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...

In his segment on KYW News Radio, Executive Director David Thornburgh considers what it takes to be more productive. Here’s the six point plan from blogger Eric Barker. Make it part of your back-from-the-beach resolutions....

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. ...

Fels Senior Consultant Dr. Kevin Gillen uncovered $22 million of delinquent taxes owed to the city by SEPTA; however, a recent deal between the city and SEPTA wipes the slate clean on July 1.  Dr. Gillen's findings were highlighted on the front page of today's  The Philadelphia...

The Fels Institute of Government mourns the loss of alumnus, and valued member of the Fels community, Lloyd A. Rowe, '56.

Mr. Rowe was an esteemed public leader, with a dedicated and honorable career in public service.  In addition to serving in the U.S. Army, he held several...

    On Sunday, May 18, 2014, the Honorable Marjorie O. Rendell, herself a
proud Penn graduate, delivered a remarkable and inspiring commencement
speech to Fels graduates. The text of the speech appears below.

     This may be one of...

The Philadelphia Inquirer featured a recap of the quarterly housing report released on Tuesday by Fels Senior Consultant Dr. Kevin Gillen. The article highlighted key findings from Dr. Gillen's quarterly report and included quotes from Dr. Gillen.

To read the article and Dr....

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