YPFP Excursion: Carrie Lam, Chief Secretary of Hong Kong


Carrie Lam, Chief Secretary of Hong Kong Government speaks at Asia Society Australia boardroom briefing, September 2015.

Asia Society is pleased to host a special conversation with the Honorable Carrie Lam, Chief Secretary for Administration of Hong Kong, and distinguished public servant with over 35 years of experience in the special administrative region. Mrs. Lam assists Hong Kong’s Chief Executive C.Y. Leung as the highest ranking official in his government, having held various top positions in Hong Kong covering major policy areas including constitutional and electoral reform, development, district administration, arts and culture, and social welfare.

Mrs. Lam will speak to Asia Society’s audience on the status of “One Country, Two Systems”—the arrangement that allows Hong Kong to enjoy a certain level of political and economic autonomy from the Mainland —at a time when some have expressed doubts on the future of the arrangement. She will discuss the latest developments in Hong Kong, the recent challenges the city faces, and how bilateral ties can be further enhanced between Hong Kong and the U.S.

Asia Society has generously reserved 10 complimentary tickets for YPFP members for this event ($30 per ticket value). Members may log into their accounts and RSVP below to be added to the list by Tuesday, June 7th at 5 p.m.


  • The Hon. Carrie Lam is the Chief of Secretary for Administration of the Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. She also chairs the board overseeing the development of the West Kowloon Cultural District. Previously she has served in various bureaux and departments, including as Director of Social Welfare Department (2000–2003), Permanent Secretary for Housing, Planning and Lands (Planning and Lands) (2003–2004), Director-General of Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in London (2004–2006), Permanent Secretary for Home Affairs (2006–2007) and Secretary for Development (2007–2012).
June 09, 2016 at 12pm - 1:30pm
Asia Society
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