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Knowledge@Wharton: October 18, 2018

Host Dan Loney is joined by Andrew Hathaway (Associate Professor, Criminal Justice and Public Policy Program, University of Guelph), Michael Armstrong (Associate Professor, Goodman School of Business, Brock University), Christine Lagorio-Chafkin (Senior Writer, Inc.), Alan Auerbach (Robert D. Burch Professor of Economics and Law; Director of the Burch Center for Tax Policy and Public Finance, University of California, Berkeley), Brian Berkey (Assistant Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics, The Wharton School), Marc Meredith (Associate Professor, Political Science; Associate Processor, the Business Economics and Public Policy Department, University of Pennsylvania; The Wharton School), and Karen Glanz (George A. Weiss University Professor and Director, UPenn Prevention Research Center; Professor of Epidemiology and Nursing, Perelman School of Medicine and School of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania) on the Thursday, October 18, 2018 edition of Knowledge@Wharton.

Air Date: Thursday, October 18, 2018 on SiriusXM 132

Hosted By

Michael Armstrong and Andrew Hathaway

Air Time: 11:00 am
Featuring: Andrew Hathaway, Michael Armstrong

Marc Meredith and Alan Auerbach

Air Time: 10:00 am
Featuring: Alan Auerbach, Marc Meredith

Christine Lagorio-Chafkin

Air Time: 10:30 am
Featuring: Christine Lagorio-Chafkin

Brian Berkey and Karen Glanz

Air Time: 11:30 am
Featuring: Brian Berkey, Karen Glanz

Featured Guests

Andrew Hathaway

Associate Professor, Criminal Justice and Public Policy Program, University of Guelph

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Andy Hathaway does research in the areas of illicit drug use, harm reduction, human rights, and Canadian drug policy. His research on cannabis, spanning over a decade, examines use in marginalized and mainstream populations, and draws out implications for social policy development. He has held a number of federal grants to study the use of marijuana for medical conditions and broader normalizing trends of cannabis consumption using surveys, interviews, and ethnographic methods. He has published extensively in these areas in journals including: Canadian Journal of Law and Society (2001), International Journal of Drug Policy (2001), Deviant Behavior (1997, 2004), Drug and Alcohol Review (2002, 2005), Field Methods (2003), Contemporary Drug Problems (2004), Criminology and Criminal Justice (2011), and Contemporary Justice Review (2007).
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Michael Armstrong

Associate Professor, Goodman School of Business, Brock University

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Michael J. Armstrong teaches courses on quality improvement, game theory, and operations management. He holds a PhD in management science from the University of British Columbia and professional certifications from the American Society for Quality. His awards include a Fulbright Scholar fellowship, a Chancellor’s Chair for Teaching Excellence, and a Research Achievement Award. Beyond his academic work, he writes occasional columns for outlets like the Buffalo News, National Interest, Globe & Mail, Reuters, Jerusalem Post, and The Conversation.

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Christine Lagorio-Chafkin

Senior Writer, Inc.

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Christine Lagorio-Chafkin is a writer, editor, and reporter whose work has appeared in The New York TimesThe Washington Post, the San Francisco ChronicleThe Village Voice, and The Believer, among other publications. She is a senior writer at Inc.

Twitter – @Lagorio
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Alan Auerbach

Robert D. Burch Professor of Economics and Law; Director of the Burch Center for Tax Policy and Public Finance, University of California, Berkeley

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Alan J. Auerbach is the Robert D. Burch Professor of Economics and Law, Director of the Burch Center for Tax Policy and Public Finance, and former Chair of the Economics Department at the University of California, Berkeley. He is also a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research and previously taught at Harvard and the University of Pennsylvania, where he also served as Economics Department Chair. Professor Auerbach was Deputy Chief of Staff of the U.S. Joint Committee on Taxation in 1992 and has been a consultant to several government agencies and institutions in the United States and abroad. He served as an Executive Committee Member and Vice President of the American Economic Association, as Editor of that association’s Journal of Economic Perspectives and American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, and as President of the National Tax Association, from which he received the Daniel M. Holland Medal in 2011. Professor Auerbach is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Econometric Society, and the National Academy of Social Insurance.

