Institute of Politics

Chancellor Emeritus Mark Nordenberg and Duquesne University President Ken Gormley
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.
Kayla Scoggin in front of a light green wall, in a black shirt.
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.
Former Pennsylvania governors Ed Rendell and Tom Ridge. Rendell's head is toward Ridge, and Ridge is smiling
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.
person sitting in a tunnel with their head between their legs
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.
Mark Nordenberg speaking at microphone
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.
Hands together in a circle
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.