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Perry World House will use the donation to support new programming focused on evolving issues. Credit: Erica Xin

Perry World House recently received a $500,000 grant to strengthen the relationship between Penn research and the global policy community.

The grant, donated earlier this month by the Carnegie Corporation of New York, will support new programming focused on evolving issues, such as climate governance and the impact of systemic racism on United States foreign policy, Perry World House News reported. PWH is a multidisciplinary center that connects Penn students and faculty with global policymakers to conduct research on pressing international issues. 

“This Carnegie grant affirms Perry World House’s mission to make a tangible impact on the world’s most urgent shared challenges,” Interim Provost Beth Winkelstein told Perry World House News.

PWH will use the grant to create new workshops and support additional course development, according to Perry World House News. The funding will also be used to support direct engagement with global government officials and expand participation in programs from the Global South.

Since 2017, PWH has received two major grants from Carnegie Corporation of New York. The most recent grant from fall 2019 supported gatherings where participants discussed topics including the effect of COVID-19 on global mobility and how the UN can address the challenges of a pandemic and global power competition. 

PWH Director and Richard Perry Professor Michael C. Horowitz is optimistic about the latest Carnegie grant, especially in the wake of a global pandemic.  

“In the past four years, their support, expertise, and faith in our work have been essential in building and strengthening bridges between Penn and the policy community, and this grant will support yet more new workshops, new teaching, and new ideas,” Horowitz told Perry World House News.