Richard Weixing HU胡偉星

Distinguished Professor

Dean of Faculty of Social Sciences
Director of Centre for the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area Studies
Director of Institute of Global and Public Affairs
UM Development Foundation Distinguished Professor of Politics and Public Policy

Professor HU was educated at Peking University in China (B.Law in International Politics), the Johns Hopkins University SAIS (M.A. in International Relations) and University of Maryland, College Park (Ph.D. in Political Science) in the USA. He was John M. Olin Fellow at Harvard University in 1991-92 and IGCC Postdoctoral Fellow at University of California, San Diego in 1992-93. He taught and held research position at UC San Diego, Monterey Institute of International Studies, and University of Detroit before joining the faculty of University of Hong Kong in 1997. He has taught over 20 years at University of Hong Kong, where he was Professor of Political Science, Head of Department of Politics and Public Administration, a member of the Senate, and Vice-Chairman of the University Committee on Discontinuation. He held visiting positions at the University of Georgia, the Brookings Institution, Uppsala University, and National University of Singapore. His teaching and research interests focus on international political economy, China and East Asia, China’s foreign relations, and governance and public policy in Hong Kong, Macau, and Greater China. He was President of Hong Kong Political Science Association (HKPSA) from 2012 to 2014. He served in the Pan-Pearl River Delta Panel of the Hong Kong SAR Government Central Policy Unit from 2009 to 2012. Currently he is a Counsellor of the China-United States Exchange Foundation (CUSEF), and President of the Hong Kong Association of Overseas-Returned Scholars (HKAORS).

1991-92 John M. Olin Fellow, Harvard University
1992-93 IGCC Postdoc Fellow, University of California, San Diego

Lecturer, Graduate School of International Relations & Pacific Studies (IR/PS), UCSD

1993-94 Research Fellow, Monterey Institute of International Studies (MIIS)
1994-97 Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Detroit
1997-2019 Asst., Asso. and Professor; Head of Department of Politics & Public Administration, University of Hong Kong; Member, HKU Senate香港大學教務委員會; HKU Court 香港大學校董會; HKU University Disciplinary Panel 香港大學紀律委員會; HKU Committee of Enquiry into Possible Good Cause 探討充分解僱理由委員會; Vice Chairman, University Committee on Discontinuation輟學委員會
2007-08 CNAPS Fellow, The Brooking Institution, Washington, D.C., USA
Fall 2015 Senior Visiting Fellow, East Asia Institute, National University of Singapore, Singapore.

John M. Olin Fellowship, Harvard University
IGCC Postdoc Fellowship, University of California San Diego
CNAPS Fellowship, Brookings Institution
President, Hong Kong Political Science Association (HKPSA) 香港政治學學會會長(2012-2014)
Pan-Pearl River Delta Committee, HKSAR Government Central Policy Unit (CPU) 香港特區政府中央政策組泛珠三角小組委員 (2009-2012)
Counsellor, China-United States Exchange Foundation (CUSEF) 中美交流基金會顧問