Recent Guests

Sebastian Mallaby
Sebastian Mallaby

Paul A. Volcker Senior Fellow for International Economics; Author of More Money Than God: Hedge Funds and the Making of a New Elite
The Council of Foreign Relations

Episodes: 5/24/2017 @11:00 AM, 2/22/2017 @11:30 AM, 11/15/2016 @11:00 AM, 7/15/2016 @10:00 AM, 6/27/2016 @10:00 AM, 6/21/2016 @10:00 AM, 7/6/2015 @10:00 AM


Peter Conti-Brown
Peter Conti-Brown

Assistant Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics
Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania

Peter Conti-Brown is an assistant professor of legal studies and business ethics at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. A financial historian and a legal scholar, Conti-Brown studies central banking, financial regulation, and public finance, with a particular focus on the history and policies of the US Federal Reserve System. He is author of the book The Power and Independence of the Federal Reserve (Princeton University Press 2016), the editor of two other books, and author or co-author of a dozen articles on central banking, financial regulation, and bank corporate governance. He has been widely quoted in print and online media on central banking and has testified before the US Senate Banking Committee on reforming the Federal Reserve. He holds degrees from Harvard College, Stanford Law School, and Princeton University’s Department of History. He is currently at work on a single-volume, comprehensive history of the US Federal Reserve.

Episodes: 5/24/2017 @11:00 AM, 4/17/2017 @10:00 AM, 3/21/2017 @10:00 AM, 3/7/2017 @11:00 AM, 2/22/2017 @11:30 AM, 2/7/2017 @10:00 AM, 1/13/2017 @10:00 AM, 1/6/2017 @10:30 AM, 12/1/2016 @10:00 AM, 11/15/2016 @11:00 AM, 10/18/2016 @11:00 AM, 9/29/2016 @10:00 AM, 9/22/2016 @10:00 AM, 9/12/2016 @10:00 AM, 5/16/2016 @10:30 AM, 4/14/2016 @10:00 AM, 3/1/2016 @11:00 AM, 2/4/2016 @10:00 AM, 12/16/2015 @10:00 AM, 10/19/2015 @10:00 AM, 9/18/2015 @10:00 AM, 8/25/2015 @10:00 AM, 3/9/2015 @10:00 AM


Lawrence Levy
Lawrence Levy

Board of Directors; Author of "To Pixar and Beyond: My Unlikely Journey with Steve Jobs to Make Entertainment History"
Pixar
http://www.lawrencelevy.com

"In 1994 I received a phone call from Steve Jobs asking me if I had any interest in running the business of Pixar. Over the next twelve years I served as Pixar’s chief financial officer, a member of its office of the president and later as a member of its board of directors. During this time we transformed Pixar from a money losing graphics company into an entertainment powerhouse. I then took a break from corporate life to pursue my passion for eastern philosophy and meditation. That turned into a new direction in life, as I came to believe in the potential of these ideas both for individual well-being and for shaping organizations to foster creativity, dignity, and well-being.

Today I continue to pursue this line of work. Together with four co-founders, I run a non-profit called Juniper Foundation that focuses on bringing Indo-Tibetan meditation practices to contemporary life. I teach meditation weekly at Juniper San Francisco, and I continue to write and speak on a range of t(Show Full Bio)opics including creative excellence, meditation, the Middle Way, and the ways organizations and leaders can transform the paradigms in which they work. I’ve included some examples of these topics on the Speaking page of this Web site.

My formal education includes an undergraduate degree in business from Indiana University and a law degree from Harvard Law School. After moving to Silicon Valley in the 1980s and starting one of the very first technology transactions law practices, I became a partner at the law firm Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich and Rosati. From there, I stepped into corporate life at one of my clients, Electronics for Imaging, where I soon became its chief financial officer and vice chairman of the board."

