MODERN JUNGLES: NAVIGATING CULTURAL EXTREMES with PAO LOR
Engage in a candid conversation with author and professor Pao Lor about navigating humanity, time, cultures, dreams, hopes, compassion, perseverance, and generosity.
Pao Lor is author of Modern Jungles. In Modern Jungles, Pao shares his unassuming and transformative childhood journey from his isolated, tribal village in central Laos to the heartland of America, an inspirational coming of age story capturing the essence of the enduring human spirit and the Hmong American experience. Pao’s story is a homage to individuals, communities, organizations, and countries that welcome and give persecuted individuals and families the opportunities for a new life. He is education chair and Wood Baer Professor of Education at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. Prior to joining UW-Green Bay in 2005, Pao was a middle and high school administrator and teacher, high school and college soccer head coach, and university academic advisor. Pao has published about the Hmong American experience for many years. His doctorate (PhD) in educational administration is from UW-Madison (2001) and his master of science in educational leadership (1996) and bachelor of science in education (1994) are from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. He resides in Kimberly, Wisconsin and enjoys time with his family and friends, traveling, biking, motorcycling, and playing soccer.