STAFF IN THE PAST:
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.
Martin Tsz Chun HO
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.
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.
LEUNG Kin Pong
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.
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.
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.
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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
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’.
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.