Battling longer, more intense fire seasons
In a Q&A, doctoral student Clare Super describes her research into wildland firefighting, the impact on firefighters, U.S. policy around wildfires, and parallels to what’s happening in Australia.
A history of U.S.-Iran relations
John Ghazvinian, interim director of the Middle East Center and an expert on Iran/U.S. relations, talks about the countries’ historical relationship and what led to the current situation.
The religious battle over birth control and the unpleasant motivation that fueled it
In a Q&A, sociologist Melissa Wilde discusses her new book, which probes the racism and elitism that spurred religious groups to fight for legalizing contraception.
The view from inside the ‘medical scandal’ of China’s gene-edited babies
In a Q&A, geneticist Kiran Musunuru describes his unintentional connection to the scientist behind the scandal and the book that came out of the experience.
What is The Penn Fund?
Emily Kernan, executive director of The Penn Fund, discusses the mission of The Penn Fund and why donating is such a personally meaningful experience for many alumni.
‘Paradigm Lost’: New book outlines ‘one-state reality’ for Israelis, Palestinians
Middle East expert Ian Lustick, once a firm believer in a two-state solution as a path to peace in Israel, describes his new way of looking at the problem in his new book, “Paradigm Lost.”
How companies like the NBA could benefit from ‘corporate diplomacy’
In a Q&A, Professor of Manaement Witold Henisz explains how recent controversies involving the NBA and Activision-Blizzard can be prevented through increased focus on corporate diplomacy.
Google’s claims of quantum supremacy: Groundbreaking, overhyped, or both?
A Q&A with Lee Bassett, a scientist who works on quantum computing platforms, with insights into this feat of engineering and what the future might hold for this fast-paced field of research.
Using science to make cities safer and healthier
In a Q&A, criminologist John MacDonald discusses his new book, grounded in years of research on the positive effects of remediation like fixing up abandoned lots and houses.
A conversation with Morris Arboretum Director Bill Cullina
In a Q&A, Cullina talks about generational change in public gardening, the uniqueness of the Morris Arboretum, and ideas for the Arboretum’s future.