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.
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.
2015-16 Theme – Digital Media and the Future(s) of Democracy
For its 2015-16 theme year, Penn DCC grappled with the complex impact of rapidly evolving media on democratic politics.