World Cultures Festival - NeoArctic Fringe Activities: SDG Forum Series: 365 Ways to Change the World – From Creative Entrepreneurship to Antarctic Exploration

SDSN Hong Kong (the Hong Kong Chapter of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Solutions Network) and the Jockey Club Museum of Climate Change will jointly organise a forum titled ‘365 Ways to Change the World - From Creative Entrepreneurship to Antarctic Exploration’ as part of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Forum Series. Three female scientists, who will soon embark on an expedition to Antarctica, will share interesting stories and creative solutions to climate change, inspired by Michael Norton’s bestselling book ‘365 Ways to Change the World’.

The Museum is invited by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department of the Government of the HKSAR as the ‘University Partner’ of NeoArctic under the ‘World Cultures Festival 2019’. This Forum is one the fringe activities of the performance. Other activities include upcycling workshops and ‘Mobile Jockey Club Museum of Climate Change’.

Date 19 October 2019 (Saturday)
Time 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Venue CMA Lecture Theatre (Lecture Theatre 2),
  Yasumoto International Academic Park G/F, 
  The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Language Cantonese and Putonghua
Keynote Speaker Professor Wu Ka-ming
  Associate Professor, Department of Cultural and Religious Studies, 
  The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Guest Speakers Ms Lei Yuxi
  Founder and CEO, NANOxARCH
  Dr Hu Jing
  Co-founder and COO, Yang-Ming Quantum Technologies
Panel Discussion Professor Wu Ka-ming (Moderator)
  Ms Lei Yuxi
  Dr Hu Jing
Enquiries 3943 3972

 

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Professor Wu Ka-ming is currently an Associate Professor at the Department of Cultural and Religious Studies of The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Her main research areas are modernity construction of contemporary China, cultural politics of China and state-society relations. Her book The Life of Waste received the first ‘Hong Kong Publishing Biennial Award (Social Sciences Category)’. She was also selected as a participant of the fourth ‘Homeward Bound Program (2019) ’. Professor Wu received her PhD from the Department of Anthropology of Columbia University.

 

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Ms Lei Yuxi is the Founder and CEO of social enterprise NANOxARCH. She was listed in the ‘Forbes 30 under 30 China List’ and selected as the first Chinese youth leader representative of the ‘China Australia Millennial Project’ in 2018.  She also participated in the ‘Ashoka Changemaker X Change 2018’ and the ‘Harvard SEED for Social Innovation 2017’ programmes. She was selected as a participant of the fourth ‘Homeward Bound Program (2019)’. Ms Lei graduated from the Department of Chemistry of the University of New Hampshire.

 

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Dr Hu Jing received her PhD from the Department of Material Science of the University of Oxford, and was a postdoctoral fellow at the Argonne National Laboratory. She is the Co-founder and COO of Yangming Quantum Technology. She was selected as a global leader of ‘Youth Green Tech’ in 2019 and is a participant for the fourth ‘Homeward Bound Program (2019)’.

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