Lauder Institute News

Upcoming Admissions Webinars

Calling all prospective students! Join Director of Admissions Marketing and Financial Aid for an interactive overview of The Lauder Institute’s MA International Studies joint degree program with the Wharton MBA. This webinar will discuss the two-year curriculum, student life, career information, and the admissions process. After an overview of theRead More

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Philadelphia, PA 19104-6330

Prof. Sudev Sheth’s new research on Colorism and Sexism in Bollywood

Sudev Sheth

Lauder Senior Lecturer Dr. Sudev Sheth weighs in on the good, bad, and ugly of Bollywood, especially its obsession with skin color and sexism in this new working paper from Harvard Business School. Dr. Sheth draws on two new oral history repositories to frame his observations. For example, noted BollywoodRead More

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

Lessons in Resilience – Navigating Business in Africa During COVID-19

Since the beginning of the pandemic, African countries have defied the nightmare scenarios­­ that predicted overrun health systems and an inability to recover from global economic shocks. For our second Lauder Africa webinar in October, we wanted to find out how African business – from larger scale enterprises to theRead More

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

Lessons in Reconciliation – Justice & Truth in Africa

What happens when societal harmony is broken? What kinds of tools and resources can be deployed to bring people back together? Truth commissions, a form of restorative justice, have been deployed in many Africa nations as a means to address past injustices, conflict, and mistrust from the bottom-up. The mostRead More

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

Dr. Regina Abrami Receives a Wharton Teaching Excellence Award

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Dr. Regina Abrami, Senior Lecturer in Political Science and Senior Fellow at the Wharton School of Business, and Director of the Lauder Institute’s Global Program and Head of its International Studies faculty, has been named a recipient of a Wharton Teaching Excellence award for academic year of 2020. Among theRead More

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

Lauder Student Meet Production Crew for ‘Fandango at the Wall’

Lauder students in the Latin America program met the team of the production Fandango at the Wall, “a music documentary without borders.” Students met Kabir Sehgal (producer), Varda Bar-Kar (director), Francisco Castillo (featured musician) and Arturo O’Farrill (featured musician), and they discussed how this project was “inspired by the annualRead More

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

Lessons in reconciliation: justice and truth in Africa (Virtual Webinar)

Join us virtually for our third Fall webinar Lessons in reconciliation: justice and truth in Africa What do African experiences of truth, justice and reconciliation have to teach us about the potential for social healing? What are some solutions to overcoming past conflict, polarization and mistrust? During our third Lauder Africa FallRead More

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

Lauder Student Spotlight: Jim Gianakopoulos

We are delighted to share profiles of our new Lauder Class of 2022. Lauder students are gifted, driven, and exceptionally academically talented. Students share their stories, offer advice, and discuss their reasons for joining the Lauder program. 1. Where you are from and what were you doing before Lauder? IRead More

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

Lauder Student Spotlight: Azline Nelson

We are delighted to share profiles of our new Lauder Class of 2022. Lauder students are gifted, driven, and exceptionally academically talented. Students share their stories, offer advice, and discuss their reasons for joining the Lauder program. 1. Where you are from and what were you doing before Lauder? IRead More

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

Lauder Student Spotlight: Serene Darwish

We are delighted to share profiles of our new Lauder Class of 2022. Lauder students are gifted, driven, and exceptionally academically talented. Students share their stories, offer advice, and discuss their reasons for joining the Lauder program. 1. Where you are from and what were you doing before Lauder? IRead More

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