Book - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01912OSA0/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1

Episodes: 5/24/2017 @10:20 AM, 11/8/2016 @10:30 AM


Josh Katz
Josh Katz

Graphics Editor, The Upshot; Author of "Speaking American: How Y'all, Youse, and You Guys Talk: A Visual Guide
New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/by/josh-katz

Twitter - @jshkatz
Upshot - http://www.nytimes.com/section/upshot
Book - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M27RXYO/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1

Episodes: 5/24/2017 @11:20 AM, 11/21/2016 @11:30 AM


Naomi Baron
Naomi Baron

Professor of Linguistics; Executive Director, Center for Teaching, Research, and Learning
American University
http://www.american.edu/cas/faculty/nbaron.cfm

Professor Baron is interested in language and technology, reading, the relationship between speech and writing, the history of English, and higher education. A former Guggenheim Fellow, Fulbright Fellow, and Visiting Scholar at the Stanford Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, she has published eight books. Always On: Language in an Online and Mobile World won the English-Speaking Union’s Duke of Edinburgh English Language Book Award for 2008. Her newest book, Words Onscreen: The Fate of Reading in a Digital World, appeared in 2015.

Baron taught at Brown University, Emory University, and Southwestern University before coming to AU, where she has served in the College of Arts and Sciences as associate dean for undergraduate affairs, associate dean for curriculum and faculty development, chair of the Department of Language and Foreign Studies, and director of the TESOL Program. She was named University Honors Program Professor of the Year and received an AU Presi(Show Full Bio)dential Research Fellowship. Since 2011, she has been executive director of the Center for Teaching, Research, and Learning.

Professor Baron has appeared extensively in the media, including interviews on Good Morning America, ABC News 20/20, CNN, The Diane Rehm Show, All Things Considered, the BBC, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, the Chronicle of Higher Education, the New Yorker, Fortune, and Time.

Degrees
Ph.D Linguistics, Stanford University
B.A. English and American Literature, Brandeis University

Center for Teaching, Research, and Learning - http://www.american.edu/ctrl/

Episodes: 5/24/2017 @11:20 AM, 11/21/2016 @11:30 AM


Marco Hafner
Marco Hafner

Research Leader, Senior Economist
RAND Europe
http://www.rand.org/about/people/h/hafner_marco.html



Marco Hafner is a research leader at RAND Europe working on employment, education and social policy research. He completed his doctoral studies in economics and applied econometrics and holds a master's degree in economics from the University of Zurich.

Before joining RAND, he worked at the Institute for Employment Research (IAB), the research body connected to the German Employment Agency, and at the Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration (CReAM) at UCL.

Hafner has particular expertise in data analysis and econometrics, having undertaken extensive quantitative research in the topics of labour and industrial economics. His broader research interests include topics in applied econometrics, health, industrial, labour and international economics.

Episodes: 5/24/2017 @10:00 AM, 12/8/2016 @11:00 AM


Wendy Troxel
Wendy Troxel

Senior Behavioral and Social Scientist
RAND Corporation
http://www.rand.org/about/people/t/troxel_wendy_m.html



Wendy Troxel is a senior behavioral and social scientist at the RAND Corporation and an adjunct professor of psychiatry and psychology at the University of Pittsburgh. She is a licensed clinical psychologist and certified behavioral sleep medicine specialist. Troxel's research focuses on understanding the links between close relationships and sleep, and how this relationship may influence couples' health and functioning. She has published two seminal review papers on this topic and is recognized as the leading authority on sleep within the context of couples.

Troxel has received several awards and honors for her research from national and international scientific societies, and her work has been published in top-tier medical and psychological journals. Her research is funded by the National Heart Lung Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health and the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury. She is also an active clinic(Show Full Bio)al psychologist with a focus on behavioral (non-pharmacologic) treatments for sleep disorders. She was the founding director of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine accredited training program in behavioral sleep medicine at the University of Pittsburgh, and remains on its advisory board. She has leadership roles in several professional sleep societies, including the Society of Behavioral Medicine and the Sleep Research Society.

