Project Citizens Seminar

Directors in Dialogue – Polling and Elections in the United States and Hong Kong

Organized by the Public Opinion Programme of the University of Hong Kong and co-organized by Project Citizens Foundation, the seminar "Directors in Dialogue – Polling and Elections in the United States and Hong Kong" and the workshop on Polling and Elections have been successfully held on consecutively two days on 11 and 12 October 2016. Prof. John Della Volpe from the Institute of Politics from Harvard University vividly described the political attitude of the millennial generation and the Trump phenomenon currently in the United States. On the other hand, Dr. Robert Chung brought out the unattended interactive relationship between polls and political choice in reality that significantly affected the result of the recent LegCo election in Hong Kong. Out of the interesting topics, the way how Prof. John Della Volpe convey opinion polls using social media tools was particularly intriguing and it could potentially change the entire electoral campaigning strategy in future.

 

Project Citizens Seminar: Electoral Campaigns - What lessons can we learn?

The Project Citizens Seminar "Electoral Campaigns: What Lessons Can We Learn?" has been successfully held on 9 July 2016. We have proudly invited Prof. Simon Shen, Dr. Robert Chung and Prof. Chan Kin-man to share with us different perspective of the electoral campaigns. Prof. Shen has in the seminar looked into the implication to HK from the U.S. presidential election and the Brexit referendum. Dr. Chung proposed the idea of sharing all the electoral data for the civil society to step up and help shape informed decision. Prof. Chan has reiterated the relationship between new political power and the incumbent democratic power from global perspective. The seminar was a huge success with full house of over 120 participants!

Project Citizens Seminar: 2015 District Council Election

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