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Knowledge@Wharton: September 17, 2018

Host Dan Loney is joined by Todd Sinai (Professor of Real Estate and Business Economics and Public Policy, the Wharton School), Suzanne Grant Lewis (Director, UNESCO International Institute for Educational Planning), Howard Yu (LEGO Professor of Management and Innovation; Author of “LEAP”, IMD Business School in Switzerland), Jed Shugerman (Professor; Author of “The People’s Courts”, Fordham Law School), Randall Eliason (Professorial Lecturer in Law, George Washington University Law School), Dan Wagner (Professor of Education, University of Pennsylvania), and William Black (Associate Professor of Economics and Law, The University of Missouri– Kansas City) on the Monday, September 17, 2018 edition of Knowledge@Wharton.

Air Date: Monday, September 17, 2018 on SiriusXM 132

Hosted By

William Black, Jed Shugerman, and Randall Eliason

Air Time: 10:00 am
Featuring: Jed Shugerman, Randall Eliason, William Black

Howard Yu

Air Time: 10:30 am
Featuring: Howard Yu

Dan Wagner and Suzanne Grant Lewis

Air Time: 11:00 am
Featuring: Suzanne Grant Lewis, Dan Wagner

Todd Sinai

Air Time: 11:30 am
Featuring: Todd Sinai

Featured Guests

Todd Sinai

Professor of Real Estate and Business Economics and Public Policy, the Wharton School


Research Interests: commercial real estate and real estate investment trusts, real estate and public economics, risk and pricing in housing markets, taxation of real estate and capital gains

PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1997; BA, Yale University, 1992
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Suzanne Grant Lewis

Director, UNESCO International Institute for Educational Planning


Ms. Suzanne Grant Lewis was appointed Director at IIEP in 2014. In this position she provides strategic vision and leadership for the Institute, develops strategic partnerships and mobilises resources, and provides oversight of the staff, financial resources, programme and administration of IIEP Paris, Dakar and Buenos Aires.

She has over twenty-five years of experience in improving educational opportunities in the developing world, particularly in education policy and planning in Africa. In 2011, she helped launch the International Education Funders Group, a new collaborative of over 50 foundations, whose purpose is to help private donors play a catalytic role in advancing Education for All. Prior to this, Ms. Grant Lewis directed the Partnership for Higher Education in Africa, the initiative of seven private US foundations to strengthen African universities.

As a Harvard University faculty member (1997-2006) she co-developed and directed the International Educational Policy Programme, a skills-based Master’s degree programme. She also taught postgraduate courses on gender inequalities in education and on education planning and policy-making in international settings.

Ms. Grant Lewis has experience in designing and managing applied educational research programmes across many contexts and has published works for a wide range of audiences on participation in school governance, democratic policy-making in education, funding trends in education internationally, among many others.
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Howard Yu

LEGO Professor of Management and Innovation; Author of “LEAP”, IMD Business School in Switzerland


Howard Yu is the author of “LEAP: How Businesses Thrive in a World Where Everything Can Be Copied”, LEGO professor of management and innovation at the prestigious IMD Business School in Switzerland, and director of IMD’s signature Advanced Management Program (AMP), a three-week executive course. He delivers customized training programs for major global companies, including Mars, Maersk, Electrolux, Daimler, Nestlé, Sanofi, Novartis, and LEGO. A native of Hong Kong with a doctoral degree from Harvard Business School, he writes regularly for Forbes, Fortune, Harvard Business Review, Sloan Management Review, and the South China Morning Post.


Twitter- @HowardHYu

Personal Site- http://www.howardyu.org

Book- https://www.amazon.com/Leap-Thrive-World-Everything-Copied/dp/1610398815
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Jed Shugerman

Professor; Author of “The People’s Courts”, Fordham Law School


Jed Handelsman Shugerman is a professor at Fordham Law. He has a BA, JD, and a PhD in American History from Yale University. He is the author of “The People’s Courts: Pursuing Judicial Independence in America” (Harvard U. Press 2012) on the evolution of judicial elections and politics in America. He and a team of legal historians submitted an amicus brief in the Emoluments litigation against the Trump Administration. He is working a book called “The Rise of the Prosecutor Politicians,” about prosecutors and political ambition in American history. He is also writing about the historical development of the federal executive, “faithful execution” limits on presidential power, the DOJ, and independent agencies. He writes about law and politics at shugerblog.com.


Twitter- @jedshug

Blog- http://shugerblog.com

Book- https://www.amazon.com/Peoples-Courts-Pursuing-Judicial-Independence/dp/0674055489
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Randall Eliason

Professorial Lecturer in Law, George Washington University Law School


Randall Eliason is a law professor, writer, and commentator on corporate and white collar crime.   He spent twelve years as an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Columbia. For more than eight of those years, he specialized in white collar crime as a member of the Public Corruption/Government Fraud section.  From 1999 to 2001, he served as Chief of that section, supervising a staff of eleven AUSA’s prosecuting white collar cases in federal court.

Professor Eliason is the recipient of numerous awards and commendations from the U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Washington D.C. Metropolitan Police Department, and other law enforcement agencies. While at the U.S. Attorney’s office, he lectured at the Department of Justice National Advocacy Center in South Carolina and at the Attorney General’s Advocacy Institute in Washington, D.C.  He also served as the Professional Responsibility Officer for the Criminal Division.

Since 2002, Professor Eliason has taught a course on federal white collar criminal law at the George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C.  He also has taught at the American University Washington College of Law and the Georgetown University Law Center, has guest lectured on white collar crime at Harvard Law School and NYU Law School, and serves as a faculty member for the National Institute of Trial Advocacy.  In May of 2008 and again in May of 2013, the graduating students at George Washington University Law School voted to present him with the Distinguished Adjunct Faculty Teaching Award.

Professor Eliason writes a blog on white collar crime and federal criminal law called Sidebars,www.Sidebarsblog.com, which was named by the ABA Journal as one of the top 100 legal blogs in 2016. He is a contributing columnist for theWashington Post.His writings on federal criminal law have been published in scholarly journals, legal periodicals, and newspapers including the Washington Post and the Chicago Tribune.


Twitter- @RDEliason

Blog- www.Sidebarsblog.com
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Dan Wagner

Professor of Education, University of Pennsylvania


Dr. Dan Wagner is the UNESCO Chair in Learning and Literacy, and Professor of Education at the University of Pennsylvania. He is Director of the International Literacy Institute, co-founded by UNESCO and the University of Pennsylvania (www.literacy.org), and Director of Penn’s International Educational Development Program (IEDP) in graduate study. After an undergraduate degree in Engineering at Cornell University, and voluntary service in the Peace Corps (Morocco), he received his Ph.D. in Psychology at the University of Michigan, was a two-year postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University, a Visiting Fellow (twice) at the International Institute of Education Planning in Paris, a Visiting Professor at the University of Geneva (Switzerland), and a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Paris.

Dr. Wagner has extensive experience in national and international educational issues, and has served as an advisor to UNESCO, UNICEF, World Bank, USAID, DFID, and others on international development issues. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the American Anthropological Association, and the American Educational Research Association. His most recent multi-year projects have been in India, South Africa, and Morocco. He recently served as Chair of the Brookings Global Research Task Force on Learning. Dr. Wagner was the recipient of the 2014 UNESCO Confucius International Literacy Prize. In addition to more than 160 professional publications, Dr. Wagner has written/edited 25 books.

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William 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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