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Event occurred on: 5-26-2022

Celebration of AAPI Heritage Month - a Conversation with Ken Liu

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT

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In celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, please join Freshfields’ Asian / Pacific / South Asian / American group (APSAA) and author Ken Liu for a live virtual conversation.  

The Values of Stories; Stories of Values: Why We Do What We Do?

The latest research shows that we are fundamentally a story-driven species. Our perception and understanding of the world are inextricably tied to our imagination of the world and help shape the careers we choose. And the most important thing we imagine? Our values, which are not defined through syllogisms or spreadsheets, formulas or algorithms, but through stories. We strive to emulate our heroes and mentors, and we pattern our lives after theirs.

Through an examination of classic children’s stories, author Ken Liu will guide us to discover a set of values that are foundational to the story we live and tell. Everything we do is tied to this act of collective and individual storytelling, in which we live out our truest values and become heroes to those who come after us.

Please join this lively conversation as we discuss: 

  • What are the values important to you?
  • How does your work fit into your story?
  • How can we reimagine a life in the law as part of this grandest of epics? 

About the Author: 

Ken Liu is an American author of speculative fiction. He has won the Nebula, Hugo, and World Fantasy awards, as well as top genre honors in Japan, Spain, and France, among other countries.

Liu’s debut novel, The Grace of Kings, is the first volume in a silkpunk epic fantasy series, The Dandelion Dynasty, in which engineers play the role of wizards. His debut collection, The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories, has been published in more than a dozen languages. A second collection, The Hidden Girl and Other Stories, followed. He also penned the Star Wars novel, The Legends of Luke Skywalker.