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We are pleased to announce that Dr. James F. DOWNES was awarded the prestigious CUHK Vice Chancellor’s Exemplary Teaching Award (2021), on top of the Faculty of Social Science Exemplary Teaching Award (2021) in recognition of his outstanding teaching in the Department of Government and Public Administration.

The CUHK Vice Chancellor’s Exemplary Teaching Award is an award given annually to outstanding teachers of the University, one each from the eight Faculties and General Education programme, whose achievements in teaching are considered by their peers and students to be of the highest order.

Dr. DOWNES has taught a wide range of courses that span the areas of Comparative European Politics, International Relations, Comparative Asian Politics alongside Research Methods on the MSSc in Greater China Progamme (GPGC), the MSSc in Public Policy Programme (MPUP) and on the Global Studies Undergraduate level Programme. Many congratulations to Dr. DOWNES!



Title: A Roundtable Discussion on the French Presidential Elections


Speakers: Prof. Pierre LANDRY (CUHK), Prof. Alistair COLE (HKBU), Dr. Emilie TRAN (HKBU) & Dr. James F. DOWNES (CUHK)


The link can be found here:

The forthcoming event is sponsored by HKPSA: Hong Kong Political Science Association (Director: Prof. Pierre Landry) and hosted by the GIS Department at HKBU (Held on the Friday, 22nd April).


The forthcoming online event via Zoom features a Special Roundtable Discussion on the 2022 French Presidential Elections with Prof. Pierre Landry (CUHK), Prof. Alistair Cole (HKBU), Dr. Emilie Tran (HKBU) and Dr. James F. Downes (CUHK) as speakers.