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John Ghazvinian, interim director of the Middle East Center and an expert on Iran/U.S. relations, talks about the countries’ historical relationship and what led to the current situation.
A United States drone struck and killed a powerful Iranian military commander at an Iraqi airport, bringing vows of retribution from Iran and threatening to plunge the region into chaos. An expert on Iran shares her thoughts on the attack.
The political science professor’s career, from aiding in the negotiating of peace in Northern Ireland to advising the Prime Minister of Kurdistan, has been guided by a simple principle: Say exactly what you mean.
Hundreds of thousands of protesters have poured into the streets of Lebanon. Penn Today speaks to two experts on Lebanon to find out why.
Because voters use pre-election polls to consider the choices before them and to structure their expectations about an election, a new study highlights how individuals interpret them.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party won a decisive victory in last week’s general election. Political scientist Brendan O’Leary, an expert on U.K. politics, tells Penn Today his five main takeaways from the election results.
Eilidh Beaton, doctoral candidate in philosophy, argues for the reconsideration of the alienage condition for refugee status.
The 82-year-old Fels Institute of Government’s signature Public Policy in Practice workshops continues the legacy of providing students with a practical program in public administration.
A new article by Penn Law Professor Jean Galbraith illuminates how and why future presidents can use their power to reenter the same international agreements the current president is withdrawing from, without returning to Congress for renewed advice and consent.
Middle East expert Ian Lustick, once a firm believer in a two-state solution as a path to peace in Israel, describes his new way of looking at the problem in his new book, “Paradigm Lost.”
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Presidential Election in Mexico Tulia Falleti Director of Latin American and Latino Studies Program Professor of Political Science University of Pennsylvania Tulia Falleti, a nationally recognized researcher in comparative politics, can discuss the July 1 Mexican presidential election in the context of current regional Latin American politics. Her areas of expertise include Latin American politics, democratization, authoritarianism, federalism, decentralization, community participation, historical institutionalism, and qualitative research methods. She’s the author of “Decentralization and Subnational Politics in Latin America,” and “A Sequential Theory of Decentralization: Latin American Cases in Comparative Perspective.” She is fluent in Spanish.Read more
Vincent Reina of the School of Design discussed his experience working for HUD in 2002-2004 and the current state of affairs in the department. (Audio)
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Jonathan Zimmerman of the Graduate School of Education wrote about his concerns over challenges to free debate in the classroom surrounding gun control.
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