The future of decline in America

In his new book “The Future of Decline: Anglo-American Culture at its Limits,” English Professor Jed Esty offers alternatives to America’s “language of greatness,” taking lessons from the experience of Britain during the past century.

Louisa Shepard

On book bans and free speech

Sigal Ben-Porath of the Graduate School of Education says book bans and challenges affect free speech and expression, especially for young people, and that institutions of higher education are important for developing tools based on evidence for assessment.

Louisa Shepard

Alternative literary history

A decade of research and writing by English Professor Emily Steiner has resulted in a new book about the work of John Trevisa, a 14th century English author who translated encyclopedias and other reference books, helping to create a body of general knowledge for non-specialists.

Louisa Shepard

In the News

Bloomberg Business Week

Crash course in crisis leadership

Dean Erika H. James of the Wharton School discusses the lessons and context of her new book, “The Prepared Leader,” on an episode of the Bloomberg BusinessWeek Podcast.



The next crisis in inevitable. The urgent call for the prepared leader

“The Prepared Leader,” a new book co-authored by Dean Erika James of the Wharton School, outlines the five phases that must be addressed when dealing with crisis management.



Why business leaders should always be thinking about the next crisis

In a Q&A, Dean Erika H. James of the Wharton School discusses her new cowritten book, “The Prepared Leader,” which draws on years of experience from business leaders during the tumult of 2020.


CBS News

Book ban battle plays out in public schools as more novels are pulled from shelves

Dan Hopkins of the School of Arts & Sciences says that book bans are just the latest instance of national politics coming to a boiling point.


What’s next for the North as the tectonic plates shift? One of the great experts points the way

The School of Arts and Sciences’ Brendan O’Leary features in a review of his new book, “Making Sense of a United Ireland.”


WHYY Radio (Philadelphia)

‘It’s just getting worse.’ Central Bucks passes policy censoring class materials with ‘sexualized content’

Ed Brockenbrough of the Graduate School of Education says that conservative school censorship policies will have a detrimental and disproportionate impact on LGBTQ youth and minority students.