1. Can a new perspective on climate change helps us see where the political bottlenecks are, and who is capable of breaking through them? Carbon and consumption are typically associated with an old-fashioned, moralizing, and individualistic approach to climate change. In this talk, however, Daniel Aldana Cohen argues that a more sophisticated consumption perspective reveals key structural fault lines in climate politics and spotlights invisible (and sometimes accidental) collective climate actors, from women of color leading anti-gentrification campaigns in New York and São Paulo to blue-collar workers in suburban Long Island.

    Daniel Aldana Cohen
    Assistant Professor of Sociology

    April 5, 2017

    Irvine Auditorium, Cafe 58

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  2. During the Cold War, ideological competition between the capitalist West and the state socialist East fueled scientific and technological progress as the superpowers endeavored to outdo each other in the space race and the development of superior weapons of mass destruction. But superpower rivalries also impacted social progress as each Bloc vied for the hearts and minds of the citizens of the newly independent countries in the Global South. In this talk, Kristen R. Ghodsee explores the impacts of Cold War rhetoric on the progress of women's rights.

    Kristen R. Ghodsee, Professor of Russian and East European Studies

    Wednesday, March 14, 2018
    Claudia Cohen Hall Terrace Room

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  3. Penn Arts and Sciences faculty examine a range of domestic and foreign policy issues facing the Trump Administration as it enters its second year. Where do things stand, and what can we expect in the months to come?

    The panel was moderated by Eileen Doherty-Sil, Adjunct Associate Professor and Associate Director of the Department of Political Science's Undergraduate Program.

    Matthew Levendusky
    Associate Professor of Political Science
    01:48 - 06:00

    Dawn Teele
    Janice and Julian Bers Assistant Professor in the Social Sciences, Political Science
    06:00 - 11:50

    Ryan Brutger
    Assistant Professor of Political Science
    11:50 - 17:30

    Alex Weisiger
    Associate Professor of Political Science
    17:30 - 22:38

    Guy Grossman
    Assistant Professor of Political Science
    22:30 - 29:49

    Audience Q&A
    29:50 - 58:06

    February 14th, 2018
    Claudia Cohen Hall Terrace Room

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  4. Charles Bernstein, Donald T. Regan Professor of English and Comparative Literature, and English Ph.D. student Chris Mustazza discuss "Radio Free Poetry: PennSound at 14" at Knowledge by the Slice.

    November 15, 2017
    Irvine Auditorium, Café 58

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  5. Reto Gieré, Professor and Chair of Earth and Environmental Science, presents key examples of glacial retreat and permafrost melting in the Swiss Alps and discusses associated impacts on landscape and infrastructure, and strategies used to protect the local population from predicted catastrophic events. Over the past 30 years, the temperature increase observed in Switzerland has been considerably higher than the warming in the northern hemisphere.

    October 18, 2017
    Irvine Auditorium, Café 58

    Penn Arts and Sciences' long-running Knowledge by the Slice series offers educational talks led by insightful faculty experts. Did we mention there's pizza? So come for the discussion and have a slice on us.

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