Emerging Issues & Current Events

The Mueller Report and Russian Election Interference

Special Counsel Robert Mueller has completed his report on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Here are some University of Pennsylvania experts who can speak to the various angles of this story.  


State and federal courts are often asked to weigh in on the practice of manipulating the boundaries legislative districts at the local, state, and federal levels, to benefit the political party in power. With another case set to come before the U.S. Supreme Court in March, here are some University of Pennsylvania experts on the issue. 

Flu of 1918 and Today

The year 2018 marks a century since a devastating influenza pandemic claimed the lives of an estimated 50 to 100 million worldwide. Experts at the University of Pennsylvania are on hand to comment on the historic toll of the 1918 flu as well as on current scientific and medical research aimed at curbing the impact of a future pandemic.

Pennsylvania Voter ID Law

How does the Pennsylvania Voter Identification Law impact voting behavior and the number of voters showing up to the polls? Does it prevent registered voters from voting if they lack proper identification? Experts from the University of Pennsylvania weigh in.  

40th Anniversary of Nixon's Resignation

Experts from the University of Pennsylvania can discuss the anniversary of President Richard Nixon's resignation in August 1974, the circumstances under which he resigned, what impact it had on the nation and what has changed since then.

Iran Nuclear Deal

The Iran Nuclear Deal, an agreement between a group of nations, including the United States, United Kingdom, Russia, France, China and others, was enacted in 2015.

Tenth Anniversary of 9/11

The University of Pennsylvania has a number of experts who can discuss the anniversary of September 11, 2001 from a variety of perspectives.