Travelers Fellow Series on Reaching Beyond Academia

Engaging Audiences Outside Academia
Friday, November 5, 2021 | 3-4:30pm

We welcome you to the first event in a series of virtual panel discussions to encourage current and future faculty members to engage a broader audience beyond academia. It will feature faculty members across disciplines such as economics, law, and history from different universities who have successfully done so using various outlets, including books, TV shows, and podcasts. Speakers will be sharing their experiences of how they made their work accessible to audiences outside academia. The event will feature a panel discussion and short breakout sessions with individual speakers.



Anirban Basu, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Sage Policy Group

Dr. Anirban Basu is Chairman & CEO of Sage Policy Group, Inc., an economic and policy consulting firm headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland, with an office in Indonesia. He has twice been recognized as one of Maryland’s 50 most influential people. He has also been named one of the Baltimore region’s 20 most powerful business leaders. In 2014, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan appointed Dr. Basu as Chairman of the Maryland Economic Development Commission (2014-2021). He teaches global strategy at Johns Hopkins University and serves the Chief Economist function for a number of organizations around the country.  

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Kelly DeVries, Professor of History, Loyola University Maryland

Prof. Kelly DeVries is Chair and Professor of History at Loyola University Maryland. He has written and edited 37 books and more than 90 articles on military history, medieval history and the history of technology for academic and popular historical audiences. He has also appeared on more than 37 shows for PBS, History, History International, Military History, National Geographic, HBO, and Vanity Fair Channels. He and Mike Livingston also currently host the popular medieval warfare podcast, Bow and Blade.  


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Kimberly Wehle, Professor of Law, University of Baltimore

Prof. Kimberly Wehle is Professor of Law at the University of Baltimore. She is the author of three books that explain complex constitutional concepts for lay audiences. She is a contributor for BBC World News and BBC World News America on PBS, and an opinion contributor to The Atlantic, Politico, The Bulwark, and The Hill. She was an on-air legal analyst and commentator for CBS News. In addition, she appears regularly as a guest legal analyst on constitutional topics with outlets including CNN, NPR’s Morning Edition, and Fox News. She hosts a show on Instagram called #SimplePolitics with Kim Wehle at @kimwehle. She also tweets @kimwehle. She is the 2020 recipient of the prestigious University of Maryland System Board of Regents Faculty Award for excellence in scholarship.  

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  • Dr. Tuugi Chuluun, CFA, Finance, Loyola University Maryland, Travelers Fellow
  • Dr. Elizabeth Kennedy, Law & Social Responsibility, Loyola University Maryland
  • Dr. Oghenetoja Okoh, History, Loyola University Maryland