International Relations

What’s next for the UK and Europe?

Years of debate and negotiation are coming to a head as the deadline for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union looms. Political science professor Brendan O’Leary explains what’s happened and what could come next.

Gwyneth K. Shaw

The Venezuelan crisis, explained

A Q&A with Tulia Falleti, a political science professor and the director of the Latin American and Latino Studies Program, on the past, present, and possible future of Venezuela.

Penn Today Staff

Perspective: Gas attack in Douma

Ian Lustick, a professor in Penn’s Political Science Department and a leading authority on international terrorism, says this weekend’s atrocities in Douma can be attributed to a Syrian attack. We asked him to elaborate on a few details.

Jill DiSanto , Jill DiSanto

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In the News


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)


The Guardian

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.