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Martine Haas on the Future of Hybrid Work

Lauder Institute Director and Professor of Management, Martine Haas, is interviewed by Wharton Business Daily about the future of workplace culture and hybrid work. Professor Haas argues that hybrid work is here to stay and shared how companies can approach the hybrid (and remote work) models more systematically in the coming year to ensure continued ...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

Entrepreneurship Speaker Series Highlights Responsible Impact

The 2022 Lauder Entrepreneurship Lunch and Learn Series provided Lauder students with the opportunity to engage directly with business leaders, alumni, and academics about entrepreneurship in different regional, economic and historical contexts. This series, led by Dr. Sudev Sheth and moderated by students from the Class of 2024, highlighted the ways…Read More Read More

The JD/MA Student Experience

Manuel Diaz Corrada

Did you know that the Lauder Institute offers a joint degree with the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School? Current JD/MA student Manuel Diaz Corrada and alumnus Frank DeSimone (L’15, G’15) are interviewed about their experience. Read the full story here Students enrolled in this joint degree program obtain their JD and their Master’s in International Studies in only three years. ...Read More

Lauder Intercultural Ventures in India & Switzerland

In October 2022, The Lauder Institute held two Lauder Intercultural Ventures (LIVs) in India and Switzerland. LIVs are an intrinsic part of the Lauder 2-year program and provide an opportunity to road test lessons on intercultural leadership in the context of a week-long off-site immersion and related academic work. Each…Read More Read More

Catching Up with Jacobson Global Venture Award Winners

The Joseph H. Lauder Institute of Management and International Studies established the Jacobson Global 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…Read More Read More

60-second Student Snapshot

Learn about our second-year Lauder students and their masters research in this 60-second snapshot video: Featured are: Nader Sharif-Emami Yara Azouni Weiwei Bi Shashank Singh As part of the Lauder Institute’s International Studies degree, all Lauder students fulfill the research and writing requirement for their MA by completing a team-based paper and an individual paper known collectively as the Global Knowledge ...Read More

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 across…Read More Read More

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 joining the Board on April 1, ...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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