Inaugural HYP Speaker Series with Guest Amy Chua ***Tickets on Sale Now!!!***
Amy Chua, author of Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, will discuss her new book, The Triple Package, and the three unlikely traits that explain the rise and fall of cultural groups in America, in a talk that could change the way you think about success.
The Harvard Radcliffe Club of Philadelphia, in combination with the Yale and Princeton Clubs, are pleased to welcome to Amy Chua (AB '84, JD '87) for a discussion of her latest book, The Triple Package: How Three Unlikely Traits Explain the Rise and Fall of Cultural Groups in America.
In her new book, The Triple Package, Yale law professor Amy Chua argues that there are three traits shared by successful cultural groups in America: a belief in their superiority, a feeling of insecurity and an ability to control impulses. She supports her thesis using primarily the examples of Jews, Mormons, Iranians, Indians, Lebanese, Nigerians, Cubans and Chinese – cultural groups who they say are among the wealthiest, healthiest and high-achieving of all Americans. While the book has been the subject of some controversy and criticism, it does raise interesting questions about what makes people succeed.
This very special opportunity to hear Amy Chua speak will be the inaugural event in the HYP Speaker Series, a new venture that the three clubs will be initiating in 2015 to promote the intellectual community in Philadelphia.
The event will held at the Racquet Club, 215 S. 16th Street, Philadelphia. Business casual attire required.
Program: Reception from 6:00-7:00pm, followed by talk at 7:00pm.
- Members: $30 advance purchase; $40 at the door
- Non-members: $40 advance purchase; $50 at the door
Inaugural HYP Speaker Series with Guest Amy Chua
February 10, 2015 from 6:00pm-9:00pm
The Racquet Club
215 S. 16th Street, Philadelphia