A Lack of Confidence Is a Surprising Trait of Successful Leaders

February 12, 2016

The work of Philip Tetlock of the Wharton School the School of Arts and Sciences is discussed in this article on traits of successful leaders.

Article Source: Entrepreneur

How People Learn to Become Resilient

February 11, 2016

Martin Seligman of the School of Arts and Sciences and his work are referenced in this article on human resiliency.

Article Source: The New Yorker

Penn Museum Displays the Midas Touch

February 11, 2016

C. Brian Rose of the School of Arts & Sciences and the Museum discusses objects on display from early excavations of the Gordion site and says, “In those days, archaeologists dug enormous tracts of land in an effort to make sensational discoveries in as short a time as possible.”

Article Source: Philly.com

Disrupting the Competitive Landscape: Covering the 2016 Wharton China Business Forum

February 10, 2016

Undergraduate students Megan Foo of the Wharton School and Nelson Dong of the School of Arts & Sciences co-author a blog post about their experiences covering the 2016 Wharton China Business Forum.

Article Source: Huffington Post

Is Kanye West a Lightning Rod for Our Time?

February 9, 2016

Anthony DeCurtis of the School of Arts & Sciences talks about rap artist Kanye West and the discussions he provokes in DeCurtis’ pop culture and

Article Source: USA Today

Review: ‘Wired to Create’ Shows the Science of a Messy Process

February 8, 2016

A new book co-authored by Scott Barry Kaufman of the School of Arts & Sciences is reviewed.

Article Source: New York Times
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 267-825-4084February 9, 2016

Political Activist Behind a Desk: Penn Professor Camille Z. Charles

Camille Z. Charles believes that where you live influences everything that happens to you and sets you up for the rest of your life.

Before joining the University of Pennsylvania faculty in 1998, Charles, a scholar of racial inequality, was conducting research on minority students at elite universities. She found that those who came from segregated neighborhoods weren’t faring as well academically as their white peers.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820February 8, 2016

Penn Researcher Illustrates Impact of Drone Usage in Areas of Conflict

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In “The Consequences of Drone Proliferation: Separating Fact from Fiction,” Michael C. Horowitz says what's missing in the current debate is a realistic understanding of what today's drones can and cannot do.

The use of drones has had significant consequences for how governments conduct counter-terrorism operations.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820February 5, 2016

Penn’s Michael Horowitz Testifies to House Subcommittee on Drones

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Michael C. Horowitz, an associate professor of political science and the associate director of Penn’s Perry World House, will testify in front of the U.S. House Armed Forces subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces, Thursday, Feb. 11.

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Why Even the Best Russian Think Tanks Struggle to Influence Foreign Policy

January 29, 2016

James McGann of the School of Arts & Sciences is mentioned for authoring “The Global Go-To Think Tanks Index.”

Article Source: Russia Direct