Bulletin No. 2, 2020

58   Chinese University Bulletin No. 2, 2010 Intellectual Cross-currents Former US Secretary of State on Asia’s Future P rof. Condoleezza Rice, former US Secretary of State and Thomas and Barbara Stephenson Senior Fellow on Public Policy at Hoover Institute, Stanford University, visited the CUHK campus on 19 March to give a lecture on ‘The Future of Asia’. Over a thousand CUHK staff and students, government officials, business leaders, members of the public, and the press packed the lecture halls. At the lecture, Professor Rice expressed her optimism for Asia’s future but pointed out that ensuring regional safety was a responsibility that came with prosperity. She touched upon a comprehensive range of issues that concerned the development of Asian countries and presented her trenchant analysis of the problems and opportunities they faced. England’s Medical Chief on Public Health and Art S ir Liam Donaldson, Chief Medical Officer for England and Adviser to the United Kingdom, was invited to present a Wei Lun Public Lecture on ‘Public Health and Art’ on 26 March 2010. The birth of the modern public health movement was a response to the diseases and social scourges of the industrial revolution in European cities throughout the last 200 years when public health moved between the personal, the public and the political environment. Sir Liam explored the close links between art and public health from the 19th century to modern times.