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Knowledge@Wharton: August 16, 2018

Host Dan Loney is joined by Winka Dubbeldam (Professor and Chair, PennDesign), César García Hernández (Associate Professor of Law; Author of “Crimmigration Law”, University of Denver), Irene Scharf (Professor of Law; Director, Univ. of Massachusetts; Immigration Litigation Clinic), Alan Penn (Dean, The Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment, University College London), Philip Nichols (Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania), Exequiel Hernandez Ph.D. (Assistant Professor of Management, The Wharton School), Sarah Paoletti (Practice Professor, Penn Law), and Joao Gomes (Professor of Finance, The Wharton School) on the Thursday, August 16, 2018 edition of Knowledge@Wharton.

Air Date: Thursday, August 16, 2018 on SiriusXM 132

Hosted By

Exequiel Hernandez

Air Time: 10:30 am
Featuring: Exequiel Hernandez Ph.D.

Philip Nichols and Joao Gomes

Air Time: 11:00 am
Featuring: Philip Nichols, Joao Gomes

Sarah Paoletti, Irene Scharf, and César García Hernández

Air Time: 10:00 am
Featuring: César García Hernández, Irene Scharf, Sarah Paoletti

Winka Dubbeldam and Alan Penn

Air Time: 11:30 am
Featuring: Winka Dubbeldam, Alan Penn

Featured Guests

Winka Dubbeldam

Professor and Chair, PennDesign


Winka Dubbeldam is a seasoned academic and design leader, serving as Chair and Miller Professor of Architecture at PennDesign, where she has gathered an international network of innovative research and design professionals. Previously, Professor Dubbeldam oversaw the Post-Professional Degree program for 10 years (2003-2013), providing students with innovative design skills, cutting-edge theoretical and technological knowledge, and the analytic, interpretive, and writing skills necessary for a productive and innovative career in the field of architecture. She also taught advanced architectural design studios at Columbia University and Harvard University, among other prestigious institutions. Born in the Netherlands, Dubbeldam has an MArch from the Institute of Higher Professional Architectural Education, Rotterdam (1990), and a MSAAD from Columbia University (1992).

A practicing architect and founder/principal of the New York firm Archi-Tectonics, Dubbeldam is widely known for her award-winning work, recognized as much for its use of hybrid sustainable materials and smart building systems as for its elegance and innovative structures. Archi-Tectonics’ work ranges from residential to commercial, from real to virtual, and is realized in urban designs, architectural designs, and installations. The firm’s use of hybrid sustainable materials and smart building systems is widely noted and its work is recognized for its elegance and innovative structures.

Recent projects include the V33 building, the Brewster Building, and the Chelsea Townhouse (all in New York City); the Ports1961 flagship retail stores in Paris, London and Shanghai; and the American Loft Building, Philadelphia. Archi-Tectonics designed a Pro-Bono Project in Monrovia Liberia, a completely self-sustainable school and orphanage for the Cooper Foundation. It is conceived as a “sustainable village,” with courtyards with specific functions such as outdoor classrooms, playgrounds, and gardens. The buildings are built from local materials such as perforated concrete block and bamboo woven walls. The structures have natural ventilation and solar energy, and roofs are designed to collect rainwater. Dubbeldam also runs a design-research team to re-invigorate Downtown Bogota.

Publications include the three monographs Winka Dubbeldam, Architect (010 Publishers, Rotterdam, 1996), AT-INdex (Princeton Press, NYC, 2006), and Archi-Tectonics (DAAB publishers, 2010); a new book is planned for 2018 with Actar. The work has also been published in numerous international architecture and design periodicals.

Exhibitions include The Unprivate House (1999) at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York, and the MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program exhibit (2001); proposals for the World Trade Center, Max Protetch Gallery, New York (2001); the Venice Biennale 2002 and 2004; Performalism, Tel Aviv Museum of Modern Art (2008), and ACADIA, New York, in 2010. In addition, Archi-Tectonics curated and participated in the PAN exhibit in the Taylor Gallery, New York, that travelled to Graz, Austria, and Slovenia (2006). The New York chapter of the American Institute of Architects included Archi-Tectonics’ awarded Greenwich building in the exhibition Built by Women (2015). In 2016, Archi-tectonics was part of the Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York, exhibition Manhattanisms, and, in 2017, is exhibiting in Unbuilt NY in the Queens Museum, New York.

Awards include the Emerging Voice award (2001), and was among Esquire magazine’s Best and Brightest in the “Genius Issue” (2004). Professor Dubbeldam was named one of the DesignIntelligence 30 Most Admired Educators 2015. Archi-Tectonics won the IIDA / Metropolis Smart Environments Award (2006), won the Design Competition for a Sustainable Neighborhood Staten Island, New York (2008), the Hommes Award (2011), Rotterdam, and the 5.5 million s.f.  Yulin Art District Design (2012) in China. Archi-Tectonics’ Greenwich Building was honored in the Built by Women New York City category by the Beverly Willis Foundation and the AIANY (2015). Wired magazine nominated Archi-Tectonics’ meditation center Inscape as 1 of the 25 best International Architecture projects in 2016.
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César García Hernández

Associate Professor of Law; Author of “Crimmigration Law”, University of Denver


César Cuauhtémoc García Hernández is a scholar of migration and engaged intellectual who regularly weighs in on pressing public affairs.

