Past Seminar Series

2020-21

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Pax Americana: The Rise and Fall of the American World Order

Daniel Sargent, Associate Professor in the Department of History and Goldman School of Public Policy, University of California Berkeley

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Climate Policy, Health, and International Equity

Mark Budolfson, Assistant Professor of Environmental Health Studies, Population-Level Bioethics, and Philosophy, Rutgers University; Visiting Scholar, Perry World House

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Border Orientation and Public Health

Beth Simmons, Andrea Mitchell University Professor in Law, Political Science and Business Ethics, University of Pennsylvania; Michael Kenwick, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Rutgers University; and Gino Pauselli, Ph.D. Student, University of Pennsylvania

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

From Pluribus to Unum? Statebuilding and the Imagined Community in 19th Century America

Melissa Lee, Assistant Professor of Politics and International Affairs, Princeton University and Lightning Scholar, Perry World House

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Condominium Law and Institutional Change

André Sorensen, Professor of Geography, University of Toronto

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Revisiting the Domestic and International Implications of the Climate Intelligence Arms Race

Jesse M. Keenan, Associate Professor in the School of Architecture, Tulane University and Visiting Scholar, Perry World House

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

The Psychology of Separation: Border Walls and International Neighborliness

Diana C. Mutz, Stouffer Professor of Political Science and Communication, University of Pennsylvania

Beth A. Simmons, Mitchell University Professor in Law, Political Science, and Business Ethics, University of Pennsylvania

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

In Defense of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights

Francesca Parente, Postdoctoral Fellow, Perry World House

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Illegal Guns in Paradise: Why Governments Allow Illicit Firearms in Island Nations

Lauren Pinson, Postdoctoral Fellow, Perry World House

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Prolonged Social Contact Does Not Reshape Locals’ Attitudes toward Migrants in Wartime Settings

Yang-Yang Zhou, Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of British Columbia

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Securitization, Racial Capitalism, and Refugee Surplus Populations: Making a Labor Frontier in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Shae Frydenlund, Postdoctoral Fellow, Perry World House

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Built Structures and the Idea of the State

Emily Gade, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Emory University

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

(IL)Legal Borders: Narratives of Banning and Belonging in the Persian Gulf, 1900-1971

Firoozeh Kashani-Sabet, Walter H. Annenberg Professor of History, University of Pennsylvania

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Durability Derived from Policy: Explaining El Salvador's Civil War Non-Recurrence

Meg Guliford, Penn Provost Postdoctoral Fellow, Perry World House

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Foundations of U.S. Public Opinion on Border Security

Lauren Pinson, Postdoctoral Fellow, Perry World House

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Topographies of Hope

Cindi Katz, Professor of Environmental Psychology, City University of New York

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Institutional Compounding and the Continuity of Progressive City Planning

Andrea Restrepo-Mieth, Postdoctoral Fellow, Perry World House

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

How Perilous are Paper Fans? Public Diplomacy through Confucius Classrooms and Implications for Chinese Influence

Naima Green-Riley, Raymond Vernon Fellow, Harvard University

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Mass Protests and Ethnic Armies: How Coup Proofing Impacts Military Defection

Kristen Harkness, Senior Lecturer in International Relations, University of St Andrews

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Inhibitory Institutions: How Bureaucrats Improve Public Goods in Latin America

Alisha Holland, Associate Professor of Government, Harvard University

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Sisters Are Doing it for Themselves: How Female Combatants Gender Peace Agreements in Civil Wars

Jakana Thomas, Associate Professor of Political Science, Michigan State University

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Slow Harms and Citizen Action: Environmental Degradation and Policy Change in Latin American Cities

Veronica Herrera, Assistant Professor of Urban Planning, UCLA

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

The Politics of Anticolonial Resistance: Violence, Nonviolence, and the Erosion of the British Empire

Richard McAlexander, Perry World House Postdoctoral Fellow

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

The North-South Dialogue: Global Inequality and American Foreign Policy in the 1970s

Michael Franczak, Perry World House Postdoctoral Fellow

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Introductory Seminar

2020-21 Perry World House Postdoctoral Fellows

2019-20

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Populism and Voter Attitudes Toward International Organizations: Cross-Country and Experimental Evidence on the International Monetary Fund

Ayse Kaya Orloff, Perry World House Visiting Fellow

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Policy by Legislation or Policy by Decree? Understanding Attitudes toward Lawmaking Processes in Democratic and Authoritarian Contexts

Jonathan Chu, Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford University

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

What Explains U.S. Local Government Officials' Receptivity to New Refugees?

Robert Shaffer, Perry World House Postdoctoral Fellow

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Borders and Boundaries Project 

Professor Beth Simmons, Andrea Mitchell University Professor of Law, Politics, and Business Ethics at the University of Pennsylvania; Lauren Pinson, Perry World House Postdoctoral Fellow

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

A Short History of Humanitarian Urbanism

Marianne Potvin, Perry World House Postdoctoral Fellow

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Egalitarian Orbits: A New Regime for Geostationary Space

Lisa Ruth Rand, Haas Fellow, Science History Institute

Friday, February 28, 2020

From Freedom Fighters to Jihadists

Vera Mironova, Fellow, Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Harvard University

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

All Bark and No Bite: Why Right-Wing Nationalist Parties in Europe Fail to Deliver Foreign Policy Results

Andrew Moravcsik, Perry World House Visiting Scholar

Wednesday, February, 19, 2020

The Returnees

Stephanie Schwartz, Assistant Professor, University of Southern California

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Administrative National Security

Elena Chachko, Perry World House Postdoctoral Fellow

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

From Monitoring to Meddling: How Foreign Actors Influence Local Trust in Elections

