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 semi-virtually this year. All in-person visitors are required to be vaccinated, per University guidelines.
Sara Bronin was a 2020-2021 visiting scholar of the Kleinman Center when she was the Thomas F. Gallivan Chair in Real Property Law at UConn Law School. She currently is a professor at Cornell University.
Chandra Farley is the CEO of ReSolve, a consulting practice with a mission to increase the impact of climate justice initiatives by creating equity-centered delivery infrastructure. Farley is a 2021-2022 Kleinman Center Visiting Scholar.
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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 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.
Melina Laboucan-Massimo is an internationally renowned advocate for climate justice, Indigenous sovereignty, and women’s rights. She is the Founder of Sacred Earth Solar and a 2021-2022 Kleinman Center Visiting Scholar.
Tony Reames is an assistant professor at the University of Michigan School for Environment and Sustainability where he directs the Urban Energy Justice Lab. Reames is a 2020-2021 Kleinman Center Visiting Scholar.
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.