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Regina Abrami

Chang Sun Term Professor
Faculty Director, Global Program
Senior Lecturer, Political Science
Senior Fellow, Management Department

Email: rabrami@wharton.upenn.edu  |  Phone: 215-898-9249

Dr. Regina M. Abrami is Chang Sun Term Professor and Faculty Director of the Global Program at the Lauder Institute of Management & International Studies. In addition, she is a Senior Lecturer in Political Science and Senior Fellow of Management at the Wharton School. Prior to joining the Lauder Institute, she was on the faculty of Harvard Business School where she taught in the MBA, Doctoral, and Executive Education Programs, with special focus on the context of global business, including government-business relations, international and comparative political economy, and the origins and global impact of Chinese business today. Her expertise in these areas is combined with continued passion for curricular design, experiential education, and the practice of strategic foresight and leadership development.

Dr. Abrami is an award-winning teacher and author of Can China Lead? Reaching the Limits of Power and Growth. Her research has appeared in Comparative Politics, Journal of East Asian StudiesHarvard Business Review, and the Oxford Handbook of Asian Business Systems, in addition to media outlets. She also serves as editorial review board member of the Asian Business and Management Journal and advisor to the Management & Business Review. Other recent honors include the Aspen Institute’s “Ideas Worth Teaching Award” for her course on strategic foresight for future worlds.