Recent Guests

Gustavo Arnavat
Gustavo Arnavat

Senior Advisor
Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)

Gustavo Arnavat was nominated by President Barack Obama and confirmed unanimously by the Senate in November 2009 to represent the United States on the Executive Board of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). He also served on the Board of Directors of the Inter-American Investment Corporation and on the Donors’ Committee of the Multilateral Investment Fund, both affiliates of the IDB. As the former U.S. executive director for the IDB, he was a senior member of the Treasury Department’s international affairs team. The IDB Board of Executive Directors is responsible for day-to-day oversight of the bank’s management, credit decisions, and operations, including the approval of all loans, grants, and technical assistance programs, as well as all bank policies. Mr. Arnavat led the negotiations within the IDB’s Board that succeeded in securing the largest capital increase in the bank’s history, resulting in a near doubling of the bank’s annual lending capacity and adoption of fundamental(Show Full Bio) operational and financial management reforms.

Mr. Arnavat has over two decades of international legal and banking experience. Prior to joining the Obama administration, he was a director and senior legal counsel at Citi Private Bank in New York, where he was legal cohead of the Latin America market region. At Citi, he managed a wide range of legal, regulatory, and policy issues relating to banking, investment management, and brokerage services. He began his legal career with Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, where he advised U.S. and European banks, as well as Latin American companies and governments, on international capital markets and other financial transactions. Later, as an investment banker at Morgan Stanley, he focused on the origination and execution of equity and fixed-income public offerings and private placements by Latin American issuers, and he provided strategic advice relating to mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures. Mr. Arnavat was a Presidential Management Fellow at the White House (National Security Council), the State Department, and the Department of Justice. During the 2008 presidential campaign, he was a member of the Obama for America National Leadership Council and advised senior campaign officials on Latin America policy. Following the election, he served on the Obama-Biden Transition Team in Washington, D.C. In 2011, PODER Hispanic magazine named him one of “The Nation’s 100 Most Influential Hispanics.” Mr. Arnavat received a B.A., cum laude, from Cornell University; an M.P.P. from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, where he was a Sloan Foundation fellow; and a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania School of Law, where he was an editor of the University of Pennsylvania Law Review.

Twitter - @gustavoarnavat

Episodes: 6/20/2017 @10:00 AM, 3/25/2016 @10:00 AM, 1/29/2016 @10:00 AM, 7/23/2015 @10:00 AM, 1/15/2015 @10:00 AM

Denise Dahlhoff
Denise Dahlhoff

Research Director
Baker Retailing Center at the Wharton School

Denise Dahlhoff has conducted empirical research for academic and consulting projects, using quantitative and qualitative methods such as interviews, conjoint analysis, ethnographic observations, and analyses of retail scanner data. Her work has been in the consumer goods, healthcare, financial services, and utilities industries.

She has written publications on pricing, branding strategy, M&A motives in the food industry, and customer satisfaction, and taught courses on marketing, new product development, and pricing at Cornell University and at the Indian School of Business, respectively.

Previously, Denise worked in Wharton’s executive education division, helping to broaden its faculty base. She holds a Ph.D. in marketing (University of Jena, Germany), a diploma in business administration (University of Mainz, Germany), a Master of Liberal Arts, and a Master of Philosophy in the Liberal Arts (both University of Pennsylvania).

Episodes: 6/20/2017 @11:30 AM, 2/10/2017 @10:00 AM, 1/18/2017 @11:00 AM, 7/14/2016 @10:00 AM, 6/14/2016 @11:30 AM, 5/11/2016 @11:30 AM, 4/15/2016 @11:00 AM, 2/23/2016 @11:15 AM, 1/11/2016 @11:30 AM, 11/24/2015 @11:00 AM, 6/24/2015 @11:30 AM, 6/19/2015 @11:00 AM, 2/9/2015 @10:00 AM, 1/20/2015 @10:00 AM

Barbara Kahn
Barbara Kahn

Director of Wharton's Jay H. Baker Retailing Center
Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania

Professor Barbara Kahn, director of the Jay H. Baker Retailing Center at Wharton, is an internationally recognized expert on marketing issues whose research provides managers with a better understanding of the consumer choice process. She co-authored Grocery Revolution: The New Focus on the Consumer, a book that chronicled the dramatically changing supermarket industry and outlined how consumers make choices within the supermarket. In 2013, she published Global Brand Power: Leveraging Branding for Long-Term Growth.

