DateApril 08, 2021 (Thursday)
Time17:30 - 18:30
SpeakerMike Chinoy
ModeratorVictoria Caplan
VenueOnline via Zoom


About this iTalk

In this talk, award-winning journalist and former CNN correspondent, Mike Chinoy will discuss the biography he has written about Kevin Boyle (1943-2010), one of the world’s great human rights lawyers. In a career as a lawyer and academic, starting in Northern Ireland in the 1960s, across decades and continents, Boyle worked on issues ranging from freedom of the press to the rights of minorities (ethnic, religious, and sexual) and more. 

Kevin Boyle was a charismatic, influential figure: a great lawyer, scholar, and mentor whose fascinating life story deserves to be better known.  This talk will be a great opportunity to learn about Boyle’s remarkable career and his lasting and extensive legacy.

HKUST Library has both a paper copy and an e-copy of the book, Are You with Me: Kevin Boyle and the Rise of the Human Rights Movement

Anyone interested in buying a signed copy of the book can contact Mike Chinoy at Copies are HK$250 each.



  • The talk will be recorded and photos will be taken during the talk.
  • Students may attain 1.0 hour credit for the HLTH1010 Healthy Lifestyle Course "Wellness and Personal Enrichment" module
  • Zoom meeting ID and passcode will be sent to registrants at 5pm, 1 day before the talk.

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Mr. Mike Chinoy

About the Speaker

As a foreign correspondent for CNN for 24 years, Mike Chinoy won Emmy, Peabody and Dupont awards for his journalism. While he worked primarily in China and North Korea, he also reported on the Troubles in Northern Ireland in the 1970s and 80s. It was during this time that he met Kevin Boyle. Chinoy is currently a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the University of Southern California’s US-China Institute and is based in Hong Kong. His books include China Live: People, Power, and Television Revolution (1999), Meltdown: The Inside Story of the North Korean Nuclear Crisis (2008), and The Last POW (2014).



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