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Knowledge@Wharton: February 14, 2019

Host Dan Loney is joined by Stuart Karle (Partner & General Counsel, North Base Media), Fred Lazar (Associate Professor of Economics, Schulich School of Business of York University), Roger McNamee (Founding Partner, Elevation Partners), Daniel Kelemen (Professor of Political Science, Jean Monnet Chair in European Union Politics, Rutgers University), Tobias Barrington Wolff (Law Professor, University of Pennsylvania), and Brendan O’Leary (The Lauder Professor of Political Science, The University of Pennsylvania) on the Thursday, February 14, 2019 edition of Knowledge@Wharton.

Air Date: Thursday, February 14, 2019 on SiriusXM 132

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Brendan O'Leary and Daniel Keleman

Air Time: 10:00 am
Featuring: Daniel Kelemen, Brendan O'Leary

Tobias-Barrington Wolff and Stuart Karle

Air Time: 11:00 am
Featuring: Stuart Karle, Tobias Barrington Wolff

Fred Lazar

Air Time: 10:30 am
Featuring: Fred Lazar

Roger McNamee

Air Time: 11:30 am
Featuring: Roger McNamee

Featured Guests

Stuart Karle

Partner & General Counsel, North Base Media

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Stuart Karle is a partner and general counsel of North Base Media, a boutique firm that invests in media in emerging markets and technology that supports journalism. NBM has invested in journalism-focused companies in Southeast Asia, sub-Saharan Africa and South America. He was the Chief Operating Officer of Reuters News from 2011 through 2013, and for many years was the principal lawyer at Dow Jones & Company working on news-related issues for all Dow Jones publications, print and electronic and the general counsel of The Wall Street Journal. He is also an adjunct professor teaching media law at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism since 2009.
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Fred Lazar

Associate Professor of Economics, Schulich School of Business of York University

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Mr. Fred Lazar is a Professor of Economics at York University, Schulich School of Business. Mr. Lazar has served as a Senior Advisor to government and a number of national and international companies. He is a Director of Canadian First Financial Group Inc. Previously, Mr. Lazar served as a Member of Advisory Board at Connor, Clark & Lunn Capital Markets Inc. He also served as a Director of Invesprint Corp. since 1996. Mr. Lazar brings an impressive academic pedigree to the board, including a B. Comm. from the University of Toronto, as well as an M.A. and PH.D. from Harvard University. He is currently an Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Faculty of Arts at Schulich School of Business of York University and is a past Director of the Graduate Program of Economics. Mr. Lazar has served as a Consultant to the Ontario Royal Commission on the Status of Pensions and has published articles for the Commission.
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Roger McNamee

Founding Partner, Elevation Partners

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Roger Burroughs McNamee is an American businessman, investor, venture capitalist and musician. He is the founding partner of the venture capital firm Elevation Partners. Prior to co-founding the firm, McNamee co-founded private equity firm Silver Lake Partners and headed the T. Rowe Price Science and Technology Fund.

McNamee is also a touring musician, first as a founding member of the Flying Other Brothers, and more recently in that group’s follow-on band, Moonalice. Between the two groups, McNamee estimated that he had played 800 shows in an April 13, 2009 article in the San Francisco Chronicle.
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Daniel Kelemen

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

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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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Tobias Barrington Wolff

Law Professor, University of Pennsylvania

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Tobias Barrington Wolff writes and teaches in the fields of civil procedure and complex litigation, the conflict of laws, federal jurisdiction, and constitutional law. He is co-author (with Linda Silberman and Allan Stein) of Civil Procedure: Theory and Practice (Aspen, 3d ed 2009) and his recently published articles include Civil Rights Reform and the Body (Harvard Law & Policy Review), Redeeming the Missed Opportunities of Shady Grove (with Stephen Burbank) (University of Pennsylvania Law Review), and Federal Jurisdiction and Due Process in the Era of the Nationwide Class Action (University of Pennsylvania Law Review). Wolff has served as counsel or counsel for amici curiae in many civil rights cases seeking equal treatment under law for LGBT people. He won the A. Leo Levin Award for Excellence in an Introductory Course in 2009.

