Based in Philadelphia, the birthplace of the U.S. Constitution, Penn DCC examines the impact of constitionalism on a global scale.
A Penn Initiative
With generous support from the Mellon Foundation, Penn DCC was initiated by university president Amy Gutmann, shown here speaking with Justice Sonia Sotomayor at the Constitution Center.
2017-18 Annual Theme - States of Religious Freedom
During its 2017-18 theme year, Penn DCC explores how states accommodate or hinder religious expression and culture, as well as how social conditions affect and influence the practice of religious freedom.
2016-17 Theme - Citizenship on the Edge: Sex/Gender/Race
During the 2016-17 theme year, Penn DCC examines the struggles of vulnerable groups to gain or maintain their status as full citizens, recognizing at the same time that the edge they inhabit can be a cutting edge.