Insight on Creating Inclusive & Respectful Campus Environment
8:00-9:30am. Controversy around Free speech, Activism and Academic Freedom on American campus protests have swept many US college in the last year. How can American colleges create environments that are inclusive and respectful while also fostering open inquiry and the free exchange of ideas? How do we handle difficult conversations inside and outside of the classroom - even in the midst of a contentious American president campaign? This is not any new subject to Hong Kong as campuses of local universities have experienced similar events in the last few years on controversial topics such as national education, Mainland Chinese tourists, the umbrella movement, independence discussions, Legco elections, etc.
David Oxtoby, president of highly-regarded Pomona College in California and past president of Harvard University's Board of Overseers, offers his views on how colleges can promote diversity and respect while also upholding the values of free speech and academic freedom - topics that are ever more relevant on both sides of the Pacific. Group bookings available online for AmCham Members - bring up to 5 guests with one convenient registration! First 15-20 minutes is for networking Light breakfast included
The American Chamber of Commerce in HK 1904 Bank of America Tower 12 Harcourt Road Central, Hong Kong