Round Table Populism, Social Movements and Political Change: Hong Kong, Spain, France and Russia 15 February 2019. Organized by GIS Department and Alumni Sciences Po Hong Kong; in association with Hong Kong Association for European Studies and Comparative Governance and Policy Research Centre.
First from Right: Juan Enrique Serrano Moreno, Universidad Autonoma de Chile.
Government and International Studies Society (GISS) 24th Executive Committee AEGIS inauguration ceremony, 13 February 2019.
"The EU as An International Actor - Finnish Perspective", a guest lecture by Ms. Paula Lehtomäki, State Secretary, Prime Minister's Office, Finland. Co-organized by Hong Kong Association for European Studies and the International Office, Hong Kong Baptist University, 15 November 2018.
"Au coeur de Mai 68" (In the heart of May 68), Co-organized by Hong Kong Association for European Studies and the International Office, Hong Kong Baptist University, 6 November 2018.
GIS Faculty Members with Alumni on the occasion of the 2018 Homecoming Day, 20 October 2018.
Mr. Bob Carr, Australia's former Minister for Foreign Affairs and Former Premier of New South Wales, presented a seminar titled Donald Trump's Security Policy in the Indo-Pacific region, on the occasion of the Government and Internationa Studies Society (GISS) Academic Week, 8 October 2018.
Opening Ceremony and talk of the Exhibition Spots of Light: Women in the Holocaust organized by the GIS Department (European Studies Programme) and the Hong Kong Holocaust and Tolerance Centre, in cooperation with Yad Vashem and supported by Mr Richard Elman. Mrs Ahuva Spieler, Consul-General of the State of Israel to Hong Kong and Macau, was present at the Ceremony. 2 October 2018.
GISS Open Semester Dinner held in Ho Sin Hang Campus, 26 September 2018.
Dr. Kenneth Chan (Associate Professor GIS and President of Hong Kong Association for European Studies) with guests at the Grand Opening of Exhibition and Film Show on The Legacy of 1968: Prague Spring and Its Repercussions 50 Years On. Co-sponsored by the Consulate-General of the Czech Republic in Hong Kong and the International Office of HKBU. 7 September 2018.
4th Asia-Pacific Model European Union co-organized by GIS / EAP and the University of Canterbury. Project coordinator Dr. Sliwinski Krzysztof. Exercise co-financed by European Union, Hong Kong Baptist University and the University of Canterbury.
Wang Yunan (European Studies, Year 2) (third from left) and Chan Shing-yeuk (Government and International Studies, Year 2) (second from right) awarded The Hong Kong Jockey Club Scholarships 2018.
Staff and students participated in the GISS Korea Study Tour, 26-30 May 2018.
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 25 May 2018 to talk about the European Studies Programme (French Stream) as well as French in Hong Kong. (Listen the episode)
GIS Majors Graduation Photo Session, 25 May 2018.
Seminar "Brexit: What Will It Mean for the European Economies?", featuring Dr. Frances Ruane, Board Member, Institute of International and European Affairs, 4 May 2018. (From left to right: Mr. Peter Ryan, Consul General of Ireland; Dr. Frances Ruane; Ms Carmen Cano De Lasala, Head of Office European Union Office to Hong Kong and Macau; Prof. Jean-Pierre Cabestan, Head of Department, Dept. of GIS)
Participants of the Hong Kong Model European Union, 27 and 28 April 2018.
GIS professors and staff with past and present students at the GISS 23rd Executive Committee 'IGNITE' annual dinner 20 April 2018.
Film Show "Die Arier" (The Aryans) and discussion with the film director Mo Asumang on 28 March 2018. Co-organized by Goethe Institut and Hong Kong Holocaust and Tolerance Centre.
Seminar "Marie Darrieussecq, A Feminine Writing Style and Vision of the World", 23 March 2018.
GIS Mentoring Night, 13 March 2018
Winona Lai (European Studies - French Stream, Year 4) captured the first prize at the ninth Pearl River Delta Inter-University French Speech Competition on 10 March 2018, which was jointly organised by HKBU and Consulate General of France.
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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.