Troxel's research has received widespread media attention, including print and television interviews on CBS Sunday Morning, Good Morning America, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, MSNBC, and CNN, and she has a regular blog on sleep on Huffington Post. Troxel received her Ph.D. in clinical/health psychology from the University of Pittsburgh.

Episodes: 5/24/2017 @10:00 AM, 12/8/2016 @11:00 AM


Jesse Grushack
Jesse Grushack

Strategy & Product; Co-Founder of Ujo Music
Consensus Systems (ConsenSys)
http://www.jessegrushack.com/

Jesse graduated Union College in June 2014 with a Bachelors of Science in Computer Science and Economics. After graduating, Jesse worked for SFX Entertainment until December 2014 and is currently a student at Byte Academy.

During his spare time at Union College, Jesse became involved in Electronic Music and started writing for Dancing Astronaut in early 2012. With this new found passion, he went on to intern for ID&T North America in Brooklyn, NY during the summer of 2013. After learning as much as he could about promotions, marketing and operations, Jesse still had to finish his senior year before he could begin to explore a career in music. After graduating, Jesse became a product manager at SFX Entertainment, working at the intersection between technology and live events. It was at SFX that he realized how important data was and decided to become a web developer.

As of April 2015, Jesse is becoming a full-stack developer at Byte Academy focusing on Python, Django, SQL,(Show Full Bio) JavaScript, HTML, and CSS.

Twitter - @JesseGrushack | @ConsenSysllc | @UjoMusic

Episodes: 5/24/2017 @10:40 AM, 12/12/2016 @10:30 AM


Eric Eikenberg
Eric Eikenberg

CEO
The Everglades Foundation
http://www.evergladesfoundation.org/

Appointed to the position of CEO by the Foundation’s board of directors in July of 2012, Eric Eikenberg has extensive policy and political experience in Tallahassee and Washington, D.C. During his time in public service, Eikenberg served as chief of staff to former Gov. Charlie Crist and former U.S. Rep. E. Clay Shaw. Immediately preceding his joining the Everglades Foundation, Eikenberg served as senior policy advisor at the law firm of Holland & Knight, LLP co-chairing the firm’s Florida Government Advocacy Team with former Gov. Bob Martinez. As the CEO of the Everglades Foundation, Eikenberg leads the Foundation's science, advocacy, communications and legal teams, which are nationally recognized for their expertise in Everglades restoration. A graduate of the American University and Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Eric and his family live in Miami.

Episodes: 5/24/2017 @11:40 AM, 12/13/2016 @10:30 AM


Stephen Davis
Stephen Davis

Wetland Ecologist
The Everglades Foundation
http://www.evergladesfoundation.org

Davis, a native of Ohio, graduated from Georgetown College in Georgetown, Ky., with a bachelor’s degree in biology and environmental science. In addition, he attended Morehead State University in Morehead, Ky., and received a master’s degree in biological and environmental science. He attained his doctorate of philosophy in Miami, Fla., from Florida International University. In his role as wetland ecologist with the Foundation, Davis continues his extensive body of wetland research that dates back more than a decade -- most recently at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas -- where he served as an assistant professor then associate professor for the past eight years. Davis leads Everglades research projects on mangrove wetland biogeochemistry and carbon dynamics.

Episodes: 5/24/2017 @11:40 AM, 12/13/2016 @10:30 AM


Marc Meredith
Marc Meredith

Associate Professor, Political Science; Associate Processor, the Business Economics and Public Policy Department
University of Pennsylvania; The Wharton School
https://www.sas.upenn.edu/polisci/people/standing-faculty/marc-meredith

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 Politic(Show Full Bio)al 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

Episodes: 5/23/2017 @10:00 AM, 4/28/2017 @10:00 AM, 11/4/2016 @10:00 AM, 10/20/2016 @10:00 AM, 10/11/2016 @10:00 AM, 9/27/2016 @10:00 AM, 7/20/2016 @10:00 AM, 2/3/2015 @10:00 AM, 1/21/2015 @10:00 AM