Twitter – @berkeleyecon
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Brian Berkey

Assistant Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics, The Wharton School

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Brian Berkey works in moral and political philosophy (including business ethics and environmental ethics), in particular on questions about the demandingness of morality, individual obligations of justice, ethical issues arising with regard to climate change, and the relationship between ideal and non-ideal theory. He is also interested in the notion of collective obligations and their relationship to individual obligations, as well as in methodological issues in ethics and political philosophy, including the appropriate role of appeals to intuitions. His work has appeared in Mind, Philosophical Studies, Canadian Journal of Philosophy, Utilitas, Journal of Applied Philosophy, Social Theory and Practice, Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy, Philosophy and Public Issues, Ethics, Policy, & Environment, and Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews.

EDUCATION

Ph.D in Philosophy, University of California-Berkeley

M.A. in Humanities and Social Thought, New York University

B.A. in Philosophy (with honors) and Politics, New York University, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
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Marc Meredith

Associate Professor, Political Science; Associate Processor, the Business Economics and Public Policy Department, University of Pennsylvania; The Wharton School

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Marc Meredith is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science, where he has been a professor since 2009. He holds a BA in Economics and Mathematical Methods in the Social Science from Northwestern University, a MA in Economics from Northwestern University, a MA in Political Science from Stanford University, and a PhD in Political Economics from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Prior to coming to the University of Pennsylvania, Marc was a visiting lecturer of political science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He also holds a secondary appointment in the Business Economics and Public Policy Department in the Wharton School.

Marc’s research examines the political economy of American elections, with a particular focus on the application of causal inference methods. His substantive research interests include election administration, election law, political campaigns, and voter decision-making. Marc’s research appears in the American Political Science Review, the American Journal of Political Science, the Journal of Politics, the Quarterly Journal of Political Science, and the Proceedings of the National Academies of Science, among other outlets. He teaches classes on American government, policy making, business and government, and statistical methods. His work can be found at http://www.sas.upenn.edu/~marcmere/.

Twitter – @mieuque | @PoliticsAtPenn
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Karen Glanz

George A. Weiss University Professor and Director, UPenn Prevention Research Center; Professor of Epidemiology and Nursing, Perelman School of Medicine and School of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania

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Karen Glanz, PhD, MPH is George A. Weiss University Professor in the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Nursing, and Director of the new Center for Health Behavior Research at the University of Pennsylvania.

She was formerly (2004-2009) Candler Professor of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education; Georgia Cancer Coalition Distinguished Research Scholar; and Director of the Emory Prevention Research Center at the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University in Atlanta. From 1993 to 2004, she was Professor and Director of the Social and Behavioral Sciences Program at the Cancer Research Center of Hawai’i at the University of Hawai’i. From 1979 to 1993 she was a Professor in the Departments of Health Education and Medicine at Temple University in Philadelphia. Dr. Glanz received her MPH (1977) and PhD (1979) degrees in health behavior and health education from the University of Michigan.

Her research, funded for over $25 million over the past 15 years, focuses on cancer prevention and control, theories of health behavior, obesity and the built environment, social and health policy, and new health communication technologies. She is currently conducting research on skin cancer prevention, nutrition and chronic disease prevention, compliance with glaucoma medications and colorectal cancer screening. Dr. Glanz and her team are committed to conducting scientific research with promising short-and long-term application to improved community health, health care, and public health services.

Dr. Glanz has been recognized with several national awards, and was the 2007 recipient of the Elizabeth Fries Health Education Award from the James and Sarah Fries Foundation. She is a member of the Task Force on Community Preventive Services, a federally-appointed task force that oversees the Community Guide evidence reviews. Her scholarly contributions consist of more than 330 journal articles and book chapters. Dr. Glanz is senior editor of Health Behavior and Health Education: Theory, Research, and Practice (Jossey-Bass Inc., 1990, 1996, 2002, 2008), a widely used text recently published in its fourth edition. She was recognized in 2006 as a Highly Cited Author by ISIHighlyCited.com, in the top 0.5% of authors in her field over a 20-year period.
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