Instant Issues Series:
Dr. Sara Newland, Assistant Professor of Government at Smith College, will speak at an Instant Issues brown bag lunchtime discussion series event on "The 2019 Hong Kong Protests: Causes and Consequences" on Thursday, January 30, 2020 in the 3rd Floor Community Room of the MassLive Building at 1350 Main Street, in downtown Springfield.
Sara Newland studies local politics in China and Taiwan. She has conducted research on public goods and services in rural China, collaboration between civil society organizations and the local state, local government responsiveness in Taiwan, ethnic politics and political science pedagogy. She teaches courses on China, East Asia and comparative politics (with a focus on authoritarian regimes and the developing world). She is an associate in research at the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies at Harvard.
Previously, she was an assistant professor of political science at Villanova University and a China public policy postdoctoral fellow at the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, Harvard Kennedy School.
The Instant Issues series is generously sponsored by Wilbraham & Monson Academy, Glenmeadow, Greenfield Savings Bank, & Sir Speedy
Special thanks to NAI Plotkin