Richard Dasher
Richard Dasher

Director of Stanford University's U.S. - Asia Technology Management Center
Stanford University
https://profiles.stanford.edu/richard-dasher?tab=bio

Richard Dasher has been Director of the US-Asia Technology Management Center since 1994 and, concurrently, Executive Director of the Center for Integrated Systems since 1998. His research and teaching focus on innovation systems and the impact of new technologies on industry structure and dynamics. Dr. Dasher serves on selection and review committees of major government funding programs for science, technology, and innovation in Canada and Japan. He is an advisor to start-up companies, business accelerators, venture capital firms, and nonprofits in the U.S., China, Japan, and S. Korea. Dr. Dasher was the first non-Japanese person ever asked to join the governance of a Japanese national university, serving as an outside Board Director and member of the Management Council of Tohoku University from 2004 - 2010. Dr. Dasher received M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Linguistics from Stanford University. From 1986 – 90, he was Director of the U.S. State Department’s Advanced Language and Area Traini(Show Full Bio)ng Centers in Japan and Korea that provide full-time curricula to U.S. and Commonwealth Country diplomats assigned to those countries.

-Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations-
Board Director, Japan Society of Northern California (2011 - Present)
Board Director, Keizai - Silicon Valley U.S.-Japan Business Forum (2002 - Present)
Program Committee member, World Premier International Research Center Initiative, JSPS, Japan (2007 - Present)
Co-chair, Review Panel, Canada Excellence Research Chairs (2009 - Present)
Chair, Steering Committee, Japan - U.S. Innovation Awards (2011 - Present)

Episodes: 5/23/2017 @11:30 AM, 5/10/2017 @10:00 AM, 4/13/2017 @11:30 AM, 2/13/2017 @10:00 AM, 2/8/2017 @10:00 AM, 1/24/2017 @10:00 AM, 1/10/2017 @10:00 AM, 10/11/2016 @10:30 AM, 6/30/2016 @10:30 AM, 2/26/2016 @10:00 AM, 1/29/2016 @11:00 AM, 11/10/2015 @10:30 AM, 9/10/2015 @10:00 AM, 7/23/2015 @10:30 AM, 3/19/2015 @11:00 AM


Benjamin Keys
Benjamin Keys

Assistant Professor, Department of Real Estate; Faculty Research Fellow, National Bureau of Economic Research
The Wharton School
https://real-estate.wharton.upenn.edu/profile/benkeys/

Ben Keys studies issues related to household finance, mortgage finance, real estate, applied econometrics, labor economics, and urban economics. Prior to joining the faculty of the Wharton School Department of Real Estate, Keys was an Assistant Professor at the Harris School of Public Policy and Co-Director of the Kreisman Initiative on Housing Law and Policy at the University of Chicago. Previously, he worked as a staff economist at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System in the Division of Research and Statistics. His recent research has focused on subprime mortgages, credit cards, personal bankruptcy, student loans, the unbanked, and alternative financial services.

Keys serves on the editorial boards of the Review of Financial Studies and Management Science. In 2015, he was named a Faculty Fellow of the Center for Financial Security at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and in 2016 was named a Faculty Research Fellow of the National Bureau of Economic Research (Show Full Bio)(NBER). Keys is a member of the Academic Research Council of the Housing Finance Policy Center at the Urban Institute.

His publication, "Did Securitization Lead to Lax Screening? Evidence from Subprime Loans," was published in the Quarterly Journal of Economics, awarded Best Paper at the Mitsui Conference on Credit Risk, Citigroup Best Paper Award at the Centre for Analytical Finance Summer Research Conference, and EuroBank Best Paper Award at the European Finance Association Conference. He was the recipient of the 2009 American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association Dissertation Award, and received honorable mention for the 2009 Upjohn Institute Dissertation Award. In 2014, his paper "Failure to Refinance" received the CoreLogic Academic Research Council (CLARC) Excellence Award. His work has been profiled in the Economist, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and Washington Post, among other publications.

