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Knowledge@Wharton: September 25, 2018

Host Dan Loney is joined by Madelyn Antoncic (Former VP and Treasurer, World Bank), Chris Edelson (Assistant Professor of Government, School of Public Affairs, American University), Jyoti Thottam LL (Business & Economics Editor, Opinion), Tiffany Pham (Founder & CEO, Mogul), Philip Nichols (Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania), Erik Gordon (Professor in the Ross School of Business, Univeristy of Michigan), and Hemant Bhargava (Professor of Technology Management, UC Davis) on the Tuesday, September 25, 2018 edition of Knowledge@Wharton.

Air Date: Tuesday, September 25, 2018 on SiriusXM 132

Hosted By

Chris Edelson and Philip Nichols

Air Time: 10:00 am
Featuring: Chris Edelson, Philip Nichols

Tiffany Pham

Air Time: 10:30 am
Featuring: Tiffany Pham

Hemant Bhargava and Erik Gordon

Air Time: 11:30 am
Featuring: Erik Gordon, Hemant Bhargava

Madelyn Antoncic and Jyoti Thottam

Air Time: 11:00 am
Featuring: Madelyn Antoncic, Jyoti Thottam LL

Featured Guests

Madelyn Antoncic

Former VP and Treasurer, World Bank


 Madelyn Antoncic, Ph.D. has held leadership and management roles for over 30 years in large, complex global financial institutions in both the private and public sector. 

Ms. Antoncic is a former Vice President and Treasurer of the World Bank (WB) where she was responsible for overseeing every aspect of the management of $145 billion in assets under management for the World Bank, its 2 affiliates, over 700 trust funds, and over 55 other official-sector institutions comprising central banks, national pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, and other international financial institutions, as well as for the $22 billion World Banks Group’s (WBG) retirement benefit plans. 

 Ms. Antoncic has gained a wealth of experience in banking, finance and risk management having begun her career as an Economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Following the Fed, she spent 12 years at Goldman Sachs first as global head of market risk management then as Special Assistant to GS’s Co-Vice Chairman/Co-Chief Operating Officers (Robert E. Rubin and Stephen Friedman) and more than seven years trading structured mortgage products. She then had a 2-year stint at Barclays Capital as Americas’ head of market risk and treasurer and 10 years at Lehman Brothers as global head of market risk and five years as the CRO until spring 2007, when she was asked to turn her focus to external issues. In this capacity, she established an externally focused role to connect with key policy makers on issues such as regulation as they impacted not only the Firm but more broadly the markets. After leaving the WB she joined Principal Global Investors (PGI) as Executive Director and Global Head of Official Sector Partnerships responsible for deepening, broadening and building.

She holds a Ph.D. in economics with a minor in finance from The Stern School of New York University, was an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Doctoral Fellow and has taught economics and finance at the Graduate and Undergraduate Schools of Business of The Stern School of New York University. 

She is a frequent university guest lecturer, speaker, panelist and round table participant on topics of financial, systemic and climate-related catastrophic risk; Green finance; infrastructure finance; risk management; governance; markets; financial regulation; the impact of financial markets on the macro economy; and leadership. She has written and published on topics relating to interest rates; financial markets; and risk and is a recognized industry leader and expert on risk management and governance. 
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Chris Edelson

Assistant Professor of Government, School of Public Affairs, American University


Chris Edelson is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Government at American University’s School of Public Affairs. His teaching and research interests focus on presidential power under the U.S. Constitution. His first book, “Emergency Presidential Power: From the Drafting of the Constitution to the War on Terror”, was published by the University of Wisconsin Press in fall 2013. His second book, “Power Without Constraint: The Post 9/11 Presidency and National Security” was published in spring 2016.


Twitter- @ChrisEdelson

Book- https://www.amazon.com/Power-without-Constraint-Presidency-National/dp/0299307409
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Jyoti Thottam LL

Business & Economics Editor, Opinion


Experienced writer and editor with a deep knowledge of the politics and economics of the developing world.

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Tiffany Pham

Founder & CEO, Mogul


Tiffany Pham is the Founder & CEO of Mogul, an award-winning worldwide platform enabling women to connect, share information, and access knowledge from each other. A coder, she developed the first version of Mogul.

Tiffany was named one of Forbes “30 Under 30” in Media, Business Insider “30 Most Important Women Under 30” in Technology, ELLE Magazine “30 Women Under 30 Who Are Changing the World,” SE “Top 100 Social Entrepreneurs,” the Recipient of the Cadillac “IVY Innovator” Award, a Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards Fellow, Recipient of the SmartCEO Magazine “2016 Smart CEO Award”, Recipient of the Innovation & Inclusion Award for Social Entrepreneurship, and a NY Business Journal “2017 Woman of Influence.”

Tiffany is a Judge on the TLC show “Girl Starter,” produced by Al Roker, and Co-Host of the show “Positive Pushback” from the Producer of The View. She has spoken at the United Nations, Microsoft, Bloomberg, AOL, Prudential, Harvard Business School, Wharton Business School, Scripps Research Institute, Northeastern, Columbia, SXSW, Panama and Dubai. She is a graduate of Yale & Harvard Business School.
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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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Erik Gordon

Professor in the Ross School of Business, Univeristy of Michigan


Professor Gordon’s areas of interest are entrepreneurship and technology commercialization, the biomedical industry (pharmaceuticals, devices and biotechnology), venture capital, private equity, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, and digital and mobile marketing. He also is a professor at the School of Law. He has served on the faculty and as Associate Dean and Director of the Graduate Division of Business & Management (Carey Business School) at Johns Hopkins University, where he taught in the business and medical schools and at the University of Florida, where he also served as director of the Center for Technology & Science Commercialization Studies and as Director of MBA Programs. He has served as an adviser or co-founder to numerous companies. He is frequently quoted in The New York Times, BusinessWeek, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Reuters and other outlets, and speaks before industry and governmental groups. His degrees are in economics and law.
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Hemant Bhargava

Professor of Technology Management, UC Davis


Hemant Bhargava is the Jerome and Elsie Suran Professor in Technology Management at the UC Davis Graduate School of Management. He joined UC Davis in July 2003, and served as Associate Dean from 2010 to 2013. He has previously been on the faculty at Penn State University’s Smeal College of Business Administration, and the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, and with visiting appointments at Carnegie Mellon University, Humboldt University (Berlin, Germany) and the University of Maastricht (The Netherlands). Dr. Bhargava received a Ph.D. in Decision Sciences from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania in 1990. He also holds an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, and a B.S. (Honors) in Mathematics from Delhi University.

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