年5月21日。

「是紅是橙 還只不過是人」,載《明報》,2008年5月7日。

「婦女參政與民主發展」,載《明報》,2008年5月2日。

「中國的諍友陸克文」,載《明報》,2008年4月17日。

「功能議席升遷 普選向前行」,載《明報》,2008年4月7日。

「以新思維處理西藏危機」,載《明報》,2008年4月3日。

「西藏政策的局限」,載《明報》,2008年3月20日。

「朝鮮核問題——中美軟硬兼施」,載《明報》,2008年3月5日。

〈科索沃立國之路仍漫長〉,載《明報》,2008年2月21日。

〈如何做個有用的落選人?〉,載《明報》,2008年2月6日。

〈有選票不一定就有民主〉,載《明報》,2008年1月28日。

〈肯尼亞如何走入死胡同〉,載《明報》,2008年1月23日。

〈遊行不是障礙普選不容妥協〉,載《明報》,2008年1月16日。

〈還天水圍一雙腿〉,載《信報》,2008年1月14日。

〈同一個世界同一個夢想〉,載《明報》,2008年1月2日。

〈暴力敲響自由的喪鐘〉,載《明報》,2007年11月28日。

〈用選票不用子彈 ——格魯吉亞的明智決定〉,載《明報》,2007年11月15日。

〈立法會可為窮困社區做啥?〉,載《明報》,2007年11月8日。

〈借鏡「窮人銀行」的社會改造精神——解困天水圍〉,載《明報》,2007年11月5日。

〈從蘇格蘭脫英入歐到英國聯邦制〉,載《明報》,2007年10月31日。

〈俄羅斯走向獨裁〉,載《明報》,2007年10月17日。

〈容忍暴力踐踏人民——亞洲地區對緬甸局勢的影響〉,載《明報》,2007年10月3日。

〈把握機會讓政制正常發展〉,載《明報》,2007年9月26日。

〈「先易後難」Vs「一步到位」的迷思〉,載《明報》,2007年9月19日。

〈遏止屏風效應支持元朗居民〉,載《明報》,2007年9月15日。

〈無償工作的社會價值——國際社會給香港的啟示〉,載《明報》,2007年9月5日。

〈由「波蘭八月」到「香港八月」〉,載《明報》,2007年8月24日。

〈 當「本土行動」遇上「進步發展觀」〉,載《明報》,2007年8月13日。

〈伊拉克的人道危機——失槍、斷糧、缺水、停電〉,載《明報》,2007年8月10日。

〈蘇聯、共產東歐與美國 由篩選候選人到不自由選舉〉,載《明報》,2007年7月27日。

〈保護舉報人政策的國際經驗——寫在鍾庭耀、莫禮時和陸鴻基之後〉,載《明報》,2007年7月13日。

〈山雨欲來政改綠皮書〉,載《明報》,2007年7月6日。

〈歐盟三招解開政改死結〉,載《明報》,2007年6月29日。

〈科索沃美俄新冷戰的磨心〉,載《明報》,2007年6月14日。

〈誰在乎全球氣候危機?〉,載《明報》,2007年5月31日。

〈俄羅斯困局源於震盪療法?——再評葉利欽之死〉,載《明報》,2007年5月21日。

〈Blair-Blur-B"liar" 〉,載《明報》,2007年5月17日。

〈愛沙尼亞與蘇俄的仇恨循環〉,載《明報》,2007年5月3日。

〈法國大選沒有改變的改變﹖〉,載《明報》,2007年4月26日。

〈梁曾競爭讓政治成為眾人之事〉,載《明報》,2007年3月15日。

〈打造「區域教育樞紐」先從制度入手〉,載《明報》,2007年1月25日。

〈論善治 ——從天星談起〉,載《明報》,2006年12月21日。

〈施政報告未能重點回應社區發展(下) 〉,載《明報》,2006年10月28日。

〈施政報告未能重點回應社區發展(上) 〉,載《明報》,2006年10月21日。

〈再讀紮卡里亞的《自由的未來》〉,載《明報》, 2006年9月14日。

〈暴力擴散中的狂妄和迷失〉,載《公教報》, 2006年8月26日。

〈似曾相識的匈牙利「肉湯共產主義」〉,載《明報》,2006年8月7日。

〈無證媽媽‧日記‧家書〉,載《明報》,2006年6月22日。

〈公屋租金政策檢討的政治暗湧〉,載《信報》,2006年6月16日。

〈政治不一定是庸俗的---捷克讀書人的人本政治觀〉,載《明報》,2006年6月3日。

〈「波蘭經驗」中的權力與人民關係〉,載《明報》,2006年5月20日。

〈地區問題、中環解決?〉,載《信報》,2006年5月10日。

〈顏色革命的由來〉,載《A45》,2006年5月4日。

〈未符地區管治模式需要〉,載《 東方日報 》2006年5月2日。

〈不要見樹不見林的區議會檢討〉,載《明報》,2006年4月27日。

〈反思對政黨的態度〉,載《信報》,2006年4月11日。

〈地區管治改革的空間〉,載《信報》,2006年3月2日。

〈強政勵治不等於行政方便〉,載《公教報》, 2006年2月19日。

〈丙戌年的民主前景〉,載《信報》,2006年2月1日。

〈強勢政府更需強力反對派〉,載《信報》,2006年1月9日。

〈人民的發言權再思〉,載《明報》,2005年12月30日。

〈重新檢視民主化理論在港的實踐 ——「企硬Vs妥協」 二元思維的局限〉,載《明報》,2005年12月21日。

〈東歐讀書人的民主抉擇〉,載《信報》,2005年12月7日 。

〈立即普選 公平競爭 甄別人才〉,載《信報》, 2005年12月5日。

〈十二月四日之後〉,載《信報》, 2005年11月16日。

〈莫被「民意」這玩意兒沖昏了〉,載《公教報》, 2005年11月5日。

