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Knowledge@Wharton: January 30, 2019

Host Dan Loney is joined by Jack Kelly (Author), Nina Hall (Assistant Professor of International Relations, Johns Hopkins SAIS), Regina Abrami (Director of the Global Program and Head of International Studies, Lauder Institute at University of Pennsylvania), Philip Nichols (Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania), Richard Dasher (Director of Stanford University’s U.S. – Asia Technology Management Center, Stanford University), Jacques deLisle (Professor of Law & Professor of Political Science; Director, University of Pennsylvania’s Center for East Asian Studies), and William K. Black (Associate Professor of Economics and Law, The University of Missouri– Kansas City) on the Wednesday, January 30, 2019 edition of Knowledge@Wharton.

Air Date: Wednesday, January 30, 2019 on SiriusXM 132

Hosted By

Jacques Delisle and Richard Dasher

Air Time: 10:00 am
Featuring: Richard Dasher, Jacques deLisle

Philiip M. Nichols and William K. Black

Air Time: 10:30 am
Featuring: Philip Nichols, William K. Black

Jack Kelly

Air Time: 11:00 am
Featuring: Jack Kelly

Nina Hall and Regina Abrami

Air Time: 11:30 am
Featuring: Nina Hall, Regina Abrami

Featured Guests

Jack Kelly



Jack Kelly is a public scholar, a historian and a novelist who has always written about his passions. “The Edge of Anarchy,” his latest book, recounts the greatest uprising of working people in U.S. history. Jack drew on his childhood along the Erie Canal for “Heaven’s Ditch.” His nonfiction book about the Revolutionary War, “Band of Giants,” won the DAR History Medal. Jack’s reader-friendly books are filled with I-didn’t-know-that moments. He lives and works in New York’s Hudson River Valley.

The Baltimore Sun described Jack’s writing as “brilliantly succinct and excruciatingly powerful.” The Wall Street Journal wrote that he “packs in a remarkable amount of information, thanks to his lean, readable prose.” A New York Foundation for the Arts fellow, Jack has appeared on NPR, PBS, and The History Channel. He has written for national publications including the Wall Street Journal and American Heritage. Born in Western New York, Jack now lives and works in the Hudson Valley.



Book- https://www.amazon.com/Edge-Anarchy-Railroad-Greatest-Uprising/dp/1250128862
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Nina Hall

Assistant Professor of International Relations, Johns Hopkins SAIS


Nina Hall is an Assistant Professor in International Relations at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). Her research on international organizations, has been published in: European Journal of International Relations, Global Environmental Politics, and as a book: Displacement, Development and Climate Change (Routledge, 2016). She was previously a Lecturer at the Hertie School of Governance, has a DPhil (PhD) in International Relations from the University of Oxford, and a Master’s Degree from the University of Auckland,. She has worked with the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and currently collaborates with a global network of digital activists, researching how the internet era is changing transnational advocacy.


Twitter- @ninawth
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Regina Abrami

Director of the Global Program and Head of International Studies, Lauder Institute at University of Pennsylvania


Dr. Abrami is the Director of the Global Program and Head of the International Studies faculty at the Lauder Institute. At UPENN, she holds appointments as a Senior Lecturer in Political Science and Senior Fellow in Management. With primary expertise in political economy, her research focuses on the political economy of national industrial strategy and doing business in emerging markets, with special focus on China and Vietnam. Dr. Abrami is also a frequent commentator on managing in a global context. Prior to UPENN, she was on the faculty of Harvard Business School for 13 years, where she authored over two dozen HBS case studies focused on Asia. Other published work has appeared in Comparative Politics, Journal of East Asian Studies, Harvard Business Review, Marketwatch (WSJ), as well as the Oxford Handbook of Asian Business Systems. Her latest book, Can China Lead? Reaching the Limits of Power and Growth was published by Harvard Business Review Press.
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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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Richard Dasher

Director of Stanford University’s U.S. – Asia Technology Management Center, Stanford University


Richard Dasher has been Director of the US-Asia Technology Management Center since 1994 and, concurrently, Executive Director of the Center for Integrated Systems since 1998. His research and teaching focus on innovation systems and the impact of new technologies on industry structure and dynamics. Dr. Dasher serves on selection and review committees of major government funding programs for science, technology, and innovation in Canada and Japan. He is an advisor to start-up companies, business accelerators, venture capital firms, and nonprofits in the U.S., China, Japan, and S. Korea. Dr. Dasher was the first non-Japanese person ever asked to join the governance of a Japanese national university, serving as an outside Board Director and member of the Management Council of Tohoku University from 2004 – 2010. Dr. Dasher received M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Linguistics from Stanford University. From 1986 – 90, he was Director of the U.S. State Department’s Advanced Language and Area Training Centers in Japan and Korea that provide full-time curricula to U.S. and Commonwealth Country diplomats assigned to those countries.

-Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations-

Board Director, Japan Society of Northern California (2011 – Present)

Board Director, Keizai – Silicon Valley U.S.-Japan Business Forum (2002 – Present)

Program Committee member, World Premier International Research Center Initiative, JSPS, Japan (2007 – Present)

Co-chair, Review Panel, Canada Excellence Research Chairs (2009 – Present)

Chair, Steering Committee, Japan – U.S. Innovation Awards (2011 – Present)

Twitter – @rdasher8 | @Stanford | @AsiaTechSU
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Jacques deLisle

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


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 K. Black

Associate Professor of Economics and Law, The University of Missouri– Kansas City


Bill Black is an associate professor of economics and law. He was the executive director of the Institute for Fraud Prevention from 2005-2007. He previously taught at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin and at Santa Clara University, where he was also the distinguished scholar in residence for insurance law and a visiting scholar at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics.

Professor Black was litigation director of the Federal Home Loan Bank Board, deputy director of the FSLIC, SVP and general counsel of the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco, and senior deputy chief counsel, Office of Thrift Supervision. He was deputy director of the National Commission on Financial Institution Reform, Recovery and Enforcement.

His book, The Best Way to Rob a Bank is to Own One (University of Texas Press 2005), has been called “a classic.” Professor Black recently helped the World Bank develop anti-corruption initiatives and served as an expert for OFHEO in its enforcement action against Fannie Mae’s former senior management.

He teaches white-collar crime, public finance, antitrust, law and economics, and Latin American development.

Twitter – @WilliamKBlack
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