The Future of Hong Kong: A Conversation with Joshua Wong
Monday, April 18, 4:00 pm
Vanderbilt Hall 204
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More than a year after the end of Hong Kong's Umbrella Movement, the city continues to be politically turbulent. Events such as the abduction of five Hong Kong-based booksellers, the "Fishball Riots" in February 2016, and the rise of "localist" politicians all raise serious questions about the city's future.
Please join the Bernstein Institute for Human Rights, the US-Asia Law Institute, and the Asia Law Society for a conversation with Joshua Wong about developments in Hong Kong.
Joshua Wong founded the student activist group Scholarism in 2011, which was heavily involved in the protests against the introduction of Moral and National Education into Hong Kong school curricula in 2012 and in the Umbrella Movement pro-democracy protests of 2014. He was one of Time Magazine's 25 Most Influential Teens of 2014 and one of Fortune Magazine's World's 50 Greatest Leaders of 2015. He is a founder of the political party Demosisto, which is expected to contest the upcoming Hong Kong Legislative Council elections in September 2016.