Education, Business, & Law

Why the U.S. and China would both lose a new cold war

According to Wharton Dean Geoffrey Garrett, with each passing day, the U.S.-China standoff is looking less like a trade war and more like a “new cold war” between the world’s two most powerful countries.

Penn Today Staff

When business blows up policy: How to regulate disruptions

Wharton professor Sarah Light outlines the challenge of regulating traditional business disruptors such as Uber and Airbnb, two companies with platforms that have no precedent in the business sector for regulation.

Penn Today Staff

The business of voting

The chaos that befell the 2000 election sparked a revamping of the election technology industry. Wharton experts have drafted a report detailing the business side of modernizing voting technology.

Penn Today Staff

Digital currency ‘Initial Coin Offerings’ expose investors to risks

A research team led by Penn Law professor David Hoffman has conducted the first detailed analysis of Initial Coin Offerings of virtual currencies, revealing the estimated $25 billion dollar industry’s protections against self-dealing may leave investors exposed to risks they don’t anticipate from issuers.

Penn Today Staff

In the News


We can take on the Catholic Church for covering up child sex abuse. Here’s how

Marci Hamilton of the School of Arts and Sciences shared her recommendations for holding the U.S. Roman Catholic Church accountable for its role in covering up child abuse.


The New York Times

Why the explosive report on Catholic Church abuse is unlikely to yield criminal charges

Marci Hamilton of the School of Arts and Sciences discussed obstacles in extending or abolishing the statute of limitations for child abuse, saying that “the barrier is the bishops’ extraordinary power over leading Republicans.”


The Wall Street Journal

New topic on campus: Civil discourse 101

The Graduate School of Education’s Jonathan Zimmerman advocated for teaching civil discourse in colleges. “The real world is full of incivility,” said Zimmerman. “To me that’s all the more reason why our educational institutions have to try to teach a different way of being.”


WHYY (Philadelphia)

3D printing companies take action against 3D guns amid debatable public safety threat

Tom Baker of the Law School discussed 3D printing manufacturers’ liability with regard to the creation of homemade guns.


Chronicle of Higher Education

How artificial intelligence is changing teaching

Ryan Baker of the Graduate School of Education and Valerie Ross of the School of Arts and Sciences discussed the benefits and challenges of using AI in the classroom.