Speakers

Arranged in alphabetical order (except for Keynotes)

Keynote Speaker: Prof. Wenhong ZHANG

Head of the Centre of Infectious Diseases, Huashan Hospital of Fudan University, China

Keynote Speaker: Dr. George HONG

Professor in the Graduate School of Religion and Religious Education, Fordham University, New York

Prof. Ien ANG

Distinguished Professor of Cultural Studies, Western Sydney University and The Founding Director of the Institute for Culture and Society

Panel: Me and We: networked connection and disconnection

Ms.Firdoze BULBULIA

Independent producer, broadcaster, activist, media trainer and Co-founder of Africa’s
Best Channel (ABC), Nigeria. South Africa

Panel: Crisis and Response: reactions as intensifiers of crisis

Prof. Roland CHIN

President and Vice-Chancellor, HKBU

Panel: Opening

Dr. Cissie FU

Dean of Faculty of Culture + Community, Emily Carr University of Art +Design

Panel: Crisis and Response: reactions as intensifiers of crisis

Ms. Hung HUANG

TV Host, Writer and Chief executive of China Interactive Media Group

Panel: Crisis and Response: the cultural underpinnings of action

Prof. Jamer HUNT

Associate Professor of Transdisciplinary Design and Vice-Provost for Transdisciplinary Initiatives, The New School

Panel: Death and Survival: cultures of governance

Prof. Dina IORDANOVA

Professor of Global Cinema & Creative Cultures, University of St. Andrews, Scotland

Panel: Me and We: (re-)imagining community and social bonds now and in the future

Prof. Daqing MA

Professor of Anaesthesia, Imperial College London

Panel: Science and Con-science: the cultural life of science

Prof. Yi NING

Professor and Executive Director, Meinian Public Health Research Institute, Peking University

Panel: Science and Con-science: the cultural life of science

Dr. Sine PLAMBECH

Anthropologist and Visiting Researcher, Yale University

Panel: Crisis and Response: reactions as intensifiers of crisis

Prof. Jennifer Daryl SLACK

Distinguished Professor of Communication and Cultural Studies, Humanities, Michigan Technology University

Panel: Me and We: networked connection and disconnection

Ms. Ndileka MANDELA

CEO, Thembekile Mandela Foundation

Panel: Crisis and Response: reactions as intensifiers of crisis

Prof. Daniel WEINSTOCK

Professor in Faculty of Law, McGill University, Director of McGill Institute for Health and Social Policy and Katharine A. Pearson Chair in Civil Society and Public Policy in the Faculties of Law and of Arts, McGill University, Canada

Panel: Death and Survival: cultures of governance

Prof. Joseph WU

Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Hong Kong

Panel: Science and Con-science: the cultural life of science

Dr. Lun ZHANG

Professor of Cergy Paris University and the Foundation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme
(FMSH), Editor-in-Chief of the Chinese-Future website

Panel: Crisis and Response: the cultural underpinnings of action

Keynote Speaker: Ms. Zain VERJEE

Journalist, CEO of Zain Verjee Group

Keynote Speaker: Prof. Zuo-feng ZHANG

Vice-Dean (Academic Development), Professor of Epidemiology, UCLA

Keynote Speaker: Prof. Zhanfeng CUI

Donald Pollock Professor of Chemical Engineering, University of Oxford

Prof. Micheal Berry

Director, McGill Institute for Professor of Asian Languages & Cultures, University of California, Los Angeles

Panel: Death and Survival: the existential dimension

Dr. Ron BURNETT

Order of Canada, OBC, Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, RCA
and President Emeritus, Emily Carr University of Art +Design

Panel: Me and We: (re-)imagining community and social bonds now and in the future

Prof. John ERNI

Fung Hon Chu Endowed Chair of Humanics and Chair Professor in Humanities, HKBU

Panel: Opening

Prof. GUO Yike

Vice-President (Research & Development), Professor in Department of Computer Science, HKBU

Panel: Opening, Science and Con-science: the cultural life of science

Prof. Mette HJORT

Dean of Arts and Chair Professor of Humanities, HKBU

Panel: Opening

Prof. HUANG Yu

Dean of School of Communication and Professor of Department of Journalism, HKBU

Panel: Crisis and Response: the cultural underpinnings of action

Prof. Koichi IWABUCHI

Professor of Sociology, Kwansei Gakuin University

Panel: Me and We: (re-)imagining community and social bonds now and in the future

Dr. Rose LUQIU

Assistant Professor, School of Communication, HKBU

Panel: Crisis and Response: the cultural underpinnings of action

Prof. David LYON

Professor of Sociology, Queen’s University and Queen’s Research Chair in Surveillance Studies, Canada

Panel: Death and Survival: cultures of governance

Dr. Gcina MHLOPHE

GCINAMASIKO Arts & Heritage Trust

Panel: Crisis and Response: reactions as intensifiers of crisis

Prof. Ka Ho MOK

Vice President & Dean of School of Graduate Studies, Lam Man Tsan Chair Professor of Comparative Policy, Lingnan University, Hong Kong

Panel: Death and Survival: cultures of governance

Prof. Srikant SARANGI

Professor in Humanities and Medicine and Director of the Danish Institute of Humanities and Medicine/Health (DIHM) at Aalborg University, Denmark

Panel: Death and Survival: the existential dimension

Prof. Rod STONEMAN

Director of Huston School of Film & Digital Media, National University of Ireland, Galway

Panel: Me and We: (re-)imagining community and social bonds now and in the future

Dr. Harry WU

Director of the Medical Ethics and Humanities Unit, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, Medical Ethics and Humanities Unit and Assistant Professor in Medical Humanities, University of Hong Kong

Panel: Death and Survival: the existential dimension

Photo credit: Thomas Szanto
Prof. Dan ZAHAVI

Professor of Philosophy, University of Copenhagen and Director of Center for
Subjectivity Research

Panel: Me and We: networked connection and disconnection

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