Twitter – @PennLaw
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Brendan O'Leary

The Lauder Professor of Political Science, The University of Pennsylvania

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Brendan O’Leary is an Irish and US citizen, and since 2003 has been the Lauder Professor of Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author, co-author and co-editor of 22 books; and the author or co-author of over 120 articles or chapters in peer-reviewed journals and university presses, as well as numerous other forms of publication. He is the inaugural winner of the Juan Linz prize of the International Political Science Association which will be presented to him in Istanbul in 2016, for contributions to the study of multinational societies, federalism and power-sharing.

Brendan is the Series Editor of National and Ethnic Conflict in the 21st Century, published by the University of Pennsylvania Press. O’Leary has been a political and constitutional advisor to the United Nations, the European Union, the Kurdistan Regional Government of Iraq, the Governments of the UK and Ireland, and to the British Labour Party during the Irish peace process. He has a BA honors from the University of Oxford in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (1981, first class), and his PhD thesis won the Robert McKenzie Memorial Prize at the London School of Economics and Political Science in 1988.

O’Leary was born in Cork, Ireland. His childhood was spent in Nigeria, and his teenage years in Sudan and in Northern Ireland, where he attended the grammar school, St MacNissi’s College, Garron Tower. He won the Irish Times/Trinity College Dublin all-Ireland best individual speaker prize in school debating in 1975, and the Joint Association of Classical Teachers prize for first place in Advanced level Ancient History in 1976. He also won an open scholarship to Keble College Oxford in 1977, where he was tutored by Larry Siedentop, the scholar of Tocqueville and the European Union, and by the economist Paul Collier, with whom he remains in amicable disagreement. O’Leary wrote his PhD thesis at the London School of Economics & Political Science. Supervised by the late Professor T.J. Nossiter, it was examined by Professors Ernest Gellner and Nicos Mouzelis, who nominated it for the Robert McKenzie Memorial Prize for the best PhD at LSE presented in 1988. It was published as The Asiatic Mode of Production: Oriental Despotism, Historical Materialism and Indian History, with a Foreword by the late Ernest Gellner.

Between 1983 and 2003, O’Leary was on the faculty of the London School of Economics & Political Science, where he was successively Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Reader and Professor of Political Science. He was the first elected head of the LSE Government Department (1998-2001), and an elected Academic Governor (2000-1). He has been a visiting professor of political science at Uppsala, Sweden, the University of Western Ontario, Canada, and between 2012 and 2016 he is a visiting Professor of Political Science at Queen’s University Belfast.

O’Leary’s academic career has been regularly combined with constitutional advisory work:

• He was a political advisor to the British Labour Shadow Cabinet on Northern Ireland between 1987-8 and 1996-7, advising Kevin McNamara and the late Marjorie (“Mo”) Mowlam, shadow Secretaries of State for Northern Ireland. He advised Irish, British, and American ministers and officials, and the Irish-American Morrison delegation during the Northern Ireland peace process, appeared as an expert witness before the US Congress, and was a guest at the White House in 1994, 1995 and 1998. His ideas on power-sharing are said to have been influential during the Irish peace process. His work with John McGarry on police reform was singled out in the press for influencing the independent commission on police reform which reported in 1999.

• He has been a constitutional advisor for the European Union and the United Nations in the promotion of the confederal and federal re-building of Somalia, and for the United Kingdom’s Department of International Development in consultancies on power-sharing in coalition governments in Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa, and in Nepal.

• For the United Nations he was a contributing consultant to its 2004 United Nations Human Development Report on Culture and Liberty, and in 2009-2010 he was seconded to the UN as the Senior Advisor on Power-Sharing in the Standby Team of the Mediation Support Unit of the Department of Political Affairs. In that capacity he had field experience in numerous conflict-sites, including in Sudan, South Sudan, Nepal and Kyrgyzstan.

• Since 2003 he has regularly been an international constitutional advisor to the Kurdistan Regional Government in Iraq, assisting in the negotiation of the Transitional Administrative Law (2004); electoral systems design (2004-5); the Constitution of Iraq (2005); and the draft Constitution of the Kurdistan Region (2005-). He has also been an expert witness on Iraq and Kurdistan to branches of the US Government, and to the United Kingdom’s Iraq Commission.
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