Richard Weixing HU胡偉星

Distinguished Professor

Dean of Faculty of Social Sciences
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).