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Feb 19, 2020

Interviewer: MATTHEW BERKMAN. For many decades, health researchers assumed that they knew how to correct for gender – specifically, how to take research carried out primarily on men and adjust their recommendations for women. In her own research, CHLOE BIRD has demonstrated that, on the contrary, the differences in...


Jan 27, 2020

Interviewer: AUDREY JAQUISS. The 43rd Governor of Florida and presidential candidate JEB BUSH is currently a Penn Presidential Professor of Practice affiliated with the Mitchell Center, and we appreciate his engagement with our programs: debating students on immigration policy at the Penn Political Union, joining...


Dec 20, 2019

Interviewer: RAFAEL KHACHATURIAN. In March 2016, American learned from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) that the city of Ferguson, Missouri had been operating a “predatory system of government.” Police officers were acting as street-level enforcers for a program — aggressively promoted by city officials —...


Dec 10, 2019

Interviewer: MATTHEW BERKMAN. Since the days of Massachusetts Governor Eldridge Gerry (pronounced with a hard g), whose 1812 redistricting plan for the state senate produced the salamander-shaped district that made his name famous, American political parties have sought to draw electoral maps to their own advantage....


Nov 22, 2019

Interviewer: MATTHEW BERKMAN. Union membership in the United States has experienced a long decline. From a peak of over 30 percent of the labor force in 1945, it now hovers around 11 percent. Legal scholar BRISHEN ROGERS (Temple University and a Visiting Fellow at the Roosevelt Institute, Georgetown Law) argues...