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255 S. 36th Street

635 Williams Hall

Philadelphia, PA 19104-6305

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Contact Numbers:

215.898.0452 (main)

215.573.3207 (fax)


IMPORTANT: Students wishing to speak to Dr. Plantan or one of the advisors must call the IR office to schedule an appointment in advance.

Pre-College Students: The IR Program welcomes visits throughout the year and is happy to field questions. We encourage you to call our main office number and arrange a time to meet with a member of staff.

Quaker DaysThe IR Program welcomes newly-admitted Penn students who are interested in the IR major, as they tour campus during Quaker Days. 

Drop-ins are welcome during our open house, Tuesday, 4/12, 11AM to 2PM, Williams Hall 639.

Presentations will be delivered by Co-Director, Frank Plantan, Ph.D. on the hour (11; 12; 1). IR staff and students will also be on hand to discuss the major and field inquiries. 


Walter A. McDougall, Director: 

Frank Plantan, Jr., Co-Director:

Mark Castillo, Program Coordinator: