Sir Run Run Shaw Distinguished Visiting Scholar Lecture

The Sir Run Run Shaw Distinguished Visiting Scholar Lecture is a major academic programme of the College, which has been in operation since 1990. The intention of the programme is to invite every year internationally distinguished scholar to visit the College to deliver a public lecture together with other programmes as appropriate, and meeting with students.

  • Sir Run Run Shaw Distinguished Visiting Scholar LectureProfessor Ezra VOGEL
    Henry Ford II Professor of the Social Sciences Emeritus, Harvard University
  • Sir Run Run Shaw Distinguished Visiting Scholar LectureDr. LEE Kai-fu,
    Chairman and CEO, Sinovation Ventures

Past Lectures

How Japan and China learned from each other from 600 A.D. to the present (21 January 2020)

Professor Ezra VOGEL, Henry Ford II Professor of the Social Sciences Emeritus, Harvard University

The era of artificial intelligence (20 March 2019)

Dr. LEE Kai-fu, Chair and CEO, Sinovation Ventures

Innovations that transform society beyond robotics, genetics and artificial intelligence (18 January 2018)

Professor Gunter PAULI, Entrepreneur, Author of The Blue Economy and The Blue Economy 2.0

Why we need an open-source virtual assistant and how we’re building it (22 March 2017)

Professor Monica LAM, Professor, Department of Computer Science, Stanford University, USA

Globalization and localization: implications for social development (9 March 2016)

Professor James MIDGLEY, Harry and Riva Specht Professor of Public Social Services, School of Social Welfare, University of California, Berkeley)

Education without limits (27 December 2014)

Professor Andrew NG, Associate Professor of Computer Science, Stanford University; Chief Scientist, Baidu; Chair and Co-Founder, Coursera

Change the brain by transforming the mind (6 March 2013)

Professor Richard J. DAVIDSON, Founder and Chair of the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds, University of Wisconsin-Madison

A college student of the 21st century: educated and civilized It (8 February 2012)

Professor David C.L. LIU, William Mong Honorary Chair Professor of Computer Science, Tsing Hua University, Taiwan

Civic education in the information era (19 January 2011)

Professor Harry LEWIS, Gordon McKay Professor of Computer Science in School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and Harvard College Professor of Harvard University

From pigs, ducks and goats, to active citizenship: the transformation of traditional aid to rights-based development (3 February 2010)

Mr. Jeremy HOBBS, Executive Director of Oxfam International