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Josie J. Zhou

Graduated from University of Oxford with a D.Phil from the Department of Philology (Cognition & Communication), Dr. Josie Zhou has worked for various United Nations agencies in Paris, Geneva, Vienna, The Hague, New York, Johannesburg, Tokyo, and Hong Kong among other duty stations and international non-profit institutions. Elected member of the UK Society of Authors 1991-2013, she is an initiator of the Peace and Development Foundation, on the Advisory Board for the Jackie Chan Charitable Foundation and Bridge-to-China (WZQ) Charitable Foundation. She also supports a number of public service and environmental organizations. From 2005 to 2014, she served as the Chief Advisor for Hong Kong SAR and Macau SAR, for UNDP China; and currently she is an honorary advisor for the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Cultural Heritage Conservation programme.