Fels would like to congratulate Faculty Committee Member and Chair of Penn's Criminology Department, Dr. John MacDonald on receiving the 2012 David N. Kershaw Award! 

The award was presented on...

Thursday, November 8, 2012

By David B. Thornburgh, Executive Director of Fels Institute of Government

Because everything has been said, but not everybody has said it, here's my top
5 list of takeaways from Election Night 2012:

1.   The Center Rules

What will...

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Our mobile app student directory is available! This is a pilot version so it only includes 1st and 2nd year full-time students. In the next version we hope to build on this one and include all students.

Downloading it to your phone is easy.

Step 1. Using your iPhone,...

Friday, November 2, 2012

What's your candidate compatibility?  The folks at ElectNext, including Fels alumnus Dave Zega, '10, have created a remarkable website where you can log in, answer a variety of issue-related questions and discover how closely each candidate shares your...

Friday, November 2, 2012

The Fels Institute of Government mourns the loss of two alumni: Eric Reinholt, '94 and Graham W. Watt, '51.

Both were veterans, esteemed public leaders, and  valued members of the Fels community.  To read more about Mr. Reinholt and Mr. Watt, or for memorial fund information,...

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Public Policy Challenge Deadline Extended to November 5th!  Apply to the...

Thursday, November 1, 2012

The University of Pennsylvania, including the Fels Institute of Government, will be closed on Monday and Tuesday because of Hurricane Sandy, and therefore we will not be holding any classes, events, or meetings that had previously been scheduled. The best url to check for updates is:...

Sunday, October 28, 2012

On October 4, 2012, the Fels Institute of Government celebrated alongside 300 of the region’s civic and business leaders, Fels staff, faculty, students and alumni at the sold-out 75th Anniversary Dinner at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel. The evening featured an anniversary commemoration by...

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

By Sam Williford, Associate Consultant

A New York Times article titled "Hey, @SeattlePD: What's the Latest?" (link at the end of this post) discusses some of the concerns and impacts of social media in...

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

What do we mean when we call Fels the most practical program in public administration in the Ivy League? Our information session will be a great opportunity for prospective students to hear directly from current students, alumni, faculty, and staff.  They will tell you about the coursework...

Tuesday, October 2, 2012
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