HKUL Centenary Book Talk Series

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HKUL Centenary Book Talk Series

East and West

Speaker :

Dr Raees Baig (碧樺依博士)


Dr Law Chi Kwong (羅致光博士)

Department of Social Work and Social Administration, HKU

Date :

27 April 2012 (Friday)

Time :

7:15 - 9:00 pm

Venue :

Multi-purpose Area, Level 3, Main Library, The University of Hong Kong

Language :





About the Speaker

Dr Raees Baig

After receiving her doctoral degree, Raees joined the Hong Kong Council of Social Service and is currently responsible for the project on social impact assessment. Prior to her study, she worked for the Hong Kong Human Rights Monitor and was responsible for the campaign on anti-racial discrimination and other human rights issues, such as children’s rights and sexual orientation.
Raees obtained her doctorate degree from the University of Hong Kong with her thesis focused on racial equality and policy making in Hong Kong. She has actively presented at local and international conferences on research areas including migration, colonialism and human rights development. 
Raees has also been actively involved in community affairs, especially in the areas concerning equality and human rights. In actively upholding her passion for advocacy work, she is also a serving board member for Hong Kong Unison and Amnesty International, Hong Kong Section.



About the Book

Book cover of East and West by Chris Patten

In June of 1997, over a century and a half of British rule in Hong Kong came to an end. Chris Patten writes about his experiences as the last governor of the colony of Hong Kong. He explains why he adopted the stance that he did, and how he fought his battles.