Emerging Issues & Current Events

State of the Union: Education

A panel of expert researchers from the University of Pennsylvania's Graduate School of Education are available to discuss K-12 and higher education topics that are related to the State of the Union address.

South China Sea

The University of Pennsylvania has experts who can discuss a variety of topics related to the South China Sea and operations therein.

Secession and Separatism

The University of Pennsylvania has experts who can discuss a variety of topics related to Secession and Separatism.

Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy

The shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. in December 2012 sparked a national conversation about gun violence and policies. Experts from the University of Pennsylvania can discuss different aspects of this tragedy.

College Affordability

The University of Pennsylvania has experts who can discuss college affordability and access to higher education.

Chernobyl Disaster

April 26 marks the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster in Pripyat, Ukraine. Three decades later, scientists are still learning about the implications of the event. Experts from the University of Pennsylvania can speak broadly about Chernobyl as well as its history, legacy, health implications and more. 

Evolution

Ten years have passed since the Kitzmiller v. Dover trial, one of the most prominent public forays into evolution. But in the decade since what has changed about the perception of this topic? A recent decision in Alabama leaves a disclaimer in texts books stating that evolution is a “controversial theory.” University of Pennsylvania experts are available to speak about evolution.

Gun Violence

Gun violence is happening almost daily in small towns and larger, urban areas across the U.S. The University of Pennsylvania has a variety of experts to discuss the many perspectives related to gun violence—from the medical treatment of gunshot victims to the policies surrounding domestic violence and firearms.

2016 Presidential Election

The University of Pennsylvania has experts from a variety of fields who can comment on the 2016 Presidential Election.

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