Political Science

Beyond America’s racial fault line

Professor of practice Ben Jealous discussed race, politics, America’s long history of interracial collaboration, and his new book with Camille Z. Charles during a co-sponsored event at Kelly Writers House.

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In the News

Financial Times

Can you predict the year ahead better than superforecasters?

PIK Professor Philip Tetlock is noted for co-founding the Good Judgment project at Penn in response to a search for the best methods to forecast geopolitical events.


Pennsylvania Capital Star

‘Is this ever going to end?’ Abuse survivors still waiting for statutory window

Marci Hamilton of the School of Arts & Sciences hopes that Pennsylvania lawmakers can overlook politics to make statute-of-limitations reform for child sexual abuse a priority.


Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pa. House has a speaker in child sex victim advocate Mark Rozzi but a majority that is still undecided

Marci Hamilton of the School of Arts & Sciences says that Mark Rozzi’s leadership of Pennsylvania’s House of Representatives sends a message of success and representation to survivors of sexual abuse.


The Conversation

Talking across the political aisle isn’t a cure-all—but it does help reduce hostility

A co-authored study by Matthew Levendusky of the School of Arts & Sciences suggests that in-person conversations with people from the other side of the political spectrum can reduce partisan hostility.


Politics PA

Mark Rozzi named Speaker of House

Marc Meredith of the School of Arts & Sciences says that Mark Rozzi will face an uphill battle as speaker of the Pennsylvania House to maintain the perception that he is an independent.


Pennsylvania Capital Star

Republicans can’t seem to fathom why they lost

In an Op-Ed, Dick Polman of the School of Arts & Science decries Republican efforts to form a 2024 “advisory council” after the failures of the 2022 midterm elections.