〈千變萬化的區議會方案〉,載《信報》, 2005年10月13日。

〈勿讓迪士尼變成「公害」〉,載《公教報》, 2005年8月27日。

〈政改若失敗特首應求去〉,載《信報》, 2005年8月24日。

〈我們如何監察模擬公投〉,載《信報》, 2005年7月1日。

〈民陣的任務未完——寫在七一之後〉,載《信報》, 2005年7月6日。

〈為弱勢社群發聲〉,載《公教報》, 2005年7月3日。

〈未來的歷史〉,載《基關窗》 37 期,基督徒關懷香港學會,2005年5月。

〈貝理雅的餘下任期〉,載《信報》 2005年5月11日。

〈民望高責任輕的後董政府〉,載《信報》, 2005年4月13日。

〈促進民主的使命〉,載《公教報》, 2005年4月3日。

香港有足夠條件推行全民投票〉,載《信報》,2005年2月23 日。

全民投票的國際經驗〉,載《明報》,2005年2月19日。

〈全民投票的環球經驗及對香港的啟示〉研究報告,2005年2月15日。

〈政制發展的迷宮 〉 , 載《信報》,2005年2月2日。

〈全民投票研究計劃進度 〉 , 載《信報》,2005年 1月10日。

〈中央否決民主進程 改善管治從何談起〉,載《信報》,2004年12月22日 。

〈星星之火〉,載《公教報》,2004年 12月19日。

〈全民投票研究計劃初擬〉,載《信報》,2004年11月29日。

〈還公投一個公道〉,載《信報》,2004年11月3日。

〈平心靜氣論「公投」〉,載《公教報》,2004年10月31日。

〈民主派何去何從? 〉,載《信報》,2004年9月22日。

〈尋找賢能的故事〉,載《明報》,2004年7月9日。

〈不畏強權,敢說真話,見證八九年東歐和平革命〉,載,《公教報》,2004年6月6日。

〈為民主 爭民主〉,載,《信報》,2004年5月5日。

〈用十九世紀思維管治廿一世紀香港?〉,載《公教報>,2004年4月25日。

〈體味東歐文化 致力民主發展---陳家洛專訪〉,載《公教報>,2004年4月11日。

〈政治風暴中的香港民主訴求〉,載《信報》,2004年3月5日。

〈國---不用怕,只管去愛〉,載,《公教報》,2004年2月22日。

〈解讀11.23區選的意義〉,載《信報》,2003年11月26日。

〈就讓民間決定民主進程吧! 〉,載《信報》,2003年10月15日。

〈殊不尋常的香港正常化〉,載《信報》,2003年9月3日。

〈「七一」精神:是其是、非其非〉,載《東方日報》,2003年7月28日。

〈誰敢試底線?〉,載《太陽報》,2003年7月24日。

〈七一的變與中央的不變〉,載《信報》,2003年7月3日。

〈發展中介組織,體現群眾力量〉,載《信報》,2003年6月11日。

〈國家安全與民主〉,載《信報》,2003年5月7日。

〈逃不掉,只有等-伊拉克人的無奈〉,載《太陽報》,2003年4月9日。

〈外交戰略人心-美國的期望與現實〉,載《太陽報》,2003年3月29日。

〈歐洲無法抗衡,只望美國自我制約〉,載《明報》,2003年3月22日。

〈強權與法理-試評美伊大戰的道德基礎〉,載《信報》,2003年3月19日。

〈危機未除不宜冒進—評二十三條意見匯編〉,載《信報》,2003年2月5日。

〈有形無實的二十三條諮詢〉,載《信報》,2002年11月20日。

〈文明衝突論的困乏〉,載《信報》,2002年9月18日。

〈提升社會凝聚力談何容易〉,載《信報》,2002年8月14日。

〈高官問責制要靠立法會落實〉,載《信報》,2002年6月19日。

'Aim for Diversity, Not Competition', South China Morning Post Education, June 1, 2002.

〈團結地原地踏步?〉,載《信報》,2002年3月20日。

〈從特首選舉再思民間社會〉,載《信報》,2002年1月30日。

〈要求一個重視政策民意的特首選舉〉,載《信報》,2001年12月12日。

〈反恐怖主義立法必須謹慎行事〉,載《信報》,2001年 10月24日。

Research Projects
  • Co-Investigator, Public, Elite and Media Perceptions of the European Union in Asia-Pacific Region: New Zealand, Australia, Thailand, Korea, Hong Kong and Macau. Mostly funded by the European Commission, with Professor Martin Holland, Jean Monnet Professor, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand (Completed)
  • Co-Investigator, Referendums Around the World and Lessons for Hong Kong. Obtained a private funding for a joint research project, with Dr Robert T.Y. Chung, Public Opinion Programme, University of Hong Kong (Completed)
