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.
2013-14 Theme: Social Rights and Citizenship
During the 2013-14 academic year, Penn DCC is focusing on social rights such as healthcare, housing, education, and disability assistance, and their complicated relationship with ideas of citizenship.
2012-13 Theme: Constitution Making
In 2012-2013, the Penn DCC program explored how and why constitutions have been and are being made around the world, seeking to illuminate how constitutionalism can be strengthened in the 21st century.