Humanitarian diplomacy

"President-to-President Dialogue: HKUST x ICRC" was held at The Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (HKUST) on Nov 22. I was attracted to attend because of the keywords in the event title: "humanitarian diplomacy", "power of new technologies" and "role of Asian youths".


Although it says 'President-to-President Dialogue', it turned out to be an interesting exchange of thoughts among the Presidents (Mr. Peter Maurer, President of International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) / Prof. Wei Shyy, President of HKUST), moderator Prof Kellee Tsai (Dean of Humanities and Social Science, HKUST), guest panalist Dr Simon Shen (沈旭暉/Founding Chairman of Glocal Learning Offices) and students on the floor.

About humanitarian diplomacy:

Read "The emerging concept of humanitarian diplomacy: identification of a community of practiceand prospects for international recognition" (Dec 2011) by Phillippe Régnier.

Learn more about the work of humanitarian diplomacy at ICRC.

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