The World Today: Women's Human Rights -- At a Crossroads
A conversation with LaShawn Jefferson, Deputy Director of Perry World House

Monday, 3/27, 4:30-5:30PM
Location: Global Policy Lab

Free and open to the Penn community. 
Register here; space is limited. Food from Greek Lady will be served.

LaShawn Jefferson is Perry World House’s Deputy Director. She brings to Perry World House over two decades of legal and policy advocacy, strategic planning and communications, and research and writing on women’s international human rights through civil-society organizations and philanthropy. She joined Perry World House after almost seven years at the Ford Foundation, where she worked to advance women’s human rights globally and in the U.S. through field building and investments in the areas of rights advocacy; strategic communications and engagement; intersectional leadership and analysis; research; and capacity building. For fourteen years, she also held several leadership positions at Human Rights Watch, where she led their women’s rights research and advocacy work.

3/28/17: LaShawn Jefferson, Deputy Director, Perry World House

4/4/17: Aaron Rock-Singer, PWH Postdoctoral Fellow

4/11/17: TBA

4/18/17: Julia Macdonald, PWH Postdoctoral Fellow

4/25/17: Daniel Agbiboa, PWH Postdoctoral Fellow


Global Affairs Happy Hour for Penn Graduate Students
Monday, 3/27, 5:30-6:30PM
Location: 2nd Floor Lounge

Interested in connecting with globally-interested graduate students from across the University? Join us next Monday. All graduate students who are interested in global research or international affairs are welcome. 


Global Lens Film Series: Jiro Dreams of Sushi

Wednesday, 3/29, 5:00-6:30PM
Location: Global Policy Lab

Take a study break and join us for pizza and Jiro Dreams of Sushi by director David Gelb. This documentary charts the journey of 85-year-old Jiro Ono, considered by many to be the world’s greatest sushi chef. Please register here.


Conference: American and Muslim Worlds: Ca. 1500-1900
Opening Keynote by Denise Spellberg: “Islam and the Founders: Documenting Shared Spaces”

Thursday, 3/30, 5:00-6:30PM
Location: World Forum

Registration is required. See the conference website for details and to register:

Long before the age of twentieth-century geopolitics, the American and Muslim worlds informed, interacted, perplexed, inspired, confounded, and imagined each other in ways far more numerous than is frequently thought. Whether through the sale of American commodities in Central Asia, Ottoman consuls in Washington, orientalist themes in American fiction, the uprisings of enslaved Muslims in Brazil, or the travels of American missionaries to the Middle East, there was no shortage of opportunities for Muslims and the inhabitants of the Americas to meet, interact, and shape one another from an early period.

The conference is made possible by the generous support of University of Pennsylvania Libraries’ Thomas Sovereign Gates Library Lecture Fund. The conference is presented by the McNeil Center for Early American Studies and the Penn Libraries, co-sponsored by the Penn Humanities Forum, Perry World House, the Middle East Center at Penn, the Department of Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations, and the Asian American Studies Program. 


Events @Perry World House

Europe on the Rocks: A series by the department of Slavic Languages and Literatures

Perry World House is proud to host "Europe on the Rocks," a series by the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures featuring distinguished faculty discussing the politics of Europe. Perry World House and the Political Science Department serve as cosponsors for this series. View the entire schedule below and be sure to check out their website:

Last Call? The Front National and the French Elections
Wednesday, April 26, 2017, 3:00 - 4:30pm
Global Policy Lab @ Perry World House

Phil Ayoub, Drexel U
Lydie Moudileno, UPenn
Moderator: Mitchell Orenstein, UPenn