Common Core Distinguished Lecture Series – Lectures 4 & 5

To celebrate the full launch of the Common Core Curriculum, the Common Core Curriculum Committee is holding a distinguished lecture series which consists of five lectures.  The first three have been successfully held in the first semester and we are pleased to announce that lectures 4 and 5 will be held in March 2013.

These lectures will examine some of the key issues in the Area of Inquiry (AoI) of China: Culture, State and Society and Global Issues respectively. To enable students to further engage intellectually with the speakers and raise questions related to the lecture topics, a conversation session will also be held with the speakers in the same week of their lectures.  All students who have attended the lectures are most welcome to participate in the conversation sessions.


Lecture 4 – China in the 21st Century: Domestic Dilemmas and International Challenges (China: Culture, State and Society AoI)
Speaker: Professor Jeffrey Wasserstrom (University of California, Irvine)

Date: Monday, March 4, 2013
Time: 6:00 – 7:15 pm
Venue: Rayson Huang Theatre


Professor Jeffrey Wasserstrom’s Conversation with Students

Date: Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Time: 5:30 – 7:00 pm
Venue: Room 112, Knowles Building


Lecture 5 – Gridlock: Why Global Cooperation is Failing when we need it most (Global Issues AoI)
Speaker: Professor David Held (Durham University)

Date: Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Time: 6:00 – 7:15 pm
Venue: Rayson Huang Theatre


Professor David Held’s Conversation with Students

Date: Thursday, March 21, 2013
Time: 5:30 – 7:00 pm
Venue: Room 112, Knowles Building


(Seats in the Rayson Huang Theatre will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis on the evening of the lecture.  Webcasting of the lecture will be available in other venues.)

The lecture series is sponsored by Mr Alex CH Lai賴振鴻 (BSc(Eng)1985).

For registration, please visit
http://commoncore.hku.hk/dls/
For enquiries, please mail to commoncore@hku.hk or call 2219 4957.