Episodes: 6/20/2017 @11:30 AM, 5/10/2017 @11:00 AM, 8/11/2016 @10:00 AM, 6/14/2016 @11:30 AM, 5/18/2016 @10:00 AM, 3/4/2015 @10:00 AM

James Bailey
James Bailey

Professor and Hochberg Fellow of Leadership Development
George Washington University

James R. Bailey is Professor and Hochberg Fellow of Leadership Development at the George Washington University School of Business, and a Fellow in the Centre for Management Development, London Business School. He has taught at University of Michigan, New York University, IMD, and Helsinki School of Economics, Dr. Bailey is the recipient of many teaching distinctions, including four GWSB Outstanding Faculty Awards. In 2006 he was named one of the world’s top ten executive educators by the International Council for Executive Leadership Development. He has published over 50 academic papers and case studies, and is the author of five books, including the award-winning, best-selling Organizational and Managerial Wisdom and the forthcoming Lessons on Leadership. He has designed and delivered hundreds of executive programs for firms like Nestle, UBS, Conoco-Phillips, and Goldman Sachs, as well as several major law firms and US Congressmen. Dr. Bailey is a frequent keynote speaker who has(Show Full Bio) appeared on broadcast programs for the BBC, NPR, and Fox News Channel, and whose work has been cited in such outlets as the Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Forbes, and Business 2.0. He is a frequent contributor to The Hill, Washington Post, Washington Business Journal, and Harvard Business Review. He is the past Editor-in-Chief of the Academy of Management Learning and Education, as well as the founder and Editor-in-Chief of the online magazine Lessons on Leadership ( Professor Bailey has served as a dean, department chair, and program director during his 25 year academic career.


Episode: 6/20/2017 @11:30 AM

Erik Jones
Erik Jones

Director of European and Uraisan Studies; Professor of European Studies and International Political Economy
Johns Hopkins University

Erik Jones is Director of European and Eurasian Studies and Professor of European Studies and International Political Economy at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies of the Johns Hopkins University. He is also Senior Research Fellow at Nuffield College in Oxford, United Kingdom. Jones is author of The Politics of Economic and Monetary Union (2002), Economic Adjustment and Political Transformation in Small States (2008), and, together with Dana Allin, Weary Policeman: American Power in an Age of Austerity (2012). His most recent book is a collection of short essays called The Year the European Crisis Ended (2014). He is editor or co-editor of more than twenty books or special issues of journals on topics related to European politics and political economy including The Oxford Handbook of the European Union (2012) and The Oxford Handbook of Italian Politics (2015). Professor Jones teaches on topics in international and comparative political economy with a particular (Show Full Bio)focus on Europe and the transatlantic relationship.

Professor Jones is a frequent commentator on European politics and political economy whose contributions have been published in, among others, Financial Times, New York Times, USA Today, and newspapers and magazines across Europe. He has written extensively on European monetary integration and macroeconomic governance and has been active in public debates about the European response to the global economic and financial crisis. Professor Jones is co-editor of Government and Opposition and he is a contributing editor to the Institute for International and Strategic Studies Journal Survival.

Jones earned his AB at Princeton University (1988) and his MA and PhD at Johns Hopkins SAIS (1990, 1996). Prior to joining the faculty at Johns Hopkins, he worked at the Centre for European Policy Studies, the Central European University and the University of Nottingham. A US citizen, Jones has lived in Europe for the last twenty-five years.

Twitter - @Erik_Jones_SAIS

Episodes: 6/20/2017 @10:30 AM, 6/12/2017 @10:00 AM, 5/26/2017 @10:00 AM, 4/19/2017 @10:00 AM, 2/3/2017 @10:00 AM, 11/2/2016 @10:00 AM, 9/6/2016 @10:00 AM, 4/27/2016 @10:00 AM

Eden Collinsworth
Eden Collinsworth

Author of "Behaving Badly: The New Morality in Politics, Sex and Business"

Eden Collinsworth is a former media executive and business consultant. She was president of Arbor House Publishing Co. and founder of the Los Angeles-based monthly lifestyle magazine, BUZZ, before becoming a vice president at Hearst Corporation. She served as the chief operating officer and chief-of-staff at the EastWest Institute, a global think tank. After writing a bestselling book in China for Chinese businessmen on Western deportment, she launched Collinsworth & Associates, a Beijing-based consulting company, which specialized in intercultural communication. She is the author of a novel, It Might Have Been What He Said, the movie rights of which have been optioned by Wendy Finerman; of a memoir, I Stand Corrected: How Teaching Manners in China Became Its Own Unforgettable Lesson; and of Behaving Badly: The New Morality in Politics, Sex, and Business. She currently lives in London.

