- Global Education
- Speaker Program
It was an honor to host Jason Hsu (Hsu Yu-jen; 許毓仁), a former member of Taiwan’s parliament who oversaw technology policy, development, entrepreneurship, and innovation. He was integral in the passing of important legislation pertaining to autonomous vehicles, cybersecurity and virtual currency, artificial intelligence development, and FinTech regulations. Mr. Hsu is also a prominent advocate for socially progressive legislation. He co-led the effort to pass Same Sex Marriage Act and championed for End of Life Dignity Act. His talk focused mainly on being a change agent, using technology for social good, and the realities faced in Taiwan today.
Mr. Hsu shared his background of growing up in a night market in Taiwan and the strong work ethic and hustler’s mindset he learned from his mother. She taught him that when you are presented with an opportunity, that you should create opportunities for others. For Mr. Hsu, this led him to devote time to public service, telling the boys to have the goal of putting the interests of others first.
He presented three questions for students to consider for themselves:
- Who am I?
- What is my voice to the world?
- How will the world be different because of me?
Mr. Hsu urged students to always stand up for their beliefs and shared the qualities of a Beginners Mind:
- Finding your purpose - don’t settle
- Adaptive Mind
- Open to Adventure
- Build Consensus
Following the Chapel, Mr. Hsu met for a smaller question and answer session with students and faculty.
Belmont Hill is grateful to the Kageyama-Hunt family for sponsoring global speakers through the Kageyama-Hunt Lecture Series. The series brings speakers to campus who model global citizenship and can inspire generations of Belmont Hill boys to embrace the challenges and opportunities of an interconnected world.
Below is a recording of the lecture.