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Fireside Chat with Prof. Ko-Yung Tung: Breaking the Glass Ceiling – International Legal Careers and AAPI Representation in the Legal Profession

April 23, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

HALS, HIALSA, and CLA jointly invite Prof. Ko-Yung Tung to a fireside chat scheduled on April 23 (Friday), 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. EST. On Friday, Prof. Tung will discuss the following topics: AAPI representation in the legal profession, the opportunities and realities of pursuing international legal careers, and breaking the glass ceiling for AAPI minorities.

Each participant will receive a $20 food credit! Register for the event here:

Prof. Ko-Yung Tung is the former Secretary General of the Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) and the former Senior Vice President and General Counsel of the World Bank. He is currently a lecturer at HLS, teaching a course entitled “International Investment Arbitration: Policies, Issues, and Challenges.” Previously, Prof. Tung taught as an adjunct professor at Yale Law School and New York University School of Law. He also taught as a visiting professor at Tsinghua University and University of Arizona School of Law.

In the public sector, Prof. Tung advises sovereign governments and agencies in the areas of foreign investment and international economic relations. In private practice, as Senior Partner of O’Melveny & Myers and Senior Counsellor at Morrison & Foerster, he counseled multinational corporations with respect to their internationalbusiness strategies, cross-border transactions, dealings with governmental authorities and international investment disputes.

Prof. Tung was born in Beijing, China, and raised in Tokyo, Japan. He received his education from Harvard College (A.B. physics, 1970), Harvard Law School (J.D., 1973), and University of Tokyo, Faculty of Law (Research Fellow, 1971-72). Keenly aware of his Asian heritage and his life experiences, Prof. Tung is active in many NGOs focusing on AAPI and trans-Pacific issues, including the Asian American Legal Education and Defense Fund (AALDEF), National Asian Pacific Bar Association, U.S.-China Education Fund, and the Mansfield Foundation. He served as the Chairman of the Board of Governors of the East West Center and as a member of the Presidential Commission on U.S.-Asia Trade and Investment.


April 23, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Asia Law Society