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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460September 22, 2011

Penn’s Fels Institute of Government Partners With Swiss Consulate to Present Panel Discussion on Public Debt Sept. 27

WHO:             Joseph J. Minarik,
senior vice president and director of research,
The

Committee for 
Economic Development

“Stability” and “Media Freedom” in the Arab Spring

September 16, 2011

Monroe Price of the Annenberg School for Communication shares his views on the Arab Spring.

Article Source: Huffington Post

Imagining Africa – With the Help of Museum Visitors

September 16, 2011

Kate Quinn of the Penn Museum comments on the new “Imagine Africa” exhibit.

Cairo’s Embassy Riots: Anti-Israeli Sentiment in Egypt Has Nothing to Do With Palestine

September 13, 2011

Graduate student Eric Trager of the School of Arts and Sciences contributes his views on the recent attack on the Israeli embassy in Egypt.

Article Source: New Republic
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604September 14, 2011

Penn Research Team Hosts Interactive Exhibit on Climate Change and Urban Space for “Parking Day”

WHO:    University of Pennsylvania faculty, graduate and undergraduate members of Partnerships for International Research and Education Mongolia and School of Arts and Sciences staff

WHAT:    Scientists transform a parking space into an interactive exhibit on Mongolian climate change research

WHEN:    Sept. 16, 2011
                9 a.m to 3 p.m.

Why Is the Middle East Still in Thrall to 9/11 Conspiracy Theories?

September 3, 2011

Graduate student Eric Trager of the School of Arts and Sciences contributes his views on 9/11 conspiracy theories.

Article Source: New Republic
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | lerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604September 8, 2011

Heroic Dogs, a Decade Later

After the attacks of 9/11, the heroism of first responders — firefighters, police officers, EMTs, rescue workers and more — became a source of hope and inspiration in a trying time. But one group of responders has remained relatively unsung: 9/11’s working dogs.

Though they are mostly owned by volunteer handlers and privately trained, an estimated 900 dogs were involved in the 9/11 response. They searched for survivors and human remains, patrolled with police officers and comforted both victims and rescue workers. 

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Media Contact:Ron Ozio | ozio@upenn.edu | 215-898-8658September 8, 2011

Penn's Jonathan Moreno: 'Can Brain Research Keep Us Safe?'

In his Sept. 8 Slate.com column, titled “Can Brain Research Keep Us Safe?” Penn’s Jonathan Moreno ponders if neuroscience research, or “neurosecurity,” can aid anti-terrorism efforts in a post-9/11 world.
 
Moreno is a Penn Integrates Knowledge professor with joint appointments in the Perelman School of Medicine’s Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy and the School of Arts and Sciences’ Department of History and Sociology of Science. He holds the David and Lyn Silfen University Professorship of Ethics.
 

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Muslim Brotherhood

Note for TV and radio: The University of Pennsylvania has ready access to a satellite uplink facility with live-shot capability near campus and an on-campus ISDN line.

Expert:

Eric Trager
Ph.D. candidate, Political Science Department

University of Pennsylvania

Credentials: