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    • Sheriff Martinez and Bruce Jackan speak at the Del Rio section of the fence near the border with Mexico
Report from the Road: Borders and Boundaries with Beth Simmons Part 4
Penn Integrates Knowledge (PIK) Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, Beth Simmons is the Andrea Mitchell University Professor in Law, Political Science, and Business Ethics, with joint appointments at the Penn Law School and within the Political Science department in the School of Arts and Sciences. She is a world-renowned…

    • US Immigration Court at Harlingen, TX
Report from the Road: Borders and Boundaries with Beth Simmons Part 3
Penn Integrates Knowledge (PIK) Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, Beth Simmons is the Andrea Mitchell University Professor in Law, Political Science, and Business Ethics, with joint appointments at the Penn Law School and within the Political Science department in the School of Arts and Sciences. She is a world-renowned…

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Report from the Road: Borders and Boundaries with Beth Simmons Part 2
Penn Integrates Knowledge (PIK) Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, Beth Simmons is the Andrea Mitchell University Professor in Law, Political Science, and Business Ethics, with joint appointments at the Penn Law School and within the Political Science department in the School of Arts and Sciences. She is a world-renowned…

    • Looking Across the Border
Report from the Road: Borders and Boundaries with Beth Simmons Part 1
A Penn Integrates Knowledge (PIK) Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, Beth Simmons is the Andrea Mitchell University Professor in Law, Political Science, and Business Ethics, with joint appointments at the Penn Law School and within the Political Science department in the School of Arts and Sciences. She is a world-renowned…

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Rapid Response Interview: Eric Orts on the Climate Agreement
Interview with Dr. Eric Orts, Profesor of Legal Studies & Business Ethics and Management and the Director of the Initiative for Global Environmental Leadership at the Wharton School Interview conducted by Laurie Jensen, PWH Program Coordinator, on Thursday, June 1, 2017. Q: On Thursday, June 1, President Trump announced that the…

The Triumph of International Law over Donald Trump and US Global Leadership
The Triumph of International Law over Donald Trump and US Global Leadership William Burke-White[1] There was something altogether fitting – yet tragic – when the United States leadership of the international order abruptly halted at 3pm on June 1, 2017. At a twitter-fueled media frenzy in the White House Rose…

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National Security and Team-Building: An Interview with Robert Scher
An interview with former Assistant Secretary of Defense for Strategies, Plans, and Capabilities, Robert Scher. Interview conducted by PWH Associate Director, Michael Horowitz. Q:  What initially sparked your interest in national security? A (Robert Scher):  I became interested in national security issues when I read Herman Wouk’s novels on World…

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Traditional Multilateral Institutions in Retreat?
Lady Catherine Ashton, PWH Visiting Fellow It is not so much that we live in interesting times, though we do, as it is that we live in times of large-scale unpredictability. These new times sometimes require something different from our multilateral institutions, particularly with regard to how we resolve global crises. …

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PWH Deputy Director LaShawn Jefferson on International Women's Day
What International Women’s Day Means to Me, and What it May Mean to You, Too By LaShawn Jefferson, Perry World House Deputy Director Though there were earlier celebrations, the UN General Assembly invited member states to proclaim March 8 as the day for women’s rights and world peace in 1977.  Since…

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Rapid Response Interview: Mike Horowitz on National Security
Interview with PWH Associate Director, Mike Horowitz: Spending on National Security Interview conducted by Laurie Jensen, PWH Program Coordinator, on Thursday, March 2, 2017. Q: The White House just announced that it plans to increase defense-related spending by $54 billion for next year, and make cuts in other areas to make…

    • Fernando Chang-Muy, Thomas O'Boyle Lecturer in Law
Enduring Concern: Fernando Chang-Muy on the Executive Order on Immigration
By Stephanie Herrmann, Perry World House Research Fellow On Tuesday, January 31, 2017, Perry World House hosted a Rapid Response panel that addressed the Executive Order on Immigration. The panel featured Anne Richard, Former Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration, and Fernando Chang-Muy…

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Rapid Response Interview: Bill Burke-White on Changes in the State Department
Interview with PWH Director, Bill Burke-White: Restructuring the State Department Interview conducted by Laurie Jensen, PWH Program Coordinator, on Thursday, January 26, 2017 Q: Today, the Washington Post reported that the State Department’s entire senior management team had resigned. What do we know about the causes of this collective action, and…

World House Student Fellows Policy Project: Increasing Female Political Participation
By Du'aa Moharram (Nursing, 2019), Stephanie Petrella (SAS, 2017), Sarah Baer (SAS, 2018), Aminata Sy (SAS, 2019), Miebaka Anga (SAS, 2018) Introduction: Throughout world history, women have been underrepresented in politics. Even today, only nine women are heads of states and make up just over one-fifth of national parliaments. As…

World House Student Fellows Policy Project: Urban Labor Integration of Displaced Persons
By Viviane Weinstabl (W, 2019), Hani Warith (SAS, 2018), Carter Goodwin (SAS, 2018), Alec Ward (SAS, 2017), and Kamelia Stavreva (SAS, 2018) Introduction The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees currently estimates that in 2015, 21.3 million people have sought asylum due to conflict and persecution. The vast majority of those…

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World House Student Fellows Policy Project: Leveraging Humanitarian Technology to Help Refugees
Caroline Wallace (SAS, 2017), Madiha Samadi (SAS, 2017), Andrew Parsons (SEAS, 2017), Jamie Seah (SAS, 2018), and Conner Evans (SAS, 2018) Introduction By the end of 2015, conflict, persecution, generalized violence, or human rights violations forcibly displaced 65.3 million individuals around the world. Of those 65.3 million, 21.3 million persons were…

World House Student Fellows Policy Project: Arms Control in the 21st Century
By Ariel Smith (SAS, 2017), Itai Barsade (SAS, 2017), Rodrigo Ornelas Vargas (SEAS/W, 2018), Louis Davis (SAS, 2017), and Kathryn Dura (SAS, 2018) Introduction: Arms control is meant to “address the logic of a security dilemma,” that is, to stabilize relations between two countries through measures of cost reduction and damage…

World House Student Fellows Policy Project: Foreign Policy Responses to the BRICS Bank/AIIB
By Akanksha Santdasani (W, 2019), Alex Kaplan (SAS, 2018), Przemek Macholak (Huntsman Program, 2019), Vivek Kai-Wen (SAS, 2019), Mathilde Beniflah (SAS, 2018) Introduction If the last three years serve as any benchmark, the development of new multilateral banking institutions is on the rise. In 2014, Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South…

Report from the Road: Habitat III
By Katelyn Leader, Perry World House Program Associate Blog Post 1: 10/17/2016 The UN Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development that takes place every 20 years, known as Habitat III, is under way this week (Oct. 17-20) in Quito, Ecuador. Habitat III is expected to draw approximately 40,000 people…