Best-selling author at Dallas Public Library March 10 …Amy Chua offers revolutionary insights into global power

Dallas – A best-selling author and noted expert in international business, ethnic conflict and globalization will be the featured speaker Tuesday, March 10 at Authorspeak, presented by the Dallas Public Library and the World Affairs Council. Amy Chua is the author of Day of Empire: How Hyperpowers Rise to Global Dominance – and Why They Fall. A reception for Chua will begin at 6 p.m. at the Central Library, 1515 Young St. , on the first floor, followed by a 6:30 p.m. lecture and book signing.

A Yale law professor and daughter of immigrants, Chua’s book examines a number of world-dominant powers and argues that tolerance and multiculturalism are indispensable features of global economic and military success. Chua offers an illuminating survey of the benefits of tolerance and pluralism, often as a tacit brief for maintaining America ‘s generous immigration policies.

Chua has also has taught law at Duke, Stanford, and New York Universities . She has been a Wall Street lawyer who worked on the privatization of Telmex, the national telephone company of Mexico .

The final program in the Authorspeak series will be held May 6, featuring Reza Aslan, author of How to Win a Cosmic War: Confronting Radical Islam. Aslan explores why religion is again becoming the supreme marker of identity in nearly all parts of the globe. In doing so, he launches a revolution in the way we understand and confront radical Islam. Aslan is a fellow at the University of Southern California ‘s Center on Public Diplomacy and a Middle East Analyst for CBS News.

To register for Authorspeak events or for more information visit or call the World Affairs Council’s reservations hotline at (214) 965-8412. All authors’ books will be available for purchase after the programs.

The mission of the nonprofit, nonpartisan World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth is to promote international awareness, understanding and connections through its varied programs. The Council works to enhance this region’s global stature and to prepare North Texans to thrive in our complex world. The Council presents more than 100 events each year and directs the City of Dallas Office of Protocol, the International Education Initiative and the International Visitor Program. For more information visit

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