With the U.S. challenged by such threats as cyberwarfare and election hacking, former heads of Homeland Security pressed Congress to streamline DHS oversight. An APPC-linked task force had recommended the reform.
The first-ever reauthorization of the Department of Homeland Security is likely to include steps to streamline congressional oversight of the department, a move recommended by the Sunnylands-Aspen task force.
Kathleen Hall Jamieson has been named the 2018 recipient of the Everett M. Rogers Award by the University of Southern California's Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.
APPC visiting scholar David Zarefsky, an expert in rhetoric and oratory, is working on a book about President Lyndon Johnson's 1968 speech on the Vietnam War and his decision not to seek reelection.
Fourth and fifth-grade students argued the case for or against term limits for members of Congress and Supreme Court justices at the finals of the Rendell Center for Civics and Civic Education's Citizenship Challenge.
The policy center and the Rendell Center for Civics and Civic Engagement supported a civics summit in Washington, D.C., with educators, policy makers and philanthropists.
Marin P. Allen, a former top communication official at the National Institutes of Health, has joined APPC as a 2017-18 visiting scholar and is teaching a course in health communication at the Annenberg School.
Kathleen Hall Jamieson appeared on KCRW's radio show "To the Point" and on BBC Radio 4's "Today" show to discuss President Donald Trump's "fire and fury" warning to North Korea's Kim Jong-un.
Kathleen Hall Jamieson has been named a Fall 2017 Fellow by the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard. She will explore press coverage of uncivil discourse in the 2016 presidential campaign.
The 2017 Constitutional Scholars Institute, organized by the Rendell Center for Civics & Civic Engagement, brought together dozens of elementary through high school teachers to study the workings and evolution of the Supreme Court.