The Team (Current and Past)

Executive | Secretariat | Research | Key Members | Interns | Past

Prof. Jean-Pierre CABESTAN

Director General (EU/Asia Relations)

Jean-Pierre Cabestan is Professor and Head, Department of Government and International Studies at Hong Kong Baptist University and Director General of the European Union Academic Programme in Hong Kong. He is also associate researcher at the Asia Centre at Sciences Po, Paris and at the French Centre for Research on Contemporary China, Hong Kong. His main themes of research are Chinese politics and law, China’s foreign and security policies, China-Taiwan relations and Taiwanese politics. His most recent publications include China and the Global Financial Crisis. A Comparison with Europe, New York, Routledge, 2012 (ed. with Jean-François Di Meglio & Xavier Richet) and Secessionism and Separatism in Europe an Asia. To have a state of one’s own (ed. with Aleksandar Pavkovic), Routledge, Oxon & New York, 2013

    Prof. H. Werner HESS

    Deputy Director (EUAP Management, Education & Culture, Business, Outreach)

    H. Werner Hess is Professor of European Studies and associate head of the Department of Government and International Studies at Hong Kong Baptist University. He is a graduate of the John F. Kennedy Institute of the Freie Universität Berlin and holds a doctorate in Education from the Technische Universität Berlin. He has worked in Germany, Spain and China for many years and teaches European socio-cultural, political and economic history and contemporary affairs (German-speaking countries) as well as European/German economic relations with China and Hong Kong. As EUAP Deputy Director, he favors a holistic approach to studying Europe, including its ‘unifying’ cultural traditions and the real-life diversity in EU member states. Both may be more decisive for the future of the EU than supranational decision-making structures alone. He would like to promote Europe’s key characteristic: its open, cosmopolitan discourse, which makes the whole of it greater than the sum of its parts.

      Dr. Krzysztof ŚLIWIŃSKI

      Coordinator of Hong Kong Model European Union

      Dr. Krzysztof ŚLIWIŃSKI (PhD University of Warsaw) is an Associate Professor at the Department of Government and International Studies of Hong Kong Baptist University. He holds regular lectures on European Integration, Security Studies, International Relations and Political Science. His major research interests include: security studies (non-traditional security issues), foreign and security policy of United Kingdom, foreign and security policy of Poland, European foreign and security policy. His most recent publications include: “Moving beyond the European Union’s Weakness as a Cyber-Security Agent”. Contemporary Security Policy, 2014. DOI: 10.1080/13523260.2014.959261 and “European Union – cyber power in the making” The Asia-Pacific Journal of EU Studies, 2014, 12:1, pp.1-22.

        C. K. Martin CHUNG

        Assistant Professor

        Martin Chung is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Government and International Studies at Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU). He holds a PhD from the University of Hong Kong (2014) and a master’s degree in European Studies from the University of Macau (2008). Previously, he was Research Assistant Professor of the European Union Academic Programme Hong Kong and a lecturer at the University of St. Joseph (Macau). His first monograph, Repentance for the Holocaust: Lessons from Jewish Thought for Confronting the German Past (Cornell University Press 2017) explores the role of religious ideas in German Vergangenheitsbewältigung (coming to terms with the past). In Reconciling with the Past: Resources and Obstacles in a Global Perspective (Routledge 2017, co-edited with Annika Frieberg), he analyses the idea of apology in Chinese classics and the problem of its application in East Asian politics at present. At HKBU, he teaches the general education course “The World of Contemporary Europe” and major elective courses including “Contemporary Europe and Asia”, “Government and Politics of the United Kingdom”, and “Political Philosophy: Chinese and European”.

