1. On June 1, 2017 President Trump announced that the United States would be withdrawing from the Paris Climate Accord—an agreement within the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) dealing with greenhouse gas emissions mitigation, adaptation, and finance starting in the year 2020. We spoke with Assistant Professor of Earth and Environmental Science Irina Marinov—whose research analyzes large climate models to predict future changes in climate, with a particular focus on the role of the oceans in the global heat and carbon cycle—about the impact of the U.S. withdrawal.

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    Interview by Blake Cole
    Filmed and edited by Alex Schein

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  2. Beginning in April 2016, members of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and representatives from hundreds of tribal nations gathered to resist the completion of the Dakota Access Pipeline, which would pass less than a mile from the Standing Rock Reservation. The grassroots movement known by the hashtag #NODAPL is considered the single largest gathering of Native Americans in more than 100 years.

    We speak with members of Penn’s Native American and Indigenous Studies community about the significance of the movement. Margaret Bruchac, Assistant Professor Anthropology, is the Coordinator for the Native American and Indigenous Studies Initiative at Penn. Stephanie Mach is a Ph.D. student in Anthropology and Student Engagement Coordinator at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Timothy Powell is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Religious Studies and a Consulting Scholar at the Penn Museum. He is the director of the new initiative at Penn called Educational Partnerships with Indigenous Communities housed at the Penn Language Center.

    Native American & Indigenous Studies at Penn: nais.sas.upenn.edu

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    Filmed and edited by Alex Schein
    Additional filming by Rafe Scobey-Thal

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  3. U.S. intelligence has recently confirmed Russia's interference with the 2016 presidential election through cyberattacks. We spoke with Mitchell A. Orenstein, professor of Russian and East European studies and Chair of the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, to discuss this attack, potential consequences for Russia, and future threats to other elections around the world.

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    Interview by Blake Cole
    Filmed and edited by Alex Schein

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  4. Welcome to OMNIA Q&A, where we speak with leading experts about the latest issues and research. With the Republican and Democratic National Conventions now over, we sat down with Associate Professor of Political Science Matthew Levendusky to discuss the standout moments and the lasting effects.

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    Interview by Blake Cole
    Filmed and edited by Alex Schein

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