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Knowledge@Wharton: February 27, 2019

Host Dan Loney is joined by Nina Krushcheva (Professor of International Affairs, New School University), Ashley Swanson (Assistant Professor of Healthcare Management, The Wharton School), Michelle Egan (Professor, School of International Service; Global Fellow, Wilson Center, American University), Robert Field (Professor of Law and Public Health; Lecturer in Health Care Management at Wharton, Drexel University’s Kline School of Law and Dornsife School of Public Health), Brendan O’Leary (The Lauder Professor of Political Science, The University of Pennsylvania), Jacques deLisle (Professor of Law & Professor of Political Science; Director, University of Pennsylvania’s Center for East Asian Studies), and William Burke-White (Deputy Dean and Professor of Law; Inaugural Director, World Perry House, University of Pennsylvania Law School) on the Wednesday, February 27, 2019 edition of Knowledge@Wharton.

Air Date: Wednesday, February 27, 2019 on SiriusXM 132

Hosted By

Ashley Swanson and Robert I. Field

Air Time: 10:00 am
Featuring: Ashley Swanson, Robert Field

William Burke-White and Jacques deLisle

Air Time: 10:30 am
Featuring: Jacques deLisle, William Burke-White

Brendan O'Leary and Michelle Egan

Air Time: 11:00 am
Featuring: Michelle Egan, Brendan O'Leary

Nina Krushcheva

Air Time: 11:30 am
Featuring: Nina Krushcheva

Featured Guests

Nina Krushcheva

Professor of International Affairs, New School University

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Nina Khrushcheva is Professor in the Graduate Program of International Affairs at The New School. She is a senior fellow of the World Policy Institute and an editor of and a contributor to Project Syndicate: Association of Newspapers Around the World. After receiving her Ph.D. from Princeton University, she had a two-year appointment as a research fellow at the School of Historical Studies of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton and then served as Deputy Editor of East European Constitutional Review at the NYU School of Law. She is a member of Council on Foreign Relations and a recipient of Great Immigrants: The Pride of America Award from Carnegie Corporation of New York. Her articles have appeared in Newsweek, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times and other publications. She is the author of Imagining Nabokov: Russia Between Art and Politics (Yale UP, 2008) and The Lost Khrushchev: A Journey Into the Gulag of the Russian Mind (Tate, 2014). Her latest book (with Jeffrey Tayler), In Putin’s Footsteps: Searching for the Soul of an Empire Across Russia’s Eleven Time Zones, is forthcoming from St. Martin’s Press in 2019.
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Ashley Swanson

Assistant Professor of Healthcare Management, The Wharton School

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Ashley Swanson is an Assistant Professor of Health Care Management at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. An applied microeconomist, Professor Swanson’s research focuses primarily on the economics of health care. In particular, she studies the effects of industrial organization and information on choices, costs, and health outcomes. Her recent work has examined the effect of physician ownership on health care quality and provider incentives; the effects of lack of transparency and other frictions on negotiations between hospitals and suppliers; the effects of complex prices and payments from pharmaceutical firms on prescription drug utilization and prices; and the effects of insurers’ provider and pharmacy networks on prices.

Professor Swanson also studies the factors affecting high achievement in secondary education. Recent work includes studies on gender disparities and school quality.
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Michelle Egan

Professor, School of International Service; Global Fellow, Wilson Center, American University

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Michelle Egan is Professor and Jean Monnet Chair Ad Personam in the School of International Service, American University. She is the author of the recently published book Single Markets: Economic Integration in Europe and the United States (Oxford, 2015).

She is past Chair of EUSA, the European Union Studies Association, the largest professional association focusing on European integration and has received a number of fellowships from Bosch Foundation, German Marshall Fund, Howard Foundation, and European University Institute for her research activities. She is a member of Transworld, a multi- institution project on Transatlantic Relations and Global Governance. Her work focuses on comparative regionalism, trade politics, and global governance.

Major Publications:

-Single Markets: Economic Integration in Europe and the United States (Oxford University Press, 2015)

-‘Compliance in the Single Market’ with Helena Guimaries Business and Politics, April 2013 Volume 14, Issue 4: 1–28

-Research Agendas in EU Studies: Stalking the elephant with Neill Nuen and William Patterson Palgrave Macmillan, 2009

American University – http://www.american.edu/sis/faculty/megan.cfm

Book – https://www.amazon.com/Single-Markets-Economic-Integration-Europe/dp/0199280509
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Robert Field

Professor of Law and Public Health; Lecturer in Health Care Management at Wharton, Drexel University’s Kline School of Law and Dornsife School of Public Health

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Robert Field is a nationally recognized expert in health care regulation and its role in implementing public policy. He holds a joint appointment as professor of health management and policy at Drexel’s Dornsife School of Public Health. He is also a lecturer in health care management at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a senior fellow of Penn’s Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics.

Professor Field is the author of “Mother of Invention: How the Government Created ‘Free-Market’ Health Care,” published in 2013 by Oxford University Press, which presents a historical overview of government programs in creating and maintaining the health care system and places health reform in the context of an ongoing evolutionary process. He is also the author of “Health Care Regulation in America: Complexity, Confrontation and Compromise,” a comprehensive overview of health care regulation, also published by Oxford University Press.

His recent scholarly work has focused on health reform and its effects on the structure of the health care system, ethical issues in vaccines and policy implications of genetic databases. His work has appeared in the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Villanova Law Review, the Drexel Law Review, Health Affairs, Vaccine and the Journal of Clinical Oncology. He writes a blog for the Philadelphia Inquirer on health policy, entitled “The Field Clinic,” which features 14 prominent Philadelphia health care leaders as regular contributors.

Before joining the Drexel faculty, Professor Field founded and chaired the Department of Health Policy and Public Health at University of Sciences in Philadelphia, where he was also professor of health policy. Previously, he led business planning and development for the primary care network of the University of Pennsylvania Health System. He has also conducted health policy research at the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences and the Center for Law and Health Sciences at Boston University, practiced health law with the Philadelphia firm of Ballard Spahr, LLP, and directed public policy research for Cigna Corporation.

Professor Field earned his JD at the Columbia University School of Law, where he was associate editor of the Columbia Journal of Environmental Law.

Twitter – @RobertIField
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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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Jacques deLisle

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

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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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William Burke-White

Deputy Dean and Professor of Law; Inaugural Director, World Perry House, University of Pennsylvania Law School

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William Burke-White, an expert on international law and global governance, served in the Obama Administration from 2009-2011 on Secretary Clinton’s Policy Planning Staff, providing the Secretary direct policy advice on multilateral diplomacy and international institutions. He was principal drafter of the Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review (QDDR), Secretary Clinton’s hallmark foreign policy and institutional reform effort. Burke-White has written extensively in the fields of international law and institutions, with focus on international criminal and international economic law. His work has addressed issues of post-conflict justice; the International Criminal Court; international human rights, and international arbitration. His current research explores gaps in the global governance system and the challenges of international legal regulation in a world of rising powers and divergent interests. In 2008 he received the A. Leo Levin Award and in 2007 the Robert A. Gorman award for Excellence in Teaching.

Education

Ph.D. – Cambridge (int’l relations) – ’06

J.D. – Harvard – ’02

M.Phil. – Cambridge (int’l relations) – ’99

A.B. – Harvard – ’98

Twitter – @wburkewh | @PennLaw | @perryworldhouse
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