        Chung is a recipient of the Asia-Europe Comparative Studies Research Project Grant 2014 by the Institute of European Studies of Macau with his project on Sino-European comparative cultures of remembrance, out of which a peer-reviewed article, “Chinesische Vergangenheitsbewältigung: Hindernisse und Ressourcen in vergleichender Perspektive” [Chinese coming to terms with the past: Obstacles and resources in comparative perspective], was published in the Jahrbuch für Politik und Geschichte 2015, Vol. 6, pp. 115-133 (Franz Steiner Verlag). He has also had active roles in several Model EU simulation exercises in Hong Kong, Macau and Tokyo.

            Dr. Christina WEST

            Visiting Scholar of the EUAP (Aug 2014 - Jan 2015)

            Dr. Christina West has worked as an Assistant Professor and Senior researcher in the Department of Economic Geography at the University of Mannheim and the Department of Geosciences at the University of Koblenz/Landau in Germany.

            Dr. West has undertaken research on various aspects of urban development in many parts of the world, including Brazil, Chile, the US, Japan, Israel, Ghana and several European countries. She wrote her PhD thesis on “Dimensions of individual and social change: the fundamental orientations “closed-open” and “concrete-abstract” as determinants of the urban development in Barcelona (1986-2005)”.

            She was the Visiting Scholar in residence of the European Union Academic Programme Hong Kong in 2015.

              Martin Tsz Chun HO

              Programme Coordinator

              Graduated from L’Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Strasbourg with Master Politiques européennes specialized in European Politics, Martin has then been working in the field of education. Before joining the EUAP in September 2012, he worked as Head of CampusFrance at the Consulate-General of France in Hong Kong and Macao.

              Martin’s interested areas include green issues, EU identity, foreign policies of the EU and integration process.

                Doris P.Y. LEE

                Assistant Programme Coordinator

                Graduated at European Studies (German) at HKBU, Doris has gained extensive exposure working for different NGOs both in Berlin and in Hong Kong focusing on issues ranging from sustainable living, conflict management to human rights and children’s rights. Since joining the team in March 2013, she has been taking care of the image of the EUAP: simple and elegant, with a touch of youthfulness.

                Doris’ focuses of interest are education and human rights of the EU.

                  LEUNG Kin Pong

                  Research Associate

                  Leung Kin Pong is Research Associate of European Union Academic Programme Hong Kong. He holds an MA in EU International Relations and Diplomacy Studies at the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium specializing in EU economic and financial policies and foreign economic relations, especially with China.

                  His current research topics include EU economic and financial policies, EU-China trade and economic relations, Chinese investment in Europe and international financial architecture. He regularly publishes articles on EU Business News and Analysis of the EUAP Business and Economic Information Platform and published an op-ed article in July 2016 relating to EU-China’s relations after Brexit. He also presented several academic papers relating to the Chinese investment in Europe and EU-China cooperation in global monetary affairs in various academic conferences.

                  He has organzied the IP HK-EU Series 2013 and the Urban Innovations Series 2014, 2015 and 2016.

                    Weronika CYCAK

                    Research Assistant

                    Weronika joined us in March 2014. She graduated at the Department of Asian and International Studies of the City University of Hong Kong. She conducts research, prepares working paper and news update for the EUAP.

                        POURZITAKIS Efstratios

                        Research Postgraduate Student

                        Mr. Stratos Pourzitakis holds a Master of International Public Policy of Osaka University and he is currently a PhD student at HKBU Department of Government and International Studies. His PhD research is funded by the EUAP and it is conducted under the supervision of Prof.  Jean-Pierre Cabestan and Dr. Krzysztof Feliks Sliwinski.

                        His research aims to assess the evolution of the EU-China energy security relations vis-a-vis the case of Central Asia. In particular, using the complex interdependence theory the basic hypothesis of the research is that as the energy needs of China and the EU increase their energy security relations become closer with positive spillover effects to their political and economic relations. The time frame of the research will be from 2003 until 2016 and it will be based on existing literature, business data, and official documents as well as on expert interviews including with senior officials and representatives of the energy business sector.

