Yale Law School Professor Amy Chua, a respected writer on global politics and economics and author of Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, will speak at the Second General Session of Phi Theta Kappa’s 2012 Annual Convention. Professor Chua will address the college completion agenda and the 2012/2013 Honors Study Topic, The Culture of Competition, from the perspective of such diverse topics as the rise and fall of hyperpowers, globalization and parenting.
Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, which espouses Chinese traditions of child rearing, was a New York Times bestseller and generated favorable comments as well as controversy. Chua has contributed articles on education and student success to various media, including USA TODAY.
Her most recent book, Day of Empire: How Hyperpowers Rise to Global Dominance–and Why They Fall, examines history’s handful of dominant world powers to reveal the reasons behind their success and the roots of their ultimate demise.
In her earlier bestseller World on Fire: How Exporting Free Market Democracy Breeds Ethnic Hatred and Global Instability, Professor Chua proposed a fundamentally new perspective on how to sustain globalization by finding ways to spread its benefits while curbing its most destructive aspects. World on Fire was selected one of Best Books of 2003 by The Economist.
Professor Chua has taught law at Duke, Stanford, and New York Universities and has practiced law on Wall Street. She served as Executive Editor of the Harvard Law Review and received a Distinguished Teaching Award from Yale Law School.
Professor Chua held an International Affairs Fellowship on the Council on Foreign Relations.