Research

SP2’s research centers and special projects advance knowledge through ground-breaking studies, interdisciplinary cooperation, and professional development. They share important information on contemporary social issues through publications and conferences.

Research Centers

Research Centers

Research Centers

Learn about SP2's research centers that focus their efforts on philanthropy, aging, social impact, children's policy, and violence & abuse.

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Special Projects

Special Projects

Special Projects

Special projects at SP2 help uphold Penn's commitment to engage locally and globally.

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Research Support

Research Support

Research Support

SP2 aims to support faculty in their research pursuits.

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Research Faculty

Research Faculty

Research Faculty

Meet SP2's research faculty.

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Data Analytics

Data Analytics

Data Analytics

SP2 is committed to advancing the use of big data and data analytics for social justice through scholarly research, educational programming, and public engagement.

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SP2 News

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Faculty & Research

Remembering Dr. Richard Gelles

It is with profound sadness that SP2 shares news of the passing of Dr. Richard Gelles. Dr. Gelles was diagnosed with...

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Alumni Stories

SP2 Grad Advocates for Philly’s LGBTQ Population

As policy fellow with Philadelphia’s Office of LGBT Affairs, Sayeeda Rashid of the School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2)...

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Student Life

June 25, 2020 Message to the SP2 Community

Dear SP2 Students and Alumni, A group of students and alumni has circulated an open letter and petition addressed to me,...

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Student Life

Philanthropy Class Provides $55K in Grants to Local Nonprofits Amid COVID-19 Crisis

As safety measures around the COVID-19 pandemic halted all on-campus activity at Penn, Doug Bauer and Greg Goldman— like many...

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