Doctoral Consortium


The Doctoral Consortium is a three-day forum for PhD students from INSEAD and Wharton to present their research and foster collaboration across institutions and disciplines. In the spirit of academic diversity, submissions from all INSEAD and Wharton doctoral programs are invited.

The Consortium includes student presentations, keynote presentations, and panel sessions led by INSEAD and Wharton faculty. Effort is made to give accepted students the opportunity to meet with faculty members either in-person or via video-conference. The Consortium also includes social events both on campus and off-site.

The 8th Annual Doctoral Consortium (2019)

The 8th Annual Doctoral Consortium, held at Wharton in October 2019, was a great success thanks to the diligent hard work of Planning Committee Members Xinwei Li and Ece Gulserlier (INSEAD) and Rui Yu and Vlad Pavlov (Wharton). This Committee confirmed 28 participants from 13 academic disciplines across both schools along with several faculty panelists and one very delicious group dinner.

The 9th Annual Doctoral Consortium (2020)

The next Consortium will be held at INSEAD Singapore in 2020. Dates will be announced later this year.

We currently are seeking Wharton volunteers for the 2020 Planning Committee. Functions of the Committee include the application process, paper selection, and creating the 3-day agenda. Travel expenses, lodging and food for the Committee and doctoral participants will be covered by the Alliance (some restrictions apply).

If you are a Doctoral Student and would like to serve on the Planning Committee, please contact Michele Anna Klekotka (; 1-215-898-9410).

Click here for Funding Request Form (Consortium Planning Committee Only)