The Penn Social Science and Policy Forum (SSPF) is the university hub for scholarly research on key social, economic, legal, and policy problems confronting the United States and the world, fostering cutting edge scholarship across the social sciences. It serves as a conduit to disseminate knowledge to diverse audiences through workshops, public lectures, annual conferences, working papers, and scholarly articles, and books (through a partnership with the University of Pennsylvania Press). Forum events are available to a worldwide audience online. The Forum embodies Penn’s commitment to integrating knowledge across the university and Penn’s long history of supporting engaged scholarship in the public interest.
The Forum coordinates scholarship around annual themes, including the global economic crisis (2012-13), immigration and citizenship (2013-14), and poverty and opportunity (2014-15). The Forum offers opportunities for substantive intellectual exchanges between scholars and supports both informal and formal teaching possibilities, and encourages interaction between scholars, students, policymakers, and citizens, both across and beyond the university.
The Forum supports research and teaching at all levels across the university by funding innovative courses in policy-relevant social science and providing faculty with support to bring policymakers to class to meet with undergraduates and graduate and professional students. In addition, SSPF sponsors the Graduate Social Science and Policy Forum, which offers workshops during the academic year for masters and doctoral candidates across disciplines. Each summer, talented pre-dissertation students from around the world are selected to participate in the SSPF Summer Institute on Inequality, led by some of the most prominent social scientists in the United States. And the Forum holds an international competition for annual postdoctoral fellowships at Penn.
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09/23/2014 - 5:00pm - 6:30pm
10/03/2014 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
The Life You Can Save: Effective Giving to Improve the Health and Welfare of the Global Poor (Peter Singer)10/22/2014 - 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Co-sponsored by the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, The Penn Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy, The Year of Health, The Center for High Impact Philanthropy, The Center for Public Health Initiatives, and The Wharton Social Impact Initiative.
The event is free, but please register here.
11/05/2014 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
11/14/2014 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm