Speakers

Prof. Larry Diamond

Prof. Larry Diamond

Professor of Sociology and Political Science at Stanford University and a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution.

Jean-Philippe Béja

Senior Researcher on Chinese domestic politics at Centre for Educational Research and Innovation, His research focuses on social and political change in China, and the Chinese political system.

Senior Researcher on Chinese domestic politics at Centre for Educational Research and Innovation, His research focuses on social and political change in China, and the Chinese political systemResearch Professor Emeirtus, Centre national de la Recherche scientifique, Centre de recherches internationales-Sciences-Po (CERI), Paris. His research focuses on State-society relations, the history of the Chinese pro-democracy movement, and Hong Kong politics.

Prof. Michel Bonnin

Professor at the School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences (École des hautes études en sciences sociales, Paris), former Director of the French Centre for Contemporary China Studies (Hong Kong) and of the Sino-French Academic Centre at Tsinghua University (Beijing). Author of “The Lost Generation: The Rustication of China’s Educated Youth (1968–1980) “. "

Prof. Eugene Perry Link Jr.

Prof. Eugene Perry Link Jr.

Ms. Andréa Worden

Human rights advocate & researcher. Visiting lecturer at JHU .

Mr. Li Xiaoming

Mr. Fang Zheng

A former student protester who was seriously injured during the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989

Professor Cui Weiping

Scholar, professional translator and cultural critic.

Dr. Shao Jiang

Dr Shao Jiang is a independent scholar and visiting researcher of Centre for the Study of Democracy at the University of Westminster. His publications include Citizen Publications in China before the Internet(Palgrave,2015),“The UN’s Human Rights Mechanisms and the Development of the Civil Society in China”, “Crisis of Democracy In the Era of Global Capitalism”. Shao was an undergraduate of Mathematics Department at Peking University in 1989. He was a prisoner of conscience from 1989 to 1991 for his active role in Chinese student demonstrations in 1986-88 and 1989 Prodemocracy movement. He was put in detention centres and under house arrests for involvement in civil resistance between 1994 and 1997. He fled to Sweden in 1997 and has lived and worked in London since 2003.

Mr. Wu Renhua

Chinese scholar , participant in the Tiananmen Square protests,
editor of Press Freedom Herald

Prof. Mab Huang

Professor at Soochow University, Department of Political Science

曾建元教授

Prof. Chien-Yuan Tseng


Dr. Chien-Yuan Tseng is Hakka Taiwanese, chairman of the Board of New School for Democracy and Taipei Municipal Consultant. He holds a Ph.D in Law from the Graduate Institute of National Development, National Taiwan University. He obtained his Bachelor of Law from Soochow University and Master of Law from Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Graduate Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies, National Cheng-Chi University, Taiwan. Dr. Tseng was Associate Professor of Chung Hua University and Researcher of Promoting Transitional Justice Commission.

Albert Ho Chun-Yan

Chairman of the Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements in China, former chairman of the Democratic Party and a former member of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong

Prof. Joseph Cheng Yu-shek

Prof. Joseph Cheng Yu-shek

Former Chair Professor of Political Science and Coordinator of the Contemporary China Research Project of City University, Former director of New School for Democracy, Former secretary general of the Civic Party and former convenor of and Alliance for True Democracy and Power for Democracy

Dr. Yang Jianli

Tiananmen Square activist, founder of the Foundation for China in the 21st Century.

Mr. Alex Chow Yong-kang

Social activist , former secretary-general of the Hong Kong Federation of Students, former Vice-President (External) of the Hong Kong University Students’ Union and one of the main organizers of the Occupy Central campaign.

Dr. Wai-Kwok Benson Wong

Former Assistant Professor at Hong Kong Institute of Education, Chu Hai College of Higher Education and Hong Kong Baptist University

Dr. LAW, Kam Yee

Associate Head in Department of Social Sciences at The Education University of Hong Kong, Former Associate Professor in the Department of Asian & International Studies at City University of Hong Kong