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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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