Perry World House

Coding for a cause

As the viral pandemic shuttered campus and disrupted routines, The Borders and Boundaries Project turned the challenging situation into a chance to give back and get work done.

Kristen de Groot

Politics, pandemics, and protests 

Exactly how the coronavirus pandemic, the current unrest, and the nation’s economic woes will affect November’s presidential election is unclear, but voter turnout will be key, according to two political experts. 

Kristen de Groot

COVID-19 checkup

Ezekiel J. Emanuel, vice provost for global initiatives and a physician, gave an update on the pandemic during a Perry World House virtual earlier this week. He says summer is a good time to open up in stages but cautions about fall.

Kristen de Groot

Diagnosing Russia’s COVID-19 response

Despite the Russian government’s assertions that it has the COVID-19 crisis under control, the outbreak is in the beginning stages in the country and three experts says Vladimir Putin’s political fate may rest on how he responds to the crisis.

Kristen de Groot

Human rights during the coronavirus pandemic

During a virtual event at Perry World House, Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, former United Nations high commissioner for human rights, spoke to PWH interim director Michael Horowitz about the importance of centering human rights and about holding governments accountable in a time of pandemic.

Kristen de Groot



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The New York Times

John Bolton is the model of a Trump sellout

John Gans of Perry World House wrote an op-ed about John Bolton and his former role in the Trump administration.

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The Washington Post

How can Trump fight the pandemic when he’s chasing experts out of government?

John Gans of Perry World House wrote about the administration’s removal of “disloyal” civil servants and the effect on the effort to combat the coronavirus pandemic. “This sort of purge is undermining government at a time when it is needed most,” he wrote.

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NPR

Impeachment check-in: President Trump’s defense and Bolton’s book

John Gans of the Perry World House joined a conversation about the presidential impeachment trial.

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The Washington Post

War with Iran is still less likely than you think

Michael Horowitz of the School of Arts and Sciences and Perry World House wrote about tensions with Iran in the wake of the U.S. attack that killed Gen. Qasem Soleimani. “There will no doubt be consequences—but general war remains unlikely,” Horowitz and his co-author Elizabeth Saunders wrote.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

Trump’s threat to strike Iranian cultural sites puts him in league with ISIS, Taliban

Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein of Perry World House and Brian Daniels of the Penn Museum spoke about the administration’s threat to strike Iranian cultural sites. “Just the threat is quite amazing, coming from the president of the United States,” said Zeid.

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Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

As the US, China, and Russia build new nuclear weapons systems, how will AI be built in?

Michael Horowitz of the School of Arts and Sciences and Perry World House contributed to an analysis of how automation is currently used in nuclear command and control systems and what might happen in the future if riskier forms of A.I. are implemented.

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