Creating the Extraordinary Student Experience

APAHM 2013 Speaker Series: Yul Kwon


Time: Monday, January 07, 2013 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Location: U.S. Bank Conference Theater

Join the Student Life Multicultural Center, Asian American Association, and South Asian Student Association in welcoming kick-off speaker for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month 2013! Co-sponsored by the Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers. 

Yul Kwon won the hit CBS reality show Survivor: Cook Islands during 2006's controversial, racially segregated season. On his way to victory, Kwon skillfully led a multi-ethnic team, earned a reputation as one of the show's most strategic and honest players, and smashed stereotypes about Asian American men in the media.

Most recently, Kwon has hosted PBS's America Revealed, a four-part documentary series that takes a unique look at what makes America tick-specifically, the industrial operations that dominate a lot of daily life in the United States. Kwon's other recent activities include working as a special correspondent for CNN, appearing as a regular guest lecturer at the FBI Academy, and speaking at many of the country's top corporations and universities, including Yahoo, Verizon, AT&T, McKinsey, Goldman Sachs, Dell, Yale, Duke, and Northwestern. He has been active in a number of charitable efforts and has organized a nationwide campaign to increase the number of minority bone marrow donors-a cause he began championing when his best friend died from leukemia in college.

Yul Kwon's talk is titled Beyond Math Geeks and China Dolls: Overcoming Stereotypes About Asian Americans to Find Success in the Real World.

This event is part of the 2013 Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.  For more information about Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, please contact Annabelle Estera at or 614-688-8449.  Or, visit the Student Life Multicultural Center website at APAHM is presented by the Student Life Multicultural Center, Asian American Association, South Asian Student Association, and Asian American Studies.

Annabelle Estera
Student Life Multicultural Center

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