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Knowledge@Wharton: October 9, 2018

Host Dan Loney is joined by Joshua Sharfstein (Professor of the Practice, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health), Daniel Kammen (Professor of Energy; Founding Director of the Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory (RAEL); Co-Director of the Berkeley Institute of the Environment., University of California, Berkeley), Gad Levanon (Chief Economist, North America, The Conference Board), Brian Berkey (Assistant Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics, The Wharton School), Anita Gupta (Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, Drexel College of Medicine), and Jennifer Golbeck (Director of the Human-Computer Interaction Lab and Associate Professor of Information Studies, University of Maryland) on the Tuesday, October 9, 2018 edition of Knowledge@Wharton.

Air Date: Tuesday, October 9, 2018 on SiriusXM 132

Hosted By

Gad Levanon

Air Time: 10:30 am
Featuring: Gad Levanon

Brian Berkey and Daniel Kammen

Air Time: 11:00 am
Featuring: Daniel Kammen, Brian Berkey

Jennifer Golbeck

Air Time: 11:30 am
Featuring: Jennifer Golbeck

Joshua Sharfstein and Dr. Anita Gupta

Air Time: 10:00 am
Featuring: Joshua Sharfstein, Anita Gupta

Featured Guests

Joshua Sharfstein

Professor of the Practice, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health


Dr. Joshua M. Sharfstein is Vice Dean for Public Health Practice and Community Engagement and Professor of the Practice in Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He is also the Director of the Bloomberg American Health Initiative. He is the author of the Public Health Crisis Survival Guide: Leadership and Management in Trying Times, published by the Oxford University Press. He is also co-author of the forthcoming book, The Opioid Epidemic: What Everyone Needs to Know.

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Daniel Kammen

Professor of Energy; Founding Director of the Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory (RAEL); Co-Director of the Berkeley Institute of the Environment., University of California, Berkeley


Dr. Kammen is the Class of 1935 Distinguished Professor of Energy at the University of California, Berkeley, with parallel appointments in the Energy and Resources Group, the Goldman School of Public Policy, and the department of Nuclear Engineering. He was appointed the first Environment and Climate Partnership for the Americas (ECPA) Fellow by Secretary of State Hilary R. Clinton in April 2010.

Kammen is the founding director of the Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory (RAEL), Co-Director of the Berkeley Institute of the Environment, and Director of the Transportation Sustainability Research Center. He has founded or is on the board of over 10 companies, and has served the State of California and US federal government in expert and advisory capacities.

Dr. Kammen was educated in physics at Cornell and Harvard, and held postdoctoral positions at the California Institute of Technology and Harvard. He was Assistant Professor and Chair of the Science, Technology and Environmental Policy Program at the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University before moving to the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Kammen has served as a contributing or coordinating lead author on various reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change since 1999. The IPCC shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. He serves on the Advisory Committee for Energy & Environment for the X-Prize Foundation.

During 2010-2011 Kammen served as the World Bank Group’s Chief Technical Specialist for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency. He was appointed to this newly-created position in October 2010, in which he provided strategic leadership on policy, technical, and operational fronts. The aim is to enhance the operational impact of the Bank’s renewable energy and energy efficiency activities while expanding the institution’s role as an enabler of global dialogue on moving energy development to a cleaner and more sustainable pathway.?

He has authored or co-authored 12 books, written more than 300 peer-reviewed journal publications, testified more than 40 times to U.S. state and federal congressional briefings, and has provided various governments with more than 50 technical reports. Dr. Kammen also served for many years on the Technical Review Board of the Global Environment Facility. He is a frequent contributor to or commentator in international news media, including Newsweek, Time, The New York Times, The Guardian, and The Financial Times. Kammen has appeared on 60 Minutes (twice), Nova, Frontline, and hosted the six-part Discovery Channel series Ecopolis. Dr. Kammen is a Permanent Fellow of the African Academy of Sciences, a fellow of the American Physical Society. In the US, he serves on two National Academy of Sciences boards and panels.

Twitter – @dan_kammen | @UCBerkeley ?
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Gad Levanon

Chief Economist, North America, The Conference Board


Gad Levanon serves as chief economist, North America at The Conference Board. He oversees the labor market program, the U.S forecasting program, and the Help Wanted OnLine© program.

Levanon created The Conference Board Employment Trends Index™, a widely used measure that fills the need for a leading index of employment. His research focuses on trends in U.S. and global labor markets, and forecasting using economic indicators.

He also writes a popular blog on labor markets for Human Capital Exchange™. In addition to writing reports for The Conference Board, he has published extensively in academic and professional journals.

Before coming to The Conference Board, Levanon worked at the Israeli Central Bank where he participated in the analysis of financial markets and monetary policy.

Levanon received his Ph.D. in economics from Princeton University, and he holds undergraduate and master’s degrees from Tel Aviv University in Israel.
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Brian Berkey

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


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.


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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Anita Gupta

Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, Drexel College of Medicine


Dr. Anita Gupta is involved in pain medicine education at Drexel College of Medicine and Hahnemann University Hospital for medical students and residents. She is also involved in a fellowship training program for regional anesthesiology and acute pain (non-ACGME accredited program).

Before joining Drexel, Dr. Gupta was appointed as faculty at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine for three years from 2008 to 2011 in the Division of Pain Medicine and Anesthesiology.


Dr. Gupta is involved in research related to pain medicine and anesthesiology and is actively participating in writing articles, reviews and book chapters. She has been a presenter at several anesthesiology forums and won several research awards from her research at the National Institutes of Health.

Dr. Gupta continues to lead instrumental research efforts that are advancing the fields of pain medicine, anesthesiology and innovative medical technology. She has published several top-selling books, earned numerous recognitions for her research and has been an invited presenter at medical and advisory forums. Dr. Gupta serves as a special government employee of the FDA and is a fellow of the Institute of Coaching at McLean/Harvard Medical School. She has also completed the Wharton Total Leadership Program and research training at both the National Institutes of Health and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Twitter – @DocAnitaGupta
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Jennifer Golbeck

Director of the Human-Computer Interaction Lab and Associate Professor of Information Studies, University of Maryland


Dr. Jen Golbeck is a world leader in social media research and science communication.She began studying social media from the moment it emerged on the web a decade ago, and is one of the world’s foremost experts in the field. Her research has influenced industry, government and the military. She is a pioneer in the field of social data analytics, discovering people’s hidden attributes from their online behavior, and a leader in creating human-friendly security and privacy systems. She is an Associate Professor at the University of Maryland.

Twitter – @jengolbeck | @UofMaryland

Book – https://www.amazon.com/Introduction-Social-Media-Investigation-Hands/dp/0128016566/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8
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