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[Dr. Li Dak-Sum Research Seminar]

Date: September 24, 2021 (Friday)

Time: 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Venue: Seminar Room 3, G/F, The Hong Kong Jockey Club Building for Interdisciplinary Research, 5 Sassoon Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong; and via ZOOM

Creating a Well-educated and Healthy Middle Class Worldwide


Ambassador George Hara Honorary Professor of Medicine

Faculty of Medicine

Chinese University of Hong Kong


  • Group Chairman and CEO, DEFTA Partners Group, USA, Japan, EU, and Hong Kong

  • Special Advisor to the HKSTP, HKSAR and International Advisor, Hong Kong Polytechnic University

  • Chairman of the Board, Alliance Forum Foundation in Special Consultative Status of the UN Economic and Social Council

  • Chairman of Ministry of Justice Corporate Legislature Council, Former Inter-Governmental Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the UN, Special Advisor to Ministry of Finance and Special Advisor to the Cabinet Office of the Prime Minister of Japan

  • Adjunct Professor of Management, Faculty of Business Administration, Chinese University of Hong Kong and Distinguished Professor, School of Medicine, Osaka Metropolitan University. Council Member of the World Economic Forum(retired) and STS Forum

  • Honorary Co-Chairman, Business Advisory Council, The National Republican Congressional Committee, US

  • Silicon Valley venture capitalist as General Partner of Accel Partners and serial entrepreneur, funded and led many early-stage technology companies in the US, Europe and Isreal to success, including the first gene therapy company Viagene, the first antisense therapy company Isis Pharmaceuticals, and the first video conference company PictureTel/Polycom, the most advanced graphic controller venture Oplus Semiconductor (merged with INTEL), Borland, the 2nd largest software company in the world and Fortinet, a major cybersecurity company in the world

  • Social Entrepreneur in nutrition, education, and financial reformation for poor sectors in Africa and Asia. Former Special Advisor to the President of the Republic of Zambia

  • Maya Civilization Archaeologist in Central America in 1970’s and Board of San Francisco Opera, Zoo and University of San Francisco, Founder of The Hara Model Railway Museum, the largest model railway museum in the world


For enquiries, please contact Ms. Tracy Ching at +852 2831 5375 or


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