ROGERS SMITH engages in a dialogue with political scientist GABRIEL NEGRETTO in the latest issue of Perspectives on Politics. They exchange reviews of each other's recent edited volumes on the creation and impact of national constitutions in the modern world. Modern Constitutions, which Smith co-edited with the late RICHARD R.
EDITED BY PENN PROFESSORS NANCY J. HIRSCHMAN (Stanley I. Sheerr Term Professor) and DEBORAH A. THOMAS (R. Jean Brownlee Professor of Anthropology), this edited volume collects papers presented during the Mitchell Center's 2016-17 Faculty Workshop Series of the same name.
CRAIG MCEWEN discusses how sociology and biology can work together to investigate childhood adversity and brain development in the January Neurobiology of Stress. It is based on a collaboration with his brother, the late BRUCE MCEWEN, who presented an early version of the paper in November 2019 for the Reverberations of Inequality Series. Read the article here.
In the Penn Political Union's November 17 debate, the resolution, "The benefits of drug decriminalization greatly outweigh the harms," was carried by a 9-4 vote of the audience. The debaters arguing for the resolution were Ara Patvakanian (Libertarian Caucus member), Jacob Isaac (Progressive Caucus member), and Daniel Lien (Progressive Caucus member).
Read the DP article on the event here.
The panel was aimed at helping students approach pubic sector internships. Kaitlyn has published a book on the topic, The Public Sector Pivot: How Gen Z Will Lead a Renaissance in Public Service.