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Episode: 6/20/2017 @11:00 AM

Ralph Patino
Ralph Patino

Miami-Based Trial Attorney; Entrepreneur; Former Obama Administration Advisor

Ralph G. Patino is a Miami area personal injury attorney who founded Patino & Associates in 1992. He is now a nationally recognized trial lawyer who concentrates his practice in products liability, automotive negligence, premises liability, police misconduct and banking fraud.

Mr. Patino was one of the national personal injury attorneys credited with prompting the recall of over 6.5 million Firestone ATX Wilderness tires after it was proven that they were defective and causing catastrophic injuries and deaths. As a result of this work, Mr. Patino was chosen by his legal peers to be co-chair of the Ford Firestone Multi-District Litigation Financial Committee with oversight for approximately 300 consolidated personal injury or wrongful death lawsuits against Ford and Firestone. Mr. Patino settled all of his cases with Ford and Firestone. Since his first national case involving tire tread and SUV product defects in 2000, Mr. Patino’s efforts resulted in greater consumer awareness o(Show Full Bio)f the dangers of tire tread separation and less incidents of sport utility vehicle (SUV) roll over.

More recently, Mr. Patino became nationally recognized once again for his work dealing with the responsibility of banks to their customers for online banking fraud. Mr. Patino has been credited with the landing of the first landmark case in the nation dealing with On-line Banking Losses. Mr. Patino was born in New York City and is the son of Cuban exiles.

Episode: 6/20/2017 @10:00 AM

Katherina Rosqueta
Katherina Rosqueta

Founding Executive Director of High Impact Philanthropy
Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice

Katherina M. Rosqueta is the founding executive director of the Center for High Impact Philanthropy and adjunct faculty of the School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2) at the University of Pennsylvania. Before accepting her appointment to launch the Center, Kat was a consultant with McKinsey & Company, where she served clients in the areas of strategy development, capability-building, and post-merger management.

Prior to joining McKinsey, Kat worked in community development, nonprofit management, and venture philanthropy. She served as a consultant to the founding team of New Schools Venture Fund; founding director of Board Match Plus, a San Francisco program dedicated to strengthening nonprofit boards; and program manager of Wells Fargo’s Corporate Community Development Group.

She has held numerous volunteer and civic leadership positions including board president of La Casa de las Madres (San Francisco’s oldest and largest shelter for battered women and their children);(Show Full Bio) chair of the United Way’s Bay Area Week of Caring, and co-founder and executive committee member of the Women’s MBA Network. She currently serves on the University of Pennsylvania’s Social Responsibility Advisory Committee to the trustees, the board of GuideStar, and the board of Asian Mosaic Fund.

Twitter - @ImpactSP2

Episodes: 6/19/2017 @10:40 AM, 5/10/2017 @11:30 AM, 11/29/2016 @11:30 AM, 11/21/2016 @10:00 AM, 12/14/2015 @11:30 AM, 11/18/2015 @11:00 AM, 5/22/2015 @10:00 AM, 5/13/2015 @11:30 AM

Bill McDermott
Bill McDermott

CEO; Author of Winner’s Dream: A Journey from Corner Store to Corner Office with Joanne Gordon

Bill McDermott is Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Executive Board of SAP, the world’s business software market leader with more than 291,000 customers in 190 countries. He leads the company’s 74,500 employees and more than two-million-person ecosystem in executing SAP’s vision and strategy to make the world run better and improve people’s lives.

Under Bill’s leadership, in 2014 SAP unveiled a strategy to help businesses of all sizes simplify everything. The company has placed an unrivaled focus on delivering a beautiful user experience and has built the industry’s most comprehensive portfolio of solutions in the SAP Cloud powered by SAP HANA.

