Kristen de Groot

Kristen de Groot

News Officer

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.

Hong Kong handover, 25 years later

Hong Kong marks 25 years under Chinese control on July 1. Jacques deLisle, director of the Center for the Study of Contemporary China, discusses where Hong Kong stands now and what the future might hold.

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The Great War and memory

History professor Warren Breckman took his Penn Global Seminar students to the Western Front area of northern France and Belgium to look at World War I through the intersections of personal and public memory.

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Debate as social empowerment

From debating a team in an upstate New York prison to helping the formerly incarcerated in Philadelphia, the Penn Debate Society sees debate as a tool to help others help themselves

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