Conferences & Workshops
The the Center for Applied Social and Economic Research (CASER), the Division of Public Policy (PPOL), and the Academy of Interdisciplinary Studies (AIS) at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) will host the inaugural International Aviation Technology and Business Conference (IATBC) in collaboration with the with the Hong Kong Innovation and Technology Commission (ITC), Hong Kong Aviation Industry Association (HKAIA), and Airport Authority Hong Kong (AAHK) on 12-13 October 2023.
Conference theme: Public Policy in a Turbulent World
We encourage submissions that examine the latest understanding of public policy in the context of turbulence and multiple, overlapping and intersecting disruptions. In the last few years, natural disasters, economic shocks, wars and a pandemic (among many other factors), have pushed the boundaries of institutional resilience, management and policymaking. They have taught us lessons about the challenges for policy given contemporary levels of interconnectedness. With this in mind, we welcome submissions of high-quality original research papers (individual or thematic panels), case studies and technical pieces from academics, students and practitioners.
The Needham Conference 2023 turns away from the traditional Needham’s so-called Grand Comparative Question “Why modern science developed in Europe but not in China?” which has been the subject of lively discussion and debate in many international forums over decades. Instead, it sets out to address his second, much under-explored, Grand Dialogical Question “Why and how did exchanges across multiple Eurasian civilisations lead to the birth and growth of modern science?”