November 13, 2020
Student Kathryn Holston is part of an effort to learn more about debt crises so that governments can see them coming and cope better when they hit.
September 24, 2020
GSAS student Cherrie Bucknor explores homeownership, the persistent racial wealth gap, and the impact it has on the lives and prospects of Black people in the United States.
September 2, 2020
Julian De Freitas, a PhD student in psychology, wants to help the developers of driverless cars understand the ethical decisions that drivers—machine or human—need to make every day.
February 18, 2020
Sophia Rosenfeld, PhD ’96, is Walter H. Annenberg Professor of History at the University of Pennsylvania, where she teaches European intellectual and cultural history. In her latest book, Democracy and Truth , Rosenfeld explains how lessons from the...
February 12, 2020
Whether they are targeting soybeans or dishwashers, computers or cheese, tariffs—once the minutiae of treaties—are making headlines. Traditionally levied to counter other economic factors, tariffs have become a weapon in our ongoing trade wars with...
December 2, 2019
Emilie Josephs, a PhD student at the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, is discovering that the way our brain processes vision is even more complex than scientists initially thought.
November 13, 2019
In 2015, the World Science Fiction Society faced a problem with the voting method for the Hugo Awards, a set of literary awards it presents annually for the best science fiction or fantasy works of the previous year. A subgroup of alt-right sci-fi...
October 17, 2019
Emilie Josephs studies how the brain processes small-scale, reachable spaces in which we perform most of our everyday tasks.
September 20, 2019
Alexander L. Fattal, PhD ’14, examines the role of media in the decades-long military conflict between the Colombian state and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC).
September 4, 2019
Anthony Abraham Jack's book, The Privileged Poor: How Elite Colleges Are Failing Disadvantaged Students has galvanized national conversations about inclusion in American higher education.

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