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Knowledge@Wharton: November 14, 2018

Host Dan Loney is joined by Jack Nasher (Professor; Author of “Convinced!”, Munich Business School ), Margret Casal (Professor of Medical Genetics, Reproduction, and Pediatrics, School of Veterinary Medicine, Univ. of Pennsylvania), Robert Berry (Cartoonist), William Riggs (Assistant Professor, Univ. San Fransisco), Lisa Moses (Veterinarian/Bioethicist, MSPCA-Angell/Center for Bioethics, Harvard Medical School), David Betancourt (Reporter, The Washington Post), and Susan Wachter on the Wednesday, November 14, 2018 edition of Knowledge@Wharton.

Air Date: Wednesday, November 14, 2018 on SiriusXM 132

Hosted By

Susan Watcher and William Riggs

Air Time: 10:00 am
Featuring: William Riggs, Susan Wachter

David Betancourt and Robert Berry

Air Time: 10:30 am
Featuring: Robert Berry, David Betancourt

Lisa Moses and Margret Casal

Air Time: 11:00 am
Featuring: Margret Casal, Lisa Moses

Jack Nasher

Air Time: 11:30 am
Featuring: Jack Nasher

Featured Guests

Jack Nasher

Professor; Author of “Convinced!”, Munich Business School


Dr. Jack Nasher is Professor for Organization and Leadership at MBS. He studied law, philosophy, psychology, and management in Vienna, Trier, Frankfurt and at Oxford University, where he also taught as a tutor.

He gives talks and trainings for international corporations on communication and management and runs the NASHER Negotiation Institute. He also regularly conducts doctoral seminars at TU Munich. His books where national bestsellers and were published in about a dozen countries, among them Russia, Korea, and China. Articles by and about him appeared in Germany’s premier publications, such as Harvard Business Manager, ZEIT and Handelsblatt.

Professor Nasher regularly gives talks at international conferences and was rewarded the gold medal for best paper at  the International Conference on Applied Psychology in Colombo/Sri Lanka. He is a member of the Society of Personality & Social Psychology and Principle Practitioner and Advisor to the Board of the Association of Business Psychologists. Jack Nasher is currently also on the faculty of Stanford University.


Site- https://www.amazon.com/Convinced-Prove-Your-Competence-People/dp/1523095598
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Margret Casal

Professor of Medical Genetics, Reproduction, and Pediatrics, School of Veterinary Medicine, Univ. of Pennsylvania


Dr. Casal is specialized in veterinary genetics, pediatrics and reproduction. Her research interests are focused on the characterization, genetic basis, and treatment of canine genetic skin disorders and lysosomal storage disorders in dogs that also occur in humans. The skin disorders being studied in collaboration with Dr. Elizabeth Mauldin include cutaneous exfoliative lupus erythematosus of the German shorthaired pointer, Ehlers Danlos syndrome (a collagen defect), and non-epidermolytic ichthyosis (fish-scale disease). Furthermore, more extensive collaborative investigations are underway into the morphologic manifestations of canine X-linked hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia and response to neonatal therapy using a recombinant protein, as this disorder in dogs is identical to that seen in humans. Clinical and cognitive responses to gene therapy are being examined in the dogs with mucopolysaccharidosis type I and type VII, both lysosomal storage diseases that are quite devastating in humans. These studies are performed in collaboration with other researchers at Penn and outside of the University.


Twitter- @pennvet
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Robert Berry



Robert Berry is the cartoonist and originator of “Ulysses ‘seen’”, a tablet-based graphic novel adaptation of James Joyce’s “Ulysses”. His work in the development of that project led to the creation of a unique platform for educational comics and the establishing of his own digital publishing company, THROWAWAY HORSE, where he serves as editor and artistic director on similar comic-to-learning adaptations of “The Waste Land”and “The Age of Bronze”.

Trained as a painter at Detroit’s Wayne State University he began making comics in 2005 and has worked for DC Comics as well as Seven Stories in their “Graphic Canon” editions. His illustrations for James Joyce’s “The Dead” were published in 2014 by Stoney Road Press and the James Joyce Centre in Dublin. His work has been seen in numerous group and solo exhibitions in Detroit, Chicago, New York, Dublin, Heidelberg and Trieste.


