PHILADELPHIA –- For the third consecutive time, the Brookings Institution has been ranked Think Tank of the Year in the University of Pennsylvania Global Go-To Think Tank Report. The Report, begun in 2006, ranks more than 6,500 institutions worldwide that help bridge the gap between knowledge and public policy.
PHILADELPHIA – Thomas Sargent, a 2011 winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics, will lecture on “Continental Drift: The Forces Underlying the Euro Crisis” on Jan. 28 from 4:30- 6:00 p.m. in College Hall, Room 200.
While some Ivy League professors are clean-cut academics who wear suits with bowties and carry stacks of books from the library, others shatter that image.
Instead, some wear jeans and explore very dark, far-away places. One of those researchers studies the underworld of the sex trade -- not just in Philadelphia but also in New York City and in India.
Emilio Parrado, director of the Latin American and Latino Studies program at the University of Pennsylvania, has been named one of the Delaware Valley’s Most Influential Latinos.
Marwan Kraidy of the Annenberg School for Communication discusses the recent acquisition of Current TV by Al-Jazeera.
In 1950, the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology sent scholars to a site in central Turkey, about 50 miles southwest of Ankara. There they began an effort to uncover — literally and figuratively — details about the societies and cultures of the people who lived there hundreds to thousands of years before.