Issue 2    ■    September 2018        

Convenor’s Message



International Engagement Highlights


Upcoming Events


Call for Contributions

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Upcoming Events

Policy Research Seminar on Translation of Research into Public Policy:
Lessons from Politics/International Studies Cases

11 October 2018   |   14:00–15:00   |   Room 505, Esther Lee Building, CUHK

Prof. Claire Dunlop
Professor of Politics and Public Policy, Department of Politics, University of Exeter

Prof. Fanny M. Cheung
Pro-Vice-Chancellor, CUHK; Co-Director, HKIAPS

Prof. Dunlop is the Director of Research at the Department of Politics of the University of Exeter and the co-editor of Public Policy and Administration. From 2010–2016, she was the convenor of the UK Political Studies Association’s Public Administration Specialist Group.

Her main research interests are the politics of expertise and knowledge utilization; epistemic communities and advisory politics; risk governance; policy learning and analysis; impact assessment; and policy narratives and myths. She explores these conceptual interests principally at the UK and EU levels, and most frequently in relation to agricultural, food, and environmental issues.

Enquiries: Mr Hugo Leong, Policy Research @ HKIAPS
( +852 3943 3471;

Public Policy Forum on Economic Opportunities of Climate Change

1 November 2018   |   14:30–17:30   |   Cho Yiu Conference Hall, CUHK
Prof. Ambuj Sagar
Head, School of Public Policy, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi

Prof. Naubahar Sharif
Associate Professor, Division of Public Policy and Division of Social Science, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Prof. Hideaki Shiroyama
Professor and former Dean, Graduate School of Public Policy, The University of Tokyo

Prof. Yuan Xu
Associate Professor, Department of Geography and Resource Management, CUHK
Policy Research @ HKIAPS
Global China Research Programme, CUHK
MSSc in Public Policy Programme, Department of Government and Public Administration, CUHK
Department of Geography and Resource Management, CUHK

Climate mitigation and adaptation are often understood to be reluctant responses to climate change, as a society is obliged to redirect resources that could have been used for other purposes. Because climate change is a genuinely global environmental problem, countries are often passive about using domestic resources for mitigation. The international climate negotiations that have been conducted in the past two-and-a-half decades have been bumpy and have encountered many setbacks. The most recent dramatic reversal occurred in 2017 when President Trump pulled the United States out of the Paris Agreement.

However, economic opportunities could also emerge in our response to climate change. New industries, such as wind turbines and solar PV, have grown to provide millions of jobs worldwide. Hong Kong is positioned to benefit from the global climate efforts. These new industries demand financial and legal services as well as innovations. Hong Kong could strategically utilize climate change to strengthen its current economic pillars and nurture new ones.

Towards achieving the above objective, the forum will invite outstanding scholars from both overseas and Hong Kong to share their insights on such economic opportunities and possible ways of capitalizing on them. Since all countries and governments around the world are facing significant challenges in this policy area, this theme will make the experiences and cases in the forum highly relevant and useful to a large number of participants in policymaking and research.

The forum is open to the press and public.

Enquiries: Mr Hugo Leong, Policy Research @ HKIAPS
( +852 3943 3471;
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