Posted by on May 01, 2018 in Yale Events

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Date(s) - 05/01/2018
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Baltimore Country Club - Five Farms


“Amy Chua’s insightful, provocative and deeply troubling book is the place to begin our long overdue national discussion on how to repair the deep divisions in the American political landscape. Political Tribes is a wakeup call to the dangers of surrendering national unity to a fractured landscape of feuding and narrow interests.”

—Tom Brokaw, author of The Greatest Generation

Join us on Tuesday, May 1st at the The Baltimore Country Club to welcome Yale Law School Professor Amy Chua. Professor Chua is best known for her 2011 book, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, a celebration of a demanding, achievement-oriented parenting style based upon Confucianist techniques that provoked a spirited national debate about child-raising. However, she is also an internationally-recognized expert in international business transactions, law and development, ethnic conflict, and globalization and the law. For these accomplishments, she has been named one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people, one of the Atlantic Monthly‘s Brave Thinkers, and one of Foreign Policy‘s Global Thinkers. (She has also won the “Best Teaching” award at Yale Law School.) She has written to critical acclaim about such topics as why major empires rise and fall, how globalization and democratization feeds ethnic and cultural divisions in developing countries, and why various cultural groups within the United States have flourished or declined. Her latest book, Political Tribes: Group Instinct and the Fate of Nations, examines how ethnocultural rivalries influence both international relations and relations among ethnic groups within the United States itself. (In addition, Professor Chua has been credited by her former Yale Law student J.D. Vance with encouraging him to write Hillbilly Elegy, his acclaimed memoir of growing up in Appalachia.) This should be a spirited evening with one of America’s most thought-provoking public intellectuals.

This event is being sponsored by the AYA-Redpath Speakers Program which sends current Yale faculty and administrators to speak to alumni at Yale Club luncheons, receptions, annual dinners and other special events.  We are very pleased to have support from the Robert U. Redpath Jr. ’28 Fund to make this important program possible.

There is no cost to attend this event and beverages will be available for purchase.  Dress code is Business Casual (no jeans).


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