The Political Empathy Lab (PEL)
Listening with Heart and Mind
The Political Empathy Lab (PEL) seeks to create a repertoire of approaches designed to integrate the emotional and cognitive pieces necessary during dialogue across difference. Political Empathy Lab also functions as a “gym” so students can regularly exercise these practices around dialogue and understanding.
The Red & Blue Exchange
Promoting civil dialogue.
Funded by the Gamba family, RBX is a core initiative of the SNF Paideia Program. RBX promotes the robust expression of divergent views and provides a form for the civil discourse critical to a healthy democratic society. Through a speaker series RBX pursues transformative dialogue and the discovery of common ground.
Public Interest Technology University Network
Growing a new generation.
The Public Interest Technology University Network (PIT-UN), of which Penn is a member, is a partnership that fosters collaboration between universities and colleges committed to building the nascent field of public interest technology and growing a new generation of civic-minded technologists.
What Our Students Are Saying
I loved the fact that faculty and professors thought it so valuable to create an opportunity to facilitate open dialogue among college students about such a troubling time. But, perhaps more importantly, I loved that students took advantage of this opportunity to participate and not just talk, but be vulnerable, open, honest, and respectful.