Professionals of Color Lecture Series: Beyond Math Geeks and China Dolls

Date: February 4, 2014
Time: 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Location: Cook DeWitt Auditorium

2014 Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Celebration
LIB 100 & 201 Approved

Beyond Math Geeks and China Dolls: Overcoming Stereotypes About Asian Americans to Find Success in the Real World

Featuring:  Yul Kwon

Yul Kwon won the CBS reality show "Survivor: Cook Islands" during the 2006 controversial, racially segregated season. On his way to victory, Kwon skillfully led a multiethnic team, earned a reputation as one of the show's most strategic and honest players, and smashed media stereotypes about Asian American men. During his presentation, Kwon will raise awareness around harmful stereotypes and offer ways to overcome preconceived biases.

Kwon has hosted PBS's "America Revealed," a four-part documentary that takes a unique look at what makes America tick. He is a special correspondent for CNN, appears regularly as a guest lecturer at the FBI Academy, and speaks at top corporations and universities, including Yahoo, Verizon, AT&T, McKinsey, Goldman Sachs, Dell, Yale, Duke and Northwestern.

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