AFS Monthly Bulletin


Developing global mindsets for Hong Kong’s future
A panel discussion about intercultural education for Hong Kong’s youth

AFS Intercultural Exchanges Hong Kong (AFS) and the Asia Society Hong Kong Center (ASHK) are proud to announce the joint panel discussion “Developing Global Mindsets for Hong Kong’s Future”, scheduled to take place on 29 March 2017 at 18:30 at the Asia Society Hong Kong Center (9 Justice Drive, Admiralty, Hong Kong). A group of distinguished panelists will tackle issues such as youth development, intercultural learning and appreciation, education for students to cultivate interpersonal perspectives.

Youth employment, intercultural education and personal development have been prominent topics in Hong Kong’s public discourse, especially among educators and youth workers. This event will tackle those pressing issues and address concerns such as:
• How to better educate our students to cultivate international perspectives?
• How to promote intercultural learning and appreciation?
• How does Hong Kong develop our next generation talents?
• How does Hong Kong maintain our competitiveness in tomorrow’s global world?

Moderator of the discussion, Al Reyes, Senior Advisor to the US-Asia Institute and Visiting Associate Professor at the Department of Politics and Public Administration of the University of Hong Kong, will be joined by four internationally acclaimed speakers for the panel discussion:
• Daniel Obst, President and CEO of AFS Intercultural Programs
• Eric X. Li, Director of China Europe International Business School
• Kuby Chan, Principal of Munsang College
• Lau Ming Wai, Chairman of the Commission on Youth

This event coincides with AFS Hong Kong’s 35th Anniversary and Asia Society Hong Kong Center’s program series on global education for Asia.

About AFS Intercultural Exchanges Hong Kong
AFS was founded in 1915 by the American Field Service, a volunteer ambulance corps during WWI and WWII. AFS volunteer ambulance drivers established the student exchange program as a means to broaden intercultural understanding with the goal of preventing war for future generations.  Since then over 400,000 individuals and an equal number of host families have benefited from an AFS experience.  Today AFS has a network of more than 60 partners in all over the world.  AFS Hong Kong was set up in 1982 to provide local youth with complete and in-depth international cultural exchange opportunities, and to promote exchanges and learning regarding language, academic, daily life and culture, to enhance their quality as global citizens.  Since 1982, AFS Hong Kong has been sending and hosting more than 4,300 to/from 30 countries. 

About Asia Society
Asia Society is a not-for-profit educational organization dedicated to furthering the understanding of the countries and cultures of Asia and global issues that impact on the region. Founded in New York in 1956 by John D. Rockefeller 3rd, the Hong Kong Center was established in 1990 as the Society’s first overseas office, and has since evolved into one of the community’s leading forums for discussion of regional and global affairs. Since ASHK opened its new home to the public in February 2012, it has hosted closed to 1,000 programs spanning business and policy, arts and culture and education. We have welcomed close to 300,000 visitors to our revitalized heritage site and our membership of more than 3,000 includes a broad cross-section of the Hong Kong community including business people, academics, journalists and individuals with an interest in Asia.

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