Past Events

Wednesday, November 14, 2012 - 8:00am - 11:00am

You have an opportunity for an important sale. You have received a Request for Quotation, and do not know where to begin. The World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia is your one-stop-shop to help you identify the necessary steps you need to take – from obtaining an International Credit Report on your prospective customer to determining the best method of payment.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

The Foreign Policy Research Institute 2012 Annual Dinner will feature James Clarke Professor of Foreign Affairs, Walter Russell Mead. Mr. Mead will keynote the event, where he will also receive the 8th Annual Benjamin Franklin Award for Public Service. The event will take place on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at the Westin Hotel in Philadelphia. The subject of his remarks will be America and the World amid Financial Upheaval, Political Transitions, and a Changing Strategic Balance.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Diwali, or the "Festival of Lights," is a time of great celebration and joy in India. International House is bringing that joy to Philadelphia, hosting a Diwali celebration at the Ibrahim Theater.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012 - 5:30pm - 7:15pm

On October 14, 1962, a U2 spy plane flew over Cuba and brought back photos to President Kennedy confirming the Soviet construction of nuclear missile facilities in Cuba, 90 miles off the coast of Florida. By all measures, and according to the recently released papers of then-Secretary of State Robert F. Kennedy, it is the closest we have ever come to nuclear war. While the United States has developed exponentially and the Soviet Union no longer exists, Cuba remains isolated and, in many respects, trapped in time by that Cold War history. Join the World Affairs Council for a discussion with two experts on Cuba’s history and hear their interesting perspectives on its future.

Monday, November 12, 2012 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Professor Sullivan will begin with an overall broadbrush of the very emotional and complex issues of energy, water and food security in the region. He will then focus more on these issues as they are faced by Yemen, the UAE, Qatar and Egypt.

Sunday, November 11, 2012 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

German children celebrate St. Martin's Day by walking around the streets after dark, carrying lanterns (often self-made) and singing traditional songs to praise the Saint Martin's generosity. They are rewarded for their singing and the beauty of their lanterns with sweets and other treats, a bit like trick-or-treating. Join the German Society in celebrating its annual St. Martin's Day Parade as they march with children and their lanterns throughout the Northern Liberties neighborhood!

Sunday, November 11, 2012 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

On Saturday, Nov. 10, Intercultural Journeys will complete its inaugural concert at New York's Carnegie Hall. The following day, they will bring the same artists to the Wayne and mainline communities. Only on a rare occasion do you have the opportunity to see such world-class virtuosos performing on stage together. The afternoon will begin with a performance and end with a spectacular reception catered by Margaret Kuo. Margaret's award winning restaurants feature authentic Chinese and Japanese cuisine.

Saturday, November 10, 2012 - 2:27pm

The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts' Annual Bacchanal Wine Gala and Auction features internationally distinguished winemakers and celebrity chefs. Since Bacchanal's inception, the event has raised more than $3 million to help fund PAFA's student scholarships and education programs. Since 1969, Bacchanal has been consistently recognized as a premier wine and auction event in the Philadelphia region and has garnered a national reputation. During Bacchanal, PAFA's prestigious Thomas Jefferson Award is conveyed to honor leading wine producers from around the world.

Saturday, November 10, 2012 - 9:30am - Sunday, April 7, 2013 - 5:00pm

Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition sails into The Franklin Institute this November showcasing more than 300 legendary artifacts conserved from the ship's debris field, offering visitors a poignant look at this iconic ship and its passengers.

Thursday, November 8, 2012 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Philadelphia’s Chinatown is a small but resilient community that has consistently overcome outside threats and remains an important cultural center for Asians around the region. Its story raises larger issues of citizenship and rights, the meaning of community, and the diversity that enriches our city.

Thursday, November 8, 2012 - 10:00am - 3:30pm

On November 8th the Philadelphia Initiative on the Global Rule of Law will present “Procedural & Jurisdictional Challenges” the second seminar in a series of seminars and events in the academic year 2012-2013. This seminar will take place at the Shusterman Hall of Temple University Beasley School of Law.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 - 7:30pm - Saturday, November 10, 2012 - 8:00pm

Travel far and wide: no passport necessary – The 2nd annual GEOfest is a film and food festival featuring renowned explorers, scientists and travelers, running from November 7 through 10 in various locations throughout Philadelphia and the Mainline locations. No membership is required to attend!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 - 6:00pm - 10:00pm

The first event of its kind in Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival celebrates Asian American film and will kick off its 5th year with a screening of No Look Pass at the Asian Arts Initiative.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 - 5:00pm - Saturday, November 17, 2012 - 10:00pm

First Person Arts is a Philadelphia nonprofit organization dedicated to transforming the drama of real life into memoir and documentary art. We believe that everyone has a story to tell and that storytelling connects us with each other and the world.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 - 11:30am - 2:00pm

Beyond the immediate impact, the tragic events of March 11, 2011 also brought on dramatic changes in Japanese society, economics and politics. While in a mere 18 months there have been tremendous strides in reconstruction, adapting to these new paradigms will be Japan's greatest challenge in moving forward.

Saturday, November 3, 2012 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

The charity Mosaic will host its 2nd annual FRIENDraiser to raise money to support AIDS-affected orphans in South Africa. The charity event will have Meyer Conradie, Founder of Mosaic, address the audience, as attendees enjoy an authentic South African dinner.

Saturday, November 3, 2012 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Day of the Dead, or Día de los Muertos, traditionally celebrated the day after Halloween, is a Mexican festival commemorating deceased friends and relatives. The Penn Museum, in conjunction with the Mexican Cultural Center, will hold its own observance of Day of the Dead with a day of music, dancing, artisans, and other activities, on November 3rd. 

Saturday, November 3, 2012 - 11:30am - 1:00pm

Welcome to India's Barefoot College, founded by Bunker Roy to provide rural women living in poverty with an education that empowers them to make their communities self-reliant and sustainable. Rafea — a 30-year-old Jordanian mother of four — is traveling outside of her village for the first time to attend Barefoot's solar engineering program. Once there, she will join women like her from Guatemala, Kenya, Burkina Faso, and Colombia to learn concrete skills to change their communities.

Saturday, November 3, 2012 - 9:00am - 3:00pm

In the 12 year tradition of highlighting research on the Swedish colonial era in the Delaware Valley, this year's New Sweden History Conference focuses on the Forest Finns, and will take place at the American Swedish Historical Museum in Philadelphia, November 3 starting at 9 a.m.

Friday, November 2, 2012 - 11:00am - 2:00pm

The State of the Port Address and Luncheon is your opportunity to gather with the local port community and learn of the latest global and regional port developments affecting your business growth. This event is organized by the World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia (WTCGP) and the World Trade Association (WTA) of Philadelphia, Inc.