Dr. Chan Ka Lok Kenneth

 (陳家洛 博士)

kklchen

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
Board Member, Hong Kong Unison
Member, Election Observation Project 2019
Advisory Board Member, Hong Kong Public Opinion Research Institute
Member of the Hong Kong Legislative Council (Hong Kong Island Geographical Constituency) 2012-2016

Speeches and Lectures

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

Guest speaker at the Amnesty International Hong Kong movie screening of“Quo Vadis, Aida” 《突襲安全區》, 22 June 2021.

 

Youders Story” – Dr. Kenneth Chan 陳家洛博士Recipient of Sir Edward Youde Memorial Fellowships for Overseas Studies in 1995/96尤德爵士紀念基金海外研究生獎學金1995/96年得獎者, Sir Edward Youde Scholars Association (SEYSA), 4 May 2021.

 

Webinar: Media Reporting of Elections in Asia: Issues, Challenges and Lessons, Bangkok, Thailand, organized by Asian Network for Free Elections ANFREL Foundation on The World Press Freedom Day, 3 May 2021. (Can be viewed via The Hong Kong Election Observation Project's platform).

 

Webinar: The Roles of Christianity in Defence of Truth and Open Society? Lessons from Poland, sharing organized by the Catholic Justice & Peace Commission and the Hong Kong Christian Institute, 30 March 2021.

 

公民社會的光如何耀亮東歐國家?〉, 香港社會工作者總工會, 2020年11月22日。

 

Webinar: Public Affairs: A Personal Reflection on Civic Participation, organized by the General Education Programme, United College, Chinese University of Hong Kong, 4 November 2020.

 

Talk: Poland’s Solidarity Trade Union, organized by the Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions, 8 October 2020.

 

Panel Discussion on The End of Communism in Central and Eastern Europe, The University of Hong Kong, 7 November 2019.

"Ukraine's uphill struggle for democracy: Winter on Fire and Beyond", organized by the Justice & Peace Commission of HK Catholic Dioceses, 20 October 2019.

"Hong Kong's Call for Solidarity", speech at Forum 2000, Prague, the Czech Republic, 15 October 2019. (#standwithhk statement)

(with Chip Cho and Simon Shen) at Apple Daily movie event "Piano" - a documentary film showing the Ukrainian battle for dignity and justice, 13 September 2019

"Winter on Fire" sharing session at In-Media, organized by Community Cinema, 5 September 2019

"From Winter on Fire to Summer on Fire: How Hong Kong draws lessons and inspirations from Ukraine" at Mobile Co-learning, 4 September 2019

"The End of Communism 1989: 30 Years On", A Panel Discussion co-hosted by The Hong Kong Association for European Studies, The Hong Kong Democratic Foundation, Notre Dame University Global Centre, and The Office of General Education of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, The School of Continuing and Professional Studies, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Bank of American Tower, Central, Hong Kong, 24 May 2019

"From Communist Europe to Populist Europe", the Univeristy of Hong Kong, 20 March 2019

"Emergence of Populism in the Continent - Implications for Asia and Beyond", the University of Hong Kong, 13 March 2019

CUHK General Education Talk "Migrant Crisis in Europe" (in Cantonese), the Chinese University of Hong Kong, 21 February 2019

"Europe, the West and China's Renaissance" - A Conversation between Dr Claude Meyer and Dr Kenneth Chan, Consulate-General of France, Hong Kong, 19 November 2018

"Hong Kong's Struggle for Democracy: Setbacks and The Way Forward", Talk given to visiting scholars and students from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, 8 November 2018

"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.