Tell us about your hometown. 

I come from Kyrgyzstan's capital city called Bishkek. By population, it is about the same as Philadelphia, but significantly smaller in size, as it is more densely populated. When Kyrgyzstan was part of the Soviet Union, Bishkek was the...

Tells us about your hometown. I am from Houston, Texas. Houston is in an interesting stage developmentally, and is growing at an exponential rate. Houston is super diverse, and has a lively arts and culture scene. While there is a lot of prosperity due to the oil and gas...

Tells us a bit about your hometown. I grew up in Harvard, Massachusetts (not the university). It's an hour outside Boston, rural, pretty, and very small - population 6,000. I went to public school, and everyone knew everyone else. Harvard has some interesting history:...

By Callie Woods

The Fels Institute is part of a three-institution consortium that has coordinated a study on the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. A recent forum in Washington D.C. regarding the ACA was covered on C-Span, and can be watched in it's...

Since placing as Finalists in the 2014 Public Policy Challenge and receiving additional funding from Fels provided by a generous grant from the Neubauer Family Foundation, the LASaves team from the University of Southern...

Where are you from? I am from Philadelphia, PA. I've lived here my entire life, and I plan on raising a family here. I love my city because of its history and also because of its wide selection of festivals and street fairs throughout the year. I think that Philly gives you...

Professor John Dilulio, a member of the Fels faculty, dissects the recent Supreme Court decision on Hobby Lobby and discusses whether the passionate public response to the ruling is warranted. Read what he has to...

Current Fels student Charles McElwee published an article in The Standard-Speaker, giving a profile of the challenges faced by his hometown of Hazleton PA, as well as his hope for its...

In the short time after last March's Public Policy Challenge, 2014 Executive Director Elizabeth Tatum recognized there was much to reflect on her past year planning the Challenge and working with teams. Sitting down in the Fels Mansion before her May graduation, she is accompanied by Fels...

In The Philadelphia Inquirer, Jack Nagel, former associate Dean for the Social Sciences and Chair of the Academic Policy Committee at Fels, advocates making the Pennsylvania legislature a unicameral system and electing legislators by a new method. ...

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