Presentations

Selected Research Presentations (Last Five Years):

Kühner, S. Beyond the Limits of the Productivist Regime: Capturing Three Decades of East Asian Welfare Development with Fuzzy Sets, Presented at the Research Centre for East Asian Studies, Soochow University, Taiwan, 9 September 2021 (Invited Lecture). 

Kühner, S., Choi, Y. J., and Shi, S. J. From ‘New Social’ to ‘Covid Social Risks’? The Challenges for Inclusive Society in Hong Kong, South Korea, and Taiwan Amidst the Global Pandemic, Presented at the 17th Annual Conference of the East Asian Social Policy Research Network & 27th Annual Conference of the Foundation for International Studies on Social Security: Mitigating the Economic and Social Impact of Covid-19: The Role of Social Security and Social Welfare Responses in East and West, Lingnan University, Hong Kong, 2-4 July 2021. 

Shi, S. J. and Kühner, S. Social Policy in East Asia: Between Productivism and Social Investment, Presented at the 17th Annual Conference of the East Asian Social Policy Research Network & 27th Annual Conference of the Foundation for International Studies on Social Security: Mitigating the Economic and Social Impact of Covid-19: The Role of Social Security and Social Welfare Responses in East and West, Lingnan University, Hong Kong, 2-4 July 2021.

Kühner, S., Lau, K.W.M. and Addae, E. The Mediating Role of Social Capital in the Relationship Between Socioeconomic Status and Children’s Subjective Well-being in Hong Kong, Presented at the Expert Webinar: The Determinants of Asian Children’s Subjective Well-being: New evidence from the 3rd wave of the International Survey of Children’s Well-being, Lingnan University, Hong Kong, 22 June 2020.

Kühner, S. and Lau, K. W. M. A Survey of Hong Kong Children’s Views on Their Lives and Well-being: Preliminary Findings from the Final Research Report, Presented at the 6th Social Policy & Governance Innovation Conference: Challenges and Opportunities for Greater Bay Area Development, Lingnan University, Hong Kong, 22-23 October 2019.

Kühner, S. Beyond the Limits of the Productivist Regime: Capturing Three Decades of East Asian Welfare Development with Fuzzy Sets, Presented at the 16th Annual Conference of the East Asian Social Policy Research Network: East Asian Welfare Futures: Between Productivism and Social Investment, National Taiwan University, Taipei, 2-3 July 2019.

Kühner, S. Mixing Methods in Comparative Research, Presented at the International Postgraduate Summer School (IPSS) 2019, Lingnan University, Hong Kong, 27 June 2019 (Invited Speaker).

Kühner, S. Overall Child Subjective Well-Being: Preliminary Findings From Hong Kong, Presented at the Children’s Worlds Seminar, University of Nantes, France, 19-20 June 2019 (Invited Speaker).

Kühner, S. Labour Market Experience, Spatial Inequality and Self-reported Happiness in the Greater Bay Area: Evidence from Hong Kong, Presented at the Institute of Guangdong, Hong Kong, and Macau Development Studies, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China, 10 June 2019 (Invited Speaker).

Kühner, S. and Lau, K. W. M. Meeting the Best Interests of Hong Kong Children? Inequality, Fairness and Well-being in a Rich Global City, Presented at the 15th EASP Annual Conference: Social Policy in Post-Growth East Asia, University of Bristol, United Kingdom, 5-6 July 2018; the SPA Annual Conference: In the Shadow of the 2007 Crisis – 10 Years On, University of York, United Kingdom, 11-13 July 2018; and the International Conference on Poverty and Social Policy, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China, 24-25 November 2018 (Invited Speaker).

Kühner, S.  Capturing National/Global Co-production with Sequential Mixed Methods: The Case of Greater Chinese and East Asian Miracle Growth, Presented at the University of Bremen Conference: Global Dynamics of Social Policy, University of Bremen, Germany, 25-26 October 2018 (Invited Speaker).

