Kristen de Groot
During each presidential debate, the team at FactCheck.org watches and listens closely to verify statements made by candidates, and draws precise lines between fact, misleading information, and sometimes pure fiction, for voters to have access to the truth.
New research shows Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign didn’t benefit from voters’ fears of immigrants in communities experiencing greater demographic change.
In his new book, Mitchell Orenstein argues that politics in countries situated between Russia and the European Union can hold powerful lessons for Western countries affected by Russian interference.
Alongside Nursing Dean Antonia M. Villarruel, Penn President Amy Gutmann and PIK Professor Jonathan Moreno discussed their new book “Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven but Nobody Wants to Die” at the Smilow Center for Translational Research.
Last fall, a team of undergraduates developed a high-tech solution to help the city target one of its persistent problems: the illegal dumping of construction and trash debris.
Political scientist Brendan O’Leary, an expert on U.K. politics, talks about the latest deal on that country’s efforts to leave the European Union, what the Dec. 12 parliamentary election may bring, and what comes after Jan. 31.
Barcelona erupted in chaos and violence in October after Spain’s Supreme Court sentenced former leaders of Catalonia’s independence push to steep prison sentences. Three Penn experts talk to Penn Today about the ruling, the protests, and what it all means for the upcoming Spanish elections.
A recent survey reveals that while most Americans see the U.S. Supreme Court as a trusted institution, they also feel that the distinction between judges and elected politicians is becoming blurred.
During two decades at Penn, Mark Alan Hughes has made the University a leader in the field of energy policy—and he’s showing no signs of slowing down.
A new study by Annenber’s Yphtach Lelkes indicates that America is politically polarized, but the findings show no statistical difference between the levels of partisanship in 2014 and 2017.
Kristen de Groot
Presidential Election in Mexico Tulia Falleti Director of Latin American and Latino Studies Program Professor of Political Science University of Pennsylvania Tulia Falleti, a nationally recognized researcher in comparative politics, can discuss the July 1 Mexican presidential election in the context of current regional Latin American politics. Her areas of expertise include Latin American politics, democratization, authoritarianism, federalism, decentralization, community participation, historical institutionalism, and qualitative research methods. She’s the author of “Decentralization and Subnational Politics in Latin America,” and “A Sequential Theory of Decentralization: Latin American Cases in Comparative Perspective.” She is fluent in Spanish.Read more
Vincent Reina of the School of Design discussed his experience working for HUD in 2002-2004 and the current state of affairs in the department. (Audio)
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Jonathan Zimmerman of the Graduate School of Education wrote about his concerns over challenges to free debate in the classroom surrounding gun control.
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