Is COVID-19 infecting the relationship between the U.S. and China?
Three Penn experts say the relationship between the countries was troubled before the coronavirus pandemic, but the outbreak is exacerbating the preexisting problems.
Is the U.S. winning the war against COVID-19?
Ezekiel J. Emanuel, vice provost for global initiatives, gave a sobering update on how the United States is doing in the fight against COVID-19, saying the country needs to be prepared to battle the new coronavirus for about 18 months.
Economics professor Rakesh Vohra has spent the last five years reimagining the design of the intermediate microeconomics course, resulting in a new book and a new course structure. The approach is unique, and this academic year every full-time student taking intermediate microeconomics is taking Vohra’s innovative version.
Walter Licht’s legacy of civic engagement
For more than 40 years at Penn, Walter Licht has crafted a career of equal parts renowned historian, teacher, and community activist, including creating the Penn Civic Scholars Program. Licht recently announced he is stepping down from his positions at Civic House.
Human rights during the coronavirus pandemic
During a virtual event at Perry World House, Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, former United Nations high commissioner for human rights, spoke to PWH interim director Michael Horowitz about the importance of centering human rights and about holding governments accountable in a time of pandemic.
The Great Depression, the New Deal, and how disasters change politics
History professor Brent Cebul talks about lessons politicians can take from the Great Depression and the New Deal and how disasters like the current pandemic can change politics.