Arts, Humanities, & Social Sciences

Penn undergrads and Decision 2024

From helping with exit polling to vote count data collection, students in the PORES program bring their skills to the NBC Decision Desk on election nights.

Alex Schein

Who, What, Why: Ara Patvakanian

The fourth-year mathematical economics and political science double-major describes how our understanding of economic and political phenomena can have far-reaching consequences and highlights the importance of embracing different intellectual perspectives.

Kristen de Groot

Impressionism and the modernization of time

A new book from history of art professor André Dombrowski knits together the works of artists like Claude Monet and the nature of time as it emerges in its present-day form.


In the News

The Irish Times (Dublin)

Westminster elections leave Northern Ireland parties with choices and questions

Brendan O’Leary of the School of Arts & Sciences analyzes low voter turnout trends for the UK general election in Northern Ireland’s constituencies.


The New York Times

The reason people are not telling Biden the truth

Adam Grant of the Wharton School says that President Biden must make sure that the faction advocating his staying in the race doesn’t dominate the faction encouraging him to withdraw.


University World News

The local democratic mission of HE: Lessons from the U.S.

A paper edited by Ira Harkavy and Rita A. Hodges of the Netter Center for Community Partnerships examines how urban universities can further democracy and inclusion by working with their local communities.


The Nation

What we talk about when we talk about the ‘Black vote’

Adolph Reed of the School of Arts & Sciences discusses a possible shift in the relationship between Black voters and the Democratic Party.


Christian Science Monitor

Reporting on the president’s acuity: It’s harder than it looks

Kathleen Hall Jamieson of the Annenberg Public Policy Center says that the press didn’t bring enough media attention to the issue of Ronald Reagan’s mental health.