Perry World House Coming Soon to UPenn


Simon Oh, for GPA -- University of Pennsylvania officials announced on Wednesday, March 20, that they will establish a central hub on campus that will better focus on the school's global activities and initiatives.

The Perry World House, named after University Trustee Richard C. Perry and his wife, Lisa Perry, will serve as a central location for students, faculty, international scholars and policy makers to engage with one another on global issues of the 21st century.

The center will provide resources necessary to form international partnerships between the school and entities abroad as well as support the global educational and research programs of the university.

Perry, a 1977 graduate of UPenn, provided the $10-million gift for the namesake center as well as for the Richard Perry Endowed Professorship program to be associated with the house, located along the Locust Walk at 38th Street.

UPenn President Amy Gutmann and Vice Provost for Global Initiatives Ezekiel Emanuel also will serve as partners for the inception of the house.