Seminar analyses COVID-19 recovery issues from the social sciences perspective
The Faculty of Social Sciences held the “Recovery from COVID-19” seminar on 3 June. During the event, its scholars shared their research and studies on the impact of the pandemic on individual, social, national and international levels from the perspectives of education, climate, politics, history, social work, sociology and health.
The seminar, which was one of the celebration activities for the Faculty’s 50th anniversary, was attended by around 60 participants. Professor Daniel Lai, Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences, delivered a welcome speech and Professor Chung Pak-kwong, Associate Dean (Development) of the Faculty, was the moderator for the presentation and discussion sessions.
COVID-19 has not only threatened lives since its outbreak, but it has also severely affected our daily routines and economic development. It has even stirred changes in global politics and dynamics. Scholars from the seven departments of the Faculty provided insights into the impact of the pandemic as well as our recovery from it.
Speakers at the seminar included Professor Alistair Cole, Professor and Head of the Department of Government and International Studies, and Dr Dionysios Stivas, Part-time Lecturer of the Department of Government and International Studies; Dr Gao Meng, Assistant Professor of the Department of Geography; Dr Kelly Ku, Associate Professor of the Department of Education Studies; Dr Li Yao-tai, Assistant Professor of the Department of Sociology; Professor Wong Man-kong, Professor of the Department of History; Dr Duan Yanping, Assistant Professor of the Department of Sport, Physical Education and Health; and Dr Daniel Young, Associate Professor of the Department of Social Work.