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12 to 14 December 2011                     INFO 1
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These are anxious times. Europe and the USA are in the throes of a deep and deepening financial and economic crisis that threatens to engulf the globe. Meanwhile the deteriorating and irreversible ecological crisis calls into question the viability of our globalised politico-economic system and consumerist life-styles. Are there solutions or alternatives to our crisis-ridden system? Come join the discussion at the Public Forums with eminent activist-thinkers from across the globe.

Date: 12-14 December 2011 (Mon- Wed)

Public Forums on Sustainability
Time: 19:00 - 21:30
Venue: MBG06, Lingnan University, Tuen Mun, Hong Kong






12 Dec

Public Forum 1 : Global Financial Crisis and Responses from the South

Prof. Wen Tiejun
(Renmin University of China)

Dr. Pedro Paez (Former Minister of Economic Policy of the Government of Ecuador)



Dr. Hui Po-Keung
(Lingnan University)

Prof. Remy Herrera
(University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, France)




Prof. Patrick Bond
(University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa)




Mr. Xu Yisheng
(Research Institute of China Business News, China)

13 Dec

Public Forum 2: Alternative Social Initiatives in the Global South

Prof. Dai Jinhua
(Peking University)                 

Dr. Aleida Guevara
(William Soler Children’s Hospital, Cuba)



Prof. John Erni
(Lingnan University)

Mr. Roberto Baggio
(Latin American School for Agroecology, Brazil)




Dr. Olaseinde Arigbede
(Union of Small and Medium Scale Farmers in Nigeria)




Prof. Muto Ichiyo
(People’s Plan Study Group, Japan)

14 Dec

Public Forum 3:
Questioning ‘Sustainability’

Dr. Vinod Raina
(BGVS, India)                  

Prof. Wen Tiejun
(Renmin University of China)



Dr. Li Siu-Leung (Lingnan University)

Prof. Sam Moyo
(African Institute for Agrarian Studies, Zimbabwe)




Mr. Jorge Santiago
(Movement of Civil Society, Chiapas, Mexico)




Prof. Ariel Salleh
(University of Sydney, Australia)

South South Forum on Sustainability
Time: 09:00 - 17:30
Venue: Lingnan University

12 Dec (Mon)

13 Dec (Tue)

14 Dec (Wed)

09:00 - 12:30
Ecological Civilization and Practices of Inclusive Growth

09:00 - 10:00
Ecological Justice and Cultural Diversity

09:00 - 10:30
Rethinking Global South Security

14:00 - 1530
Macro-Economic Policy and Critical Evaluations

11:00 - 12:30
Alternative Local Initiatives and Social Innovations

11:00 - 12:30
Sovereignty, Security and Solidarity for Sustainability

Registration for South South Forum on Sustainability (0900-1730) is required for participants. For details, please visit        
Enquiry:  92373911 Ms Auyeung

Renmin University of China (Institute of Advanced Studies for Sustainability)
Lingnan University (Kwan Fong Cultural Research and Development Programme and Master of Cultural Studies Programme)
United Nations Development Programme (China)

Institute of Advanced Studies for Humanities and Social Sciences, Tsinghua University
Center for Film and Cultural Studies, Peking University