Amy Chua is a John M. Duff, Jr. Professor at Yale Law School. Her most recent book, "Political Tribes: Group Instinct and the Fate of Nations," deftly explores our innate affinity for tribalism, not only historically and in other cultures, but right here and right now.
She is a noted expert in the fields of ethnic conflict and globalization and the author of the bestselling titles, "World on Fire: How Exporting Free Market Democracy Breeds Ethnic Hatred and Global Instability," "Day of Empire: How Hyperpowers Rise to Global Dominance -- and Why They Fall," "Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother" and "The Triple Package: How Three Unlikely Traits Explain the Rise and Fall of Cultural Groups in America," co-written with Jed Rubenfeld. She lives in New Haven, Conn., with her husband and two daughters.