Institute of Politics
Friday, October 16, 2020
Pitt senior Cedric Humphrey wanted to know what Joe Biden would say to young Black voters disappointed in the political system. During Thursday night’s ABC News town hall, he had a national stage to pose his question.
Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Tuesday, August 4, 2020
Monday, May 18, 2020
A new series from Pitt’s Institute of Politics and the Dick Thornburgh Forum for Law and Public Policy will feature discussions to better understand governance issues in restoring the economy and operating during the COVID-19 pandemic. The first installment covers historical mistakes and overreach made by governments during times of crisis.
Thursday, February 20, 2020
Kayla Scoggin, a 21-year old urban studies major, will enter service with the Peace Corps in Uganda upon graduation this spring. Her internship through the Elsie Hillman Civic Forum helped prepare her for her new role.
Friday, October 4, 2019
Former Pennsylvania governors Tom Ridge and Ed Rendell have differed ideologically over the years, but also are like-minded on other matters, including the value of civility and compromise in politics today. The two spoke at the University of Pittsburgh’s 2019 American Experience Distinguished Lecture Series, where another former Pennsylvania governor, Dick Thornburgh, was presented with the Elsie Hilliard Hillman Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Public Service.
Monday, February 18, 2019
As the nation grapples with the deadly opioid crisis, Pitt’s Pennsylvania Opioid Overdose Reduction Technical Assistance Center, housed in the School of Pharmacy, is taking a fresh approach to saving lives.
Friday, June 22, 2018
Pitt is taking a leading role in tackling the public health crisis by strengthening its prevention, treatment and recovery programs to bring meaningful change to the lives of students.
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
POWER House, a women’s recovery center with many ties to the University and alumni, honors Pitt’s David Hickton for his significant impact in the field of addiction.