Preparing Global Business Leaders for a Changing Economy

Mauro F. Guillén, Anthony L. Davis Director of the Lauder Institute, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania As the fourth industrial revolution, the rise of emerging markets, and political upheavals grab the headlines, one wonders how to prepare for the global economy of the future. I personally find it difficult these days to keep up with…

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The Trump Era Begins

A Q&A with Dr. Ronald J. Granieri, Director of Research & Lecturer at The Lauder Institute President Trump is now officially in office and has already ruffled many feathers with statements during and after the election. How do you see him navigating the very complicated and delicate issues on policymaking? Do you think he’ll leave…

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A Post-Election Round Up

Dr. Ronald J. Granieri, Director of Research & Lecturer at The Lauder Institute, took some time to share with us his thoughts and immediate reactions to the presidential election. He also spoke with WHYY’s Radio Times to discuss foreign policy challenges facing President-elect Trump. To listen to the interview, click here. Firstly, what are your…

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A Follow Up to Brexit

On June 23, 2016, the United Kingdom held a referendum vote on whether to remain a member of the European Union. By a narrow margin, UK citizens voted to leave the EU, a historic decision that has left Europe and the rest of the world reeling. Back in March, we spoke with the Lauder Institute’s…

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The 2016 Rio Olympics: Three Perspectives

For the past two weeks, Rio de Janeiro and the world have been captivated by the Summer Olympics. Spectators across the globe have watched as their fellow countrymen compete at the highest level of athleticism. But outside the Olympic village, many Brazilian citizens simmered with frustration. Amid fears of the Zika virus, complaints about accommodations,…

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A Novel Approach to Studying Latin America

After a year of preparation and planning, led in part by Dr. Mili Lozada, Director of the Language and Culture programs, the Lauder Institute’s new Latin America summer immersion program is underway. Built on the Institute’s past Spanish and Portuguese summer immersions, the regional immersion preserves the dynamic mix of coursework, experiential learning, and meetings…

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Africa on the Rise

The African continent has recently undergone an incredible transformation, and nowhere more so than on the cover of The Economist magazine. In May 2000, Africa was “hopeless.” In the space of a decade-and-a-half, it was “rising.” The plotline of the world’s largest continent has been flipped on its head. To make sense of the shift…

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African Adventures and Intercultural Ventures

Lauder Institute student Chris Jones knew he had his job cut out for him. He and his classmates were planning their Culture Quest, a 10-day trip that Lauder students may take over their winter break to better understand the history, cultures, languages, and customs of one specific region of the world, and Jones wanted that…

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