For Immediate Release

The Lauder Institute of the University of Pennsylvania Announces Gift to Establish the Anthony L. Davis Director of the Lauder Institute

Philadelphia, PA, February 1, 2016 — The Lauder Institute of the University of Pennsylvania is delighted to announce a generous commitment from Anthony L. Davis, G’97, WG’97, which will establish and provide integral support for the Anthony L. Davis Director of the Lauder Institute, currently held by Mauro F. Guillén.

“Because of Tony’s generosity and foresight in establishing this position, Mauro Guillén and all future Directors of Lauder will be able to advance exciting new initiatives that will continue to position the Institute at the cutting-edge of global business education,” said Wharton Dean Geoffrey Garrett. “All of us at Wharton are thrilled by this commitment and are so grateful to Tony for his incredible leadership.”

A highly dedicated member of the Lauder community, Mr. Davis is both a Lauder alumnus and a member of the Institute’s Board of Governors. “My Lauder education has played an important role in shaping my career, and giving back to the Institute as an alumnus has been very rewarding to me,” said Mr. Davis, who has been instrumental in the success of The Lauder Institute Challenge, the Institute’s inaugural fundraising and engagement campaign. “As a member of the Board, I have seen firsthand the work that Mauro and his team are doing to ensure that Lauder remains a leader in global business education. I am pleased to deepen my engagement with the Institute through this gift.”

In addition to his role as the grateful Anthony L. Davis Director of the Lauder Institute, Professor Mauro Guillén holds the Dr. Felix Zandman Endowed Professorship in International Management at the Wharton School and is a Professor of Sociology in the Department of Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania. He received a Ph.D. in sociology from Yale University and a doctorate in political economy from the University of Oviedo in his native Spain. His current research deals with the internationalization of the firm, and with the impact of globalization on patterns of organization and on the diffusion of innovations.

“I am humbled by Tony’s generous gift to advance our work and am honored to hold the position of Anthony L. Davis Director of the Lauder Institute,” said Professor Guillén. “This gift will benefit the entire Lauder community by allowing us to expand on global education initiatives that build our students’ language, managerial, and cultural skills.”

Mr. Davis is founder and managing partner of Inherent Group, LLC. Inherent invests in public and private companies that are expected to generate superior financial returns alongside positive social and environmental impact. Inherent also provides grants to nonprofit organizations that are aligned with its mission of protecting the environment, increasing access to quality education, and improving health and wellness. Prior to Inherent Group, Mr. Davis was the co-founder and president of Anchorage Capital Group, LLC and served as a portfolio manager for all the domestic and offshore funds managed by the firm. Previously, he worked at Goldman Sachs, where he eventually co-led the firm’s distressed bond business. Mr. Davis’ professional education was at the Wharton School and the Lauder Institute, where he received an MBA and an MA, respectively; he received his BS degree from Brigham Young University magna cum laude.

About the Lauder Institute

Founded in 1983 by brothers Leonard and Ronald Lauder in honor of their father, Joseph, the Joseph H. Lauder Institute for Management & International Studies provides a fully integrated business education to a new generation of leaders coming of age in a rapidly globalizing world. The program combines an MA in International Studies with an MBA from the Wharton School or a JD from Penn Law. This unique MBA/MA or JD/MA joint degree program was the first of its kind and it has remained in a class by itself. Lauder’s rigorous academic program integrates excellent teaching in tailored arts and sciences coursework with advanced language study and cultural immersion experiences, preparing each class of 70 students to become leaders in international management and global business.

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University of Pennsylvania’s Lauder Institute Launches New Africa Program

Philadelphia, PA (July 30, 2015) – The Lauder Institute at the University of Pennsylvania today announced the launch of a new Africa track focusing on the African continent. The Africa Program join’s Lauder’s five other regional concentrations – East and South East Asia, Europe, Americas, South Asia, and the Middle East and North Africa – in addition to the Institute’s Global Program.

Ronald Lauder, Co-founder of the Lauder Institute and Chairman of its Board of Governors, said, “The African continent is an important frontier for global business. Focusing on this region perfectly aligns with our mission, which is to prepare the next generation of global leaders.”

“This program, concentrating exclusively on the unique economic, social, health and environmental conditions in Africa, is incredibly timely,” says Mauro Guillén, Director of the Lauder Institute. “By 2050, Africa is likely to have 25 percent of the world’s population and by the end of the century it is likely to have 35 percent of the world’s population. We’re delighted to offer our students the opportunity to make a difference there.”

The new Africa program is accepting applications for the May 2016 entering class. Applicants to the Africa Program will have a working knowledge of Swahili, French, Portuguese, Spanish, German or other languages spoken in West, East and Southern Africa.

