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Global Thinkers - Technology's Impact on Education and the Global Economy

Date: Wednesday, December 14, 2016 00:00 Add to Calendar
Venue: Grand Hall, Lee Shau Kee Lecture Centre, HKU Centennial Campus
Speaker(s): Victor K. Fung, Michael Spence, Rafael Reif, Peter Mathieson
Abstract

Innovation has triggered rapid changes to the face of the global economy. Can we turn potential challenges created by advancing technology into creative learning and employment opportunities?

Discussions covered:

  • Technology: social enabler or inhibitor?
  • Is technology accelerating the divergence between generations in the workforce?
  • Harnessing technology as a positive force for change in education
  • Retraining the workforce
About the Speaker(s)
Victor K. Fung

Victor K. Fung

Advisory Board Co-Chair, Asia Global Institute

Dr. Victor K. Fung is Advisory Board Co-Chair of Asia Global Institute. He's also Group Chairman of the Fung Group, a Hong Kong-based multinational with major subsidiaries in trading, logistics, distribution and retailing.

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Michael Spence

Michael Spence

Advisory Board Co-Chair, Asia Global Institute

Professor Michael Spence is Advisory Board Co-Chair of Asia Global Institute and a member of the AsiaGlobal Fellows Faculty Committee. His scholarship focuses on economic policy in emerging markets, growth patterns and issues in emerging and developed economies, the economics of information, and the impact of leadership on economic growth.

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Rafael Reif

Rafael Reif

President, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Since July 2012, Dr. Rafael Reif has served as the 17th President of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he is leading MIT’s pioneering efforts to help shape the future of higher education.

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Peter Mathieson

Peter Mathieson

Former Vice-Chancellor and President, HKU
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Videos
  • Introduction and Welcome Remarks: Zhiwu Chen, AGI Director

  • Speaker Introduction: Michael Spence, Nobel Laureate and AGI Academic Council Chairman

  • Panel discussion moderated by: Michael Spence, Nobel Laureate and AGI Academic Council Chairman

  • Question and Answer Session with the Audience

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