Arts, Humanities, & Social Sciences

Can China stop climate change?

In a political science course and new book, Director of China Programs and Strategic Initiatives Scott Moore unfurls the layers of China’s approach to sustainability and technology.

Brandon Baker

Wale Adebanwi on democratic reform in Africa

The Presidential Penn Compact Professor of Africana Studies teaches an undergraduate course, Popular Culture and Youth in Africa. He discusses successes and challenges of democratic reform in post-Cold War Africa.


Debate as social empowerment

From debating a team in an upstate New York prison to helping the formerly incarcerated in Philadelphia, the Penn Debate Society sees debate as a tool to help others help themselves

Kristen de Groot

In the News

AP News

FBI opens sweeping probe of clergy sex abuse in New Orleans 

Marci Hamilton of the School of Arts & Sciences says the FBI has rarely become involved in sex abuse scandals within the Catholic Church.


Associated Press

No reruns: Committee tries new approach to break through

Kathleen Hall Jamieson of the Annenberg Public Policy Center says that lawmakers staying silent is a rare sight in Congress.


Philadelphia Inquirer

Let’s help a Penn professor get the U.S. to declare racism a public health crisis

Walter Palmer of the School of Social Policy & Practice doesn’t just want to call racism a public health crisis; he wants the country to do something about it.


National Catholic Reporter

Abuse survivors praise Supreme Court for declining to review California’s Child Victims Act

Marci Hamilton of the School of Arts and Sciences comments on how victim advocates were not surprised by a Supreme Court decision on California’s Child Victims Act but that it sends a message to the church.


The Wall Street Journal

Sweden’s Einride to test autonomous trucks on U.S. roads

Steve Viscelli of the School of Arts & Sciences comments on the freight sector moving more rapidly toward autonomous transport than the passenger-car business.