Frank Wu, Distinguished Professor and Chair of Committee of 100, Visits STL
Frank Wu, one of the leading public intellectuals in the United States on questions of Asian American identity and trends in legal education, visited the STL community on December 6 for a public lecture and meetings with faculty. Professor Wu is a Distinguished Professor at University of California Hastings College of Law. He previously served as Chancellor and Dean at the school. In 2013, he was voted the most influential dean in legal education in a poll by National Jurist magazine. He is a former dean of Wayne State University Law School and a former member of the law faculty of Howard University. He was the first Asian American to hold each of these appointments.
Professor Wu spoke with STL students and faculty about his experience as an American of Chinese heritage and the challenges presented by stereotypical assumptions in U.S. society. He also talked about his work as Chair of the Committee of 100, an invitation-only non-profit group of highly successful and influential Chinese Americans founded by Yo-Yo Ma, I.M. Pei and others, with the twin missions of promoting positive U.S.-China relations and the civic participation of Chinese Americans.