Kenneth CHAN Ka Lok 陳家洛 is an Associate Professor at the Department of Government and International Studies and Director of the Comparative Governance and Policy Research Centre at Hong Kong Baptist University, President of the Hong Kong Association for European Studies and Board Member of the Asia-Pacific European Union Studies Association. He has taught Comparative Politics, UK Politics, European Integration, Democratization, Research Methods, and Hong Kong Politics. His research areas include European Politics, Democratization, EU’s external relations as well as Government and Politics of Hong Kong. A Hong Kong citizen, he read Politics at Oxford University and worked in Warsaw and Gdańsk, Poland. He speaks English, Cantonese, Mandarin, and Polish fluently and has learnt Czech, Slovene, Hungarian and Estonian. He is a founding member of the Civic Party in Hong Kong and served as its Branch Chair, Secretary-General and Chairman before elected member of the Hong Kong Legislative Council in 2012-2016. He is married and has five children.
"...the good of man must be the objective of the science of politics" - Aristotle
“No society, no matter how technologically advanced, can function without a moral basis, a conviction, which is not a matter of opportunity, circumstances or anticipated benefits. However, morality is not here for the society to function, but simply because it makes a human being human.” - Jan Patocka, On the duty to resist injustice