                          Moni M.Y. CHONG

                          Project Assistant (Aug 2014 - Apr 2015)

                          Moni joined us in September 2014. Freshly graduated with a first class honours degree in European Studies (French) from HKBU, Moni was one of the past interns of EUAP. She also worked for the Attaché for Educational & Linguistics Affairs at the Consulate General of France in Hong Kong and Macao before joining our team again. She has been active in volunteer work for children.

                          Moni is currently assisting in the Urban Innovations series and mainly responsible for the PR of the EUAP.

                          Moni’s focus of interest is human rights, EU identity and Euro-skepticism.

                            Julian CHAN Wai Tsun

                            Project Executive (Education)

                            Graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Politics and International Studies from the University of Warwick, Julian joined us in October 2014.  He previously spent eight years in Europe, and focused on EU governance and policy-making at university. He also spent a year as an exchange student in L’Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Bordeaux studying Politics and Government.

                            Julian’s focuses of interests are in the EU’s foreign/external relations and policies, and the wider community integration and enlargement projects.

                              Kenny Hong Kiu YUEN

                              Research Assistant

                              Kenny is currently completing an MPhil in History at the University of Hong Kong and waiting for the oral examination. His MPhil thesis, directed by Prof. John Carroll, is entitled “Humanitarianism and Politics: Hong Kong’s Vietnamese Refugee Crisis, 1975-79.” By studying the refugee crisis, the thesis investigates how the declining British Empire, Anglo-American relations, and human rights concerns during the Cold War era influenced Hong Kong’s situation. Kenny provides an international history of Hong Kong’s refugee crisis. Last spring, he presented his research at the Ninth Annual Conference of the Asian Studies Association of Hong Kong.

                              Kenny’s interested areas include the British Empire after 1945, human rights in the Cold War era, and the Indochinese refugee crisis.

                              His current task is to work with Dr. Roland Vogt on the topic of European diplomatic history ‘The Evolution of European Policy towards China’.

                                  Athena Kerin TONG

                                  BSocSc (Hons) in European Studies (French Stream), HKBU

                                      Iverson NG Chun Sing

                                      BSocSc (Hons) in Communication-International Journalism Concentration, HKBU

                                          Alejandra RODRIGUEZ

                                          BA European Studies & History, University of Hong Kong (Jan 2014 - )

                                              Agnès BRKIC

                                              Postgraduate student (European Governance, Sciences Po Grenoble) (Mar - July 2014)

                                              As a facilitator within the “Urban Innovation” project team, Agnes’ mission is to understand what Europe is currently doing under this umbrella,
                                              to be followed by open discussion with the team about which best practices could be leveraged from Europe to Hong Kong.
                                              Agnes’ previous master degree is in business administration. She has been part of Hewlett Packard company for 15 years before joining EUAP.

                                                  Charlene KWOK

                                                  European Studies (French), Hong Kong Baptist University (June - August 2014)

                                                      Janny LEUNG

                                                      Translation, Hong Kong Baptist University

                                                      (Feb – May 2014)

                                                          Devon CHAN Pui Shan

                                                          European Studies (French), Hong Kong Baptist University (Aug 2013 - Jan 2014)

                                                              Jerry LI

                                                              Government and International Studies, Hong Kong Baptist University

                                                              (Aug 2013 – Jan 2014)

                                                              “My time in EUAPHK is exciting and rewarding. On one hand, I periodically write news summaries about European Union, update the website and Facebook page. On the other hand, I do event management including material preparation, contacting guests and reviewing the events. This experience refined my administration skills, communication skills, language proficiency and knowledge about EU business and political institutions. I particularly enjoy working and talking with my colleagues here who are talented, humorous and always enthusiastic.”

                                                                  Christopher IP

                                                                  European Studies (French), Hong Kong Baptist University (June - Sept 2013)

                                                                  Christopher was responsible for updating the EUAP news section and social media content. He has also been assisting the team with the EUAP outreach programme and other activities.

                                                                  He was heavily involved in organizing the IP events with Mr. Leung Kin Pong.

                                                                  He is currently a undergraduate student at HKBU.