Lauder Institute News

Alumni Spotlight: People who Podcast

In our latest Alumni Spotlight series, we feature alumni who are making an impact in the world of podcasting. Miguel Armaza (G’21, WG’21) Miguel is the host of Fintech Leaders and a Co-Founder of Gilgamesh Ventures, a venture capital fund focused on seed level investments in the Fintech sector acrossRead More

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Alumnus Laxman Narasimhan Named Next Starbucks CEO

Lauder Institute alumnus Laxman Narasimhan (G’93, WG’93) will become the next chief executive officer of Starbucks and a member of the Starbucks Board of Directors. Narasimhan will join Starbucks as incoming CEO on October 1, 2022 and will work closely with Howard Schultz, interim CEO, before assuming the CEO role and joiningRead More

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256 South 37th street
2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6330

Welcome Dr. Kanyinsola Obayan

Dr. Kanyinsola Obayan Arigi joins us as Faculty Lead of the Africa General Program. She formerly served as the Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Digital Humanities at MIT, where she developed a digital project on Nigerian tech history, Teko Archives. Her primary intellectual interests lie at the intersection of Africana Studies, digital humanities,Read More

The Joseph H. Lauder Institute
256 South 37th street
2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6330

Lauder Summer Immersions Resume After Pandemic

First-year Lauder students from the Class of 2024 spent the month of July participating in the first Lauder Summer Immersions since 2019. The 2022 4-week summer immersion program took students around the world to study language in informal and formal contexts, visit landmarks, businesses, community and government organizations, and learnRead More

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256 South 37th street
2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6330

Special Honor for Ronald S. Lauder

Lauder Institute Co-Founder and World Jewish Congress President, Ronald S. Lauder, was honored with the title of Commander of the Legion of Honor from French President Emmanuel Macron on June 3, 2022. The title, known to be France’s highest order of distinction, was presented in honor of Lauder’s contribution toRead More

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256 South 37th street
2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6330

Death of Stephen Kobrin

Stephen Kobrin, former director of The Lauder Institute and William H. Wurster Emeritus Professor of Multinational Management at The Wharton School, passed away on May 6. He was 83 years old. Kobrin began teaching at Wharton in 1987 and was director of The Lauder Institute from 1994 to 2000 andRead More

The Joseph H. Lauder Institute
256 South 37th street
2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6330

Accepted Podcast: Admissions Q&A with Kara Keenan Sweeney

Linda Abraham from Accepted sat down with the Director of Admissions Marketing and Financial Aid at the Lauder Institute, Kara Keenan Sweeney, to discuss our unique Master’s of International Studies joint degree programs with The Wharton School and with Penn Law. To listen to the full interview and learn moreRead More

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256 South 37th street
2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6330

Chad Payne wins Audience Choice Award for Penn Grad Talks

We congratulate Lauder Institute student, Chad Payne, who is this year’s Penn Grad Talks Audience Choice Winner for his presentation, “Web 3.0: Embracing the Future of Internet Technologies on the African Continent.” Watch his winning talk below. Chad is a first-year student in the Africa Program (French Language). Penn GradRead More

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256 South 37th street
2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6330

2022 Jacobson Venture Awards Winners Announced!

The Joseph H. Lauder Institute of Management and International Studies established the Jacobson Venture Awards in 2017 thanks to the generosity of Andrew Jacobson, WG’93, and Lauder alumna Marina Kunis Jacobson, G’93, WG’93. Venture Awards provide Lauder students with resources to focus their energies on their entrepreneurial venture during theRead More

The Joseph H. Lauder Institute
256 South 37th street
2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6330

On-campus Information Sessions Resume

We are excited to announce that on-campus information sessions for the Lauder program have resumed as of March 2022. Register for a campus visit via the Wharton Program Campus Visit website here. Lauder admissions will host small information sessions at 3PM on: March 17 March 31 April 7 April 14 AprilRead More

The Joseph H. Lauder Institute
256 South 37th street
2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6330