About the Program


The Kleinman Center brings distinguished academics and renowned thought leaders to Penn to collaborate on research.


Visitors are nominated by Penn faculty or Penn academic departments—or are invited directly by the Kleinman Center.

The Kleinman Center provides a stipend for the visitor’s time, travel, and other expenses incurred during the weeklong visit. The Kleinman Center also provides an office housed within the center, located in the iconic Fisher Fine Arts Library. 

Visitors participate in programming organized and designed by the nominating faculty member, the department, or the Kleinman Center, and are invited to submit a policy digest on a pre-approved topic. 

NOTE: Due to COVID restrictions, our Visiting Scholars program is happening virtually this year. 

2020-2021 Visitors

Sara Bronin
Thomas F. Gallivan Chair in Real Property Law, UConn
Sara Bronin is the Faculty Director of the Center for Energy and Environmental Law at the University of Connecticut and a 2020-2021 Kleinman Center Visiting Scholar. 
Tony Reames
Assistant Professor
Tony Reames is an assistant professor at the University of Michigan School for Environment and Sustainability where he directs the Urban Energy Justice Lab.

Meet Past Visitors

Joe Aldy
Professor of Public Policy, Harvard University
Joe Aldy is a professor of the practice of public policy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Aldy was a visiting scholar at the Kleinman Center in 2016-2017.
Dallas Burtraw
Darius Gaskins Senior Fellow, Resources for the Future
Dallas Burtraw is the Darius Gaskins Senior Fellow at Resources for the Future. Burtraw was a 2018-2019 visiting scholar at the Kleinman Center.
Oliver Geden
Head of Research, International and Security Affairs (SWP)
Oliver Geden is head of the EU/Europe Research Division at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs and a lead author of the Sixth IPCC Assessment Report. He was a visiting scholar at the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy in 2018-2019.
Christian Gollier
Director, Toulouse School of Economics
Christian Gollier is the director of the Toulouse School of Economics and the Wesley Clair Mitchell Visiting Research Professor at Columbia University. In 2015-2016 he was a visiting scholar at the Kleinman Center.
Catherine Hausman
Assistant Professor, University of Michigan
Catherine Hausman is an assistant professor in the School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan. Hausman was a 2018-2019 Kleinman Center visiting scholar.
Mark Jacobsen
Professor, University of California San Diego
Mark Jacobsen is a professor of economics at the University of California, San Diego. In 2015-2016, he was a visiting scholar at the Kleinman Center.
Jesse Jenkins
Assistant Professor, Princeton University
Jesse Jenkins is an assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at Princeton University. In 2017-2018, Jenkins was a visiting scholar at the Kleinman Center.
Matthew Kahn
Professor of Economics, John Hopkins University
Matthew Kahn is a professor of economics and business at Johns Hopkins University. In 2015-2016 he was a visiting scholar at the Kleinman Center.
Daniel Kammen
Professor of Energy, University of California Berkeley
Daniel Kammen is the Class of 1935 Distinguished Professor of Energy at the University of California Berkeley. Kammen was a 2019-2020 visiting scholar at the Kleinman Center.
Radhika Khosla
Research Director, Oxford India Centre
Radhika Khosla is the research director at the Oxford India Centre for Sustainable Development. In 2017-2018 she was a visiting scholar at the Kleinman Center. 
Gilbert Metcalf
Professor of Economics, Tufts University
Gilbert Metcalf is a professor of economics at Tufts University and was a 2016-2017 visiting scholar at the Kleinman Center.
Juan-Pablo Montero
Professor, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
Juan-Pablo Montero is a professor of economics at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and 2019-2020 visiting scholar at the Kleinman Center.
Ari Peskoe
Director, Electricity Law Initiative at Harvard University
Ari Peskoe is the director of the Electricity Law Initiative at Harvard Law School’s Environmental and Energy Law Program. In 2017-2018 Peskoe was a visiting scholar at the Kleinman Center.
Mauricio Rodas
Former Mayor of Quito, Ecuador
Mauricio Rodas is the Former Mayor of Quito, Ecuador, and a 2019-2020 visiting scholar with the Kleinman Center, Perry World House and Penn Institute for Urban Research.
Roberto Schaeffer
Professor, University of Rio de Janeiro
Roberto Schaeffer is a professor of energy economics in the Energy Planning Program at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. In 2016-2017, he was a visiting scholar at the Kleinman Center.
Katherine Smith
Director, Environmental Research Institute
Katherine Smith is the director of the environmental research institute of the supervising scientist for the Australian Government. In 2016-2017, Smith was a visiting scholar at the Kleinman Center.  
Roger Stern
Assistant Professor, University of Tulsa
Roger Stern is an assistant professor of energy economics, policy, and commerce at the University of Tulsa, Collins College of Business. In 2016-2017 he was a visiting scholar at the Kleinman Center.
Leah Stokes
Assistant Professor, University of California Santa Barbara
Leah Stokes is an assistant professor of political science at University of California Santa Barbara and 2019-2020 visiting scholar at the Kleinman Center.
Jérôme Taillard
Assistant Professor, Babson College
Jérôme Taillard is an assistant professor of finance at Babson College. In 2016-2017, he was a visiting scholar at the Kleinman Center.
Mark Templeton
Clinical Professor of Law, University of Chicago
Mark Templeton is a Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the Abrams Environmental Law Clinic at the University of Chicago. Templeton was a 2018-2019 visiting scholar at the Kleinman Center.
Hannah Wiseman
Professor of Law, Penn State University
Hannah Wiseman is a Professor of Law at Penn State University and a 2019-2020 visiting scholar at the Kleinman Center.