  • Chief Investigator, Idealism and Realism in Institutional Choice. Electoral Reforms in Post-Communist Poland (Completed)
  • Co-Investigator, Mental Illness and Citizenship in Hong Kong, with Dr Marcus Chiu, Social Work Department, HKBU (Completed)
  • RGC Research Project: Principal Investigator, Idealism and Realism in Institutional Choice in Post-Communist Europe. A Comparative Analysis of Electoral Reforms in the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Poland, and Slovenia (Completed)
  • Chief Investigator, 'Forming Opinions More Thoughtfully: The First Deliberative Opinion Poll in Hong Kong'. (Completed)
  • RGC Research Project: Co-investigator, Hong Kong Transition Project (Completed)
Speeches and Lectures

Spoke at no less than 50 public seminars, lectures and talks.

"External Relations of Hong Kong under One Country, Two Systems", Hong Kong Young Leaders Development Association and Global Youth Minister, June 24, 2018

"The Resilience of the Ukrainian Catholics under Soviet Repression", Justice and Peace Commission of the Hong Kong Catholic Diocese, June 20, 2018

"Hong Kong's Freedoms Under Threat? The Challenge for Academia and the Media in 2018", Hong Kong Foreign Correspondents’ Club, June 12, 2018

"University Is (Not) a Business: Is Casualization of University Jobs", The Confederation of Tertiary Institutes Staff Unions, June 9, 2018

"China's Global Ambitions under Xi: Obstacles and Opportunities", Hong Kong Christian Institute, March 27, 2018

"On the eve of democracy in South Korea 1987", Civic Party, March 18, 2018

"Hope and Hopelessness in Communist Europe", Community Cinema, December 2, 2017

"Authoritarian Era in Hong Kong", Civic Party, November 18, 2017

"Deliberation and Public Policies", Faculty of Social Sciences, The University of Hong Kong, November 16, 2017

"Ever Closer Union: The Legacy of the Treaties of Rome for Today's Europe", HKUST Center for the Arts, September 29, 2017

Accepted invitation to give a series of lectures at six European institutions under the auspices of the Asia-Europe Foundation's "European Studies in Asia 2nd Lecture Tour" (Austria, Ireland, Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary, and Slovenia), 1-17 February, 2008.

