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News, Announcements, Stories, Publications, and Images from around the SP2 Community.

Faculty & Research, Global Engagement

International Experts Assemble to Examine, Investigate Public Health and Epidemics

On May 13 and 14, Jennifer Prah Ruger, PhD, and other international scholars and public health experts will assemble in...

Students from the MSSP 797 course in Havana, with instructor Azahara Palomeque

Student Life, Global Engagement

Social Issues Through a Global Lens: SP2 Students Reflect on Their Immersion Experience in Cuba

For students in the Master of Science in Social Policy (MSSP) program at Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2), having both a...

Student Life, Global Engagement

The Economic Impact of India’s Self-help Group Movement

Last January, Allison Russell, a PhD candidate in Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice spent 20 days in southwestern India traveling throughout...

NPL student Shadrack Frimpong

Student Life, Global Engagement

Social Entrepreneur, SP2 Student Facilitating Healthcare & Education in Ghana

Shadrack Frimpong was born and raised in Tarkwa Breman, a remote village in Ghana where he grew up without running...

DSW cohort walking in Greece.

Student Life, Global Engagement

Social Work Students Help Refugees in Europe

After an intense, trauma-focused semester of classroom learning, doctoral students from the University of Pennsylvania traveled to Greece as part of...

Dr. Allison Werner-Lin teaches a class

Faculty & Research, Global Engagement

Werner-Lin to Discuss Genetic Testing, Lead Oncology Social Work Program

This year, Allison Werner-Lin, PhD, AM, EdM, LCSW, assistant professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy &...

An image of SP2 students and instructors during a course entitled, "Whose Colony?" in May 2018.

Student Life, Global Engagement

Home in Havana: Two Weeks Teaching Social Policy to Penn Students

The following chronicle was written by Azahara Palomeque, a poet, writer, and Associate Director of the Master of Science in Social...

Joshua Jordan in front of the School of Social Policy & Practice

Global Engagement

Policy Lab Research Assistant to Teach in India via Fulbright Program

Joshua Jordan, a recent Penn grad, was awarded a prestigious Fulbright English Teaching Assistant grant to teach English at the...

Associate Dean of Academic Affairs Jerri Bourjolly along with students who traveled to Finland

Student Life, Global Engagement

Social Work from a Global Perspective

“When you work internationally, social work has different meanings and relevance,” said Stanley Witkin, President of the Global Partnership for...