Please join us for a panel discussion with:
Joshua Wong, Hong Kong student activist and politician
Pro-democracy movement Demosistō
Kai Ping (Brian) Leung, Graduate student
University of Washington, Department of Political Science
The talk will focus on the “Anti-Extradition Law Movement” in Hong Kong as the discussants try to analyze the following themes: the structural cause of the movement, why the movement has been so resilient, and the international status of Hong Kong vis-a-vis the world and China.
About the Speakers:
Joshua Wong is a student activist. He is the secretary-general of pro-democracy party Demosistō. Time Magazine named him one of the 25 Most Influential Teens of 2014. Fortune Magazine named him one of the “Worlds’ 50 Greatest Leaders of 2015.”
This is a Weatherhead East Asian Institute 70th Anniversary event.
Co-sponsored by the Center for Chinese Legal Studies at Columbia Law School, the Columbia-Harvard China and the World Program and the Human Rights Institute at Columbia University.