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CHQ Watch Party: Revisiting Amy Chua's 2018 Lecture

Wednesday, May 13, 2020
10:45am EDT

Location Chautauqua Institution Facebook Page

For this week’s Chautauqua Lecture Series #CHQWatchParty, we’re revisiting Amy Chua's lecture that she delivered on July 6, 2018, drawing on her book "Political Tribes: Group Instinct and the Fate of Nations." That lecture closed our week on "American Identity."

Chua is the John M. Duff, Jr. Professor of Law at Yale Law School. After graduating from Harvard Law School, Chua clerked for Chief Judge Patricia M. Wald on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and, prior to entering academics in 1994, practiced with the Wall Street firm of Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton. She joined the Yale Law School faculty in 2001. She is the author of several books, including "World on Fire: How Exporting Free Market Democracy Breeds Ethnic Hatred and Global Instability," "Day of Empire: How Hyperpowers Rise to Global Dominance — and Why They Fall," "Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother," "The Triple Package: How Three Unlikely Traits Explain the Rise and Fall of Cultural Groups," coauthored with Jed Rubenfeld.

Vice President and Emily and Richard Smucker Chair for Education Matt Ewalt will be on hand to lead and moderate a discussion in the comments section. Please post your thoughts and questions throughout the lecture.

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In this time of social distancing, we’re all looking for ways to be connected. To this end, we’re trying something new here at Chautauqua: CHQ Watch Parties, highlighting some of our favorite lectures from the past few years. Once a week, we’ll gather remotely on Facebook to revisit some of the best Chautauqua lectures and programs of the past few years, and to share our questions and comments with each other. We’ve always known how to have a conversation at Chautauqua, and now we’re bringing that conversation into your homes.

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