This fall, the Ronald O. Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics, which represents Penn Arts and Sciences’ most ambitious capital project in support of the social sciences in decades, opened its doors to faculty and students.
The Perelman Center brings together scholars engaged in social science research and creates opportunities for collaboration. In addition to being the home to the Departments of Political Science and Economics, the new space houses several centers focused on global scholarship, including the Center for the Advanced Study of India, the Christopher H. Browne Center for International Politics, the Center for the Study of Contemporary China, the Andrea Mitchell Center for the Study of Democracy, and the Penn Institute for Economic Research. The Perelman Center also houses the undergraduate Program for Opinion Research and Election Studies, which engages students in data-driven social research.
The new facility includes a 120-seat auditorium, classrooms, undergraduate meeting rooms, and graduate student and faculty offices.