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John M. Duff, Jr. Professor of Law at Yale Law School Amy Chua was named the winner of the 2023 Lux et Veritas Faculty Prize in recognition of her efforts to foster intellectual diversity for students in and out of the classroom. She will receive her $10,00 award and plaque, and speak in honor of the recognition.
A reception to follow.
is the John M. Duff, Jr. Professor of Law at Yale Law School. Professor Chua received both her A.B. and J.D. degrees from Harvard University. While at Harvard Law School, Professor Chua was Executive Editor of the Harvard Law Review
. She then 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. Professor Chua joined the Yale Law School faculty in 2001. Her expertise is in international business transactions, law and development, ethnic conflict, and globalization and the law. Her first book, World on Fire: How Exporting Free Market Democracy Breeds Ethnic Hatred and Global Instability
was a New York Times bestseller and selected by both The Economist
and the U.K.’s Guardian
as a Best Book of 2003. She is also the author of the critically acclaimed Day of Empire: How Hyperpowers Rise to Global Dominance — and Why They Fall,
the 2011 memoir Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother
, and the New York Times
bestseller, The Triple Package: How Three Unlikely Traits Explain the Rise and Fall of Cultural Groups
, coauthored with Jed Rubenfeld. Her latest book is Political Tribes: Group Instinct and the Fate of Nations
Professor Chua has appeared on Good Morning America
, The Today Show
, The Colbert Report
, Charlie Rose
, and Real Time with Bill Maher
. She has addressed numerous government and policymaking institutions, including the Brookings Institution, the CIA, the World Economic Forum in Davos, and the World Knowledge Forum in Seoul. In 2011, Professor Chua was 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 also received the Yale Law School's "Best Teaching" award.