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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460January 8, 2013

Obama’s Big Egypt Test: Sinai

January 7, 2013

Graduate student Eric Trager of the School of Arts and Sciences pens an op-ed as part of a series of policy proposals titled, “Obama and the Middle East: Act Two.”

Article Source: The Atlantic
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820January 2, 2013

Penn’s Field Center for Children’s Policy, Practice & Research Works To Change Child Protection Laws

A lot can change in a year.

One year ago, Pennsylvania’s General Assembly established a Task Force on Child Protection to review child-abuse-reporting procedures and laws.  In November, the Task Force issued a 400-page report outlining its proposal for revisions to the child abuse-reporting laws in Pennsylvania.

The Puzzle of Black Republicans

December 18, 2012

Adolph Reed of the School of Arts and Sciences pens an op-ed about black Republicans.

Article Source: New York Times
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460
Media Contact:Esten Perez | Esten_Perez@harvard.edu | 617-496-4009 December 18, 2012

Audio: ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Message Repeats Itself

December 14, 2012

Kathleen Hall Jamieson of the Annenberg Public Policy Center joins a conversation about ‘fiscal cliff’ negotiations.

Article Source: NPR

Video: Obama Vows to Push for Changes to Prevent Massacres

December 16, 2012

Kathleen Hall Jamieson of the Annenberg Public Policy Center comments on President Obama dealing with several mass murders during his presidency.

Article Source: Washinton Post
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460December 17, 2012
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604December 13, 2012

Penn’s Steven Fluharty Makes Case for Research Funding in Capitol Hill Briefing

PHILADELPHIA — In the waning days of 2012, two words have dominated the post-election discourse: “fiscal cliff.” The cliff is a combination of impending budgetary measures that will take effect in January if a legislative compromise is not reached.

One area of the budget that would see serious cuts is funding for the national science agencies, such as the National Institutes of Health and National Science Foundation. Combined with cuts to other agencies and departments, the amount of research and development funding lost could total $58 billion over five years.

Activists Bemoan Apathy over Murder Rate

December 7, 2012

Chad Dion Lassiter of the School of Social Policy & Practice comments on the lack of outrage over the city’s murder rate, attributing it to multiple factors such as moral erosion and a lack of community commitment.

Article Source: The Philadelphia Tribune