Dr. Emilie Tran, Assistant Professor of GIS and Course Coordinator for the European Studies Programme (French Stream), participates at the RTHK Radio 3 current affairs programme "Backchat" on 20 March 2020 to talk about the covid-19 in France. (Listen the episode)
Dr. Kenneth Chan, Associate Professor and Director of the Comparative Governance & Policy Research Centre visited SciencesPo Bordeaux in the second half of January 2020. In addition to giving a series of lectures on Hong Kong, he participated in an evening discussion hosted with great success by "Good Morning Asia", a very active student organization. GIS and SciencesPo Bordeaux are strengthening our partnership for both students and colleagues, making a valuable contribution to the internationalization strategy of both institutions.
Prof. Alistair Cole, Head of the Department of Government and International Studies, was interviewed about the 12 December elections in the United Kingdom on the TV channel Hong Kong International Business News, in programme All about Money. The interview can be accessed here: part 1, part 2.
Award Ceremony of Linguistic Scholarships at the French Residence under the patronage of the Consul General, Mr. Alexandre Giorgini, and the Vice President of the Hong Kong Chapter of the Legion of Honour, Mr. Paul Clerc-Renaud, with our Year 4 students of European Studies (French Stream) Programme, GIS faculty members and Dr. Albert Chau, Vice-President (Teaching and Learning), HKBU.
Hong Kong Political Science Association (HKPSA) Annual Conference, 26 October 2019; jointly organized by GIS Department and the HKPSA.
Visit of INALCO's leadership, President Prof Jean-François Huchet, Vice-President for Research Prof Peter Stockinger, and Vice-President for International Affairs Prof Gilles Forlot. INALCO began teaching languages and area studies in 1795 and is a member of Sorbonne Paris Cité, a federation of eight self-governing higher education institutions and five research institutes. Their 120,000 students, 8,500 faculty members, and 6,000 technical and administrative staff are committed to building a world-class research university. The collaboration with GIS Department will expand HKBU's course offerings in languages and area studies on Eastern Europe, Russia, the Middle East, and Africa.
Government & International Studies Society Academic Week Seminar "Human Rights Legislation and Protection to Refugees", speaker Ms. Astor Chan, Researcher Amnesty International Hong Kong, 11 October 2019.
Lunchtime Forum "International Campaign for Hong Kong : Lesson Sharing", co-organized by Comparative Governance & Policy Research Centre (CGPC) and the Government & International Studies Society, 8 October 2019. Panel lists (Left to Right): Miss Joey Siu (Hong Kong Higher Education Students International Affairs Delegation), Miss Bonnie Leung (Civil Human Rights Front, former Co-convenor), Dr. Phil Chan (Senior Fellow, Stockholm Institute for Security and Development Policy) and Mr. Alan Leong SC. Moderator: Dr. Kenneth Chan (CGPC Director).
The signing of Double Degree Agreement between HKBU and Sciences Po Lyon, France at the Consul General of France's residence, 27 September 2019.
(Right to Left) Prof. Adrian Bailey, Dean, the Faculty of Social Sciences, HKBU ; Dr. Emilie Tran, Coordinator, European Studies (French Stream), Dept. of GIS ; Prof. Alistair Cole, Head, Dept. of GIS ; Mr. Alexandre Giorgini, Consul General of France ; Prof. Renaud Payre, Director, Sciences Po Lyon ; Prof. Roland Chin, President, HKBU ; Dr. Beatrice Jaluzot, Head of Institut d'Asie Orientale and Lecturer, Sciences Po Lyon ; Mr. Benoit Etienne, Consul (Culture & Sciences), Consul General of France ; Dr. Albert Chau, Vice President (Teaching & Learning), HKBU.
The signing of Double Degree Agreement between HKBU and Sciences Po Lyon, France at the Consul General of France's residence, 27 September 2019.
(Front Row, Left to right) Prof. Roland Chin, President, HKBU ; Prof. Renaud Payre, Director, Sciences Po Lyon.
(Back Row, Left to right) Dr. Albert Chau, Vice President (Teaching & Learning), HKBU ; Mr. Alexandre Giorgini, Consul General of France.
Visit of Prof Renaud Payre, Director of Institut d'études politiques, Lyons (Sciences Po Lyon), and Dr. Béatrice Jaluzot, Director of Institut d'Asie Orientale and programme coordinator at Sciences Po Lyon, to officialise the HKBU-Sciences Po Lyon Double Degree Programme, 27 September 2019.
Dr. Kenneth Chan (Middle)(Associate Professor ; Director of Comparative Governance & Policy Research Centre) and Civil Rights Observer establish the Election Observation Project (EOP) with an objective to become an independent academic platform for the 2019 District Council election, 26 September 2019. (EOP offers support to election monitoring networks in all the 18 districts in Hong Kong and conducts a comprehensive examination on the electoral process. EOP is the first, theoretically informed and evidence-based, independent initiative to observe elections in Hong Kong. The vision is to promote electoral integrity and democratic reforms.)
The bestowal of the distinction of "Ordre des Palmes académiques" on Prof. Jean-Pierre Cabestan, 20 September 2019. GIS staff celebrated the occasion at the Consul General of France Residence with Mr. Alexandre Giorgini (Consul General of France in Hong Kong & Macau).
GIS Seminar "Surveying the European Union's Impact on Global Justice: The GLOBUS Project", 16 September 2019.
Mr. Poon Kwok-cheung (European Studies, Year 2) (second from right) awarded The Hong Kong Jockey Club Scholarships - Undergraduate Scholarship 2019.
GIS Student Society 'AEGIS' Committee Study Tour in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 3-7 June 2019.
Seminar "Reflecting on The End of Communism in Europe 1989: 30 Years On" (L to R: Kenneth Chan, A James McAdams and Mirosław Adamczyk). Co-organized by the Hong Kong Association for European Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong Office of University General Education, University of Notre Dame Hong Kong Global Center and the Hong Kong Democratic Foundation, 24 May 2019.
Dr. Tushar Chaudhuri (right) has been awarded President's Award for Outstanding Performance in Teaching (2019).
GIS Department organized a farewell reception for Prof. Ting Wai, Dr. Cheng Wai Edmund, Miss Chui Chi Shan and Dr. Siegbert Klee on 23 May 2019.
Kenneth Chan, Director of the Comparative Governance and Policy Research Centre (second from right), civil society stakeholders and human rights advocates met with HKSAR Government Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung and his team to follow up the findings and recommendations of the United Nations Human Rights Universal Periodic Review, 2 May 2019.
Forthcoming publication of Prof. Jean-Pierre Cabestan, Head of Department (Come out in early July 2019) (Click to enlarge)
GIS Society 'AEGIS' Annual Dinner, 12 April 2019. GIS Department faculty members and staff with Alumni.
Research@GIS Seminar Series Rescheduled

