World House Student Fellow Policy Project Reports
The Perry World House Student Fellow's ("WHSF") program is our deep engagement program designed for students interested in global affairs. The WHSF cohort includes undergraduates from all four of Penn’s schools (College, Engineering, Nursing, and Wharton). Over the course of the academic year, the WHSF participate in a range of activities oriented around critical global inquiry, including a weekly topical seminar discussion, interdisciplinary policy projects, and special events that include “Office Hours” with high-profile Visiting Fellows. The WHSF program encourages students to think about public policy and globalization by exposing them to interdisciplinary topics, such as language, ethics, security, regional cultures, and politics.
One key element of the WHSF program is the policy project. Throughout the year, Student Fellows, under the direction of faculty and staff, work in teams on a year-long project. Each group develops a policy-relevant research question linked to the research themes of Perry World House. At the end of the academic year, each group presents their work to policymakers, faculty, and scholars. Below are the reports written by our inaugural cohort of Fellows.