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Despite the fact that our immersion is sandwiched between the World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games, two of the world’s largest football events, we have still managed to witness Brazil’s enduring passion for futebol. Futebol is integral to Brazilian culture and is inescapable in Rio. It is not a game; it is a way…
As part of our two-month summer immersion in China, the Chinese Program visited a “marriage market” (相亲市场) in the heart of Shanghai. This market takes place at the People’s Park (人民公园) every weekend and is the hot spot for parents looking for prospective life partners for their children. Marriage in China is not just an affair…
Misconceptions about India’s multiple languages abound, ranging from the belief that the most widely spoken language in the country is called “Hindu,” to the idea that India’s hundreds of languages are all related, all the way to the assumption that there even is a majority language. These are false. The most widely spoken language, Hindi,…
While pharmaceutical companies hope their television ads might convince a consumer to choose their drug over a rival’s, new Wharton research finds that the ads have a number of additional, unintended impacts.
"The Lauder Institute remains unique among global business programs for its integration of international studies with a top MBA."Ronald Lauder, Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board, The Lauder Institute
The Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program (TTCSP) at the Lauder Institute of the University of Pennsylvania conducts research on the role policy institutes play in governments and in civil societies around the world.