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Knowledge @Wharton: November 10, 2017

Host Dan Loney is joined by John Kavulich (President, U.S.-Cuba Trade and Economic Council, Inc.), Herbert Hovenkamp (Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics, Professor of Law at Penn Law; Expert in Antitrust Law and American Legal History, The Wharton School), Dan Buettener (Longevity coach and explorer, National Geographic fellow and author of several books including the recent “The Blue Zone Solution: Eating and Living Like the World’s Healthiest People”), Hemant Bhargava (Professor of Technology Management, UC Davis), Jacques deLisle (Professor of Law & Professor of Political Science; Director, University of Pennsylvania’s Center for East Asian Studies), Minyuan Zhao (Associate Professor of Management, The Wharton School), and Gustavo Arnavat (Senior Advisor, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)) on the Friday, November 10, 2017 edition of Knowledge@Wharton.

Air Date: Friday, November 10, 2017 on SiriusXM 132

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Knowledge @Wharton: November 10, 2017 10:00

Air Time: 10:00 am
Featuring: John Kavulich, Gustavo Arnavat

Knowledge @Wharton: November 10, 2017 10:30

Air Time: 10:30 am
Featuring: Herbert Hovenkamp, Hemant Bhargava

Knowledge @Wharton: November 10, 2017 11:00

Air Time: 11:00 am
Featuring: Jacques deLisle, Minyuan Zhao

Knowledge @Wharton: November 10, 2017 11:30

Air Time: 11:30 am
Featuring: Dan Buettener

Featured Guests

John Kavulich

President, U.S.-Cuba Trade and Economic Council, Inc.


Mr. Kavulich is president of the U.S.-Cuba Trade and Economic Council, Inc. (www.cubatrade.org), a private,

membership-based, not-for-profit, nonpartisan, organization established 1994 and headquartered in New York City, New York.

The U.S.-Cuba Trade and Economic Council is the most widely sourced business organization within the

United States focusing upon the Republic of Cuba. Mr. Kavulich serves as Editor of the organization’s

primary publication, Economic Eye on Cuba©. Mr. Kavulich has traveled to more than 110 countries.

Mr. Kavulich served as an Advisor to the Chairman of the Committee on Ways and Means of the United States House of Representatives. He served as an Advisor to the Chairman of the Select Revenues Subcommittee of the Committee on Ways and Means of the United States House of Representatives, and advised the staff of the Subcommittee on Foreign Agriculture and Hunger of the Committee on Agriculture of the United States House of Representatives.

Mr. Kavulich has testified before the Foreign Operations Subcommittee of the Committee on Appropriations of the United States Senate with respect to then-U.S.S.R.-related issues; and before the Subcommittee on Trade of the Committee on Ways and Means of the United States House of Representatives and before the Subcommittee on Select Revenue Measures of the Committee on Ways and Means of the United States House of Representatives with respect to Republic of Cuba-related issues. He has also testified before the United States International Trade Commission on Republic of Cuba-related issues.

Mr. Kavulich has given presentations in many countries before public and private sector audiences and has authored several news articles on his travels and work. A native of Buffalo, New York, Mr. Kavulich received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from The George Washington University School of Government and Business Administration in Washington, D.C.
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Herbert Hovenkamp

Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics, Professor of Law at Penn Law; Expert in Antitrust Law and American Legal History, The Wharton School


Herbert Hovenkamp has been named the University of Pennsylvania’s 21st Penn Integrates Knowledge University Professor, effective July 2.

The announcement was made today by Penn President Amy Gutmann and Provost Vincent Price.

A world-renowned scholar of antitrust law and policy, Hovenkamp will be the James G. Dinan University Professor, with joint faculty appointments in the Law School and in the Department of Legal Studies and Business Ethics at the Wharton School.

“Herb Hovenkamp is an exceptionally influential scholar of international renown who brings wide-ranging expertise at the intersection of law and business to Penn,” said Penn President Amy Gutmann. “He is a prolific highly-cited author whose work informs key decisions in antitrust law and policy. His unique command of complex issues at the global interaction of law, business, patents and innovation will bolster Penn’s acknowledged leadership in these areas, presenting wonderful new opportunities to foster collaboration and integrate knowledge across disciplines. Professor Hovenkamp epitomizes the uniquely collaborative and multidisciplinary skill sets of our PIK professors, and we are thrilled he is joining Penn’s eminent faculty.”

Called “the dean of American antitrust law” by The New York Times in 2011, Hovenkamp received the John Sherman Award from the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice in 2008, awarded a few times a decade for “outstanding achievement in antitrust law, contributing to the protection of American consumers and to the preservation of economic liberty.” He is currently Ben and Dorothy Willie Professor at the University of Iowa College of Law, where he has taught since 1986, and coauthor of the landmark 21-volume Antitrust Law, which has been cited more than 50 times by the Supreme Court and more than 1,000 times by federal courts.

A Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Hovenkamp has been a Fellow of the Rockefeller Foundation and the American Council of Learned Societies at Harvard Law School, Presidential Lecturer at the University of Iowa and the recipient of the University of Iowa Collegiate Teaching Award. Among more than a hundred articles and a dozen books, his Enterprise and American Law, 1836-1937 (Harvard University Press, 1991) received the Littleton-Griswold Prize of the American Historical Association, and Science and Religion in America, 1800-1860 (University of Pennsylvania Press, 1978) received the Choice Award. He earned a J.D., Ph.D. in American Civilization and M.A. in American literature from the University of Texas following a B.A. from Calvin College and taught from 1980 to 1985 at the University of California Hastings College of the Law.