Sarah Bush, Perry World House Lightning Scholar

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Open Borders, Local Closures: Curfews and Lebanon's Response to the Syrian Refugee Influx

Lama Mourad, Perry World House Postdoctoral Fellow

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Private Eyes in the Sky: Emerging Technology and the Political Consequences of Eroding Government Secrecy

Erik Lin-Greenberg, Perry World House Postdoctoral Fellow

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Save The Sea Lion: Community Science in the Galapagos Archipelago

Michael Weisberg, Perry World House Faculty Fellow

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Bullets Over Borders: Why States Allow Illicit Trafficking

Lauren Pinson, Perry World House Postdoctoral Fellow

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Beyond Naming and Shaming: Accusations and International Law in Cybersecurity

Duncan Hollis, Perry World House Visiting Scholar

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Private Sector Growth and Frustrated Human Development

Brian Ganson, Associate Professor, University of Stellenbosch Business School

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Crippling Leviathan: How Foreign Subversion Weakens the State

 Melissa Lee, Assistant Professor of Politics and International Affairs, Princeton University and Emerging Scholars Policy Prize Recipient

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Assessing Turkish Foreign Policy in an age of uncertainty: Regional Challenges, Global Aspirations

Meltem Müftüler-Baç, Perry World House Visiting Scholar

 

2016-17

Tuesday, May 2, 2 - 3:30pm

The New Face of Global Cooperation on Climate Change

 

David Victor

Professor, School of Global Policy and Strategy, UC San Diego

Director, the Laboratory on International Law and Regulation

Wednesday, April 19, 12 - 1:30pm

Policy by Legislation or Policy by Decree? Understanding Attitudes toward Lawmaking Processes in Democratic and Authoritarian Contexts

Jockin Arputham, President, Slum/Shack Dwellers International; Perry World House Visiting Fellow

Ahmet İçduygu, Dean, College of Social Sciences and Humanities; Director, Migration Research Center, Koç University, Istanbul

Arafat Jamal, Head, Inter-Agency Coordination Service, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees; Perry World House Visiting Fellow

Aisa Kirabo Kacyira, United Nations Assistant Secretary-General; Deputy Executive Director, UN-Habitat; Perry World House Visiting Fellow

Ian Klaus, Former Senior Adviser for Global Cities, U.S. Department of State; Deputy Negotiator, U.S. Delegation to Habitat III; Perry World House Visiting Fellow

Rose Molokoane, Deputy Director, Slum/Shack Dwellers International; National Coordinator, South Africa Alliance and the Federation of the Urban Poor (FEDUP)

Anne Richard, Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration (2012-2017); Perry World House Visiting Fellow

Wednesday, April 12, 12 - 1:30pm

The Built Environment: State Presence at Border Crossings in the Modern World

Beth Simmons

Andrew Mitchell University Professor of Law and Political Science, University of Pennsylvania

Co-sponsored with the Christopher H. Browne Center for International Politics

Tuesday, April 11, 12 - 1:30pm

Is There a Nobel Prize in Economics?

Per Krusell

Savings Banks Foundations and Swedbank Chair in Macroeconomics at Stockholm University

Co-sponsored with the Department of Economics, University of Pennsylvania

Wednesday, April 5, 12 - 1:30pm

The Road From the Paris Climate Agreement

Andrew Light

George Mason University & World Resources Institute

2013-2016,  Senior Climate Change Adviser, U.S. Department of State

Wednesday, March 29, 2017, 12 - 1:30pm

Bitter Peace: How America’s Victory in the Cold War Led to Political Division, Failing Wars, and the Rise of Donald Trump

Dominic Tierney

Associate Professor of Political Science, Swarthmore College

Visiting Fellow in Residence, Perry World House

Wednesday, March 15, 12 - 1:30pm

U.S. Interest in Middle East Oil: A Century of Expert Fabulism

Roger Stern

Visiting Scholar, Kleinman Center for Energy Policy

Faculty Fellow, School of Energy Economics, Policy & Commerce, University of Tulsa

Wednesday, February 22, 12 - 1:30pm

Enabling Effective Governance:Connecting the local to the global

Eugenie L. Birch, Nussdorf Professor of Urban Research and Co-director of the Penn Institute for Urban Research

Mark Alan Hughes, Professor of Practice at PennDesign and Faculty Director of the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy

Bill Burke White, Richard Perry Professor and Director of Perry World House

Tuesday, February 21, 12 - 1:30pm

The U.S., India, and Global Politics: A Conversation with Arun Singh

Arun Singh

Former Ambassador of India to the United States

Distinguished International Fellow at the Center for the Advanced Study of India

Wednesday, February 15, 12 - 1:30pm

The Demographic Logic of War, Peace, and Politics in Multi-ethnic States

Margarita Konaev

Postdoctoral Fellow, Perry World House

Wednesday, February 1, 12 - 1:30pm 

Leaving the Poor Behind? The Paradox of Urban Transformation in Africa’s Largest City

Daniel Agbiboa

Postdoctoral Fellow, Perry World House

Wednesday, January 25, 12 - 1:30pm

All Measures Short of War: The Contest for the 21st Century and the Future of American Power

Tom Wright

PWH Visiting Fellow and Director of Brookings’ Project on International Order and Strategy

Wednesday, January 18, 12 - 1:30pm

Bottom-Up Urbanism in China: Urban Villages and City Development

Stefan Al

Associate Professor of Urban Design at the University of Pennsylvania

Thursday, January 12, 12 - 1:30pm

Military Power and the Brittleness of States in Arab Transition

Dr. Yezid Sayigh

Senior fellow at the Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut