THE DIFFERENT LENSES OF PEACE & CONFLICT
THE DIFFERENT LENSES OF PEACE & CONFLICT
The Peace Fellowship is designed to be a foundational course in Peace Studies for university students curious about peace and conflict. By nature, Peace Studies is cross-disciplinary,therefore apart from workshop sessions hosted by the Peace Generation team, experts of different backgrounds and experiences were invited to share with the Fellows. Their stories and insights helped the Fellows to understand Peace and Conflict related issues from different perspectives.
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Brian Wong (黃肇鴻) is a member of Liber Research Community. Prior to devoting his career to policy research, Brian served as an Executive Officer of the HKSAR for 6 years holding positions in various government departments and bureaus. His research interests include New Territories land policy, Brownfield and Country Parks, and in general land, housing and environmental policies of Hong Kong. Brian graduated from the University of Hong Kong with a focus on Geography, Politics and Public Administration.
Chelsea is the Chairperson on the Boards of local non-profits RainLily and Association Concerning Sexual Violence Against Women. She read law at the University of Hong Kong, and was formerly a Practising Barrister. With substantial experience in pro bono legal service and the NGO sector, she advocates for the rights of sexual violence survivors with empathy and sensitivity. Her involvements in legal reforms include amendment of the Criminal Procedure Ordinance in 2018, and legislation of offences of voyeurism, publication of intimate images, and non-consensual photography of intimate parts, etc. in 2021. She also writes with a focus on gender issues.
Elaine Lin is an art and culture professional whose work concerns art, archives, and social advocacy. Over the past 10 years, Lin managed numerous archival initiatives in Asia, and led the collections development at Asia Art Archive (AAA), where she began working since 2012. She has also worked with several organisations to develop their collections and archival strategies, including M+, WMA, and Hong Kong LGBT Movement History Archive. Lin received training in art history and arts and cultural administration at University College London, School of Oriental and African Studies, and the University of Pennsylvania.
Frankie Ng is a trainer in the Nonviolent Communication (NVC) Resource Centre, specialising in individual and couple consultation, advanced NVC classes, professional workshops for nonprofit organisations as well as the commercial sector.
Frankie has been trained as a priest in his 20’s in Chinese University of Hong Kong and later obtained his Masters in Cultural Studies in Lingnan University. The latter inspired him to participate in public education in various social movements in the last decades. In recent years, Frankie discovered NVC as a great approach which would benefit every professional as well as layman who is interested in improving wellbeing.
Johnson, Ching-Yin YEUNG is a Hong Kong human rights advocate, chairperson of Amnesty International Hong Kong, former convener of now disbanded Civil Human Rights Front, and former student leader. He works professionally as regional campaigner at the Clean Clothes Campaign, which advocates a workers-center, ethical and sustainable fashion industry. He obtained a LL.M at the University of Hong Kong, and his dissertation was about Foreign NGO Law in China. His areas of interest are civic space, business & human rights, mass movement, and digital campaigning. Johnson is a coffee geek and an occasional rock climber.
Yeung Chun Yin, who has been nicknamed “Uncle Salt (鹽叔)” in Cantonese, graduated from the Faculty of Social Sciences of The University of Hong Kong and the Department of Philosophy at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He went on to study a PhD Programme in Humboldt University of Berlin and King’s College London to further his study. In 2016, Uncle Salt and his comrades established a group “Corrupt the Youth'' and started to host “Philosophy Night” in RTHK31, aiming to introduce philosophy to the general public. He is now teaching philosophy and critical thinking courses in various tertiary institutions in Hong Kong.
Professor Simon CHU is an Archivist by profession. He was educated in Hong Kong, Canada and the UK where he obtained his degrees in History, Archival Science and Law.
Professor CHU is former Director of the Hong Kong Government Records Service. He has also held a number of executive positions in UNESCO’s Committees for the Memory of the World Program and is at the moment the Program’s Special Advisor for its Asia Pacific Committee and the National Committee of China.
Professor CHU is currently teaching history in the Chinese University of Hong Kong and Archival Science in Hong Kong University. He is a Fellow of the International Council on Archives (ICA) and the winner of the 2019 Emmet Leahy Award, an international award given each year to one outstanding records and information professional.
Professor CHU is very keen on promoting professional excellence in the records and archival discipline and a strong advocate for archival legislation in Hong Kong.
Wong Tin Yan was born in Hong Kong. He graduated from the Department of Fine Arts, Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2000. As a sculptor, he likes to collect discarded wood pellets to create cartoon style sculptures. His work was collected by Hong Kong Museum of Art, local and overseas private collectors. Besides being active in local and overseas exhibitions, he has been working in art education for more than ten years. Besides, he had cooperated with world-famous brands on various crossover projects. Moreover, he had finished some public art projects in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Japan and Taiwan. In recent years, he is teaching many workshops in schools from Kindergartens to Universities. Meanwhile, he loves to share his opinion and experiences as a columnist on newspapers and magazines. In 2017, he set up a new independent art space “Form Society '' at Tai Nan Street, Sham Shui Po. Starting from 2020, he has been commissioned by M+ Rover to create a series of education programs.