University Lecture on Civility is an annual programme comprising of a public lecture and 3-4 public forums. The objective is to bring in scholars, artists and public figures in this region to CUHK to share their views on civility and value system to our staff and students, as well as other interested parties in the public.

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University Lecture on Civility

I·CARE Salon - 19th Session


19th Session -
A Foreseeable Mental Health Epidemic  

[The event is postponed. Further announcement will be made in due course]

Speaker : Dr. Derrick Au
Host : Dr. Allan Au (Professional Consultant, School
of Journalism and Communication)
Date : 12 November 2019 (Tuesday)
Time : 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Venue : Lecture Theatre 1, Esther Lee Building,
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Language : Cantonese

CUHK Students and Staff:
CUHK Alumni and Public:

*Speaker’s Biography:
Dr. Derrick Au, Director of CUHK Centre for Bioethics and specialist in gerontology and rehabilitation, and former health services manager. He had been serving in the Hong Kong public healthcare sector for more than 30 years, and his former positions include Hospital Chief Executive of Kowloon Hospital, Director (Quality and Safety) of Hospital Authority, etc. Dr. Au has been writing newspaper columns and publishing books on humanities in the pen name of “Au Man-hoi” for years. His recent publications include, inter alia, 《醫院筆記:時代與人》(2016), 《有詩的時候》(2017), 《如何走下去 —— 倫理與醫療》(Co-edited with Chan Ho-mun, 2018), and《生命倫理的四季大廈》(2019).

Enquiry: 3943 8621

I·CARE Theatre


I·CARE Theatre 2019 (Details and Registration / Poster)

[The event is postponed. Further announcement will be made in due course]

Date: 11 September, 14 November and 27 November 2019
Venue: Sir Run Run Shaw Hall, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Screening Films:

  • After the Storm; Cloud Atlas; The Lives of Others

Enquiry: 3943 8621

I·CARE Salon - 18th Session


18th Session -
My Rethink about the Current Situation from a Perspective of Political Philosophy 
(Poster / Video)

Speaker : Professor Joseph Chan
Host : Prof. Chow Po-chung (Department of
Government and Public Administration)
Date : 16 October 2019 (Wednesday)
Time : 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Venue : Lecture Theatre 2, Yasumoto International Academic Park,
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Language : Cantonese

Registration: [Quota Full]
CUHK Students and Staff:
CUHK Alumni and Public:


  • Registration is closed as the quota is full.
  • Seats reserved for registered participants will be released to walk-in participants after 7:00 pm. We cannot guarantee admission for registered participants who arrive late. 
  • People without registered could queue at walk-in waiting area before the start of the talk. Seats will be allocated if registered participants do not arrive on time at 7 pm. Depends on availability of seats, I·CARE Centre cannot guarantee admission for walk-in participants who arrive late.

*Speaker’s Biography:
Prof. Joseph Chan, Professor in the Department of Politics and Public Administration at The University of Hong Kong. His recent research interests span Confucian political philosophy, comparative political theory, and contemporary theories of democracy. He is the author of Confucian Perfectionism: A Political Philosophy for Modern Times (Princeton, 2014) and co-edited with Doh Shin and Melissa Williams East Asian Perspectives on Political Legitimacy: Bridging the Empirical-Normative Divide (Cambridge, 2016).

Enquiry: 3943 8621

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