A personal champion of customer centricity, Bill and former Co-CEO Jim Hagemann Snabe are credited with leading the reinvention of SAP in the era of mobility, cloud computing, advanced analytics, next-generation business applications and in-memory technology. Since 2010, this innovation-led strategy has resulted in expans(Show Full Bio)ive increases in customers, total revenue, market value and profitable growth. With a 99% approval rating from employees, Bill and Jim were ranked #2 on’s listing of the world’s top 50 CEOs in 2013.

Bill has more than three decades of experience in business technology. He joined SAP in 2002 to lead the business in North America and has steadily risen to his current role as chief executive officer. Before joining SAP he served in senior executive roles with Siebel Systems and Gartner, Inc. He launched his business career at Xerox Corporation, where he rose to become the company’s youngest corporate officer and division president.

Bill got his start as a young entrepreneur running a small delicatessen business on Long Island, New York, at age 17. He is a passionate believer in engaging up-and-coming young leaders and has been recognized by organizations ranging from City Year of Greater Philadelphia to the Children’s Aid Society of New York City. A frequent speaker on leadership topics, he was a 2014 keynote speaker at Leadercast, a movement focused on building leaders worth following.

In addition to his SAP and civic commitments, Bill serves on the boards of directors of Under Armour and ANSYS, Inc. He regularly contributes original content to major international publications and blogs on topics ranging from innovation to the future of business.

Bill received his bachelor’s degree from Dowling College and his Master of Business Administration from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

Episodes: 6/19/2017 @10:00 AM, 7/7/2015 @11:30 AM

David Casarett M.D., M.A.
David Casarett M.D., M.A.

Professor of Medicine and Director of Hospice and Palliative Care
University of Pennsylvania

Physician, author, researcher, and tenured associate professor at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine.

Episodes: 6/19/2017 @11:30 AM, 8/17/2015 @11:00 AM, 7/10/2015 @10:00 AM

Geoffrey Woo
Geoffrey Woo

Co-Founder, CEO

Geoffrey Woo is co-founder and CEO of Nootrobox, a nootropics and biohacking technology company backed by Andreessen Horowitz and other top investors and profiled on New York Times, Bloomberg Businessweek, Vanity Fair, and other top publications.

Previously, Geoffrey spent time at Foundation Capital as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence. In 2011, Geoffrey founded Glassmap, a technology company focused around location sharing and local discovery. Glassmap was backed by YCombinator and acquired by Groupon in January 2013. At Groupon, Geoffrey built and launched Groupon's point-of-sale and payments products.

Prior to Glassmap, Geoffrey studied Computer Science at Stanford University and graduated with Honors and Distinction. At Stanford, he served as President of BASES (Business Association of Stanford Entrepreneurial Students), the largest entrepreneurship student group in the world, for which he now serves as a member of the board.

Twitter - @geoffreywoo

Episodes: 6/19/2017 @10:20 AM, 9/30/2016 @11:30 AM

Alex Daniels
Alex Daniels

Staff Writer
The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Before joining The Chronicle in 2013, Alex covered Congress and national politics for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette for nearly a decade. He covered the 2008 and 2012 presidential campaigns and reported extensively about Walmart Stores for the Little Rock paper.

Alex was an American Political Science Association congressional fellow and also completed Paul Miller Washington Reporting and International Reporting Project fellowships.

Alex has a bachelor’s degree from George Washington University. He’s also a drummer, and his various musical groups have toured the United States, Canada, and Japan.

Episode: 6/19/2017 @11:00 AM

Lisa D. Cook Ph.D.
Lisa D. Cook Ph.D.

Associate Professor Economics and International Relations
Michigan State Univerisity

Dr. Lisa D. Cook is an Associate Professor (with tenure) in the Department of Economics and in International Relations (James Madison College) at Michigan State University. She was the first Marshall Scholar from Spelman College and received a second B.A. in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics from Oxford University. She earned a Ph.D. in economics from the University of California, Berkeley. Prior to this appointment and while on faculty at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, she was Deputy Director for Africa Research at the Center for International Development, Managing Editor of the Harvard University-World Economic Forum Africa Competitiveness Report, and contributed to the Making Markets Work program at Harvard Business School. She was also a National Fellow at Stanford University.

Among her current research interests are economic growth and development, economic history, innovation, and financial institutions and markets. Dr. Cook is the author of a n(Show Full Bio)umber of published articles, book chapters, and working papers, and her research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the National Bureau of Economic Research, Harvard Business School, the Economic History Association, and the National Poverty Center at the University of Michigan, among others. Based on her research, she was appointed in 2013 to the Advisory Boards of the Smithsonian Institution’s Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation and of the Washington Center for Equitable Growth.

