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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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.

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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.

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Barron’s

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.

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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.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

How Philly can stay ahead of the curve in addressing climate change

In an Op-Ed, visiting scholar Mauricio Rodas of Perry World House and Eugénie L. Birch of the Weitzman School of Design offer recommendations that might help Philadelphia mitigate and adapt to extreme heat.

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NPR

For Biden, the chaotic withdrawal from Kabul was a turning point in his presidency

John Gans of Perry World House says that every president since JFK has had an early term crisis, an event that punctures their momentum with the American public.

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