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Fair Elections and Free Speech Center | Global Elections III: Hong Kong

by School of Law

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Tue, Nov 30, 2021

12:15 PM – 1:15 PM PST (GMT-8)

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Over the course of the past two years, Beijing has harshly imposed its will on Hong Kong, adopting a National Security Law in 2020 that has been used ever since to crush protest, debate, and independent media. The next Hong Kong legislative elections, scheduled for December 19th, will thus be taking place in a new environment of repression. With leading analysts and commentators, we will explore the particular challenges posed to democracy activists, social media companies, and others in the contest of Hong Kong’s elections.

Co-sponsored by the Center on Globalization, Law, and Society

Speakers Include:
Glacier Kwong, political activist from Hong Kong and PhD candidate in law at the University of Hamburg
Ishaan Tharoor, foreign affairs columnist for The Washington Post
Jeffrey Wasserstrom, Chancellor's Professor of History at UC Irvine
Moderated by Melissa Chan, Emmy-nominated journalist