Meridian 180 Global Summit 2018

Digital Humanity: Risks and Opportunities
June 15th-17th - Hong Kong At the 2018 Meridian 180 Global Summit participants will examine how critical sectors are being reshaped by new and developing digital technologies. Throughout the Summit, an “Idea Stream” for each sector will repeatedly bring together diverse subject matter experts and stakeholders from a broad range of disciplines in working sessions. The Idea Streams will grapple with emerging challenges and identify areas of opportunity for action in academia, policy, and the private sector. IDEA STREAMS Data Governance (Privacy & Security) Banking & Finance Gender Justice Smart Cities Networked Political Movements & Economies
Summit Registration

Schedule

  • 15 June
  • 16 June
  • 17 June

Welcome Ceremony

09:00 AM 09:45 AM

Fanny M.C.  Cheung

Annelise Riles

Workshops Session 1

09:45 AM 12:00 PM

Lunch

12:00 PM 02:00 PM

Workshops - Session 2

02:00 PM 04:15 PM

Global Summit Opening Plenary Session

04:30 PM 06:00 PM

Dinner and Discussion

06:00 PM 08:00 PM

Idea Streams 1

09:00 AM 10:30 AM

Fieldwork Exercise

10:30 AM 01:00 PM

Lunch Plenary Reflection on Fieldwork Exercise

01:00 PM 02:30 PM

Idea Streams 2

02:30 PM 04:00 PM

Coffee Break

04:00 PM 04:30 PM

Idea Streams 3

04:30 PM 06:30 PM

Travel to Hong Kong Restaurant

06:30 PM 07:00 PM

Dinner in Hong Kong

07:00 PM 09:00 PM

Idea Streams 4

09:00 AM 10:20 AM

Coffee Break

10:20 AM 10:30 AM

Idea Streams 5

10:30 AM 11:30 PM

Lunch

11:30 AM 12:30 PM

Plenary Session

12:30 PM 02:30 PM

Coffee Break

02:30 PM 03:00 PM

Closing Session

03:00 PM 04:30 PM

Partners

Sponsor

Hosts

Annelise Riles

Founder and Director, Meridian 180
Cornell University
Annelise Riles is the Jack G. Clarke Professor of Law in Far East Legal Studies and Professor of Anthropology at Cornell University. She is the founder and director of Meridian 180, a transnational platform for policy solutions. Her work focuses on the transnational dimensions of law, markets, and culture across the fields of private law, conflict of laws, financial regulation and comparative legal studies. She has conducted legal and anthropological research in China, Japan and the Pacific and speaks Chinese, Japanese, French, and Fijian. She has published on a wide variety of topics, including comparative law, conflict of laws, financial regulation, and central banking. Her first book, The Network Inside Out, won the American Society of International Law's Certificate of Merit for 2000-2002. She has served as a visiting Professor at Yale University, University of Tokyo, the London School of Economics, the University of Melbourne and as a visiting researcher at the Bank of Japan. Her most recent book is The Changing Politics of Central Banking (forthcoming 2018 Cornell University Press). She is currently working on a book about the possibility for transnational democratic dialogue in times of geopolitical conflict, based on the experience of Meridian 180. Her latest research concerns the transnational data governance regime.

15 June

Fanny M.C. Cheung

Pro-Vice-Chancellor
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Professor Cheung is currently Choh-Ming Li Professor of Psychology and Co-Director of the Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies at CUHK. She joined CUHK in 1977 and was formerly Dean of the Faculty of Social Science and Chairperson of the Department of Psychology. Professor Cheung was appointed Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research in 2013. As Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research, Professor Cheung is the Chairperson of the Research Committee and oversees the governance of interdisciplinary research institutes as well as knowledge transfer at CUHK. An active advocate for promoting women's status through scientific research, Professor Cheung established the Gender Research Centre in 1985, and initiated the Gender Studies Programme at the University. Over the years her efforts have led to an increased awareness of gender issues in academia as well as the community at large. From 1996 to 1999, Professor Cheung served as the Founding Chairperson of the Hong Kong Equal Opportunities Commission, setting up the mechanism to eliminate discrimination and promote equal opportunities for women and men, and for people with disabilities.
Professor Cheung obtained her bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of California, Berkeley, and PhD in Psychology from the University of Minnesota. Her research expertise lies in cross-cultural personality assessment and psychopathology, personality and vocational behavior, gender equality, and women leadership. Professor Cheung is Past President of the International Test Commission, a Fellow and former President of the Hong Kong Psychological Society, and a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA) as well as the Association for Psychological Science (APS).
Professor Cheung is dedicated to public service and has served on many government committees and advisory bodies, including the Electoral Affairs Commission, Advisory Group on Eliminating Discrimination against Sexual Minorities, the Women's Commission, the Independent Police Complaints Council, the Regional Council, and the Advisory Committee on Social Work Training and Manpower Planning. She was invited as a special delegate to the 7th to the 11th Sessions of the National Congress of Chinese Women. In recognition of her contributions to the community, she was appointed Justice of the Peace in 1988 and a Hong Kong Affairs Advisor from 1995 to 1997. She was made an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 1997. She received the Silver Bauhinia Star award from the HKSAR Government in 2016 for her contributions to the promotion of equal opportunities and exemplary international achievements in psychology, cross-cultural and gender studies.
Professor Cheung has published and lectured widely and internationally. Her academic publications total over 200 internationally refereed journal articles, book chapters, books and monographs. Her academic honours and awards include the IAAP Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award 2014, APA Award for Distinguished Contributions to the International Advancement of Psychology 2012, Distinguished International Psychologist Award of APA Division 52 (2005), and Distinguished Leadership Award for Internationals from the University of Minnesota (2003).

