Visiting Scholars Program

SUPPORTING COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH AT PENN. Our visiting scholars program brings distinguished academics and renowned thought leaders to Penn to collaborate on research. We welcome national and international scholars in the fields of energy policy or energy technology.


Program Overview

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

We provide a stipend for the visitor's time, travel, and other expenses incurred during the weeklong visit. We also provide 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 an pre-approved topic. 

NOTE: Due to COVID restrictions, our visiting scholars program is happening virtually this year. 

Our Visiting Scholars

Meet our incoming scholars for the 2019-2020 academic school year:


Daniel Kammen

Daniel Kammen

Class of 1935 Distinguished Professor of Energy
University of California Berkeley
Headshot of Juan-Pablo Montero

Juan-Pablo Montero

Professor of Economics
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
Mauricio Rodas

Mauricio Rodas

Visiting Fellow
Former Mayor of Quito, Ecuador
Headshot of Leah Stokes

Leah Stokes

Assistant Professor of Political Science
University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB)
Jennifer Wilcox

Jennifer Wilcox

James H. Manning Chaired Professor
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Hannah Wiseman

Hannah Wiseman

Attorneys' Title Professor
Florida State University College of Law