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Amy Chua: Tiger Mothers and Culture Wars at Yale — #18

Amy Chua is the John M. Duff Jr. Professor of Law at Yale Law School. She is the author of five books and is perhaps best known for her parenting memoir Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother.
Amy Chua is the John M. Duff Jr. Professor of Law at Yale Law School. She is the author of five books and is perhaps best known for her parenting memoir Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother. She has been named one of Time magazine's 100 most influential people, one of The Atlantic's Brave Thinkers, and one of Foreign Policy's Global Thinkers.

Steve and Amy discuss:

00:00 Amy Chua's heritage and background
8:23 Growing up as an outsider
12:49 Chua's first book: market dominant minorities
20:59 The inspiration for "Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother"
27:31 How Amy Chua's daughters will raise their kids
32:24 Freedom of expression at Yale and other elite universities
39:50 Kavanaugh SCOTUS nomination and Chua's op-ed in WSJ
42:13 Chua's political leanings and hope for the country
46:53 Are there ideological tests at elite universities?

Web site:
https://www.amychua.com/

Music used with permission from Blade Runner Blues Livestream improvisation by State Azure.


Steve Hsu is Professor of Theoretical Physics and of Computational Mathematics, Science, and Engineering at Michigan State University. Previously, he was Senior Vice President for Research and Innovation at MSU and Director of the Institute of Theoretical Science at the University of Oregon. Hsu is a startup founder (SafeWeb, Genomic Prediction, Othram) and advisor to venture capital and other investment firms. He was educated at Caltech and Berkeley, was a Harvard Junior Fellow, and has held faculty positions at Yale, the University of Oregon, and MSU.

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