The Asian Experience in America and What it Means for Australia
Free Public Lecture
Theatre G08, Ground Floor
Melbourne Law School
185 Pelham Street, Carlton
T: 9035 1111
Frank H Wu, author, law professor, former law school dean, and head of a prestigious non-profit Chinese American membership organization, will discuss Asian immigration to the United States over 150 years. Using historical examples, social science, personal stories, and humour, he will explain how Asian Americans have achieved success and continue to fight for equal opportunity.
He will consider both models of assimilation and multiculturalism. His presentation will explain race relations in America and offer comparisons to Australia.
He also will engage in dialogue about how democracy and diversity can work together as ideals.
This lecture is co-presented by the Melbourne Law School and the Asian Australian Lawyers Association Inc.
Frank H Wu, Distinguished Professor of Law
Frank H Wu
Distinguished Professor of Law
University of California Hastings College of Law
Frank H Wu is currently a Distinguished Professor at University of California Hastings College of Law. He previously served as Chancellor and Dean after having been voted the most “influential” dean in legal education in a poll by National Jurist magazine. In April 2016, he was elected by the members of Committee of 100 as their Chair. The Committee of 100 is a nonprofit membership organization. It invites Chinese Americans who have achieved the highest levels of success to join, working on twin missions of promoting good relations between the US and China and the civic engagement of Chinese Americans. He is the author of Yellow: Race in America Beyond Black and White, and coauthor of Race, Rights and Reparation: Law and the Japanese American Internment. Professor Wu was born in the United States in 1967, to immigrants from Taiwan. He is married to Carol L. Izumi. They live in San Francisco.