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Knowledge @Wharton: September 21, 2017

Host Dan Loney is joined by Daniel Kelemen (Professor of Political Science, Jean Monnet Chair in European Union Politics, Rutgers University), Greg Berger (Professor; Co-Director of The School of Authentic Journalism, Morelos State University), Rafael Meza (Associate Professor of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Michigan), Hossein Askari (Iran Professor of International Business and International Affairs, Elliot School of International Affairs, The George Washington University), Olivier Chatain (Associate Professor, Strategy and Business Policy Department; Senior Fellow at the Mack Institute for Innovation at the Wharton School, HEC Paris), Djavad Salehi-Isfahani (Professor of Economics; Non-resident Senior Fellow, Virginia Tech; The Brookings Institution), and Mitchel Resnick (Professor of Learning Research; Author of “Lifelong Kindergarten: Cultivating Creativity through Projects, Passion, Peers and Play”, the MIT Media Lab) on the Thursday, September 21, 2017 edition of Knowledge@Wharton.

Air Date: Thursday, September 21, 2017 on SiriusXM 132

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Knowledge @Wharton: September 21, 2017 10:00

Air Time: 10:00 am
Featuring: Daniel Kelemen, Olivier Chatain

Knowledge @Wharton: September 21, 2017 10:30

Air Time: 10:30 am
Featuring: Mitchel Resnick

Knowledge @Wharton: September 21, 2017 11:00

Air Time: 11:00 am
Featuring: Hossein Askari, Djavad Salehi-Isfahani

Knowledge @Wharton: September 21, 2017 11:30

Air Time: 11:30 am
Featuring: Greg Berger, Rafael Meza

Featured Guests

Daniel Kelemen

Professor of Political Science, Jean Monnet Chair in European Union Politics, Rutgers University


R. Daniel Kelemen is Professor of Political Science and Jean Monnet Chair in European Union Politics at Rutgers University. Kelemen’s research interests include the politics of the European Union, law and politics, comparative political economy, and comparative public policy. His most recent book –

Eurolegalism: The Transformation of Law and Regulation in the European Union (Harvard University Press, 2011) won the Best Book Award from the European Union Studies Association. He is also author of

The Rules of Federalism: Institutions and Regulatory Politics in the EU and Beyond (Harvard University Press, 2004), as well as over forty book chapters and articles in journals including the American Political Science Review, World Politics, International Organization, Comparative Political Studies, West European Politics, Journal of Public Policy and Journal of European Public Policy. He is editor of Lessons from Europe? What Americans Can Learn from European Public Policies (CQ Press, 2014) and co-editor of The European Union: Integration and Enlargement (Routledge, 2014), The Power of the European Court of Justice (Routledge, 2012), and The Oxford Handbook of Law and Politics (Oxford University Press, 2008). He serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of European Public Policy and West European Politics and is a former member of the Executive Committee of the European Union Studies Association.

Kelemen previously served as the Director of the Center for European Studies at Rutgers University. Prior to Rutgers, Kelemen was Fellow in Politics, Lincoln College, University of Oxford. He has been a Member of the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton, visiting fellow in the Program in Law and Public Affairs (LAPA) at Princeton University, a Fulbright Fellow in European Union Studies at the Centre for European Policy Studies in Brussels and a visiting fellow at the Center of International Studies at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. He was educated at Berkeley (A.B. in Sociology) and Stanford (M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science).

Twitter – @rdanielkelemen
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Greg Berger

Professor; Co-Director of The School of Authentic Journalism, Morelos State University


Greg Berger is the director of the Narco News TV video channel and the creator of the popular “Gringoyo” series of viral videos from Mexico. A self-identified “recovering documentary filmmaker,” in 2010 he stopped producing films for television, film festivals, and museums, and instead began to collaborate with social movements to make entertaining videos for mass audiences. He has been the co-director of the viral video program of the School of Authentic Journalism since 2010.

Twitter – @gringoyo

Gringoyo – http://gringoyo.com
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Rafael Meza

Associate Professor of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Michigan


Dr. Meza is associate professor in the Department of Epidemiology at the University of Michigan. He received his BSc in applied mathematics from the Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico (ITAM), and his PhD in applied mathematics from the University of Washington. After receiving his PhD, Dr. Meza completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center – and a three-year fellowship at the University of British Columbia Centre for Disease Control.

Dr. Meza’s research interests lie at the interface of epidemiology, biostatistics and biomathematics. In particular, he is interested in cancer risk assessment and the analysis of cancer epidemiology data using mechanistic models of carcinogenesis. He is also interested in the mathematical modeling of chronic and infectious disease dynamics and its applications in disease prevention public health policy design. Dr. Meza is Coordinating Principal Investigator of the Cancer Intervention and Surveillance Modeling Network (CISNET) lung group, core member and co-leader of the Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention Program at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center (UMCCC). He is also Honorary Professor at the Mexico National Institute of Public Health (INSP), and a member of Mexico’s National System of Investigators (SNI Level II).

