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Penn to Create Perry World House to Enhance Global Initiatives

date:Mar 20,2013 source:互联网 editorial staff:linan clicks:

Penn to Create Perry World House to Enhance Global Initiatives

Penn to Create Perry World House to Enhance Global Initiatives

The University of Pennsylvania will establish a central home on campus for global activities and initiatives to be known as the Perry World House, President Amy Gutmann announced today.

It will be a gathering place for faculty and students from all 12 of Penn’s schools to engage with eminent international scholars and policymakers on pressing global issues of the 21st century.  As a hub for international exchange and activity, the Perry World House will anchor Penn’s global resources on an interdisciplinary campus while creating partnerships abroad.

A $10 million gift from University Trustee Richard C. Perry and his wife, Lisa Perry, will name the house and establish the Richard Perry Endowed Professorship to be affiliated with the house.

Centrally located on campus along Locust Walk at 38th Street, the Perry World House will provide the facilities necessary to support innovative research, enhance the flow of ideas between Penn and global leaders and provide a wide range of opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to engage on major international issues. 

“Richard Perry is a visionary partner in distinguishing Penn as a globally engaged, consummately interdisciplinary and eminently influential University,” Gutmann said. “With this extraordinarily generous gift, Richard and Lisa are creating a unique global research and education center that will build upon Penn’s distinctive strengths in integrating world-class teaching with policy-relevant research that spans all disciplines to address the most important global issues of our time.  The Perry World House will provide a rich environment for world leaders, scholars and students to gather and address key global issues with the desire and ability to change the world for the better.”

Partnering in this effort will be Provost Vincent Price and Ezekiel Emanuel, vice provost for global initiatives.  In addition, a renowned scholar with an interdisciplinary and international focus in teaching and research will be appointed to the Richard Perry Endowed Professorship.

“This gift will transform Penn’s position on the global stage,” Price said. “The Perry World House will support Penn’s path-breaking teaching and research and our commitment to educating future generations of leaders of an in