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Knowledge@Wharton: December 12, 2018

Host Dan Loney is joined by Jamie Susskind (Author and Lawyer), Senthil Veeraraghavan (Professor of Operations, Information and Decisions, the Wharton School), Paul Overberg (Reporter, Wall Street Journal), Christopher Bosso (Professor of Public Policy and Politics, Northeastern University), Steffen Schmidt (Lucken Professor of Political Science, Iowa State University), and Andrea Matwyshyn (Professor of Law and Professor of Computer Science, Northeastern University) on the Wednesday, December 12, 2018 edition of Knowledge@Wharton.

Air Date: Wednesday, December 12, 2018 on SiriusXM 132

Hosted By

Christopher Bosso and Steffen Schmidt

Air Time: 10:00 am
Featuring: Christopher Bosso, Steffen Schmidt

Jamie Susskind

Air Time: 10:30 am
Featuring: Jamie Susskind

Andrea Matwyshyn and Senthil Veeraraghavan

Air Time: 11:00 am
Featuring: Senthil Veeraraghavan, Andrea Matwyshyn

Paul Overberg

Air Time: 11:30 am
Featuring: Paul Overberg

Featured Guests

Jamie Susskind

Author and Lawyer


Jamie Susskind is an author, speaker, and practising barrister. A past Fellow of Harvard University’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society, he studied history and politics at Magdalen College, Oxford, graduating first in his year before turning to the law.

Jamie writes and speaks about technology – from AI to Blockchain, Robotics, and Virtual Reality- and politics.

He is the author of Future Politics: Living Together in a World Transformed by Tech (Oxford University Press, 2018), an Evening Standard Book of the Year, a Prospect Book of the Year, and a Guardian Book of the Day.

He speaks globally about the future of power, freedom, justice, and democracy, and has written in the New York Times, Wired, the Daily Telegraph, Fast Company, the New Statesman, and the Jewish Chronicle.
Full Profile

Senthil Veeraraghavan

Professor of Operations, Information and Decisions, the Wharton School


Senthil Veeraraghavan researches on the role of Information and Uncertainty in Operations Management, using Theory and Data Analysis. His current research is on designing dynamic pricing based on customer reactions.

His research has appeared in Management Science, Operations Research, Manufacturing and Service Operations Management and Production and Operations Management journals.  His research on Quality Speed Tradeoffs in services won the first ever award for Best paper in Operations published in Management Science.

Recently, Senthil Veeraraghavan advised a undergraduate thesis on a project that received Class of 2018 Penn President’s Engagement Prize,  awarded to senior projects designed to make a substantial, sustainable impact in the world.

Currently, Senthil teaches Operations Strategy, for which he has received severalWharton Excellence in Teaching Awards.

Senthil graduated from Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay and received his PhD from Carnegie Mellon University.
Full Profile

Paul Overberg

Reporter, Wall Street Journal


Paul Overberg is a data reporter at The Wall Street Journal and a member of its investigative team. He focuses on economic and demographic stories but helps reporters working on many subjects.

Full Profile

Christopher Bosso

Professor of Public Policy and Politics, Northeastern University


Christopher Bosso is professor of public policy at Northeastern University. His areas of interest include food and environmental policy, science and technology policy, and the governance of emerging technologies. His newest books are Framing the Farm Bill: Interests, Ideology, and the Agricultural Act of 2014 (University of Kansas Press, 2017) and, as editor, Feeding Cities: Improving Local Food Access, Sustainability, and Resilience (Routledge, 2017). His 2005 book, Environment, Inc.: From Grassroots to Beltway, received the 2006 Caldwell Award for best book in environmental policy and politics from the American Political Science Association. He also serves as associate director for academic affairs for the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs, and coordinates the undergraduate minor on food systems sustainability, health and equity

Full Profile

Steffen Schmidt

Lucken Professor of Political Science, Iowa State University


Dr. Steffen Schmidt is a professor of political science at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. He is the author of 11 books including the best-selling college textbook “American Government and Politics Today” (19th Edition) which has been read by more than 3 million college students.

He grew up in Colombia, South America. His parents were German immigrants and his father founded Optica Alemana, the largest optical company in Colombia. He has studied in Switzerland, France, and graduated from military academy in Jacksonville, Florida and Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida.

Steffen obtained his Ph.D. from Columbia University in public law and government. He is the receipt of numerous teaching awards, including the Amoco Award for Lifetime Career Achievement in Teaching and the Teacher of the Year Award.

Schmidt is known as “Dr. Politics” to his many readers, followers, friends and fans worldwide. He is a frequent commentator on national and international news media including Spain’s largest news service EFE, Agence France Presse, Venezuelan independent newspapers, German News, and Canada’s largest cable network CTV. He analyzes politics for CNN en Espanol, Telemundo, and Univision. He is the guest every week on two radio shows on Clear Channel and on WNHN Concord, New Hampshire.

Dr. Schmidt is a founding member of Iowa State University’s US Strategic Command Academic Alliance. he is the author of two books on identity theft and a frequent speaker on cyber threats to business, critical infrastructure, and the US government.

Twitter – @Drpolitics
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Andrea Matwyshyn

Professor of Law and Professor of Computer Science, Northeastern University


Dr. Andrea M. Matwyshyn is an academic and author whose work focuses on technology and innovation, particularly information security and consumer privacy law and policy.

Professor Matwyshyn is a US-UK Fulbright Commission Cyber Security Scholar award recipient in 2016-2017, collaborating with the University of Oxford Global Cyber Security Capacity Centre. She is a (tenured full) professor of law / professor of computer science (by courtesy) at Northeastern University, a faculty affiliate of the Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School, and a visiting research collaborator at the Center for Information Technology Policy at Princeton University, where she was the Microsoft Visiting Professor during 2014-15.

She has worked in both the public and the private sector. In 2014, she served as the Senior Policy Advisor/ Academic in Residence at the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. As public service, she has testified in Congress on issues of information security regulation, and she maintains ongoing policy engagement. Prior to entering the academy, she was a corporate attorney in private practice, focusing her work on technology transactions. She continues to maintain collaborative technology industry relationships.

Professor Matwyshyn has previously held primary appointments in University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, Northwestern University School of Law, and the University of Florida Levin College of Law. She has also held visiting appointments or affiliations at the University of Oxford, University of Cambridge, University of Edinburgh, Singapore Management University, Indian School of Business and University of Notre Dame.

Twitter – @amatwyshyn | @Northeastern
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