Tue, Jul 23 | Maine College of Art

Hong Kong: A Discussion with Foreign Service Officer (ret.) Matthew Ward

Join us as we learn more about Hong Kong, its history, and its recent citizen protests making headlines across the globe.
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Hong Kong: A Discussion with Foreign Service Officer (ret.) Matthew Ward

Time & Location

Jul 23, 2019, 6:00 PM
Maine College of Art, 522 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101, USA

About The Event

The World Affairs Council of Maine is pleased to present a discussion on Hong Kong at the Maine College of Art (MECA). Led by retired Foreign Service Officer Matthew Ward, we'll explore the history of Hong Kong, its current status, and the recent protests over the proposed extradition law.

The program will be held in the Joanne Waxman Library at MECA. Light refreshments provided.

Limited spots available; registration required. Free and open to the public.


On street parking is available on Congress Street and Free Street. The nearest parking lot is the Spring Street Parking Garage on 45 Spring Street, Portland, ME 04101. If you use the Free Street exit from the Spring Street garage, you will find yourself at the back entrance of MECA. Enter MECA on Free Street and walk towards the security desk near the front. MECA requires all visitors and members of the public to sign-in at the front desk. The library is located on the second floor and may be accessed via an elevator or the stairs.

About the facilitator:

Matt Ward is a retired Foreign Service Officer whose career focused on China and Southeast Asia. He has lived and worked in mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan, dealt personally with China’s senior leadership and taught Chinese political and economic philosophy to U.S. diplomats preparing for assignment in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan He has taught Chinese Government and Politics at the University of Southern Maine and lectured extensively on issues related to economic restructuring and reform in China, the status of Hong Kong and the future of Taiwan. He is the former Director of Refugee and Immigration Services for Catholic Charities Maine.

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