Savantas Liberal Arts Academy Public Policy Study Programme Summer 2021

27 April ,2021

After two turbulent years, Hong Kong has entered a new phase of its development. In June 2020, the National People’s Congress Standing Committee enacted a national security law for implementation in Hong Kong. On 11 March, the National People’s Congress made a Decision to improve Hong Kong’s electoral laws to ensure “Patriots Govern Hong Kong” and “One Country, Two Systems” will be smoothly implemented in the years to come.

Since its establishment in 2009, Savantas Liberal Arts Academy has dedicated itself to promoting understanding of politics and public policies, including the advancement of quality democracy under “One Country, Two Systems”. The Public Policy Study Programme to be launched in late May will bring together a highly diverse group of experts with deep experience in public policy-making and implementation. SLAA believes that through participation in this intensive, 12-week programme, both the teachers and students will be able to work together to deepen understanding of the political, social and economic challenges facing Hong Kong and identify workable solutions.

Requirements: Anyone of 18 years old or above

Date: 29 May – 14 August 2021 (every Saturday, 12 sessions)



Hong Kong Art, 3/F, Kuo Wah Building, 342 Hennessy Road,

Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Language: Cantonese/ Putonghua

Fee: HK$2,000


Online registration

Closing date: 21 May (Seats are available with pre-registration on a first-come-first serve basis)

Enquiry: Email:; Tel: 2115 9999

*Course Completion Certificate will be issued to participants with an attendance rate of 80% and above.

Speakers and Topics:

29 May – 14 August at 3-5pm on Saturdays for 12 sessions


Mrs Regina IP, GBS, JP

Chair, New People’s Party

Electoral Reform and Implications for Hong Kong’s Constitutional Development


Mr LAI Tung Kwok, GBS, IDSM, JP

Former Secretary for Security

HKSAR’s National Security Law - Past, Present and Future


Dr KO Wing Man, GBS, JP

Former Secretary for Food and Health

Hong Kong’s Medical and Health System - Strengths and Challenges


Professor LING Kar Kan, SBS

Former Director of Planning

Town Planning and Development of Hong Kong


Mr LAU Lai Chiu, SBS

Former Director of Lands

Hong Kong’s Land Policy


Professor Joe C.B. LEUNG, MH, BBS, JP

Honorary Professor, Department of Social Work and Social Administration, The University of Hong Kong

Social Security and Welfare


Mr Joseph YAM, GBM, GBS, JP

Member of the Executive Council

The Status of Hong Kong as an International Financial Centre


Dr FANG Zhou

Research Director of the One Country Two Systems Research Institute

The Development of the Greater Bay Area


Professor YANG Yongheng

Professor, School of Public Policy & Management, Tsinghua University

Executive Associate Dean of China Institute for Development Planning, Tsinghua University

The 14th Five-Year Plan

(presentation through online format)


Professor LAM Wai Fung

Professor of Department of Politics and Public Administration, The University of Hong Kong

Social Innovation for Sustainable Society


Mr Stephen LAW

Managing Director of ANS Capital Limited

Financial Services and Fintech


Ms Maria TAM, GBM, GBS, JP

Deputy Director, HKSAR Basic Law Committee of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress

The Basic Law - Original Intent and Fundamental Principles


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