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Three Penn Arts and Sciences professors share their thoughts.Blake Cole and Susan Ahlborn
According to the BBC, more than 500,000 migrants have made their way across the Mediterranean to Europe in 2015, sparking a crisis as countries struggle to cope with the influx and creating division in the European Union over the best way to resettle people.
Tukufu Zuberi, Lasry Family Professor of Race Relations, examines African independence movements.Abigail Meisel
The difference between having a passing familiarity with front-page news and truly comprehending world events comes down to a single word: context.
A University of Pennsylvania research program has gathered together leading scholars and advocates representing strongly opposing views on today's most contentious church-state issues, not to forge a consensus, but to model how to disagree without being disagreeable, while identifying any unexpected common ground.
Nelson Lim, new Fels Executive Director, brings his national think-tank experience to Penn.Susan Ahlborn
Fels Institute of Government’s new Executive Director Nelson Lim comes at a time of big change for the institute—and that is not an accident.
Melissa Wilde, Associate Professor of Sociology, discusses the Philadelphia papal visit.Blake Cole
On September 26 Pope Francis will visit Philadelphia to host the World Meeting of Families, an intercultural celebration of family life that takes place every three years in a different international venue.
Economics Ph.D. candidate Yanhao Wei is researching the concept of "social credit scoring."Susan Ahlborn
Would you be willing to give up a friend to get a loan? A new approach to calculating credit ratings might put that question on the table.
The 2005 fall semester had just begun when Marc Morial, C’80, the former mayor of New Orleans, traveled to Penn’s campus. One month earlier Hurricane Katrina had devastated his city, resulting in over 1,500 deaths and more than $100 billion in total damages. He had come with a request and a challenge: Don’t forget New Orleans.
Organizational Dynamics student Erinn Carey blogged about gender equality, health care, and the idea of "lagom."Susan Ahlborn
It’s only a little larger than California, but the influence of Swedish ideas and innovations can be seen worldwide in government structures, health and social policies, working life, education, science, art, literature, and design. How do they do it?
Economics Professor Dirk Krueger discusses the Greek fiscal crisis.Susan Ahlborn
The gross domestic product of Greece is only about 1 percent of the eurozone’s total GDP, but the Greek economy has been the center of the world’s attention for weeks. On June 27, with the previous rescue package due to expire, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras proposed a public referendum on the new bailout agreement; over 61% of the Greek people voted no.
Professor of Psychology Robert Kurzban analyzes Pixar's "Inside Out."Blake Cole
Film studio Pixar has developed a reputation for nuanced plotlines that speak to audiences both young and old, but with its new movie, Inside Out, the studio enters a new realm entirely: child psychology.
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