As the University of Pennsylvania’s new hub for global engagement, Perry World House is dedicated to advancing interdisciplinary, policy-relevant approaches to the world’s most urgent global affairs challenges.  We provide multiple event spaces for the Penn community to gather and engage.


Perry World House especially prioritizes events that align with its inaugural research themes: Global Shifts: Urbanization, Migration, & Demography and The Future of Global Order: Power, Technology, & Governance.  From the unprecedented scale of human displacement to questions surrounding the sustainability of urbanization and the consequences of demographic change, the Global Shifts theme examines three interconnected phenomena that individually and collectively shift the world’s population and transform the way we live. The Global Order theme examines the future of the global order in a world of rising nationalism and the role of emerging technologies in shaping international politics, as well as more traditional challenges such as nuclear proliferation and great power relations. 


There are five spaces available to accommodate your events, conferences, and meetings. If you are interested in hosting an event at Perry World House, please compare the spaces offered below and complete the Perry World House Room Reservation Request Form. A staff member will respond to your request within 3 business days. Please see our calendar for date availability. It is not necessary to create an account but please click "sign in as a guest" to view the calendar. Requests must be submitted at least 10 business days prior to the event date and are processed Monday through Friday at 3pm.


A 25% deposit is required to hold a space after an event has been approved. An additional 25% is required two weeks prior to the event. The final balance is due 48 hours before an event. 


Due to construction, the World Forum will be unavailable from June 26th to August 21st, 2017. 


For additional inquiries about events and programs at Perry World House, please contact Lisa Jourdan:


Spaces Offered at Perry World House

World Forum

Size: 1200 square feet (not including the adjacent circulation spaces)

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Global Policy Lab

Size: 915 square feet (upper and lower levels combined)

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Conference Room

Size: 650 square feet

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Lobby

Connected to the World Forum and can be used for catering and receptions

Size: 741 square feet

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Student Lounge

Connected to the World Forum and can be used for catering and receptions

Size: 650 square feet

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