Penn Lightbulb Cafe

Upcoming events in this series:

Oct
18

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Michael LejaProfessor of History of Art, Chair of the Graduate Group in the History of ArtA History of Print Advertising in the Presidential Race World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.

Michael Leja, a professor of art history, studies the visual arts in various media from the 19th and 20th centuries, including painting, sculpture, film, photography, prints, and illustrations. His work focuses on understanding visual artifacts in relation to contemporary cultural, social, political, and intellectual developments and in a historical context. In this Café, Leja will explore what it was like when presidential candidates first began using print advertisements.

Expert faculty from the University of Pennsylvania shed light on their research in the arts, humanities, and social sciences at the Penn Lightbulb Café. It's an evening of engaging, stimulating conversation, with a Q&A session following each talk.

Presented by Penn Arts and Sciences in partnership with the Office of University Communications, Penn Café events are free and open to the public, but RSVPs are encouraged. For more information or directions, contact Gina Bryan at 215-898-8721 or email at bryangm@upenn.edu.

Menu items are available for purchase. Happy Hour pricing from 4–6 p.m.

https://news.upenn.edu/sciencecafe

Nov
1

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Daniel HopkinsAssociate Professor, Political ScienceEthnicity, Race, and Voting Behaviors of Americans World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.

In the final Penn Lightbulb Café before the 2016 presidential election, political scientist Daniel Hopkins will discuss what has driven the campaign, from how people decide on a candidate to who will likely turn out to vote. Generally, Hopkins studies questions related to racial politics, ethnicity, immigration, and urban politics and is writing a book about the nationalization of Americans’ voting behavior. He has a secondary appointment at Penn’s Annenberg School for Communication.

Expert faculty from the University of Pennsylvania shed light on their research in the arts, humanities, and social sciences at the Penn Lightbulb Café. It's an evening of engaging, stimulating conversation, with a Q&A session following each talk.

Presented by Penn Arts and Sciences in partnership with the Office of University Communications, Penn Café events are free and open to the public, but RSVPs are encouraged. For more information or directions, contact Gina Bryan at 215-898-8721 or email at bryangm@upenn.edu.

Menu items are available for purchase. Happy Hour pricing from 4–6 p.m.

https://news.upenn.edu/sciencecafe

Dec
6

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Daniel GillionAssociate Professor of Political ScienceGoverning With Words World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.

An associate professor of political science, Daniel Q. Gillion studies racial and ethnic politics, political behavior, public policy, and the American presidency. In his latest book Governing With Words: The Political Dialogue on Race, Public Policy and Inequality in America, he tackles the direct influence politicians’ race-conscious speeches have had on government productivity and changes in societal behavior. He also examines how a shift to “colorblind” policies has unexpectedly reduced discussions of racial inequality. But for politicians, he says, talking about race is not as harmful as once thought and can actually be beneficial.

Expert faculty from the University of Pennsylvania shed light on their research in the arts, humanities, and social sciences at the Penn Lightbulb Café. It's an evening of engaging, stimulating conversation, with a Q&A session following each talk.

Presented by Penn Arts and Sciences in partnership with the Office of University Communications, Penn Café events are free and open to the public, but RSVPs are encouraged. For more information or directions, contact Gina Bryan at 215-898-8721 or email at bryangm@upenn.edu.

Menu items are available for purchase. Happy Hour pricing from 4–6 p.m.

https://news.upenn.edu/sciencecafe