Twitter- @UlyssesSeen
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William Riggs

Assistant Professor, Univ. San Fransisco


William (Billy) Riggs, Ph.D., AICP, LEED AP is a global expert and thought leader in the areas of future mobility and smart transportation, housing, economics and urban development. He is a professor at the University of San Francisco School of Management, and a consultant and advisor to multiple companies and start-ups on technology, smart mobility and urban development. He has over 100 publications and has had his work featured in multiple global media outlets—including the Economist, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post and the Atlantic. His most recent book is recent book is entitled, Disruptive Transport: Driverless Cars, Transport Innovation and the Sustainable City of Tomorrow. He is the founder of the ReStreet App—an online tool for democratizing street design.

Dr. Riggs has held additional academic appointments in city planning and transportation engineering from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, UC Berkeley, San Jose State University, and the University of Louisville, and, he has two decades of experience working as professional planner, policy maker, economist, and engineer. This includes work as Director of Research at Sustinere Consulting, the Transportation Program Manager and Principal Planner for UC Berkeley, an Asset Manager and Engineering Technician for the US Coast Guard.

Dr. Riggs holds his PhD from UC Berkeley’ s College of Environmental Design, where he was a National Science Foundation Fellow and a University of California, Transportation Center Fellow. He is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP), is LEED certified by the US Green Building Council (LEED AP).  From 2013-2017 he served on the City of San Luis Obispo, Planning Commission. In addition to his teaching and research role at University of San Francisco, he currently sits on the City of Palo Alto Planning and Transportation Commission, and is a member of the Transportation Research Board’s Committee on Transportation Economics and the Standing Committee on Policy and Law.


Twitter- @billyriggs

Personal Site- http://www.williamriggs.com/bio
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Lisa Moses

Veterinarian/Bioethicist, MSPCA-Angell/Center for Bioethics, Harvard Medical School


Lisa Moses is a practicing veterinarian, a research fellow at Harvard Medical School’s Center for Bioethics and a bioethics scholar at the Yale Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics. She completed a fellowship in bioethics at the Harvard Medical School Center for Bioethics and received her veterinary degree from the University of Pennsylvania. She also holds a faculty fellow position at Cummings Tufts School of Veterinary Medicine Center for Animals and Public Policy.

After completing an internship, residency and board certification in small animal internal medicine, Dr. Moses’ was a senior staff member in the Emergency and Critical Care Medicine Section for over a dozen years before founding the Pain and Palliative Care Service at the MSPCA-Angell Animal Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts. The Pain and Palliative Care Service is a unique program that assesses and treats complex cases of pain in all companion animal species. The service also provides comprehensive palliative care for animals with long term chronic illness and end-of-life patients.

In addition to her clinical practice, Dr. Moses conducts research on moral distress and ethical conflict in veterinary medicine. She established and runs an ethics consultation service and monthly animal ethics discussion group in addition to being a frequent lecturer in veterinary ethics to students, veterinary professionals and animal shelter personnel. She also provides ethics consultation to outside veterinary academic institutions, veterinary hospitals, zoological, and animal welfare organizations regarding issues such as euthanasia decision making, medical errors and use of pets in clinical research.

Dr. Moses began her career as an animal welfare officer in a large animal shelter in rural Oregon, which shaped much of her interest in animal use and animal ethics. Her research interests include moral distress and ethical dilemmas in clinical veterinary practice, the ethics of advanced veterinary medicine and end of life care, and the ethics of using animals for human therapy and service.

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David Betancourt

Reporter, The Washington Post


David writes about all aspects of comic book culture for The Post’s Comic Riffs blog.
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Susan Wachter


Professor Susan M. Wachter is the Richard B. Worley Professor of Financial Management at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, the Director for the Wharton GeoSpatial Initiative and Lab, and the co-director of the Penn Institute for Urban Research. She also co-directs Penn’s Spatial Integration Laboratory for Urban Systems As an economist, she is frequently sought for comment on real estate market trends in well known media outlets. She has previously served as Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research with the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, among other leadership roles.
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