‘Lord Wei serves in the House of Lords as the youngest and only active Chinese peer. He is a social entrepreneur, interested in social reform and developing civil society solutions to social problems. As a British Chinese, Lord Wei is also active in the promotion of trade and cultural ties between the UK and China and seats as the Chair to the All Party Parliamentary Group on East Asian Business and also as a Treasurer to the All Party Parliamentary Group on Chinese in Britain.
Lord Wei was a former advisor with Her Majesty’s Government on the Big Society and currently works with the Community Foundation Network to develop local responses to the Big Society.
Lord Wei will give a lecture in memory of Lord Chan who was the first ever ethnic Chinese member of the House of Lords, and a great physician who was much loved by those he served and much missed when he passed away in 2006.
This lecture will seek to enable a prominent member of the Overseas Chinese community to sum up the state of community in their country, summarise the challenges they face and lessons learnt, and seek to offer suggestions for the way forward that benefit not only Chinese people, but their host countries and indeed the world.
This event is free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis.
The lecture will take place on Wednesday 23rd November 2011, 6.30pm- 8pm at the Hong Kong Theatre, London School of Economics.
For any queries, please contact Dr. Hong Lu at [email protected] or on 020 7955 6126 and 07876441118.