If anyone is interested in hearing Rick Kaplan speak about his network news and being a consultant to Aaron Sorkin’s Newsroom, do come along to my 1pm class in North Quad Room 1110. Otherwise, see you all tomorrow at the Michigan Theatre at 345… or as close to 4 as possible!
Does “universal suffrage” include the right to nominate? In Sept. 2014, the people of Hong Kong occupied the streets to protest China’s decision to have a Nominating Committee choose two to three electoral candidates to run for Hong Kong’s Head of Government in 2017 before the general public could vote on them. Protestors accuse China of reneging on its promise to give the people of the former British colony genuine democracy so they would have decision-making power regarding their future.
Come join a lawyer, a political scientist, and a journalist in a panel discussion as the pro-democracy protests (“Umbrella Revolution”) enter their eighth week in Hong Kong.
Professor of Law, UofM Law School
Associate Professor, UofM Dept of Political Science
Director, Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies
UofM Howard R. Marsh Visiting Professor of Journalism
Former NPR & BBC Foreign Correspondent
**SUVAI Indian will be served!**