With former colleague and co-author Jeffrey Sachs, she advised the governments of Nigeria and Rwanda, and, as a Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellow, she was Senior Adviser on Finance and Development at the Treasury Department from 2000 to 2001 and is currently a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. During the 2011-2012 academic year, she was on leave at the President’s Council of Economic Advisers and worked on the euro zone, financial instruments, entrepreneurship, and innovation. In February 2015, she began serving as the president of the National Economic Association. She is a guest columnist for the Detroit Free Press and a regular contributor on MSNBC. She speaks English, French, Russian, Spanish, and Wolof.

Twitter - @drlisadcook | @michiganstateu

Episodes: 6/16/2017 @10:00 AM, 3/21/2017 @10:00 AM, 2/15/2017 @10:00 AM, 1/20/2017 @10:00 AM, 12/1/2016 @10:00 AM, 10/18/2016 @11:00 AM, 9/22/2016 @10:00 AM, 9/12/2016 @10:00 AM, 7/21/2015 @10:30 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.

Twitter - @PeterContiBr(Show Full Bio)own

Episodes: 6/16/2017 @10:00 AM, 6/13/2017 @10:00 AM, 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

Benjamin Keys
Benjamin Keys

Assistant Professor, Department of Real Estate; Faculty Research Fellow, National Bureau of Economic Research
The Wharton School

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.

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.

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Episodes: 6/16/2017 @10:30 AM, 5/23/2017 @11:00 AM, 5/15/2017 @11:30 AM, 2/21/2017 @11:00 AM, 1/5/2017 @10:00 AM

Mark Stapp
Mark Stapp

Executive Director, MRED/Fred E. Taylor Professor in Real Estate
Arizona State University, W. P. Carey School of Business

Mark Stapp joined the W. P. Carey School of Business in 2009. He has been involved in planning, investing in, developing, and consulting on real estate for 32 years. He is focused on the investing in and creating environmentally sensitive and socially responsible real estate development.

He is a founding principal and managing member of Pyramid Community Developers. He founded Pyramid in 2000 specifically to pursue planning and development of sustainable communities beginning with The Village at Copper Basin, a new kind of community located southeast of Phoenix. Stapp also remains as president of the U.S. operations of a Swiss real estate management company with American holdings in various states. He was formerly senior vice president of real estate for the Ellman Cos. and vice president of one of Arizona's largest architecture and engineering firms.

Stapp currently serves on the board of directors for the Valley Forward Association and is serving as the co-chair of th(Show Full Bio)e board of advisors for W. P. Carey's Master of Real Estate Development program. In 2007, Stapp was awarded a doctorate of humane letters from A.T. Still University of Health Sciences for the valuable contributions of his work to society.

Twitter - @WPCareySchool

Episode: 6/16/2017 @10:30 AM

Gene Deisinger
Gene Deisinger

Managing Partner
SIGMA Threat Management Associates, PA

Gene Deisinger, Ph.D. is a Managing Partner of SIGMA and also serves as the Threat Management Consultant for the Virginia Center for School and Campus Safety He is a licensed psychologist, certified health service provider in psychology, and a certified law enforcement officer. Dr. Deisinger developed the threat management program and served as the primary threat manager for Iowa State University from the team’s inception in 1994 until 2009 when he was recruited to Virginia Tech as Deputy Chief of Police & Director of Threat Management Services, a position he held until his retirement in November, 2014. Dr. Deisinger has managed cases, and provided consultation and training for a broad range of governmental agencies, schools, campuses, government agencies, and other workplaces. Dr. Deisinger is lead author of The Handbook for Campus Threat Assessment & Management Teams and has served as a subject matter expert for several professional and governmental initiatives related to enhancin(Show Full Bio)g safety in a broad range of organizations. He has been featured in Nature – International Weekly Journal of Science, the American Psychological Association Monitor on Psychology and the PBS Special, The Path to Violence.

