Perry World House

Lech Wałęsa on the state of democracy

The former Polish president and Nobel Peace Prize laureate had a wide-ranging chat with Philadelphia Inquirer columnist and Perry World House Visiting Fellow Trudy Rubin, tackling topics like Russia, Ukraine, and how to build democracies.

Kristen de Groot

Two scholars on bridging difference to speak about the Middle East

In a conversation hosted by Perry World House, Omar Dajani, a Palestinian-American professor of law, and Mira Sucharov, a Canadian-Jewish professor of political science, shared their experience working together and discussed how despite their different views, they find ways to communicate and look for what they have in common.

Penn Today Staff

COP28 takeaways

Perry World House Fellows and Advisors Lolita Jackson, Stephen Hammer, and Wolfgang Blau offered their insights from the conference in a discussion last week, moderated by Perry World House Interim Director Michael Weisberg.

Kristen de Groot

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In the News

South China Morning Post

The Philippine province caught in the cross hairs of U.S.-China rivalry

Thomas Shattuck of Perry World House says that the Philippine provinces closest to Taiwan would undoubtedly play a strategic role should a conflict occur with China.


Voice of America

U.S. bolstering Philippines amid increasing assertiveness by China

Thomas J. Shattuck of Perry World House says that greater interest in the Philippines by the U.S. and Japan will have a positive impact on Taiwan’s security.


Philadelphia Inquirer

Ways to help victims of war this holiday season

Perry World House Visiting Fellow Trudy Rubin shares resources to help those affected by war, including initiatives by the Center for Global Health and Penn Medicine.


International Institute for Sustainable Development

Climate change has a hitman: Responding to extreme heat

In an Op-Ed, Lauren Anderson of Perry World House urges the global policy community to take steps to prepare for and protect people from the heatwaves of tomorrow.



China could crush Taiwan’s economy. Why Beijing won’t bring the hammer down

In an Op-Ed, Thomas Shattuck of Perry World House says that Chinese bans on goods critical to Taiwan’s economy, like electronic parts, would also do damage to China’s economy and businesses.


Philadelphia Inquirer

From the U.N. climate conference, advice for Philly as it adapts to global warming

A delegation of Penn students, researchers, and faculty who attended the COP27 climate conference offer their ideas for how Philadelphia officials can work to make the goals of the Paris Agreement a reality.