Colleagues and friends at the Annenberg Public Policy Center are mourning the loss of Margot Adler, the journalist who was the voice of "Justice Talking," the award-winning radio show produced over a decade by APPC. Ms. Adler was 68 and had been battling cancer for several years.
Nearly 100 high school students from across the Philadelphia region took part in the Annenberg Public Policy Center’s inaugural summer camp program devoted to learning about and participating in anti-tobacco advertising research. The program brought teenagers from 19 area schools to APPC for three week-long sessions.
The struggle against terrorism "has entered a new and dangerous phase," members of the 9/11 Commission said on the 10-year anniversary of their report. The group's new report, developed with APPC and the Bipartisan Policy Center, identified emerging threats and continuing vulnerabilities.
Ten years ago, the 9/11 Commission urged Congress to overhaul its supervision of the Department of Homeland Security in the name of national security. At the time, Homeland Security answered to 88 Congressional committees and subcommittees. The issue was spotlighted in an ad in the New York Times.
At the 2014 Aspen Ideas Festival, national security experts including former 9/11 Commission chair Thomas H. Kean agreed that the nation is not as safe as it could or should be. One problem: Congressional oversight of the Department of Homeland Security was in the hands of too many committees and subcommittees.