Perry World House is a center for teaching, research, public outreach, and engagement on the world’s biggest policy issues – from climate change and migration, to cybersecurity and great power competition.
Through events, student programming, and publications, we connect the university with leading policy experts from around the world, bringing Penn’s academic knowledge to bear on global challenges and preparing Penn students to be well-informed global citizens.
Every year, we bring experts to campus as visiting fellows to share their insights on the world’s major issues with Penn students, faculty, and the local community. Our new roster of visitors will be announced soon, but previous visitors include Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, former National Security Advisor; Chuck Hagel, former Secretary of Defense; Trudy Rubin, the Philadelphia Inquirer’s global affairs columnist; and Naoko Yamazaki, an astronaut and space policy expert who took part in a mission to the International Space Station.