Political Science

Resisting the resource curse

Political science Ph.D. candidate Mikhail Strokan’s work looks at the idea that countries abundant in such natural resources as oil and natural gas wind up struggling economically despite the bounty—and examines why some of these countries fare better than others.

Kristen de Groot

One year post-Dobbs, what’s actually happened?

Four takeaways from Penn’s School of Arts & Sciences researchers in the aftermath of the 2022 Supreme Court decision overturning the constitutional right to an abortion.

Michele W. Berger

In support of a wilder democracy

A new book from political science professor Anne Norton advocates for a system that embraces self-reliance, freedom, and courage.


Young voters and online civic education

A collaborative new study by Guy Grossman of the School of Arts & Sciences and co-authors looks at the effects of low-cost online interventions in encouraging young Moroccans to turn out and cast an informed vote in the 2021 elections. 

Kristen de Groot

Unpacking the NATO summit

Alexander Vershbow, the former deputy secretary-general of NATO and current Distinguished Visiting Fellow at Perry World House, offers his takeaways from the two-day gathering.

Kristen de Groot

Media Contact

In the News


Trump uses Facebook to fund presidential run, two years after Meta banned him

Andrew Arenge of the School of Arts & Sciences says that higher social media impressions can be a key factor for bringing in waves of cash for political campaigns.


The Guardian

‘Warped history’: How the U.S. Supreme Court justified gutting gay rights

In an Op-Ed, Marci Hamilton of the School of Arts & Sciences says that right-wing justices have disregarded 250 years of constitutional law to punish Americans who don’t share their religious values.



Catholic Archdioceses in California file for bankruptcy amid clergy sex abuse claims

Marci Hamilton of the School of Arts & Sciences says that on average child abuse victims don’t come forward until their 50s.


The New York Times

Trump voters can see right through DeSantis

Daniel Hopkins of the School of Arts & Sciences explains why it will be difficult for Republican presidential candidates to persuade primary voters to abandon Donald Trump.


Indo-Asian News Service

Indian-American vote matters in swing states: Which way is it headed?

Sumitra Badrinathan of the School of Arts & Sciences says that in select swing states, the Indian-American population is larger than the margin of victory that separated Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in the closely contested 2016 presidential race.


Scientific American

Journalism is a public good and should be publicly funded

In a 2022 essay, Victor Pickard of the Annenberg School for Communication defined the “positive” interpretation of the First Amendment.