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APSS International Scholar Talk by University of Warsaw, Poland

15 Mar 2023


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We are honoured to have Dr Maria THEISS, Assistant Professor of the Faculty of Political Science and International Studies at University of Warsaw (UW), to deliver a talk amid her hectic three-day visit to PolyU.  The talk, entitled “Who should receive what and why?": Citizens' perceptions of deservingness and distributive justice in a multilayered welfare context”, was held face-to face for the first time in the International Scholar Talk Series on 9 March 2023. This talk is also one of APSS’ 50th Anniversary celebratory events.

During her presentation, Dr THEISS examined how Polish citizens reflect on deservingness principles and how these notions are contextualised by the legacy of the Polish welfare state.  The talk was moderated by Dr Qiaobing WU, Associate Professor and Associate Head of APSS.  Dr Herbary CHEUNG, Research Assistant Professor of APSS, and several attendees joined the discussion on how people’s mindset of deservingness affects social policy implantation in Hong Kong and identified areas for possible research collaboration between UW and PolyU.

Thank Dr Maria THEISS for delivering an inspiring presentation!


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