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Live with Pride: An Interview with Alexander Robinson

LIVE WITH PRIDE: An Interview with Alexander Robinson (G’23, WG’23) This Pride Month, we sit down with Alexander Robinson (G’23, WG’23), a proud member of the LGBTQ+ community and a recent graduate who served the Penn community as President of the Lauder Student Advisory Board, a Co-President of Wharton’s LGBTQ+ Social Club ‘Out4Business’, and a Wharton ...Read More

Alumni Spotlight: Asian-American Founders & Entrepreneurs

In the United States, the month of May is recognized as Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month and this year we are proud to showcase three Lauder alumni who are Asian-American founders and entrepreneurs: Ming Khor, Sarah Guo, and Olivia Chen. Although the scope of their ventures are wide-ranging, from…Read More Read More


CLASS OF 2023 GRADUATE PROFILES DELFINA MATTERN Global Program "The Lauder Institute's greatest strength, without a doubt, is its community...which is filled with amazingly diverse and talented people, all of whom share a passion for travel, language, and exploring intercultural issues." Expand for Full InterviewYour hometown Frankfurt, Germany What has…Read More Read More

Distinguished Guests Provide Insight Into International Order-Making

A Global Program class at the Lauder Institute, led by Dr. Ecaterina Locoman, draws on various disciplines such as comparative religion, international relations, and political science, to discuss the drivers of international order-making. This semester, a number of distinguished experts joined our students to dialog about democracy, authoritarianism, and peacemaking,…Read More Read More

Spotlight on Mini-Immersions

Lauder mini-immersions are short-term enrichment opportunities (lasting 1-2 days) that take place each Spring and promote cultural or experiential language learning outside the classroom. During this unique opportunity, Lauder students engage with politicians, artists, business leaders, academics and other experts in topics related to art, music, history, politics, and culture.…Read More Read More

Spring 2023 Lauder Intercultural Ventures

In Spring 2023, The Lauder Institute held four Lauder Intercultural Ventures (LIVs) in Kenya, Peru, Thailand, and Tunisia. LIVs are an intrinsic part of the Lauder 2-year International Studies degree program. Led by a faculty expert, these week-long cultural immersions in countries around the world take place every Spring and…Read More Read More

Learn about Lauder in ‘Poets & Quants’

The Lauder Institute at the University of Pennsylvania offers a pioneering joint degree MA program in International Studies with the Wharton MBA or Penn Carey Law School’s JD. In our new Poets & Quants blog series, we highlight what makes the Lauder Institute so unique and how The Lauder Difference…Read More Read More

Lauder student, Edward Johnson, named a winner at Penn Grad Talks

Lauder Student, Edward Johnson, named a winner at Penn Grad Talks From left to right: Valerie Averia (Applied Positive Psychology), Edward Johnson, (Lauder Institute), Rebecca Liu (Lauder Institute), Zhao Liu (Environmental Studies), and Kerry O’Neill (Applied Positive Psychology) The Lauder Institute is pleased to recognize Edward Johnson (G'24, WG'24) and…Read More Read More

Celebrating International Women’s Day

Celebrating the Women of the Lauder Institute on International Women's Day 2023 This International Women’s Day, we celebrate our community of international women at the Lauder Institute! The theme for 2023 is Embrace Equity. What is the difference between 'equality' and 'equity'? Equality means each individual or group of people…Read More Read More


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 more about our admissions process, click ...Read More

Martine Haas on the Challenges of Hybrid Work (Harvard Business Review)

HBR Article

Lauder Institute Director, Martine Haas, has published a new article in the Harvard Business Review about the challenges organizations face with hybrid work and how to overcome them. Summary: Hybrid working arrangements can be daunting for those about to adopt them and challenging for those who already have. But the good news is that we’re learning ...Read More

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