Jacquie Posey covers foreign languages, Africana studies, religious studies, South Asia studies, Middle East studies, Center for the Advanced Study of India, classical studies, women and gender studies, and the Robert A. Fox Leadership Program in the School of Arts and Sciences, as well as Cultural Resource Centers: the Greenfield Intercultural Center, Makuu, La Casa Latina, Pan-Asian American Community House, LGBT Center, and the Penn Women’s Center.
United Nations’ Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein implores students to speak up for human rights
UN High Commissioner Al Hussein delivered the keynote at Penn’s Perry World House April 10 conference on international migration and refugees.
Human rights, forced migration, and immigration policy are topics of April 10 conference
As part of the 2018 Global Shifts Colloquium, the Perry World House panel will explore the impact of global refugee migration on the political, social, and environmental climate.
Student-led Campus Conversation kicks off Mental Wellness Awareness Week
A panel of undergraduate and graduate students address stresses of college life, and what resources are available to help bolster their health and wellness.
New MOAS program promotes international cooperation and diplomacy
Budding diplomats and scholars in the University of Pennsylvania’s Latin American and Latino Studies program engaged with Luis Almagro, secretary general of the Organization of American States, at the Wharton Latin America Conference.
Making Mongolian ger dwellings more energy-efficient
Gers, called yurts in Russian, are the traditional one-room round, tent dwellings of Mongolian herders. In the last twenty years, about half of Mongolia’s population has settled in permanent “ger districts” around the capital city of Ulaanbaatar, bringing their nomadic tents with them.
Cross-disciplinary Futures Project shows citywide success
A loud, heated argument between two high school boys in the school hallway ended in the principal’s office. The students were about to fight because one boy was fearful that the other would “out him” as gay. The principal would eventually invite the school nurse and the guidance counselor to the meeting, but would parents or guardians be privy to the office discussion?