Dennis Kwok is a member of the Legislative Council (LegCo) of the Hong Kong special administrative region (SAR) representing the legal profession in Hong Kong. In this discussion Mr. Kwok provided a recent update on the protests in Hong Kong from his perspective as a LegCo member and as a Hong Kong resident. Dr. Michael Green, professor and director of the Asian Studies Program, and Dr. Evan Medeiros, Penner Family Chair in Asian Studies, joined in the conversation. This event was off the record.
The event was co-sponsored by the Walsh School of Foreign Service Asian Studies Program and the Initiative for U.S.-China Dialogue on Global Issues.
Dennis Kwok is a member of the Legislative Council of the Hong Kong SAR, first elected in 2012 and re-elected in 2016. Mr. Kwok is a founding member of the Civic Party and the convener of the Professionals Guild, an alliance formed amongst the functional constituency members in the Legislative Council. He currently serves as the deputy chairman of the House Committee and the Panel on Administration of Justice and Legal Services in LegCo. He is also a member of the Competition Commission, a member of the Hong Kong Housing Authority (serving as chairman of the Building Committee), and a director of the Hong Kong Mortgage Corporation Limited.
Michael Green is the director of the Asian Studies Program and Chair in Modern and Contemporary Japanese Politics and Foreign Policy in the Walsh School of Foreign Service. He is also a senior vice president for Asia at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
Evan Medeiros is the Penner Family Chair in Asia Studies in the School of Foreign Service and the Cling Family Distinguished Fellow in U.S.-China Studies. He is also a senior fellow with the Initiative for U.S.-China Dialogue on Global Issues.