Episode: 6/16/2017 @11:00 AM

Jason Edward Hershberger
Jason Edward Hershberger

Chair, Department of Psychiatry
Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center

Doctor Hershberger's practice is located in Brooklyn Heights and is convenient for most patients in the New York metropolitan area. He sees psychotherapy, psychopharmacology and psychoanalytic patients, ages 16 and up, and also provides forensic evaluations and consultations. Evening hours are available

A board certified forensic psychiatrist, he completed his adult psychiatric training at Harvard University as a graduate of the Massachusetts General and McLean Hospital psychiatric residency. Later, he completed a fellowship in forensic psychiatry at New York University.

Doctor Hershberger is the Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. His department provides outpatient, inpatient, consultation and emergency services.

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Episode: 6/16/2017 @11:00 AM

Jonathan Wackrow
Jonathan Wackrow

Executive Director
Risk Assistance Network and Exchange (RANE)

Jonathan is a top performing security professional with 16 + years of high level management and operational planning experience with exceptional knowledge in risk assessments and security operations. He has spent the majority of his career in the United States Secret Service, serving as criminal investigator in New York City and serving on the Presidential Protection Division. As President of i4 Strategies, Jonathan advised leading corporations on critical infrastructure protection, physical security, executive protection and crisis management procedures. His philosophy towards corporate security is simple; security should be a workforce multiplier to enhance other divisions, helping to achieve the fiscal goals of the company. Jonathan is CNN Law Enforcement Analyst and is a regular commentator on security and risk management on other major news outlets.

Episode: 6/16/2017 @11:00 AM

Sheelah Kolhatkar
Sheelah Kolhatkar

Staff Writer; Former Hedge Fund Analyst; Author of "Black Edge: Inside Information, Dirty Money, and the Quest to Bring Down the Most Wanted Man on Wall Street"
The New Yorker

Sheelah Kolhatkar joined The New Yorker as a staff writer in 2016. Previously, she was a features editor and national correspondent at Bloomberg Businessweek, where she wrote about Wall Street, hedge funds, financial crime, Silicon Valley, women’s issues, and national politics. She has profiled characters as diverse as the Massachusetts senator Elizabeth Warren, pimco founder Bill Gross, hedge-fund mogul John Paulson, and President Trump. In 2010, her work was honored with a New York Press Club award. She has appeared as a commentator on business and economic issues on CNBC, PBS, CBS, NPR, and Bloomberg Television. Her features and reviews have also appeared in New York magazine, The Atlantic, the New York Times, the Times Book Review, Time, and other publications. Before becoming a journalist, she worked as an analyst at a hedge fund. She is the author of “Black Edge: Inside Information, Dirty Money and the Quest to Bring Down the Most Wanted Man on Wall Street,” which was published b(Show Full Bio)y Random House.

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Episode: 6/16/2017 @11:30 AM

Andy Grewal
Andy Grewal

Joseph F. Rosenfield Scholar & Professor of Law
University of Iowa

Andy Grewal joined the Iowa faculty in 2011. Prior to joining the Iowa faculty, Professor Grewal taught at Arizona State University.

Professor Grewal’s scholarly interests relate to the intersections between tax, administrative law, and statutory interpretation. He has testified in Congress on tax administration issues, and his scholarship in that area has formed the basis for several taxpayer challenges to the Treasury's regulatory authority, including in cases pending before several United States Circuit Courts of Appeal. The United States Supreme Court recently cited Professor Grewal in a case involving a complex tax shelter.

Before joining the academy, Professor Grewal practiced in the Washington, D.C. office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, where he worked on a variety of matters related to international tax planning, tax policy, and mergers & acquisitions. He received his J.D. from the University of Michigan, where he was a Contributing Editor on the Michi(Show Full Bio)gan Law Review and was awarded the Richard Katcher Senior Tax Prize. After law school, he received a full merit scholarship to attend Georgetown University as a Graduate Tax Fellow, and was awarded an LL.M. in taxation with honors.

Twitter - @IowaLawSchool | @AndyGrewal

Episode: 6/15/2017 @10:00 AM

Diego Echeverri
Diego Echeverri

Florida Coalitions Director
Concerned Veterans for America

Diego is a Coalitions Director for the state of Florida. He enlisted in the Army shortly after 9/11 and became a 27D Paralegal Specialist assigned to the 10th Mountain Division. He also deployed to Afghanistan from 2003-2004.

After leaving the Army, Diego went on to earn a Bachelor’s and MBA at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale. Diego has served as a Special Assistant to the Governor of Florida, Director of Political and Economic Affairs at the Consulate General of Israel, and as an aide to the Chief Financial Officer of Florida. He is also the co-founder of a successful menswear startup called Bull and Moose.