(with Martin Holland, Natalia Chaban and others), External Perceptionws of the EU, a report commissioned by the European Commission of the European Union, Brussels, April 2007

Was invited by Legislative Councillor the Hon. Emily Lau to speak at a forum "Constitutional Reform in Hong Kong", August 28, 2005

Was invited by Legislative Councillor the Hon. Emily Lau to speak at a forum "Political Reform for 2007 and 2008", August 7, 2005.

Was invited by the Hong Kong Caritas Youth and Community Services to speak on the Educational Roles of NGOs in the Development of Civil Society in Hong Kong, June 19, 2005.

'Youth and Political Participation', speech delivered at the Conference on Pastoral Youth Work in Hong Kong 2005, organised by the Department of Social Work on April 23-24, 2005.

Was invited to speak on Governance in the Post-Tung Period at a public forum organized by six Christian organisations, March 30, 2005.

Was invited to speak on the prospects of democracy in the post-Tung period at a forum organized by the HKBU Student Union, March 22, 2005.

Was invited by Legislative Councillor Hon Emily Lau to speak at a forum "Hong Kong without C.H. Tung"「沒有董建華的日子」, March 13, 2005.

Was invited as one of the keynote speakers at a Kwai Tsing District Council Seminar on Constitutional Development, March 6, 2005.

Was invited to attend a Hong Kong Human Rights Monitor monthly meeting to introduce to Monitor's members different forms, categories, and nomenclature of referendums, and the pros and cons of referendums according to worldwide experience, January 5, 2005.

Was invited by the HKBU Student Union to speak on "the Rights and Wrongs of the National People's Congress's Interpretations of the Basic Law regarding democratization in Hong Kong" on 3 April 2004.

Was invited by the HKBU Student Union to speak on "Campus Democratisation" on 1 April 2004.

Was invited to speak on "Religion and Politics" by 『光明頂』, a public affairs talk show on Commercial Radio Hong Kong, February 19, 2004.

Was invited by the Hong Kong Democracy Development Network to organize and teach a seminar series on the theory and practice of democracy for student movement activists, February-March 2003.

Was invited by the Justice and Peace Commission of the Catholic Diocese to speak in two public forums on the implications of Article 23-related legislations for political rights and civil liberties, November 17 and 30, 2002.

Was invited by the Civil Human Rights Front and Legislative Councillor the Hon. Cyd Ho to comment on the implications of Article 23-related legislations for political rights and civil liberties, October 13, 2002.

Was invited by the Centre for Child Development (HKBU) and the Education Department (HKSAR Government) to speak on 'Political Development in the HKSAR' for participants of the Leadership Training Program for Exceptionally Gifted Students, June 1, 2002.

Was invited by the Office of Student Affairs (HKBU) to speak on 'Political Leadership' for participants of the 'Pass-It-On' Leadership Seminar, May 21, 2002.

Was invited by the Division of Social Studies of the City University of Hong Kong to give a public lecture on 'Asia-Pacific Regionalism and Security from the European Perspective', July 23, 2001.

Was invited by Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK) Radio 1 to give a three-part mini-lecture on the history and development of European integration, broadcast in January 2001.

Was invited by the French Centre for Research on Contemporary China (CEFC) to attend as discussant in its international conference, 'The Responses of Intellectuals to the Challenges of the 21st Century in China and Eastern Europe - A Comparative Approach', at the University of Hong Kong, December 15-16, 2000

Was invited by the Centre for Child Development at Hong Kong Baptist University to give a talk on 'Political Development in Eastern Europe and Its Implications on Ordinary Citizens', November 9, 2000.

Was invited by Legislative Councillor Ms. Cyd Ho (The Frontier) to give a talk on 'Regulating political parties and party finance in Europe: lessons for Hong Kong', April 8, 2000.

'Political Parties and the District Councils Elections of November 1999'. Report presented at the Hong Kong Transition Project Press Conference at the Foreign Correspondents' Club, November 23, 1999.

Was invited by the Open University of Hong Kong to give a talk on 'Europe after Kosovo: The End of an Era?' September 28, 1999.

Was invited by Hong Kong INTELLNET Policy Forum to give a talk on 'Party Politics: A Comparative Perspective', October 17, 1998.

As Acting Director of the Hong Kong Transition Project, welcomed a delegation of U.S. scholars led by Dr. Dan C. Sanford (Director of Whitworth Graduate School of International Management) at the David C. Lam Institute and gave a briefing on various aspects of political and social developments in Hong Kong since the handover, July 16, 1998.

