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Distinguished Lecture Series in French Culture & Education: “In Memory of NAPOLÉON BONAPARTE: A 250-year Legend” by Mr Dominique de Villepin

The Distinguished Lecture is jointly organised by The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK) and the Consulate General of France in Hong Kong and Macau, and supported by The Academy of Hong Kong Studies and the Faculty of Humanities at EdUHK. It is organised as part of the French Consulate’s campaign to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the birth of Napoléon.

About the Distinguished Lecture

Learning from the past helps us understand the present and shape the future.

Considered “one of the most celebrated and controversial leaders” in human history, Napoléon Bonaparte left an indelible mark on modern Europe and its civilisation in the realms of law, religion, culture, education and administration.

Mr Dominique de Villepin is former French Prime Minister and currently Chairman of the International Advisory board of China Europe International Business School and Advisor of “Belt and Road Think Tank, China”. He has written an award-winning book, Les Cent-Jours ou l’esprit de sacrifice, about the 100 days between the return of Napoléon from Elba and his defeat at the Battle of Waterloo. He will enlighten the audience on why Napoléon is still today one of the biggest world global icons.

Joining the dialogue with Mr de Villepin will be Mr Andrew Wells, former Chief Secretary and Acting Governor of St. Helena island where Napoléon spent the last years of his life; and Professor Lui Tai-lok, Vice President (Research and Development) and Director of The Academy of Hong Kong Studies, EdUHK.

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  • Date
    • 2019-10-23 ~ 2019-10-23
  • Time
    • 15:00 ~ 17:00
  • Venue
    • Lady Ivy Wu Lecture Theatre (D1-LP-04), Tai Po campus, EdUHK
  • Tel
    • 2948 7384

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