Episode: 6/15/2017 @10:30 AM

Robert M. Tobias
Robert M. Tobias

Director Business Development and Key Executive Leadership Programs
American University

Robert Tobias teaches courses in public sector leadership in the Key Executive Leadership Programs. He also teaches facilitation and team development, conflict management and alternative dispute resolution, and managing labor management relations. Finally,, he is the Director of the Institute for the Study of Public Policy Implementation which brings together members of Congress, political appointees, career federal executives, union leaders, consultants, and academics for the purpose of resolving difficult public policy implementation issues. President Clinton nominated and the Senate confirmed him for a five-year term as a member of the Internal Revenue Service Oversight Board. Tobias received the Paul P. Van Riper Award from the American Society for Public Administration “In recognition of his outstanding contributions to both the theory and practice of public administration” and the Warner Stockberger award from the International Public Management Association for Human Resources fo(Show Full Bio)r “outstanding contributions in the field of public sector personnel management at the federal level.” He has also been elected as a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration. Tobias was selected by Thomas Ridge, secretary, Department of Homeland Security, and Kay Coles James, director, Office of Personnel Management to the Human Resource Management System Senior Review Advisory Committee. In addition, Comptroller General David Walker appointed Tobias to the congressionally created Commercial Activities Panel. Tobias is a frequent contributor to Federal Times, Government Employees Relations Report, and Government Executive magazine on current federal sector public policy implementation issues.

Episode: 6/15/2017 @10:30 AM

Alexandre Wayenberg
Alexandre Wayenberg

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Alexandre Wayenberg is the CEO of Shape, a startup developing the ShapeScale, a scale that scans your body in 3D and allow users to visualize how their body shape change. Shape has been funded and been part of the Summer 2015 batch of Y Combinator. He is also the co-founder of Wave Music - a startup that provides an innovative way to manage music for hotels, shops and restaurants - and Doll Memories - a fashion brand that creates colorful clothes for women.

During his studies he co-founded a spin-off of the EPFL – Agorabee where he developed his first connected devices and honed his entrepreneurship skills. Agorabee went on to win the 2009 IMD Startup competition and Alexandre was awarded the Venture Leaders prize in 2009.

He is the former founder of Capsule, a one stop design and engineering consultancy that helped Startup and SMEs to transform their ideas into products. He has been involved in the design and development more than 15 connected products and has lived 5 y(Show Full Bio)ears in South China where he acquired hands-on manufacturing and industrialization experience.

He has experience with Design, Hardware and Software Engineering, Manufacturing and Entrepreneurship. He is passionate about bringing game changing innovation to the world and inspiring and helping others to do so. He has been animating workshops and been a mentor for the last 2 years at the Startup Weekend Hong Kong, RISE Startup program, the Founder Institute Hong Kong Chapter and at Paperclip Hong Kong.

Alexandre is a graduate from the EPFL in Micro Engineering with a Master in Micro and Nano Systems and a Minor in Biomedical Engineering. During his time at EPFL, he has been the assistant of Prof. Renaud (BioMEMS) and Schmid (Introduction to Microcontrollers). He has more than a decade of experience designing PCBs and is a certified PCB designer from the IPC, the Association Connecting Electronics Industries.

Episode: 6/15/2017 @11:30 AM

Susan Ashdown
Susan Ashdown

Professor in the College of Human Ecology
Cornell University

Susan Ashdown joined the Cornell faculty in 1991 on completion of her Ph.D research in perception of apparel fit at the University of Minnesota. Previous to this she completed her MA degree at Cornell, where her research was in functional apparel design. Overall the questions that inform her research and teaching focus on the interactions between apparel design and technology, and the changes that are occurring in the way that apparel is designed, produced, and distributed using new and developing technologies.

More specifically, her research and teaching are in the field of technical apparel design, with a concentration on sizing and fit of both fashion and functional apparel, and the use of full body three-dimensional scanning in the apparel industry. Issues in patternmaking, automated custom fit, judging apparel fit in research and industry settings, anthropometric measures, anthropometry of the active body, mass customization, interactions of materials and design, and func(Show Full Bio)tional apparel design are addressed in her research program. She is also investigating the use of half scale dress forms developed from body scans in academia and the apparel industry.

Episode: 6/15/2017 @11:30 AM