Kühner, S. and Amoah, P. A. Social Policy in Times of Distress, Presented at the Center for Population and Policy Studies Conference: Population and Social Policy in a Shifting World, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, 7 August 2018 (Invited Speaker).

Kühner, S. Bridging Cross-Cultural Boundaries: The Challenges of Bridging ‘East’ and ‘West’, Presented at the Department of Social Policy & Social Work Workshop: The Future of Social Policy Research in East Asia and the United Kingdom, University of York, United Kingdom, 10 July 2018 (Invited Speaker).

Kühner, S. Mixing Methods in Comparative Research, Presented at the International Postgraduate Summer School (IPSS) 2018, Lingnan University, Hong Kong, 28 June 2018 (Invited Speaker).

Kühner, S. Happiness of Young People in Hong Kong: The Role of Labour Market Experience, Presented at the International Conference, Youth Opportunity in Asia: Coming of Age in the 21st Century: Comparing Youth Opportunities, Civic Values, and Social Attitudes across Asia, National Chung Cheung University, Chiayi, Taiwan, 18-19 December 2017 (Invited Speaker).

Chau, R., Yu, W. K., and Kühner, S. Defamilisation Issues, Adult Worker Models and Pro-Employment Measures for Women, Presented at the Hong Kong Sociological Association Annual Meeting 2017, Social Transformations in Chinese Societies, Lingnan University, Hong Kong, 9 December 2017.

Kühner, S. A Global Discourse in the Making: Revisiting the Productivism, Inequality and Economic Growth Nexus in Greater China and East Asia, Presented at the International Social Policy Conference, ‘Doing’ Comparative Social Policy in Changing Global Context, Lingnan University, Hong Kong, 8-9 December 2017.

Kühner, S. Inequality and Happiness in a Rich Society: The Case of Hong Kong, Presented at the 14th East Asian Social Policy Research Network Annual Conference, Nagoya University, Japan, 2-3 August 2017.

Kühner, S. Uncertainty in the Role of Young People in Hong Kong and the Region, Presented at the HKUST & Oxford Series, Uncertainty in an Interconnected World: Politics, Society and Policy, Leadership and Public Policy Executive Education Programme (LAPP), The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong, 4 July 2017 (Invited Speaker).

Kühner, S. Mixing Methodologies in Comparative Research, Presented at the Lingnan University & University of Oxford International Postgraduate Summer School, Lingnan University, Hong Kong, 28 June 2017 (Invited Speaker).

Kühner, S. Meeting the ‘Best Interests’ of the Child? Fairness, Inequality and Child Well Being across Rich Countries, Presented at the Taiwan Fund for Children and Families International Conference for Children’s Rights: A Rights-based Approach to Child Welfare, Evergreen International Convention Center, Taipei, Taiwan, 15-16 June 2017 (Keynote Speaker) and the Lingnan University & University of Oxford International Postgraduate Summer School, Lingnan University, Hong Kong, 26 June 2017 (Invited Speaker).

Kühner, S. Measuring Social Policy Development and Well-Being in Asia, Presented at the Indian Social Policy Network Workshop, Advances in Research and Practice in International Development Studies and Social Policy, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, 24-26 May 2017 (Keynote Speaker).

Kühner, S. Productive versus Protective Welfare Policy: False Dichotomy for China’s Economic and Social Development?, Presented at the International Symposium, Roles and Status of Hong Kong and Macao in China’s National Development Strategies, Institute of Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao Development Studies, Sun Yat-sen University, China, 13-14 May 2017 (Invited Speaker).

Kühner, S. Talent Competition in ‘Smart’ Global Cities: What Role for Productive and Protective Welfare Policy?, Presented at the Lingnan University, King’s College London, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Research Symposium, Smart Cities, Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Asia: Challenges and Opportunities, Lingnan University, Hong Kong, 20 April 2017 (Invited Speaker).