'An Analysis of Hong Kong Citizens' Party Identification'. Report presented at the Hong Kong Transition Project (Pre-Election Survey) Press Conference at the Foreign Correspondents' Club, May 14, 1998.

Knowledge Transfer, Professional Services & Public Services

Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Legislative Council Member (Hong Kong Island Geographical Constituency) 2012-2016:

  • Chairman, Bills Committee on Product Eco-responsibility (Amendment) Bill 2013 (a legislation on plastic bags levies); Vice-Chairman, Bills Committee on Private Columbaria Bill (setting up a new regulatory framework for private columbraia operators); Vice-Chairman, Panel on Environmental Affairs; Vice-Chairman, Panel on Home Affairs; Member of Legislative Council (LegCo) Commission which was responsible for the organization, operation and personnel of the LegCo Secretariat and the management of the LegCo Premises; Member of Subcommittee to Examine the Implementation in Hong Kong of Resolutions of the United Nations Security Council in relation to Sanctions; Member of no less than 30 policy panels, committees and subcommittees overseeing a whole range of policy issues and scrutinizing the Government of Hong Kong

  • Founder and Spokesman, Hong Kong Baptist University Faculty & Staff Union

    Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Chief Executive Election Committee Member (Higher Education Subsector, 2007-2012) and (Legislative Council, 2012-2016)

    President, Hong Kong Association for European Studies

    Board Member, European Union Studies Association Asia Pacific

    Honorary Advisor, Hong Kong Young Leaders Development Association and Global Youth Minister (2010-Present)

    External Reviewer, Division of Social Sciences, Associate of Social Science in Public Administration & Management, University of Wollongong College Hong Kong / Community College of City University

    Founder and Founding Treasurer, Hong Kong Political Science Association (2000-2002)

    Founder and Executive Committee Member, Hong Kong Baptist University Faculty & Staff Union

    Staff-Elected Court Member, Hong Kong Baptist University, January 2005-December 2007

    International Member of Editorial Board, Journal of Comparative Politics, published by the Pan European University, Slovakia and the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2007-Present

    International Member of Editorial Board, Studia Historyczne, published by the Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland, 2012-Present

    Guest Host for RTHK TV Public Affairs Programmes, September 2006-Present

    Co-Host for new international affairs weekly digest "World 360" 《國際360》produced by Cable TV, April-December 2007

    Guest Host for Interactive TV Public Affairs Programme "Civic Night" 《公民夜話》, March 2006-2007

    Guest Host for RTHK Radio One Public Affairs Programme "Civil Society" 《公民社會》 to introduce Central European societies and politics, March 2006-Septemebr 2006

    Commercial Radio One: Co-host of a public affairs programme《薇言大志》 with Legislative Councillor the Hon. Audrey Eu, June 2005-February 2006

    People's Radio Hong Kong: Co-host of a public affairs programme《公民搏格》with District Councillor Cyd Ho Sau-lan , November 2004-March 2006

    Appointed members of the Pastoral Council, the Hong Kong Catholic Diocese, September 2005-2007

    Treasurer and Council Member, the Hong Kong and Macau Association for European Studies, July 2003-2010

    Member, Workgroup on Elections and Parties, Research Committee on Political Sociology, International Political Science Association and International Sociology Association, March 1998-present

    Member, Standing Group on the European Union, European Consortium for Political Research, March 1999-present

    Member, Standing Group on Post-Communism, European Consortium for Political Research, March 1999-present

    Member, Specialist Group on Communist and Post-Communist Politics, Political Science Association, United Kingdom, January 1996-present

    Member, Hong Kong Human Rights Monitor, May 1999-present

    Member, Friends of Civic Education Project (a private, international, non-profit organisation that supports higher education reform in Central/Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union)

    Elected Vice-Chairman of the Sixth Form Government and Public Affairs Subject Committee of the Hong Kong Examination Authority, 1999-2012

    Appointed Member of the Sixth Form Government and Public Affairs Subject Committee of the Hong Kong Examination Authority, September 1, 1998 to August 31, 2004

    * Over 300 interviews and live commentaries since January 1998 on global issues, European affairs and Hong Kong/China for local and foreign media including BBC, VoA, CNN, CNBC, RTHK, Commercial Radio (HK), TVB, ATV, Now TV, Cable News, Sunday Examiner, Ming Pao, Apple Daily, HK Econ Times, HK Econ Journal, South China Morning Post, Hong Kong Standard, HK01 etc.