International Relations

Barcelona protests: An expert take

Barcelona erupted in chaos and violence in October after Spain’s Supreme Court sentenced former leaders of Catalonia’s independence push to steep prison sentences. Three Penn experts talk to Penn Today about the ruling, the protests, and what it all means for the upcoming Spanish elections.

Kristen de Groot

The role of UN ambassador, explained

Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, distinguished global leader-in-residence at Perry World House, describes the workings of the U.S. ambassador to the U.N.—and whether it matters that it’s no longer of cabinet status.

Brandon Baker

Will stalemate lead to resolution in Venezuela?

In a Q&A, political science professor Dorothy Kronick says negotiation is an uphill battle but may be the only way to settle the dispute over who will lead the troubled country.

Gwyneth K. Shaw



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Asian Countries Are ‘Rebalancing’ Their Relations Between China and the U.S.

Dean Geoffrey Garrett of the Wharton School commented on China’s economic future and its effects on the world. (Video)

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Dogs Trained to Sniff Out Ancient Treasures Looted From Syria

Cynthia Otto of the School of Veterinary Medicine comments on the school’s Working Dog Center, where the “K-9 Artifact Finders” program is training dogs to search for smuggled antiquities.

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