A tenured associate professor of law at the University of Denver, he has been publishing crimmigration.com since 2009. César’s academic interests center on crimmigration law. He has published scholarly articles in the California Law Review, UCLA Law Review, Boston University Law Review, BYU Law Review, Maryland Law Review, and Georgetown Immigration Law Journal, among others. His book, Crimmigration Law, was published by the American Bar Association in 2015. He is currently working on his second book, Migrating to Prison: Immigration in the Age of Mass Incarceration, to be published by The New Press in 2019. In addition to teaching a seminar on crimmigration law and policy, he teaches Immigration Law, Criminal Procedure, and Torts. He is currently serving a one-year term as a member of the American Bar Association’s Commission on Immigration.

César makes frequent public appearances discussing crimmigration law. His op-eds have been published in The New York Times, The Guardian, Newsweek, and La Opinión. He has presented his academic research on approximately 70 occasions since 2010 and regularly appears in news stories about immigration matters.

In 2014, César received the Derrick A. Bell, Jr. Award from the Association of American Law Schools Section on Minority Groups, an honor issued to a “junior faculty member who, through activism, mentoring, colleagueship, teaching and scholarship, has made an extraordinary contribution to legal education, the legal system or social justice.” In 2016, he was a scholar-in-residence at the University of California, Berkeley and Texas Southern University. In 2018, he served as a Fulbright scholar in Slovenia where he was affiliated with the Institute of Criminology at the University of Ljubljana. Next year he will deliver the Buck Franklin Memorial Civil Rights Lecture at the University of Tulsa. He is an associate editor of Law & Policy and Of Counsel to García & García Attorneys at Law, P.L.L.C.

Born and raised in McAllen, Texas, César is a graduate of Brown University and Boston College Law School.


Book- https://www.amazon.com/Crimmigration-César-Cuauhtémoc-Garc%C3%ADa-Hernández/dp/1627223878
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Irene Scharf

Professor of Law; Director, Univ. of Massachusetts; Immigration Litigation Clinic


Professor Scharf engaged in private practice for several years and was then counsel with state and local administrative agencies, including the Massachusetts State Ethics Commission. She has served as a Special Assistant Attorney General (Commonwealth of Massachusetts Tobacco Litigation) and is a trained mediator in domestic relations, as well as an arbitrator for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority.

Professor Scharf founded the Immigration Clinic st UMass School of Law’s legacy institution in 2002, and has directed it since.

She has also taught at the State University of New York, the University of Puget Sound School of Law (now Seattle University), Boston University Law School, Northeastern Law School, and twice with the Institute on International and Comparative Law of the University of San Diego Law School’s Paris, France campus. She is a member of the Massachusetts and New York bars, as well as the bar of the Court of Appeals for the First Federal Circuit.

She served as Associate Dean for Clinical Programs (2002-2010) at UMass Law’s legacy institution and as Director of Clinical Programs and Experiential Learning at UMass Law from 2010 to 2013. In these positions, she played leadership roles in developing the school’s clinical programs, including a wide variety of both in-house and off-site clinics, a broad internship program, and one that served all law students, whether enrolled in the full-time or part-time program.

Professor Scharf has been a long-term member of the Board of Publication of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the national organization for immigration attorneys, and is the editor-in-chief of its recent publication, The Waivers Book: Advanced Issues in Immigration Practice (1st and 2d eds.), and two additional books geared toward immigration practitioners. Finally, she is the author of several scholarly articles on immigration law and other topics.


Organization- https://www.umassd.edu/law/clinics/immigration-law/
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Alan Penn

Dean, The Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment, University College London


Alan is the Dean of the Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment, he is a founding director of Space Syntax Ltd, a UCL knowledge transfer spin out with a portfolio of over 100 applied projects per year, including whole city masterplans, neighbourhood development plans and individual buildings. He is a board member of UCL Consultants Ltd. He is a member of the Space Syntax Laboratory within The Bartlett School of Architecture. He is Principal Investigator on the £5m five year EPSRC funded Digital Economy Hub: UK Regions Digital Research Facility.

His research focuses on understanding the way that the design of the built environment affects the patterns of social and economic behaviour of organizations and communities. How is it that architecture and urban design matter for those that inhabit them? How is it that the spatial design of cities and neighbourhoods leads to the generation of cultural and community identity? Under what conditions do vital and thriving creative communities occur, and under what conditions does crime and urban malaise develop?

In order to investigate these questions he has developed both research methodologies and software tools. These are known as ‘space syntax’ methods. Current research includes the development of agent based simulations of human behaviour, the development of spatio-temporal representations of built environments, investigations of urban spatial networks and the application of these techniques in studies of urban sustainability in the broadest sense, covering social, economic, environmental and institutional dimensions.


