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A Brief History of Global Engagement at the University of Pennsylvania Penn around the World: A History of Penn’s Engagement with Specific Regions and Countries

This exhibit was created by Alison D. Graham, a University Archives Research Fellow during the summer of 2007

John Morgan, c. 1780
Great Britain
World War I: Conferring of degrees upon French leaders Joseph Joffre (1852-1931) and Rene Viviani (1862-1925), 1917
Swedish folk dancer, Mrs. Gunnel Henke, in ethnic costume, 1939
Domenico Fazio meets with President Martin Meyerson and Provost Vartan Gregorian, 1979
Leonid Brailovsky at home in Moscow, 1983
The Soviet Union
"Intensive Training Center for Workers in the Inter-American Field," front cover of a brochure, 1942
Latin America
Shah of Iran, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi (1919-1980), LL.D. (hon.) 1962, walking from helicopter with Penn President Gaylord Harnwell, 1962
The Middle East
Martin Biddle, University Museum director, and Abdullah Fouad Hafez, Egyptian consul general, open the "Search for Ancient Egypt" exhibit at the University Museum, 1979
Indian President Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan and Penn President Gaylord P. Harnwell walking across the Penn campus with security detail and others, 1963
President Martin Meyerson and his wife Margery, entertained by the Hong Kong Alumni club, 1975
Japanese Royal Family's informal visit to the Penn campus: Gaylord P. Harnwell and Prince Mikasa on the roof terrace of Van Pelt Library, 1965
Korean students, both In-Ho scholars, hosted at the home of Philadelphia Mayor Richardson Dilworth, 1958