Final round and announcement of winner of the annual Fels Institute of Government Public Policy Challenge competition to propose new solutions to policy challenges facing Philadelphia
Five competing teams of University of Pennsylvania graduate students
Judging panel of civic leaders:
Jim Cawley, Pennsylvania lieutenant governor
Dwight Evans, Pennsylvania state representative
John DiIulio, professor and director of Penn’s Fox Leadership Program
Marion Tasco, Philadelphia city councilwoman
Jeffrey Cooper, vice president, Penn Office of Government and Community Affairs
Donna Cooper, senior fellow, Center for American Progress
David Eisner, president and CEO, National Constitution Center
Helen Gym, board chair, Asian Americans United, and founder of Parents United for Public Education
Chris Ross, Pennsylvania state representative
National Constitution Center Kirby Auditorium
525 Arch St., Philadelphia
Sunday, March 20, 2011, 1–4:00 p.m.
On Sunday, March 20, a panel of Pennsylvania civic and governmental leaders will judge five interdisciplinary teams of Penn graduate students competing for a prize of $5,000 – and recognition as regional visionaries – at the annual Public Policy Challenge Finals. Finalist teams have developed plans to address a broad-range of issues from price transparency in Philadelphia’s health-care system to transformation of the Broad Street Concourse into an underground arts district.
The event is free and open to the public. Registration and other information is available at or by contacting David Thornburgh, executive director of the Fels Institute, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-746-2800.