Keys holds a B.A. in economics and political science from Swarthmore College and an M.A. and Ph.D. in economics from the University of Michigan. Before graduate school, he worked at the Brookings Institution as a senior research assistant.

Education
Ph.D. in Economics, University of Michigan, 2009.
M.A. in Economics, University of Michigan, 2005.
B.A. in Economics and Political Science, Swarthmore College, 2001.

National Bureau of Economic Research - http://www.nber.org/

Episodes: 5/23/2017 @11:00 AM, 5/15/2017 @11:30 AM, 2/21/2017 @11:00 AM, 1/5/2017 @10:00 AM


Harry Stein
Harry Stein

Director of Fiscal Policy
Center for American Progress
https://www.americanprogress.org/about/staff/stein-harry/bio/

Harry Stein is the Director of Fiscal Policy at American Progress. His work focuses on the tax and spending choices within the federal budget, and he has written extensively about topics including appropriations, tax expenditures, and the budget outlook. Prior to joining the Center, he worked as a legislative assistant to Sen. Herb Kohl (D-WI). His portfolio included the federal budget, tax policy, and national security, including Sen. Kohl’s work on the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee. In that position, Stein spearheaded successful efforts to permanently extend the tax credit for employer-provided child care and to compensate troops who had been wrongfully denied benefits that they earned in connection with overseas deployments.

Stein has appeared on radio and television stations including MSNBC, CNBC, and BBC World Service, and he has published opinion pieces in outlets such as Reuters, The Guardian, and Roll Call. His work has been cited by publications including The Wash(Show Full Bio)ington Post, The Atlantic, and The New Yorker, and he has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Politico, and many other major news sources.

Stein is an experienced tax professional and volunteers his time to prepare tax returns for low-income clients through the DC Earned Income Tax Credit Campaign. He received his bachelor’s degree in political science and psychology from the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Episodes: 5/23/2017 @10:00 AM, 3/1/2017 @10:30 AM


Jeff Rosenblum
Jeff Rosenblum

Co-Founder; Co-Author of "Friction: Passion Brands in the Age of Disruption"
Questus
https://www.questus.com/

Jeff Rosenblum is the agency co-founder, an author, a documentary filmmaker and an admitted pain in the ass. He is widely regarded as one of the leading innovators in the field of digital marketing and has worked on teams that have helped revolutionize multiple industries.

Jeff is the author of Friction, a book about building passion brands in the age of disruption. The book leverages experiential story-telling to provide actionable guidance for empowering customers, creating evangelists and dominating the competition.

Jeff is the co-writer and director of a groundbreaking documentary about the future of the advertising industry, The Naked Brand. It reveals the surprising story about corporations’ ability to improve the world, one small step at a time.

Jeff is the Founding Partner of Questus, a digital marketing agency that has worked with some of the world’s most influential brands including American Express, Apple, Bloomberg, Capital One, Discovery Channel, Disne(Show Full Bio)y, Driscoll’s, General Mills, Ford, ESPN, The New York Times, Suzuki Motorcycles, The NFL, The Wall Street Journal, Universal Orlando, Verizon and more.

In his free time, Jeff is addicted to learning new skills, including telemark skiing, fly fishing, kite surfing and funk guitar. His guitar instructor summarizes these efforts succinctly, describing his playing as “mediocre, at best.”

Despite barely graduating college, he has lectured at some of the world’s top universities and presented at some of the marketing industry’s most influential conferences.

When he’s not driving his team and his clients crazy, Jeff is on an Advisory Board for the Make-A-Wish Foundation as well as Special Spectators. He and his family built a school in a remote village in Nepal while working with the BuildOn organization.