15 June

Chao Xi

Professor, Faculty of Law & Director, Chinese Law Programme
Hong Kong Institute for Asia-Pacific Studies
Chao XI is Professor and Vice Chancellor's Outstanding Fellow of the Faculty of Law at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, where he concurrently serves as Assistant Dean (Graduate Studies) and Director of the Master of Laws Programmes in Chinese Business Law, Common Law and International Economic Law. He also directs the Chinese Law Program of the Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies (HKIAPS), CUHK.
Professor Xi specializes in comparative corporate law, securities regulation, and financial regulation, with a particular focus on the case of China. He has published extensively in leading peer-reviewed international journals, including the Banking and Finance Law Review, European Business Organization Law Review, Journal of Business Law, and Journal of Comparative Law, Statute Law Review, and Tort Law Review. His research has received significant funding support from the Hong Kong SAR Government Research Grants Council, the PRC Ministry of Education, and the Sumitomo Foundation.
Professor Xi holds various visiting positions at institutions in Asia and Europe. He is an elected Director (and Treasurer) of the European China Law Studies Association (ECLS). He serves on the Editorial Board of a number of peer-reviewed journals, including The China Review, China-EU Law Journal, and Hong Kong Law Journal. Professor Xi is also a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), UK, and he has regularly been engaged by law firms, multinationals, and government departments and agencies as an expert.

Xingzhong Yu

Professor in Chinese Law
Cornell University Law School
Xingzhong Yu’s academic interests include Chinese law and legal history, social theory, comparative legal philosophy, constitutional law, and cultural studies of law.

Prior to joining Cornell Law School, he was with the Faculty of Law at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) where he taught jurisprudence, constitutional law and Chinese law. He holds an LLM and SJD from Harvard Law School, and while there was a lecturer on law, senior research fellow in East Asian Legal Studies, and visiting associate professor. He has held various visiting academic positions at Beijing University's Department of Law, Jilin University, Shandong University, Northwest University of Politics and Law, Columbia Law School, and the Australian National University. He was the Wang Distinguished Visiting Professor at Cornell Law School in the fall semester of 2010.

As an Associate at Chicago’s Baker & McKenzie (1995-1998), he assisted clients doing business in China, providing expertise on Chinese law relating to foreign invested enterprises.

His 1995 J.S.D. dissertation on A Theory of Civil Order s was written under the guidance of Chinese Law specialist William P. Alford. He is the author of numerous articles and three books, including Rule of Law and Civil Orders (2006).

Cornell Law School

Chinese Law Programme, Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies

Keio University Global Research Institute

Ewha Womans University

UNSW Sydney

Institute of Social Science, The University of Tokyo

Asia-Japan Research Institute, Ritsumeikan University

Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, Cornell University

Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Clarke Program in East Asian Law and Culture, Cornell Law School

Welcome Ceremony

09:00 AM 09:45 AM

Speakers

Gender and Cyberspace: Problems and Possibilities
Hong Kong Basic Law from the Perspective of Comparative Constitutional Law
Nuclear Working Group

Workshops Session 1

09:45 AM 12:00 PM Cheng Yu Teng Building

Lunch

12:00 PM 02:00 PM

Future of the Global University in a Digitized World
Hong Kong Basic Law from the Perspective of Comparative Constitutional Law
Korea Membership Meeting
Nuclear Working Group

Workshops - Session 2

02:00 PM 04:15 PM Cheng Yu Tung Building

Global Summit Opening Plenary Session

04:30 PM 06:00 PM Cheng Yu Tung Building

Dinner and Discussion

06:00 PM 08:00 PM Hyatt Regency Hong Kong, Sha Tin

Banking and Finance
Data Governance (Security & Privacy)
Gender Justice and Digital Life
Networked Political Movements and Economies
Smart Cities

Idea Streams 1

09:00 AM 10:30 AM

Fieldwork Exercise

10:30 AM 01:00 PM

Lunch Plenary Reflection on Fieldwork Exercise

01:00 PM 02:30 PM

Banking and Finance
Data Governance (Security & Privacy)
Gender Justice and Digital Life
Networked Political Movements and Economies
Smart Cities

Idea Streams 2

02:30 PM 04:00 PM

Coffee Break

04:00 PM 04:30 PM

Banking and Finance
Data Governance (Security & Privacy)
Gender Justice and Digital Life
Networked Political Movements and Economies
Smart Cities

Idea Streams 3

04:30 PM 06:30 PM

Travel to Hong Kong Restaurant

06:30 PM 07:00 PM

Dinner in Hong Kong

07:00 PM 09:00 PM

Banking and Finance
Data Governance (Security & Privacy)
Gender Justice and Digital Life
Networked Political Movements and Economies
Smart Cities

Idea Streams 4

09:00 AM 10:20 AM

Coffee Break

10:20 AM 10:30 AM

Banking and Finance
Data Governance (Security & Privacy)
Gender Justice and Digital Life
Networked Political Movements and Economies
Smart Cities

Idea Streams 5

10:30 AM 11:30 PM

Lunch

11:30 AM 12:30 PM

Plenary Session

12:30 PM 02:30 PM

Coffee Break

02:30 PM 03:00 PM

Closing Session

03:00 PM 04:30 PM