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Border Security, migration governance & sovereignty
Susan F. Martin Perry World House Visiting Fellow, University of Pennsylvania, and Donald G. Herzberg Emeritus Professor of International Migration, Georgetown University Elizabeth Ferris Research Professor and Acting Director, Institute for the Study of International Migration, Georgetown University In a misguided decision, the United States withdrew this week from participation in…

    • Network 20/20 Board Member Lisa Rhoads discusses the organization’s work in the Western Balkans at a German Marshall Fund event in Washington D.C.
Entrepreneurial Diplomacy
By Sarah Baer '18, World House Student Fellow Over the past three months, I had the opportunity to intern at Network 20/20, a small international relations-geared NGO based in New York City. I joined a full-time staff of three, and was thrown into assisting with every aspect of the organization’s daily…

Mauritania: Ignore at your own peril
By Hani Warith '18, World House Student Fellow This summer, I worked at an international human rights organization researching the often forgotten Mauritania, a country facing a struggle between a civil society eager to reverse the country’s recent cycle of coups and dictatorships and its ruling establishment. While traditionally less-known, Mauritania…

Refugees: A Cruel Numbers Game
How many refugees should the United States bring to our country each year?  President Trump says: far fewer than we have in the past.  The White House recently announced the new target would be 45,000 refugees per year.  When President Obama left office, he had increased the number of refugees admitted…

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Putin’s Election Meddling Didn’t Backfire – He Got More than He Ever Bargained For.
Vladimir Putin got both less than he wanted and more than he bargained for by meddling in the 2016 US Election. When Putin launched Russia’s cyber efforts to influence the election in spring 2016, he hoped for a Trump presidency that would simultaneously respect Russia’s place in the world and offer…

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Report from the Road: Borders and Boundaries with Beth Simmons Part 5
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 4
 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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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…

    • Humanitarian Relief Center of McAllen, Texas
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
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…

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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…