“Herb Hovenkamp will be a tremendous catalyst for our eminence in antitrust and patent law,” Price said. “He is not only a globally acclaimed scholar but also a renowned teacher and mentor. I am confident that his expertise will have a major impact on our students in law, in business and across the University.”

The Penn Integrates Knowledge program was launched by Gutmann in 2005 as a University-wide initiative to recruit exceptional faculty members whose research and teaching exemplify the integration of knowledge across disciplines and who are appointed in at least two schools at Penn.

The James G. Dinan University Professorship is the gift of James G. Dinan, a 1981 graduate of the Wharton School of the University. Dinan founded York Capital Management, a New York-based investment firm in September 1991 and is the chairman, the chief executive officer and a managing Partner of the firm. He is a University trustee and a member of the Wharton Board of Overseers.
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Dan Buettener

Longevity coach and explorer, National Geographic fellow and author of several books including the recent “The Blue Zone Solution: Eating and Living Like the World’s Healthiest People”


Dan is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Blue Zones and the New York Times best-selling author of “The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer from the People Who’ve Lived the Longest.” Dan is an internationally recognized explorer, educator, public speaker and co-producer of an Emmy Award-winning travel documentary. Dan has appeared as a longevity expert on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Good Morning America, The Today Show, ABC World News, CBS’s The Early Show and CNN.
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Hemant Bhargava

Professor of Technology Management, UC Davis


Hemant Bhargava is the Jerome and Elsie Suran Professor in Technology Management at the UC Davis Graduate School of Management. He joined UC Davis in July 2003, and served as Associate Dean from 2010 to 2013. He has previously been on the faculty at Penn State University’s Smeal College of Business Administration, and the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, and with visiting appointments at Carnegie Mellon University, Humboldt University (Berlin, Germany) and the University of Maastricht (The Netherlands). Dr. Bhargava received a Ph.D. in Decision Sciences from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania in 1990. He also holds an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, and a B.S. (Honors) in Mathematics from Delhi University.

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Jacques deLisle

Professor of Law & Professor of Political Science; Director, University of Pennsylvania’s Center for East Asian Studies


Jacques deLisle’s research and teaching focus on contemporary Chinese law and politics, including: legal reform and its relationship to economic reform and political change in China, the international status of Taiwan and cross-Strait relations, China’s engagement with the international order, legal and political issues in Hong Kong under Chinese rule, and U.S.-China relations. His writings on these subjects appear in a variety of fora, including international relations journals, edited volumes of multidisciplinary scholarship, and Asian studies journals, as well as law reviews. DeLisle is also professor of political science, director of the Center for East Asian Studies at Penn, deputy director of the Center for the Study of Contemporary China and director of the Asia Program at the Foreign Policy Research Institute. He has served frequently as an expert witness on issues of P.R.C. law and government policies and is a consultant, lecturer and advisor to legal reform, development and education programs, primarily in China.

Twitter – @PennLaw
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Minyuan Zhao

Associate Professor of Management, The Wharton School


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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Gustavo Arnavat

Senior Advisor, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)


Gustavo Arnavat was nominated by President Barack Obama and confirmed unanimously by the Senate in November 2009 to represent the United States on the Executive Board of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). He also served on the Board of Directors of the Inter-American Investment Corporation and on the Donors’ Committee of the Multilateral Investment Fund, both affiliates of the IDB. As the former U.S. executive director for the IDB, he was a senior member of the Treasury Department’s international affairs team. The IDB Board of Executive Directors is responsible for day-to-day oversight of the bank’s management, credit decisions, and operations, including the approval of all loans, grants, and technical assistance programs, as well as all bank policies. Mr. Arnavat led the negotiations within the IDB’s Board that succeeded in securing the largest capital increase in the bank’s history, resulting in a near doubling of the bank’s annual lending capacity and adoption of fundamental operational and financial management reforms.

Mr. Arnavat has over two decades of international legal and banking experience. Prior to joining the Obama administration, he was a director and senior legal counsel at Citi Private Bank in New York, where he was legal cohead of the Latin America market region. At Citi, he managed a wide range of legal, regulatory, and policy issues relating to banking, investment management, and brokerage services. He began his legal career with Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, where he advised U.S. and European banks, as well as Latin American companies and governments, on international capital markets and other financial transactions. Later, as an investment banker at Morgan Stanley, he focused on the origination and execution of equity and fixed-income public offerings and private placements by Latin American issuers, and he provided strategic advice relating to mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures. Mr. Arnavat was a Presidential Management Fellow at the White House (National Security Council), the State Department, and the Department of Justice. During the 2008 presidential campaign, he was a member of the Obama for America National Leadership Council and advised senior campaign officials on Latin America policy. Following the election, he served on the Obama-Biden Transition Team in Washington, D.C. In 2011, PODER Hispanic magazine named him one of “The Nation’s 100 Most Influential Hispanics.” Mr. Arnavat received a B.A., cum laude, from Cornell University; an M.P.P. from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, where he was a Sloan Foundation fellow; and a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania School of Law, where he was an editor of the University of Pennsylvania Law Review.

Twitter – @gustavoarnavat
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