Perry World House

The role of UN ambassador, explained

Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, distinguished global leader-in-residence at Perry World House, describes the workings of the U.S. ambassador to the U.N.—and whether it matters that it’s no longer of cabinet status.

Brandon Baker

‘What can be done today?’

Senior Aminata Sy founded a program for Philly kids and will soon head to Congress to begin her Rangel Graduate Fellowship.

Susan Ahlborn

Tackling climate change on all levels

At the Perry World House Global Shifts Colloquium, experts from around the world discussed what governments, and individuals, can do to avoid the ultimate catastrophe.

Gwyneth K. Shaw

In Ethiopia, new perspectives on the challenges of development

PIK Professor Ezekiel Emanuel and Assistant Professor Heather Schofield led a group of Wharton students on a four-day trip to Ethiopia, for a close-up look at the African nation’s health, agricultural, business, and political sectors.

Gwyneth K. Shaw

Making a movement from #MeToo

At Perry World House Monday, activists from around the world talked about how they’re working to make sure the stories of women and girls are told—and heard.

Gwyneth K. Shaw

'Advocate for the hearing of the truth'

Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, a Global Order Distinguished Visiting Fellow at Perry World House and a former deputy secretary at the U.S. Department of Energy, encouraged scientists to tell policymakers what they know about climate change, to help shape regulations and policy decisions.

Gwyneth K. Shaw

In the News

The Washington Post

A New U.S. Policy Makes It (Somewhat) Easier to Export Drones

Michael Horowitz of the School of Arts and Sciences and Perry World House and Joshua Schwartz, a doctoral candidate in Arts and Sciences, analyzed the administration’s policy changes around drone exports.


Philadelphia Inquirer

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis Strives to Be a Reassuring Voice to Allies in a Chaotic Time

Perry World House fellow Derek Chollet and the School of Arts and Sciences’ Mitchell Orenstein weighed in on Mattis’ impact on U.S. military alliances.