Lecture:Political Participation & Social Responsibility
On September 9, the Art Science Society lecture is dedicated to Political Participation & Social Responsibility. We are living in a time of big changes in the political, social and economical environment. Every individual has to decide for itself how deep he or her wants to get involved and participate within his society. How does the political system and process work in Switzerland? Which possibilities do individuals have to participate in politics? Further we will have a look at the online political participation possibilities within China.
The distinguished guest speakers are Prof. Hanspeter Kriesi from University of Zurich, currently leading the Swiss national research program on the “Challenges to Democracy in the 21st Century” (NCCR) and Prof. Liu Jianjun, Vice Dean of School of International Relations and Public Affairs, Fudan University.
Don’t miss the lecture if you’re interested about the democratic process in Switzerland. Join us for the discussion on the growing impact of political participation via internet.
18:30-18:40 Welcome speech by Dr. Flavia Schlegel
Executive Director of swissnex China, Vice Consul General
18:40-19:05 Presentation by Prof. Hanspeter Kriesi
19:05-19:30 Presentation by Prof. Liu Jianjun
19:30-20:00 Questions & Answers
20:00-21:00 Salad Buffet
Prof. Hanspeter Kriesi
Hanspeter Kriesi is Professor at the Department of Political Science at the University of Zurich and directs the Swiss national research program on the “Challenges to Democracy in the 21st Century” (NCCR Democracy). He is a specialist of Swiss direct democracy, but his wide-ranging research interests also include the study of social movements, political parties and interest groups, public opinion, the public sphere and the media. He recently co-edited (together with David Snow and Sarah Soule).The Blackwell Companion to Social Movements (Blackwell Publishing, 2004). His latest book includes Direct Democratic Choice: The Swiss Experience (Lexington Press, 2005).
Prof. Liu Jianjun
Liu Jianjun, Ph.D., was born in 1969 in Changle County of Shandong Province. In 2000 he was promoted as associate professor and he was a visiting scholar at the University of Georgia, USA. He is now professor of political science, currently holding the Vice Dean of School of International Relations and Public Affairs and Research Center of Marxism in Fudan University. Meanwhile, he is also acting as the executive member of Shanghai Leadership Association. His research interests include political theory, politic theory of the Chinese unit, leadership, political system of ancient China, strategy of Chinese government and more.