NEW YORK, October 28, 2014 - As the mass demonstrations in Hong Kong extend into a second month, Johns Hopkins University Associate Professor Ho-Fung Hung; Asia Society Hong Kong Executive Director S. Alice Mong (via Skype); NewsChina magazine CEO Fred Teng; and Ishaan Tharoor of the Washington Post examine the root causes of the protests and assess what's ahead for Hong Kong. Orville Schell, Arthur Ross Director of Asia Society's Center on U.S.-China Relations, moderates the discussion. (1 hr., 25 min.)
Sociologist and Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins University
S. Alice Mong
Executive Director, Asia Society Hong Kong
Tom Nagorski became Executive Vice President of the Asia Society following a three-decade career in journalism — having served most recently as Managing Editor for International Coverage at ABC News. Before that he was Foreign Editor for World News Tonight, and a reporter and producer based in Russia, Germany and Thailand. Nagorski was the recipient of eight Emmy awards and the Dupont Award for excellence in international coverage, as well as a fellowship from the Henry Luce Foundation. He has written for several publications and is the author of Miracles on the Water: The Heroic Survivors of a World War II U-Boat Attack.
Orville Schell is the Arthur Ross director of the Center on U.S.-China Relations at the Asia Society in New York. He is a former professor and dean at the University of California, Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. Schell is the author of 14 books, nine of them about China, and a contributor to numerous edited volumes. His most recent books are Virtual Tibet, The China Reader, and Mandate of Heaven. He is also a contributor to such magazines as The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The New York Times Magazine, and many others. He is a fellow at the Weatherhead East Asian Institute at Columbia University, a senior fellow at the Annenberg School of Communications at the University of Southern California, and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He is a recipient of the Overseas Press Club Award and the Harvard-Stanford Shorenstein Prize for Asian Reporting.