The Centre for Governance and Citizenship (CGC) and Faculty of Arts and Sciences, HKIEd; together with the Global Studies Institute in Hong Kong jointly held a seminar on "Revolution in Egypt and its Impact on the World", conducted by Professor Amitav Acharya and Professor Keith Simmonds on 8th March, 2011 (Tuesday), 6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m. at Institute’s Reception (A-G/F-08), Tai Po Campus.
Professor Acharya is Professor of International Relations, School of International Service, American University, Washington D. C., U.S. He is also Chair of the University’s ASEAN Studies Center and the designate UNESCO Chair in Transnational Challenges and Governance. His previous appointments include Professor of Global Governance and Director of the Centre for Governance and International Affairs at the University of Bristol, Professor, Deputy Director and Head of Research of the Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, Professor of Political Science at York University, Toronto, Fellow of the Harvard University Asia Center, and Fellow of Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. Professor Acharya’s publications include articles in International Organization, World Politics, International Studies Quarterly, and International Security. His most recent book is Whose Ideas Matter: Agency and Power in Asian Regionalism (Cornell, 2009).
Professor Simmonds is the Professor of Political Science, Director of Center for Global Security and International Affairs, Florida A&M University, U. S. He has taught at numerous US universities, which include the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Atlanta University, Jackson State University, and Florida A&M University (FAMU). He has been Assistant Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at FAMU for the past seven years. His most recent publication is Electoral Reform in the English Speaking Caribbean, Blueprint for the 21st Century (2010). Additionally, he has published several articles, and edited a text on comparative politics and economics, and two texts on public finance, the most recent in 2010. His academic interests are democratic governance, community capacity building, international affairs and else.
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