Book - https://www.amazon.com/Friction-Passion-Brands-Age-Disruption/dp/1576878368

Episode: 5/23/2017 @10:30 AM


Cynthia Holmes
Cynthia Holmes

Associate Professor and Chair, Real Estate Management Department, Ted Rogers School of Business Management
Ryerson University
http://www.ryerson.ca/tedrogersschool/bm/programs/real-estate-management/cynthia-holmes/

Cynthia Holmes is Associate Professor at the Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University where she teaches real estate courses at the undergraduate and MBA level. She obtained her B.Sc. in Mathematics and Computer Science from McGill University, her MBA in Finance from Concordia University and her PhD in Real Estate Finance and Economics from the University of British Columbia. Prior to joining Ryerson, she held academic positions at the Schulich School of Business at York University and at Florida State University. She has ten years of industry experience with Standard Life Assurance Company, including several years in the Mortgage Investment department.

She is the founding Chair of the Real Estate Management Department, established in 2014.

Twitter - @TRSMRyersonU

Episode: 5/23/2017 @11:00 AM


Mary Cummings
Mary Cummings

Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
Duke University

Professor Mary (Missy) Cummings is the director of HAL. She received her B.S. in Mathematics from the US Naval Academy in 1988, her M.S. in Space Systems Engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School in 1994, and her Ph.D. in Systems Engineering from the University of Virginia in 2004.

A naval officer and military pilot from 1988-1999, she was one of the U.S. Navy's first female fighter pilots. She is currently an associate professor in the Duke University Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, the Duke Institute of Brain Sciences, and the Duke Electrical and Computer Engineering Department. She is also an affiliate professor with the University of Washington’s Aeronautics and Astronautics Department.

Her research interests include human supervisory control, human-unmanned vehicle interaction, human-autonomous system collaboration, human-robot interaction, human-systems engineering, and the ethical and social impact of technology.

Episodes: 5/22/2017 @11:30 AM, 3/23/2015 @10:00 AM


Djavad Salehi-Isfahani
Djavad Salehi-Isfahani

Professor of Economics; Non-resident Senior Fellow
Virginia Tech; The Brookings Institution

Djavad Salehi-Isfahani received his Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University in 1977. He is currently Professor of Economics at Virginia Tech and a Non-resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution. He has taught at the University of Pennsylvania (1977-84) and been visiting faculty at the University of Oxford (1991-92), the Brookings Institution (2007-08), and Harvard Kennedy School (2009-2010, and fall 2013). He has served on the Board of Trustees of the Economic Research Forum in Cairo and the Middle East Economic Association. He is the Associate Editor of the Middle East Development Journal. His research has been in energy economics, demographic economics, and the economics of the Middle East. He has co-authored two books, Models of the Oil Market and After the Spring: Economic Transitions in the Arab World, and edited two volumes, Labor and Human Capital in the Middle East and The Production and Diffusion of Public Choice. His articles have appeared in Economic Journa(Show Full Bio)l, Journal of Development Economics, Health Economics, Economic Development and Cultural Change, Journal of Economic Inequality, International Journal of Middle East Studies, Middle East Development Journal, and Iranian Studies, among others.

Episodes: 5/22/2017 @10:00 AM, 1/20/2016 @10:00 AM, 7/15/2015 @10:00 AM


Loretta Alkalay
Loretta Alkalay

Adjunct Faculty Member' Former Regional Counsel, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
Vaughn College
https://www.vaughn.edu/

LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/loretta-alkalay-37943816/

Episodes: 5/22/2017 @11:30 AM, 6/23/2016 @10:00 AM, 12/21/2015 @10:00 AM


Robert A. Boland J.D.
Robert A. Boland J.D.

Director of MBA/MSA Program and Professor of Sports Law
Ohio Univeristy
http://www.bolandsports.com/

Bob Boland is the Director of the MBA/MSA Program and Sports Law Professor at Ohio University, and Principal at Boland Sports Practice, LLC.

