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Our FCC Speakers Series is a unique opportunity for our members and their guests to listen, engage and discuss the latest local and international events and trends at the Club. The talks, organized by the Club’s Professional Committee, are hosted in the FCC’s main dining room, usually over lunch and occasionally over breakfast or dinner. The speaker typically gives initial remarks for 20 minutes and then takes questions for 20 minutes. The events are on the record, and videos of them go up on the Club’s website.

Aside from organizing guest speakers, the Professional Committee plans and produces evening documentary screenings, educational workshops, debates, speed-networking opportunities and events that benefit FCC members and provide opportunities for correspondents and journalists to grow professionally. See below for a full list of all club activities.
3 Dec 2009 01:00 PM — 02:00 PM
Speaker: Giles CHANCE Visiting Professor, Guanghua Business School, Beijing University Topic: China and the Credit Crisis: the emergence of a New World Order The credit crisis has greatly weakened the West's economic and financial supremacy and accelerated the shift of power from the West to the ...
26 Nov 2009 01:00 PM — 02:00 PM
Speaker: Patrick HENNESSEY Former Captain, British Army / Author / Law Student Topic: The Afghanistan War: A British Soldier's Perspective For the first time in a generation British soldiers are once again fighting at close quarters, coming under sustained and vicious firepower, losing friends in...
12 Nov 2009 01:00 PM — 02:00 PM
Speaker: Sophie RICHARDSON Advocacy Director of Human Rights Watch’s Asia Division Topic: An Alleyway in Hell – China's "Black Jails" Chinese government agencies maintain numerous secret, unlawful detention facilities known as "black jails" in which agents hold citizens incommunicado for days and...
11 Nov 2009 01:00 PM — 02:00 PM
Speaker: Barry CHEUNG Chairman, Hong Kong Mercantile Exchange Topic: China’s commodities trading boom – what is the role for Hong Kong? Barry CHEUNG will speak on China’s growing influence in international commodities trading and Hong Kong’s own role in this process. As the world’s biggest import...
10 Nov 2009 01:00 PM — 02:00 PM
Speakers: Doug WOODRING Co-Founder, Project Kaisei Karin MALMSTROM Volunteer Topic: Capturing the Plastic Vortex – Project Kaisei Project Kaisei Co-Founder Doug WOODRING and FCC member Karin MALMSTROM will speak about their experience of 21 days in the North Pacific Gyre (the “Plastic Vortex”). L...
6 Nov 2009 01:00 PM — 02:00 PM
Speaker: Dr David ANDERSON Medical Doctor / Former Professor Topic: How WHO guidlines on Rabies are killing children Dr. ANDERSON made an educational film in 2004 on dog bites and rabies prevention. He was horrified by the harrowing specter of people, mainly children, dying from rabies, and by wh...
5 Nov 2009 01:00 PM — 02:00 PM
Speaker: Karim RASLAN Columnist Topic: Malaysia: race and religion in a rapidly-growing Southeast Asia Malaysia’s potential has long been saddled with obstacles, most notably the racially-tinged New Economic policy. A hub of market activity and mine of natural resources, it now trails neighboring...
4 Nov 2009 01:00 PM — 02:00 PM
Speaker: Jane PERLEZ Chief Pakistan Correspondent, The New York Times / International Herald Tribune 2009 Pulitzer Prize Winner Topic: Can Pakistan be saved? A nuclear-armed nation of 170 million people, Pakistan is of vital interest to the United States and the West. But it has also been the sit...
3 Nov 2009 01:00 PM — 02:00 PM
Speaker: Mike ROWSE Former Director – General of Invest Hong Kong / Author Topic: No Minister & No, Minister: A Civil Servant’s View The Accountability system, whereby a layer of Ministers and other political appointees has been installed on top of the civil service, is now seven years old. Yet t...
19 Oct 2009 01:00 PM — 02:00 PM
Speaker: Dominic NAHR War Photographer Topic: A Conversation with Dominic Nahr: War Photographer To coincide with an exhibition of Dominic NAHR’s photographs on the FCC Wall, which opens 19 October, award-wining photographer NAHR will discuss his work and challenges as a photojournalist working i...
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