Since May, Hong Kong has seen ongoing protests, beginning with demonstrations against a controversial extradition bill proposed by the government and continuing as a pro-democracy movement. It is estimated that the protests have attracted two million people—two out of seven residents of the 7.5 people who live in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China. This flash panel of experts and eyewitnesses will examine the causes of the continued dissent, Beijing’s potential response, and how the protests may affect Hong Kong’s future.
Victoria Hui, Associate Professor Political Science
Lionel Jensen, Associate Professor East Asian Languages and Cultures
James Luk, Notre Dame Student, Class of ‘21
Maggie Shum, Research Associate, Keough School of Global Affairs
Yidi Wu, Assistant Professor of History, Saint Mary’s College
Moderator: A. James McAdams, William M. Scholl Professor of International Affairs
Co-sponsored with the Kellogg Institute for International Studies, the Keough School of Global Affairs, the Klau Center for Civil and Human Rights, and the Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies, in collaboration with Saint Mary's College.