Dean Richard Gelles of the School of Social Policy and Practice says the dual role of father and politician made for a great commencement speaker in Vice President Biden.
Aura Obando, a graduating student in the School of Medicine, is profiled for her international medical work.
Bob Vitalis of the School of Arts and Sciences says foreign films can offer unique perspectives to American students.
Rollin Gallagher of the School of Medicine says veterans who served in the Middle East require post-injury care.
Dr. Firoozeh Kashani-Sabet
Associate Professor of History
Director of the Middle East Center
University of Pennsylvania
• Author of “Frontier Fictions: Shaping the Iranian Nation”
• Author of the forthcoming "The Making of the Great Satan: A History of US-Iranian Relations" and “Conceiving Citizens: Women, Sexuality and Religion in Modern Iran”