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Sonya Davey, C'14, wants to end sex-selective abortion. One of her solutions is already getting attention here and in India.Susan Ahlborn
In 2012, India was named the worst nation for women in a poll conducted by TrustLaw about the world’s top economies. College senior Sonya Davey, who has been traveling to India since she was eight to visit family and do volunteer work, knows just how wide the gender gap is. “I was working with a lot of women and children, and saw how women weren’t treated equally to men,” she says.
The Center for the Advanced Study of India launches a groundbreaking public opinion project.Blake Cole
In less than two weeks the world’s largest electoral exercise will unfold in India as an electorate of nearly 815 million—a third more than the total electorate in the EU and the US combined—goes to the polls. This is a potentially pivotal election in India, with the ruling Congress-party led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) facing defeat.
Senior Urja Mittal investigates political donor habits.Blake Cole
Urja Mittal has a lot on her plate. This April, the senior will not only argue her thesis, but present it at two unique academic venues: a Chicago political science honors program seminar; and a Democracy, Citizenship, and Constitutionalism conference here at the University.
Professor of Economics Jeremy Greenwood investigates the intersection of relationships and economics.Blake Cole
Is it possible that your love life is affecting the national economy? Jeremy Greenwood is working to prove just that. The Professor of Economics has been studying the intersection of relationships and economics for well over a decade.
Rudra Sil and Kevin Platt provide insight on the political climate in Russia ahead of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games.Blake Cole
With the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games fast approaching, Russia’s politics have become the subject of much debate. Backlash stemming from what many have deemed anti-gay legislation has created an international discourse, and fresh threats of terror from opposition groups complicate the buildup to the games.
History doctoral candidate Adam Goodman investigates the dynamics of deportation.Blake Cole
When working as a high school teacher on the U.S.-Mexico border, history doctoral candidate Adam Goodman became acutely aware of the role migration played in his students’ lives.
Emilio Parrado answers questions on immigration reform.Blake Cole
Like healthcare before it, meaningful immigration reform in Congress is akin to political kryptonite. Promising reform, often bipartisan, inevitably falls by the wayside, while big-name reform supporters experience a change of heart.
Heather Sharkey examines the long-lasting effects of missionary work.Blake Cole
In her new book Cultural Conversions: Unexpected Consequences of Christian Missionary Encounters in the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia, Heather J.
Political science doctoral candidate Matthew Kavanagh argues that patents are counter-productive in developing countries.Susan Ahlborn
In the U.S. and other developed nations, AIDS is no longer seen as a death sentence. Yet in Africa thousands still can’t get the medications that make this miracle possible.
The Penn Ghost Project turns a scholarly eye toward things that go bump in the night.Blake Cole
This Halloween, the Penn Ghost Project is taking ghosts out of the shadows and bringing them into the classroom. The new initiative, fueled by the shared interest of six Penn Arts and Sciences faculty members who span a wide range of disciplines, kicks off this month with the Ghost and Healing symposium.
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