As the University has announced its decision to suspend all classes until further notice in response to the coronavirus outbreak in Hong Kong and elsewhere, the Department of Government & International Studies has been forced to postpone the Research@GIS Seminar Series which was originally scheduled to take place between February and April 2020. The Series will resume in Autumn 2020, circumstances permitting. Thank you in advance for your understanding. If you have any questions, please contact ttyeung@hkbu.edu.hk.

24 February 2020

Congratulations !

Dr. Tushar Chaudhuri honoured with the UGC Teaching Award 2019

The Faculty of Social Sciences is pleased to share the good news that, Dr. Tushar Chaudhuri of the Government and International Studies was conferred the UGC Teaching Award 2019 (General Faculty Members) on 10 October 2019.

The annual UGC Teaching Award was introduced in 2011 to honour academics of the UGC-funded universities for their outstanding teaching performance and achievements, as well as their leadership and scholarly contributions to teaching and learning within and across universities.

Dr. Chaudhuri is committed to diversification and internationalisation of students' learning experience through innovative teaching programmes and international projects, as well as creative use of cutting edge technologies. Through the online telecollaborative projects, he combines language education with global topics, such as sustainable urban development. These projects have reached and impacted over 1,000 secondary and tertiary students, who have been connected to more than 15 universities and over 25 schools in Hong Kong and Europe. The learning experiences have greatly enhanced students' sense of global awareness and intercultural understanding. Dr. Chaudhuri will use the award grant to set up a multi-institutional Community of Practice to provide a platform for multiple initiatives on technology-enhanced language education in the Greater Bay Area.