Twitter - @RobertBolandESQ

Episodes: 5/22/2017 @11:00 AM, 5/17/2017 @11:00 AM, 4/25/2017 @10:30 AM, 4/13/2017 @10:30 AM, 3/22/2017 @11:00 AM, 11/23/2016 @10:00 AM, 10/6/2016 @11:30 AM, 9/16/2016 @10:00 AM, 9/15/2016 @10:00 AM, 8/22/2016 @10:00 AM, 8/3/2016 @10:00 AM, 7/19/2016 @10:00 AM, 6/24/2016 @10:30 AM, 6/15/2016 @10:00 AM, 5/16/2016 @10:00 AM, 4/7/2016 @11:00 AM


Nader Habibi
Nader Habibi

Henry J. Leir Professor of the Economics of the Middle East, the Crown Center for Middle East Studies; Senior Lecturer, Economics Dept
Brandeis University
https://www.brandeis.edu/crown/index.html

Nader Habibi, Henry J. Leir Professor of the Economics of the Middle East

Before joining the Center in 2007, Habibi was Managing Director of the Middle East and North Africa Division at IHS-Global Insight. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics and a M.S. in Systems Engineering from Michigan State University. He has also worked as a Research Fellow at the Middle East Council at Yale University. His most recent publications include, "Why are Egyptian Youth Burning their University Diplomas? The Crisis of Overeducation in Egypt," Middle East Brief 102, September 2016; "Why the Youth Are So Eager for Academic Education? Evidence from Iran’s labor market," with G.K. Haddad, Journal of Economic Studies, January 2017; and "Higher Education Policies and the Crisis of Overeducation in Turkey," European Journal of Higher Education, April 2017.

Twitter - @BrandeisU

Episode: 5/22/2017 @10:00 AM


Camille Pecastaing
Camille Pecastaing

Senior Associate Professor, Middle East Studies
John Hopkins, School of Advanced International Studies
https://www.sais-jhu.edu/cpecast1

Student of behavioral sciences and historical sociology; research focuses on the cognitive and emotive foundations of xenophobic political cultures and ethnoreligious violence, using the Muslim world and its European and Asian peripheries as a case study; contributor to the Working Group on Islamism and the International Order at Stanford University's Hoover Institution; PhD, international relations, Johns Hopkins SAIS.

Episode: 5/22/2017 @10:30 AM


Derek Chollet
Derek Chollet

Executive Vice President, Senior Advisor, Security and Defense Policy; Author of "The Long Game: How Obama Defied Washington and Redefined America’s Role in the World"
The German Marshall Funde (GMF)
http://www.gmfus.org/

Derek Chollet is executive vice president and senior advisor for security and defense policy at The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF), and author of the book, The Long Game: How Obama Defied Washington and Redefined America’s Role in the World (PublicAffairs, 2016). He is a contributing editor to Foreign Policy, where he coedits “Shadow Government,” and is a regular contributor to Defense One. He is also an advisor to Beacon Global Strategies and an adjunct senior research scholar at Columbia University’s Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies.

From 2012-15, Chollet was the U.S. Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs, where he managed U.S. defense policy toward Europe (including NATO), the Middle East, Africa, and the Western Hemisphere. In that role, he was a senior advisor to two secretaries of defense, Leon Panetta and Chuck Hagel.

Prior to joining the Pentagon, Chollet served at The White House as special assistant to th(Show Full Bio)e president and senior director for strategic planning on the National Security Council Staff. From 2009-11, he was the principal deputy director of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s Policy Planning staff. From November 2008 to January 2009, he was a member of the Obama-Biden Presidential Transition Team.

During the Clinton administration, Chollet served as chief speechwriter for UN Ambassador Richard Holbrooke, and as special adviser to Deputy Secretary of State Strobe Talbott. From 2002-04, Chollet was foreign policy adviser to U.S. Senator John Edwards (D-NC), both on his legislative staff and during the 2004 Kerry-Edwards presidential campaign.

Chollet has been a fellow at The Center for a New American Security (CNAS), the Brookings Institution, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), and the American Academy in Berlin. He has been a visiting scholar and adjunct professor at The George Washington University and an adjunct associate professor at Georgetown University. He also assisted former Secretaries of State James A. Baker III and Warren Christopher with the research and writing of their memoirs.

