Professor Guillén will officially begin his role as Director on 1 September 2021, succeeding Professor Christoph Loch, who has been Director of the School since 2011.
Professor Guillén has taught at the Wharton School since 1996 and was the Anthony L. Davis Director of the Joseph H. Lauder Institute of Management & International Studies from 2007-2019, leading its first-ever fundraising campaign and launching a new curriculum emphasising hands-on learning experiences. He has long been a champion of diversity.
He has furthered the sociological study of the global system, and advanced comparative research on institutions, artistic movements, organisations, business groups, multinational firms, and digital platforms. His scholarship has received numerous distinctions, including Fulbright and Guggenheim fellowships, the Aspen Institute’s Faculty Pioneer Award, the President’s Book Award of the Social Science History Association, and a membership in the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton.
Professor Guillén is also a bestselling author, including the recently published 2030: How Today’s Biggest Trends Will Collide and Reshape the Future of Everything.
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