The Lauder Institute is able to launch the Africa Program thanks in part to a generous gift from Lauder Institute graduates Bill Belleville and Melissa Merten Belleville.

About the Lauder Institute:

Founded in 1983 by Leonard and Ronald Lauder in honor of their father, the University of Pennsylvania’s Joseph H. Lauder Institute for Management & International Studies provides a fully integrated business education to a new generation of global leaders. The Lauder Institute offers two joint-degree programs that combine the power of a professional credential in business from the Wharton School or law from Penn Law with a master of arts in International Studies. Integrating excellent teaching in tailored arts and sciences coursework with advanced language study and cultural immersion experiences, the joint-degree program at Lauder was the first of its kind and has remained in a class by itself.

For more information, visit www.lauder.wharton.upenn.edu.

About the Wharton School:

Founded in 1881 as the first collegiate business school, the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania is recognized globally for intellectual leadership and ongoing innovation across every major discipline of business education. With a broad global community and one of the most published business school faculties, Wharton creates economic and social value around the world. The School has 5,000 undergraduate, MBA, executive MBA, and doctoral students; more than 9,000 annual participants in executive education programs annually and a powerful alumni network of 93,000 graduates.

About the School of Arts & Sciences:

The School of Arts & Sciences provides a foundation for the scholarly excellence that has established Penn as one of the world’s leading research universities. The School enrolls 6500 undergraduates, admits approximately 250 students each year into its 32 doctoral programs, and offers a wide range of programs for lifelong learning. International studies are a vibrant enterprise at the School of Arts & Sciences. In addition to offering instruction in 50 languages, the school is home to an array of centers, programs and institutes dedicated to the study of world regions and contemporary global issues and conflicts.

Contact:

Peter Winicov

winicov@wharton.upenn.edu

215-746-6471

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University of Pennsylvania’s Lauder Institute appoints Nancy Kail as new Advisory Council Member.

Philadelphia, PA (August 7, 2015) – The Lauder Institute at the University of Pennsylvania today announced Ms. Nancy Kail has joined the alumni-only Lauder Advisory Council. The Council advises the Institute Director on strategic issues, and seeks to engage alumni in the advancement of activities and programs at the Lauder Institute.

“The Institute is delighted to welcome Nancy.” said Mauro Guillén, Director of the Lauder Institute. “She is a committed volunteer, making an important impact in reunion class giving through her role as Reunion Class Ambassador for the 10 million dollar Lauder Institute Challenge: Campaign for Global Leaders.”

Nancy Kail is a Director and recent past President of Saving the Next Generation Foundation.  As an advocate for education Ms. Kail is Founding Chair of the Greenwich Alliance for Education and has been elected to serve as a  Representative on the Board of Education in Greenwich Connecticut, and as the Treasurer of the Brown Alumni Association.  She has been active in development and engagement at Brown and Princeton Universities and is a long-time member of the Brown Women’s Leadership Council. Nancy previously worked in Corporate Finance at Wertheim Schroder plc.

About the Lauder Institute:

Founded in 1983 by Leonard and Ronald Lauder in honor of their father, the University of Pennsylvania’s Joseph H. Lauder Institute for Management & International Studies provides a fully integrated business education to a new generation of global leaders. The Lauder Institute offers two joint-degree programs that combine the power of a professional credential in business from the Wharton School or law from Penn Law with a master of arts in International Studies. Integrating excellent teaching in tailored arts and sciences coursework with advanced language study and cultural immersion experiences, the joint-degree program at Lauder was the first of its kind and has remained in a class by itself.

For more information, visit www.lauder.wharton.upenn.edu and MA/JD joint degree.

About the Wharton School:

Founded in 1881 as the first collegiate business school, the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania is recognized globally for intellectual leadership and ongoing innovation across every major discipline of business education. With a broad global community and one of the most published business school faculties, Wharton creates economic and social value around the world. The School has 5,000 undergraduate, MBA, executive MBA, and doctoral students; more than 9,000 annual participants in executive education programs annually and a powerful alumni network of 93,000 graduates.

About the School of Arts & Sciences:

The School of Arts & Sciences provides a foundation for the scholarly excellence that has established Penn as one of the world’s leading research universities. The School enrolls 6500 undergraduates, admits approximately 250 students each year into its 32 doctoral programs, and offers a wide range of programs for lifelong learning. International studies are a vibrant enterprise at the School of Arts & Sciences. In addition to offering instruction in 50 languages, the school is home to an array of centers, programs and institutes dedicated to the study of world regions and contemporary global issues and conflicts.

Contact:

Peter Winicov

winicov@wharton.upenn.edu

215-746-6471