Kristen de Groot
Kristen de Groot covers several subject areas in the School of Arts & Sciences including Political Science, History, Economics, East Asian Languages, Germanic Languages and Literature, Russian & East European Studies, and International Studies, the Penn in Washington Program, the Andrea Mitchell Center for the Study of Democracy, Think Tanks & Civil Societies, Penn Opinion Research & Election Studies (PORES), the McNeil Center for Early American Studies, Penn Institute for Economic Research, the Center for Study of Contemporary China and Center for East Asian Studies, the Christopher H. Browne Center for International Politics, Fels Institute for Government, and the Center for Ethnicity Race and Immigration. She also covers Penn Global’s Research and Engagement Fund, the SNF Paideia Program, and Perry World House.
Thanksgiving meal program provides food, family, friends, and fun
Penn’s Assembly of International Students is matching international undergrads and graduate students with a faculty or staff partner who invites them to a Thanksgiving meal.
Locust walks: Making connections and bridging differences
Harun Küçük, faculty director of the Middle East Center, and Joshua Teplitsky, director of the Jewish Studies Program, started walking and talking as an act of campus diplomacy in the wake of the violence in Israel and Gaza.
Penn’s ‘long tradition’ as a center for the study of African American history
New hires like Marcia Chatelain and Vaughn Booker in Africana Studies and William Sturkey in the History Department are bolstering Penn’s position as one of the best places for the field of African American history.
A look at former Penn economics professor Claudia Goldin’s Nobel-winning work
Penn economists Jere Behrman, who overlapped with Goldin during her time at Penn, and Petra Todd, whose students have been motivated by Goldin’s work, talk about the importance of her research.
Celebrity chefs Amanda Freitag and Michael Solomonov discuss culinary diplomacy
Perry World House hosted a lively conversation moderated by former Visiting Fellow Lauren Bernstein that highlighted how chefs can promote cross-cultural awareness through global culinary engagement.
‘A New Age of Nuclearity? Great Powers and Greater Consequences’
Perry World House’s 2023 Global Order Colloquium took a deep dive into current nuclear issues, looking at how the world will manage nuclear threats amid growing geopolitical tension, climate change challenges, and international conflict.
A wrong number, a cryptic message, and a big Nobel win
Nobel Prize winners Katalin Karikó and Drew Weissman share their thoughts on their newly minted honor at a University press conference.