Education, Business, & Law

What changes will the EU see in 2019?

Wharton finance professor Joao Gomes discusses Brexit, trade issues between the union and its partners, the migration crisis, the growth of populism across the region, and a shaky relationship with the Trump administration. 

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Celebrating MLK

The annual Commemorative Symposium on Social Change features events to commemorate and honor the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

Gwyneth K. Shaw

Law faculty perspectives on passage of the First Step Act

Penn Law faculty weigh in on the passage of the First Step Act, a bipartisan criminal justice reform bill that modifies sentencing laws, expands job training, and takes additional steps intended to reduce recidivism and create a fairer and less costly criminal justice system.

Penn Today Staff

The best books of 2018 for young readers

Penn GSE’s Ebony Elizabeth Thomas and her team share their book choices for elementary and middle grade kids, showcasing authors whose work explores issues like race, gender, ethnicity, and class thoughtfully and empathetically.

Penn Today Staff

Making sense of the war on Huawei

In an opinion piece, Wharton dean Geoffrey Garrett weighs in on the arrest of Meng Wanzhou, CFO of Huawei, and argues it is only the beginning of what is clearly becoming the U.S. government’s war on the Chinese tech firm.

Penn Today Staff



In the News


The Washington Post

Hong Kong remains vital economic asset for Beijing, despite unrest

Richard Marston of the Wharton School spoke about Hong Kong’s economic role in the world. “Hong Kong is just a very convenient construct for both China and the rest of the world,” he said. “It’s not in China’s interest nor in the rest of the world’s interest to have Hong Kong’s status changed.”

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The Takeaway with John Hockenberry

SoulCycle becomes latest brand to reckon with a social media boycott

Americus Reed II of the Wharton School joined a discussion about social-media-based boycotts. “Expressing this sort of moral outrage on Twitter is a very different idea than actually canceling your membership and inconveniencing yourself,” he said.

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MarketWatch

Goldman: Huawei deadline could further escalate a ‘full-blown economic conflict’ between U.S., China

Christopher Yoo of the Law School said Huawei is considered a threat to U.S. national security because “the Chinese government is widely thought to exercise considerable influence over Huawei.”

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Vice

Exclusive: Emails show this anti-tobacco crusader’s close relationship with JUUL

Neil Makhija of the Law School commented on the Iowa attorney general’s close relationship to JUUL. “I can't think of a historical precedent for a sitting attorney general advising a private corporation, let alone one under state and federal investigation,” he said.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

As the Moorestown Mall struggles, residents will pay higher taxes because of its losses

Barbara Kahn of the Wharton School attributed mall closures in part to the loss of key anchor stores, such as Macy’s. Others have managed to survive by rebranding as mixed-use developments, she said.

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