Members of social service societies are encouraged to attend the upcoming "East Asian Policy International Conference", to be hosted by the Hong Kong Institute of Education (HKIEd). The theme of the gathering is the restructuring of welfare systems in the region and the extent policymaking in this area is being affected by globalisation, conflicts and international disputes. The conference will also encourage a lively discussion on the new social challenges following the global financial crisis. August 30-31. HKIEd, Tai Po campus (below left). HK$100. For details and registration visit http://bit.ly/rmXAIO .
HKU Christian group to hold off-site meeting
The University of Hong Kong's (HKU) Christian Association has organised a meeting this month to discuss the relationship between the association and HKU. Unlike other association events, this one will be at the Polytechnic University of Hong Kong. August 28, 7-9pm. For more details, go to http://on.fb.me/pGpHbo .
Frank Gehry show goes outside the box
Budding artists and architects should take note of the upcoming "Outside the Box" - a Frank Gehry exhibition. Hosted by Swire Properties, the show will feature a number of past and recent projects to illustrate the works of the Pritzker Prize-winning architect (below right). The event will provide insights into Gehry's unconventional design process through sketches, images and conceptual models. Details to be confirmed. ArtisTree, 3/F Cornwall House, Tai Koo Place, Island East, Quarry Bay. Visit the Grebstad Hicks Facebook page at http://on.fb.me/oJ8jWt .
HKBU seminar on China's global relations
Politics and foreign policy majors are invited to attend a two-day symposium at the Hong Kong Baptist University on "Chinese Ethics of War and Peace: Traditional Approaches and Contemporary Problems", which aims to offer historical insights. August 30-31. RRS 905, 9/F Sir Run Run Shaw Building, Ho Sin Hang Campus, HKBU. Visit http://bit.ly/pEsIMB  for details.