Perry World House

Locked down: Global mobility and COVID-19

At Perry World House’s 2021 Global Shifts Colloquium, Filippo Grandi, the United Nations high commissioner for refugees, addressed how limits on human movement during the pandemic have affected refugees and asylum seekers.

Kristen de Groot

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



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The Washington Post

As Trump battles coronavirus, no plans for Pence to assume temporary authority, say administration officials

John Gans of Perry World House said the administration’s efforts to limit the power of numerous government agencies has complicated the question of how the country would operate were Trump unable to perform his presidential duties. “The modern national security system was largely created as a result of kind of similar situations, where you realize the humanity of the one person this entire system depends on,” Gans said.

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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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