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Knowledge @Wharton: July 10, 2017

Host Dan Loney is joined by Mugambi Jouet (Law Professor; Author of “Exceptional America: What Divides Americans from the World and From Each Other”, Stanford University), Andrew Kuchins (Senior Fellow and Research Professor, Georgetown University), David Keith (Mitsui Career Development Professor, MIT Sloan School of Management), Erik Jones (Director of European and Uraisan Studies; Professor of European Studies and International Political Economy, Johns Hopkins University), Rudra Sil (Professor of Political Science and the SAS Director of the Huntsman Program in International Studies & Business, Univeristy of Pennsylvania), Avery Goldstein (Professor of Global Politics and Internation Relations, University of Pennsylvania), John Paul MacDuffie (Professor of Management; Director of the Program on Vehicle and Mobility Innovation (PVMI), the Wharton School; Wharton’s Mack Institute for Innovation Management), and Minyuan Zhao (Associate Professor of Management, The Wharton School) on the Monday, July 10, 2017 edition of Knowledge@Wharton.

Air Date: Monday, July 10, 2017 on SiriusXM 132

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Knowledge @Wharton: July 10, 2017 10:00

Air Time: 10:00 am
Featuring: Andrew Kuchins, Erik Jones, Rudra Sil

Knowledge @Wharton: July 10, 2017 10:30

Air Time: 10:30 am
Featuring: David Keith, John Paul MacDuffie

Knowledge @Wharton: July 10, 2017 11:00

Air Time: 11:00 am
Featuring: Avery Goldstein, Minyuan Zhao

Knowledge @Wharton: July 10, 2017 11:30

Air Time: 11:30 am
Featuring: Mugambi Jouet

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Mugambi Jouet

Law Professor; Author of “Exceptional America: What Divides Americans from the World and From Each Other”, Stanford University

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An author specialized on the intriguing evolution of American democracy, politics, and culture, Mugambi Jouet teaches at Stanford Law School. He is the author of “Exceptional America: What Divides Americans From the World and From Each Other” (University of California Press, 2017), a comprehensive book on the relationship between “American exceptionalism” and the intense polarization of modern America during the Bush, Obama, and Trump presidencies.

His articles have notably been featured in Mother Jones, The New Republic, Slate, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Huffington Post, The Hill, Libération, Le Nouvel Observateur, and Le Monde, France’s flagship newspaper. Raised in Paris by a French mother and Kenyan father, Jouet then lived in the Bible Belt, Manhattan, and beyond. Drawing inspiration from Alexis de Tocqueville and his multicultural background, Jouet’s writing explores what distinguishes America from the rest of the world, for better or worse.

Book – https://www.amazon.com/Exceptional-America-Divides-Americans-World/dp/0520293290
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Andrew Kuchins

Senior Fellow and Research Professor, Georgetown University

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Dr. Andrew C. Kuchins is a Senior Fellow and Research Professor at the Center for Eurasian, Russian, and East European Studies (CERES) in the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. He has previously held senior positions at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation as well as teaching and research positions at Stanford University, the University of California at Berkeley, and the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies.

He is the author and editor of of 6 books including The Russia Balance Sheet (With Anders Aslund, 2009, Peterson Institute Press) and Russia after the Fall ( 2002 Carnegie Endowment) and more than 100 academic articles, book chapters, reports, and op-eds. His most recent publication is Elevation and Calibration: A New Russia Policy for America (Center on Global Interests, December 2016).

He regularly consults with U.S. government agencies and officials, foreign policymakers, and business about developments in Russia and Eurasia, and is regularly called upon for commentary and analysis by leading U.S. and foreign media.

Twitter – @andykuchins | ?@CSIS | @CSISRussia | @CERESGeorgetown

Publication – http://globalinterests.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/CGI_A-New-Russia-Policy-for-America_Andy-Kuchins.pdf
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David Keith

Mitsui Career Development Professor, MIT Sloan School of Management

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David R. Keith is the Mitsui Career Development Professor and an Assistant Professor of System Dynamics at the MIT Sloan School of Management.

David uses simulation modelling to examine the diffusion of new technologies in the automotive industry. His research examines corporate strategy and public policy issues including spatial patterns of technology adoption, supply constraints in production, competition between existing platforms and emerging alternative fuel vehicles, and the impact of new technologies on energy consumption and environmental impacts.

David has received several awards for his research, including a Fulbright scholarship, an Alcoa Foundation Fellowship from the American-Australian Association, a Martin Family Sustainability Fellowship from the MIT Energy Initiative, and the Dana Meadows award recognizing the best student paper at the International System Dynamics Conference. David previously worked for Holden, the Australian subsidiary of General Motors, and URS Corporation, a global engineering and environmental consultancy.

David holds BEng (Hons.), BCom, and MEnv degrees from the University of Melbourne (Australia) and a PhD from the MIT Engineering Systems Division.