Chollet is author, co-author or co-editor of six other books on U.S. foreign policy, including The Road to the Dayton Accords: A Study of American Statecraft (Palgrave Macmillan, 2005), America Between the Wars: From 11/9 to 9/11, co-authored with James Goldgeier (PublicAffairs, 2008), and The Unquiet American: Richard Holbrooke in the World, co-edited with Samantha Power (PublicAffairs, 2011), and his commentaries and reviews on U.S. foreign policy and politics have appeared in many other books and publications.

He is the recipient of numerous honors and awards, including the U.S. Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service, the U.S. Secretary of Defense Medal for Outstanding Public Service, the U.S. State Department Superior Honor Award, the Latvia Minister of Defense Medal of Honorary Recognition, and the Lithuania Minister of Defense Medal of Merit.

Book - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01BZ7XJYU/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1

Episode: 5/22/2017 @10:30 AM


John Hall
John Hall

Assistant Professor of Policy, Organizational, & Leadership Studies
Temple University, College of Education
http://education.temple.edu/faculty/john-hall

John Hall is an Assistant Professor of Policy, Organizational, and Leadership Studies in the College of Education at Temple University. Dr. Hall studies the relationships among school systems, school leaders, and the broader social, cultural, and political environment. His current studies focus on three areas: leadership pipeline development in district central offices and charter management organizations; the germination and evolution of district–university–community partnerships; and the integration of design-based school improvement into leadership preparation and development.

Before coming to Temple, Dr. Hall coordinated the doctoral program in Leadership for Educational Equity at UC Berkeley. Prior to that, he led the Oakland Unified School District’s academic redesign team, providing support and guidance to the district’s leadership, framing policy conversations, and serving as a "boundary spanner" between research and practice. Before that, he helped launch a charter sc(Show Full Bio)hool network in the Bay Area and founded a support organization for charter leaders across the region.

Dr. Hall has been a teacher and an administrator in district schools, charter schools, independent schools, and international schools. He is a founding member of American Education Reaches Out, an international consortium that develops standards and supports standard-based instruction in schools around the world. Dr. Hall began his career as a research scientist, managing neuroscience laboratories at the University of Washington and at UC San Francisco.

Episode: 5/19/2017 @10:00 AM


Mary Poplin
Mary Poplin

Professor of Education, School of Educational Studies
Claremont Graduate University
https://www.cgu.edu/people/mary-simpson-poplin/

Mary Poplin is a professor in the School of Educational Studies at Claremont Graduate University. Her work spans K–12 to higher education. Poplin, who began her career as a public school teacher, conducts research largely inside schools and classrooms and more recently on highly effective teachers in urban poor schools.
Funded by the John and Dora Haynes Foundation, she and eight colleagues conducted extensive research from 2005 to 2009 with 30 highly effective teachers in nine low performing urban K–12 schools in Los Angeles County. Her prior work included a study of Voices Inside the Classroom, funded by the John Kluge Foundation.

In 1996, Poplin worked for two months with Mother Teresa and the Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta to understand why she said their work was “religious work and not social work.” Her book on this experience, Finding Calcutta, was published by InterVarsity Press in 2008 and is also available in Korean and Chinese.
Poplin’s work in higher educa(Show Full Bio)tion has included administration. At various times, she has served as dean and as director of teacher education. Academically, she explores the contemporary intellectual trends dominant in the various academic disciplines: the sciences, humanities, and social sciences. In 2014, she published Is Reality Secular? Testing the Assumptions of Four Global Worldviews (InterVarsity Press). In this book, Poplin examines four major worldviews—naturalism, humanism, pantheism, and Judeo-Christian theism—and explores their implications for human behavior and the evidence for their truth. She is a frequent speaker in Veritas Forums throughout the country.

DEGREES
PhD, University of Texas
MA, University of Texas
BS, Midwestern State University

RESEARCH INTERESTS
Education, Effective teachers, K–12 Education

Episode: 5/19/2017 @10:00 AM