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Admissions Webinar featuring Mauro Guillen

Take a look at our webinar led by the Director of the Lauder Institute, Mauro Guillen. He offers a background of the program and advice for applying. Recent alumna, Eva Nixon, G16, WG16, speaks on her Lauder experience as well. Click here to view.

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"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.

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Hear Lauder students and staff discussing different parts of the Lauder Institute. Discussions include student life, summer immersion trips abroad, and admissions policies and procedures.

The Lauder Podcast

Picturing Exercises


During their Summer Immersions students not only discover something new about the world, they often learn something new about themselves. Here, you can see the world through the eyes, and lens, of students as they traveled throughout the world.

Theme: Gender

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"The context to the photo is that certain Japanese subway lines reserve a train car for women-only during commute hours to allow safe spaces when there is minimal personal space in general."
"The target audience is made up of ordinary Brazilians who are forced to encounter their past and consider the objectification of women, which continues after centuries of miscegenation."
"We see Mumbai’s famous Dhabba-Walla’s carry a rack of individual tiffins as a train speeds by in the background. The scene helps us explore the role of gender in the changing city of Mumbai, as it modernizes at breakneck speed."
"Thus, male strength and leadership, which are portrayed in “Bogatyrs,” are considered as important ideals in Russian society."
"Female statues are more often than not shaped to be idealized and unidentifiable vessels, they are used to bring to flesh abstract concepts and ideas."
"Naturally, our group every so often gave way to smaller sub-groups that chose different activities based on inclination. Often, these sub-groups were influenced by gender."