Twitter – @MITSloan
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Erik Jones

Director of European and Uraisan Studies; Professor of European Studies and International Political Economy, Johns Hopkins University

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Erik Jones is Director of European and Eurasian Studies and Professor of European Studies and International Political Economy at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies of the Johns Hopkins University. He is also Senior Research Fellow at Nuffield College in Oxford, United Kingdom. Jones is author of The Politics of Economic and Monetary Union (2002), Economic Adjustment and Political Transformation in Small States (2008), and, together with Dana Allin, Weary Policeman: American Power in an Age of Austerity (2012). His most recent book is a collection of short essays called The Year the European Crisis Ended (2014). He is editor or co-editor of more than twenty books or special issues of journals on topics related to European politics and political economy including The Oxford Handbook of the European Union (2012) and The Oxford Handbook of Italian Politics (2015). Professor Jones teaches on topics in international and comparative political economy with a particular focus on Europe and the transatlantic relationship.

Professor Jones is a frequent commentator on European politics and political economy whose contributions have been published in, among others, Financial Times, New York Times, USA Today, and newspapers and magazines across Europe. He has written extensively on European monetary integration and macroeconomic governance and has been active in public debates about the European response to the global economic and financial crisis. Professor Jones is co-editor of Government and Opposition and he is a contributing editor to the Institute for International and Strategic Studies Journal Survival.

Jones earned his AB at Princeton University (1988) and his MA and PhD at Johns Hopkins SAIS (1990, 1996). Prior to joining the faculty at Johns Hopkins, he worked at the Centre for European Policy Studies, the Central European University and the University of Nottingham. A US citizen, Jones has lived in Europe for the last twenty-five years.

Twitter – @Erik_Jones_SAIS
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Rudra Sil

Professor of Political Science and the SAS Director of the Huntsman Program in International Studies & Business, Univeristy of Pennsylvania

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Rudra Sil is Professor of Political Science and the SAS Director of the Huntsman Program in International Studies & Business. His research and teaching interests encompass comparative politics, international relations, Russian/post-communist studies, Asian studies, labor politics, development studies, qualitative methodology, and the philosophy of the social sciences. He is author of Managing ‘Modernity’: Work, Community, and Authority in Late-Industrializing Japan and Russia (2002) and Beyond Paradigms: Analytic Eclecticism in the Study of World Politics (2010), coauthored with Peter Katzenstein. The latter was one of thirteen titles in international relations honored as a CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title in 2011.

Professor Sil’s articles have appeared in a wide range of journals, including Perspectives on Politics, Journal of Theoretical Politics, International Studies Quarterly, International Studies Review, Studies in Comparative International Development, Europe-Asia Studies, and Post-Soviet Affairs. He is also author of more than a dozen book chapters and coeditor of four volumes, including The Politics of Labor in a Global Age (2001) and Reconfiguring Institutions Across Time and Space (2007).

Professor Sil is currently working on two books, Russia Reconsidered: The Fate of a Former Superpower, and Pathways of the Post-communist Proletariat. Some of the research for the latter book was presented in a paper (comparing Czech and Polish labor relations) that received the Award for Best Paper in Labor Studies presented at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association (APSA).

Twitter – @PoliticsAtPenn
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Avery Goldstein

Professor of Global Politics and Internation Relations, University of Pennsylvania

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Avery Goldstein is David M. Knott Professor of Global Politics and International Relations, Director of Center for the Study of Contemporary China, and Associate Director of the Christopher H. Browne Center for International Politics at the University of Pennsylvania. Goldstein’s research focuses on international relations, security studies, and Chinese politics. His books include Rising to the Challenge: China’s Grand Strategy and International Security (2005) and China’s Challenges (2014, co-edited with Jacques deLisle). His articles have appeared in International Security, Foreign Affairs, International Organization, the Journal of Strategic Studies, China Quarterly, Asian Survey, Comparative Politics, Orbis, Security Studies, and other journals.
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John Paul MacDuffie

Professor of Management; Director of the Program on Vehicle and Mobility Innovation (PVMI), the Wharton School; Wharton’s Mack Institute for Innovation Management

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Professor MacDuffie is Professor of Management at the Wharton School and Director of the Program on Vehicle and Mobility Innovation (PVMI) at Wharton’s Mack Institute for Innovation Management. PVMI carries on the work of the International Motor Vehicle Program (IMVP), the research network founded at M.I.T. to study the challenges facing the global automotive industry, which Professor MacDuffie co-directed from 2001-2012. He received his B.A. degree from Harvard University and his Ph.D. degree from the Sloan School of Management at M.I.T.

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Minyuan Zhao

Associate Professor of Management, The Wharton School

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Minyuan Zhao is an Associate Professor of Management at Wharton. Minyuan’s research examines the interactions between firm strategy and external environment in a global context: How emerging market institutions affect firms’ global strategies, and how firms’ strategic organization across borders shapes the global economic landscape. Her papers on multinational R&D strategies received first place in the 2003 INFORMS Dissertation Proposal Competition, the BPS Best Paper Award at the Academy of Management in 2004, and the Best Conference Paper Award at the Strategic Management Society in 2006. Her work has been published in top journals such as Management Science, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of International Business Studies, and Journal of Economics and Management Studies.

Prior to joining Wharton, Minyuan was on the faculty of Ross School of Business (Michigan) and before that, Carlson School of Management (Minnesota). She was the recipient of the 2012 Teaching Excellence Award from the Michigan EMBA program and the 2013 Best Educator Award from the NUS-UCLA EMBA program. She also had work experience in entrepreneurship, government think tank, and the automotive industry.
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