Currently, Dr. Meza is developing models to evaluate the impact of screening and smoking cessation on lung cancer risk. Additional projects include the development of methodologies to investigate the effects of infectious disease dynamics on the risk of cancers with infectious disease etiology, particularly HPV-related cancers, assessing the acceptability of HPV screening in indigenous and minority populations in Latin America, and modeling the impact of policies on tobacco use.


Ph.D., Applied Mathematics, University of Washington, 2006

B.Sc., Applied Mathematics, ITAM (México), 2000
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Hossein Askari

Iran Professor of International Business and International Affairs, Elliot School of International Affairs, The George Washington University


Professor Askari received his B.S. in Civil Engineering, attended the Sloan School of Management and received his Ph.D in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Before coming to GW in 1982, he was a Professor of International Business and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. Askari served on the Executive Board of the IMF, Special Advisor to the Minister of Finance of Saudi Arabia and as consultant to the OECD, the World Bank, the IFC, the UN, the Government of Saudi Arabia, and a number of multinational corporations. He has acted as a mediator between the governments of Iran and Saudi Arabia and Iran and Kuwait.
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Olivier Chatain

Associate Professor, Strategy and Business Policy Department; Senior Fellow at the Mack Institute for Innovation at the Wharton School, HEC Paris


Olivier Chatain’s main research focus is the formal and value-based foundations of strategy with specific applications to buyer-supplier relationships and markets for strategic resources. His latest publication “How Do Strategic Factor Markets Respond to Rivalry in the Product Market?”, forthcoming at Strategic Management Journal , examines how rivalry in the product market shapes competitive interactions and supply in the market for strategic resources. His research has been published in the Academy of Management Review , Management Science and the Strategic Management Journal.

Prior to joining HEC Paris, Olivier served on the faculty at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

At HEC Paris, Olivier teaches competitive strategy to MBA, MSc and PhD students. Olivier serves as an editorial review board member of the Strategic Management Journal and Strategy Science and is also a Senior Fellow at the Mack Institute for Innovation Management at the Wharton School. His dissertation received the AOM’s Business Policy and Strategy division Outstanding Dissertation Award.

Olivier holds a diploma from ESSEC, an MSc from the University of Paris I-Panthéon Sorbonne, an MSc and a PhD from INSEAD.

Twitter – @HECParis | @OChatain

Mack Institute – https://mackinstitute.wharton.upenn.edu/about/faculty-fellows-management/#1497456553813-04b7718f-d6f9
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Djavad Salehi-Isfahani

Professor of Economics; Non-resident Senior Fellow, Virginia Tech; The Brookings Institution


Djavad Salehi-Isfahani received in PhD in Economics from Harvard University and taught at the University of Pennsylvania (1977–1984) before joining the faculty at Virginia Tech, where he is currently Professor of Economics. He is a Non-resident Senior Fellow at the Global Economy and Development, the Brookings Institution, and a Research Fellow at the Economic Research Forum (ERF) in Cairo.

He has held visiting positions at the University of Oxford (1991–1992), the Brookings Institution (2007–2008), and Harvard Kennedy School (2009–2010, and 2013, and 2016-2017). He has served on the Board of Trustees of the ERF, the Middle East Economic Association, the International Iranian Economic Association, and as Associate Editor of the Middle East Development Journal. His research has been in energy economics, demographic economics, and the economics of the Middle East. He has coauthored two books, Models of the Oil Market and After the Spring: Economic Transitions in the Arab World, and edited two books, Labor and Human Capital in the Middle East and The Production and Diffusion of Public Choice. His articles have appeared in the Economic Journal, the Journal of Development Economics, Health Economics, Economic Development and Cultural Change, the Journal of Economic Inequality, the International Journal of Middle East Studies, the Middle East Development Journal, and Iranian Studies, among others.

Twitter – @vtnews | @BrookingsInst

Brookings Institution – https://www.brookings.edu/experts/djavad-salehi-isfahani/

Personal Site – https://djavadsalehi.com
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Mitchel Resnick

Professor of Learning Research; Author of “Lifelong Kindergarten: Cultivating Creativity through Projects, Passion, Peers and Play”, the MIT Media Lab


Mitchel Resnick, LEGO Papert Professor of Learning Research at the MIT Media Lab, develops new technologies and activities to engage people (particularly children) in creative learning experiences.

His Lifelong Kindergarten research group develops the Scratch programming software and online community (scratch.mit.edu), used by millions of young people around the world. The group also collaborates with the LEGO Company on the development of new educational ideas and products, including LEGO Mindstorms and WeDo robotics kits. Resnick co-founded the Computer Clubhouse project, an international network of 100 after-school learning centers where youth from low-income communities learn to express themselves creatively with new technologies.

Resnick earned a BA in physics at Princeton University (1978) and MS and PhD degrees in computer science at MIT (1988, 1992). He worked as a science-technology journalist from 1978 to 1983. He is author of Turtles, Termites, and Traffic Jams (1994), co-editor of Constructionism in Practice (1996), as well as co-author of Adventures in Modeling (2001) and The Official ScratchJr Book (2015). He was awarded the McGraw Prize in Education in 2011 and the AACE EdMedia Pioneer Award in 2013.

Book – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07534YTP3/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1
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