Twitter- @alanpenn
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Philip Nichols

Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania



JD, Duke University, 1988; LLM, Duke University, 1988; AB, Harvard University, 1982

Career and Recent Professional Awards; Teaching Awards

Fulbright Fellowship; Hoeber Award (best article), 2011; Ralph J. Bunche Award (best international paper), 2002; Lindback Award, 2000; David W. Hauck Award for Outstanding Teaching, 1996; Excellence in Teaching Award (Undergraduate Division), 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2006, 2012, 2013; Rappaport Core Teaching Award 2004, 2009; Intergreek Council Award for Outstanding Professor, 1996; Huntsman Program Senior Teaching Award, 2013

Academic Positions Held

Wharton: 1992-present. Visiting Appointments: National University of Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia; Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, India; Korea University, Seoul, South Korea; Singapore Management University

Other Positions

President, Academy of Legal Studies in Business; Co-Chair, Anti-Corruption Law Interest Group, American Society of International Law

Judicial Clerk, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 1988-89

Reviewer, American Business Law Journal

Past Co-Chair, United Nations Committee on Electronic Commerce and Trade Facilitation Law Group (Geneve, Switzerland); Past Co-Chair, International Economic Law Group, American Society of International Law

Twitter – @PrPhilNichols | @Wharton
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Exequiel Hernandez Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Management, The Wharton School


Professor Exequiel Hernandez studies global networks and the internationalization of firms. He is especially interested in how firms grow through the establishment of subsidiaries in foreign countries and through the formation of alliances and other types of network ties with foreign partners. Zeke’s research deals with two related challenges firms must manage as they grow in this manner: creating and transferring knowledge across units scattered throughout multiple parts of the world and dealing with competitive threats from rivals in multiple locations. He has published in top tier journals such as Administrative Science Quarterly, Organization Science, Strategic Management Journal, and Academy of Management Journal.

His dissertation on the relationship between immigration and the internationalization of firms has been recognized with several awards. He has also won awards for his teaching, in which he strives to apply research-based knowledge to the current issues faced by managers.

Zeke received his PhD from the University of Minnesota in 2011. Prior to joining Wharton, he was a professor at the Olin Business School of Washington University in St. Louis for two years. He teaches the Global Strategy course in the MBA program.

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Sarah Paoletti

Practice Professor, Penn Law


Sarah Paoletti directs the Transnational Legal Clinic, the law school’s international human rights and immigration clinic. Students enrolled in the clinic represent individual and organizational clients in a myriad of cases and projects that require them to grapple with international and comparative legal norms in settings that cut across borders, legal systems, cultures, and languages. Paoletti’s research focuses on the intersection of human rights, migration, and labor law, and she has presented on this theme before the United Nations and the Organization of American States. She also works closely with advocates seeking application of international human rights norms in the United States. Her recent scholarship includes: “Transnational Approaches to Transnational Exploitation: A Proposal for Bi-National Migrant Rights Clinics,” 30 University of Pennsylvania Journal of International Law 1171 (Summer 2009), and “Redefining Human Rights Lawyering Through the Lens of Critical Theory: Lessons for Pedagogy and Practice,” 18 Georgetown Journal of Poverty Law & Policy 337 (2011) (co-author).

Twitter – @Pennlaw
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Joao Gomes

Professor of Finance, The Wharton School


Joao F. Gomes is the Howard Butcher III, Professor of Finance at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He is an expert in the areas of macroeconomics and financial markets and has taught several courses on these subjects to undergraduate, MBA and doctoral students.

Professor Gomes first joined the Wharton School in 1997 where he was previously the James Campbell Jr. Associate Professor of Finance. Most recently he was a Visiting Professor of Finance at the London Business School. In addition, Professor Gomes has visited several other universities and research centers, including the University of British Columbia in Canada, the New University of Lisbon in Portugal, and the US Federal Reserve System. He has also served as an economic advisor to the Ministry of Industry of Portugal.

His recent research covers the impact of financial markets and various macroeconomic policies on corporate investment and financing decisions of firms. He has also examined the role of financial leverage in determining the cost of capital, the causes of performance variation across asset classes, and the quantitative importance of financial market imperfections on corporate decisions and economic cycles.

Professor Gomes’ research has been presented and discussed at major academic conferences and seminar series around the world and is published in the top academic journals in both economics and finance. He has won several awards including the Smith Breeden Prize for Best Asset Pricing Paper published in the Journal of Finance, with a study on the links between leverage and returns, and was nominated for the Brattle Prize for Best Corporate Finance Paper in the same journal, with earlier work on the performance of conglomerates.

Professor Gomes earned his bachelors degree from the New University of Lisbon in 1991. He earned a Masters, and later a Doctorate, in Economics from the University of Rochester.

Twitter – @ProfJoaoGomes ?
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