Latest Staff Publications
Latest Op-eds
Dr Albert Chau, Vice-President (Teaching and Learning), HKBU and Dr Jason Ho, Senior Service-Learning Consultant, Centre for Innovative Service-Learning, HKBU

The Opening Ceremony of Innovative Service-Learning Projects Exhibition and Presentations. 88 students taking the course POLS 2015 (Government & Politics of Hong Kong) designed and completed advocacy campaigns on environmental issues.
Alvin Yeung Ngok-kiu, Felix Chung Kwok-pan, Legislators and Law Yuk Kai, Hong Kong Human Rights Monitor and

GIS Students Society co-hosted forum on the Extradition Law
Pierre Bourgeois, General Manager, Vinci Construction Grands Projets (VCGP) ; Member of the French Foreign Trade Advisors in Hong Kong

Sharing about building engineering & management and VCGP's contributions to Hong Kong
Alexandre Giorgini, the Consulate General of France in Hong Kong & Macau

Lunch Gathering with Consulate General of France
Nathan He Lanshan, Officer for Education & French Language, the Consulate General of France in Hong Kong & Macau and Yasmin Chafra, Head of CampusFrance Hong Kong

A talk about the scholarships programme for language summer course and the exchange year in France
French Stream Year IV students EURO4006 and exchange students from France

Service learning for Food Angel
Clément Brumeaux, COO of the French Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Hong Kong and Servane Delaye, General Manager of the French Chamber Foundation

Sharing about business environment and the French presence in Hong Kong as well as the business corporations' responsibility to uphold sustainability.
Julien-Loïc Garin, CEO of Le French May arts festival

French presence in Hong Kong is also very strong in the arts with Le French May (since 1993) and the recently established lights festival Lumières Hong Kong (depuis 2017), that bring together French artists and artists and the public of Hong Kong, against preconceived ideas and common belief and enhance creativity.
Alma Brami, French novelist

Meeting and sharing with the author.
Hubert Charuel, the film director of the French movie Petit Paysan (Received César Award for Best First Feature Film, César Award for Best Actor, and César Award for Best Supporting Actress)

Sharing about the making of his movie and the life in rural areas and of peasants in France.
Laëtitia Mergui, French External Trade Advisor & Regional Managing Director, Chloé (Asia Pacific), Richemont (a Swiss luxury group)

Presentation followed by Q&A session.
Stéphane Lam, artistic director and project manager of Le Pavillon Rouge des Arts (HK) Ltd

Celebration of the Francophonie with the creation of an anthem in French celebrating the diversity of Hong Kong and the poesy of the French language.
Vincent Villepelet, French External Trade Advisor & Chief Financial Officer, LVMH Asia Pacific

Seminar of exploring the presence of French brands in the luxury industry in Hong Kong and Greater China cum visit at Maison Louis Vuitton (Tsim Sha Tsui)
Dany Laferrière, the Canadian novelist and French Academician

An inaugural lecture in the opening ceremony of the 19th Francophonie Festival in Hong Kong on the topic about the quintessential role of books for us in a world dominated by the immediacy of news
Éric Mayer, Managing Partner at Thomas, Mayer & Associés ; French Foreign Trade Advisor ; Barrister at law (Paris)

Seminar about the legal and fiscal environment in Hong Kong that enhances the migration and development of French companies in the Region.
Jacques Boissier, President of French Foreign Trade Advisors section in Hong Kong

Company visit about the logistics sector and international trade with foods and perishables.
Julie Metta, School of Energy and Environment, the City University of Hong Kong

a newest discipline, circular economy, and the issues and challenges of recycling in Hong Kong and Greater China.
Charlotte Judet, Member of the French Foreign Trade Advisors in Hong Kong ; Vice President of Communication APAC at Kering Asia Pacific (an international luxury group based in Paris, France)

Presentation about luxury industry
Stéphane Lam,artistic director and project manager of Le Pavillon Rouge des Arts (HK) Ltd

Workshop - "As in France"
Jean-Benoît Kaeppelin, General Secretary of the French Foreign Trade Advisors in Hong Kong ; the Founder & CEO of International Asia Inc. Ltd (specializing in organisation and people's development)

Career Talk
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Why studying political science in Hong Kong ?
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, Master of Public Administration, Master of Arts in Global Society and Master of Social Sciences (Contemporary China Studies).


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.