Past Events

Friday, March 30, 2012 - 7:30am - 8:00pm

As the largest organization focused exclusively on English language teaching for speakers of other languages, TESOL annually hosts more than 6,500 people from across the United States and around the world at the international convention. The annual, four-day convention (March 28 through March 31), offers English language teaching professionals from around the globe the premier opportunity for professional development in the field. Participants have the opportunity to exchange ideas and practices, keep abreast of current trends, foster their professional networks, receive mentoring on research projects, review the latest books and professional resources, and learn about advocacy efforts in their communities and around the world.

Thursday, March 29, 2012 - 4:30pm - 8:30pm

On March 29, 2012, The Project for Nuclear Awareness will be honoring Helen Caldicott, MD former president of Physicians for Social Responsibility and a co-recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, for her lifetime of work on seeking peace, global security, and nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament. This Award Ceremony will be held at the WHYY Public Media Commons and will include a dialogue with Trudy Rubin, Foreign Affairs Columnist for The Philadelphia Inquirer. Supper will be served.

Thursday, March 29, 2012 - 9:00am - 4:00pm

Global Education Motivators, along with the United Nations Impact Initiative, invites teachers, administrators, and NGOs to join in a global dialogue on integrating peace and human rights education into the classroom. This year's conference, "Teaching Peace and Human Rights in a Multicultural World," brings together teachers from different parts of the world to learn more about what is happening with peace education and human rights. Day 1 of the conference is set to take place at Chestnut Hill College. Day 2, March 30, includes an option, all-day international videoconference program at the United Nations. Click here for detailed agendas for both conference days.

Thursday, March 29, 2012 - 7:30am - 10:00pm

As the largest organization focused exclusively on English language teaching for speakers of other languages, TESOL annually hosts more than 6,500 people from across the United States and around the world at the international convention. The annual, three-day convention (March 28 through March 31), offers English language teaching professionals from around the globe the premier opportunity for professional development in the field. Participants have the opportunity to exchange ideas and practices, keep abreast of current trends, foster their professional networks, receive mentoring on research projects, review the latest books and professional resources, and learn about advocacy efforts in their communities and around the world.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012 - 9:00pm

As the largest organization focused exclusively on English language teaching for speakers of other languages, TESOL annually hosts more than 6,500 people from across the United States and around the world at the international convention. The annual, three-day convention (March 28 through March 31), offers English language teaching professionals from around the globe the premier opportunity for professional development in the field. Participants have the opportunity to exchange ideas and practices, keep abreast of current trends, foster their professional networks, receive mentoring on research projects, review the latest books and professional resources, and learn about advocacy efforts in their communities and around the world.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012 - 6:30pm - 10:00pm

Cinémathèque is a foreign film series curated by an independent media arts collective. These intimate screenings take place in designated venues within Center City Philadelphia with the intention of expanding the discussion surrounding international film language. On March 28, Cinémathèque presents Rainer Werner Fassbinder's Veronika Voss (1982). Screening of the film will be followed by a discussion led by Dr. Homay King, Associate Professor in the Department of History of Art at Bryn Mawr College.

Monday, March 26, 2012 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

The Philadelphia Speaker Series is proud to present General Stanley McChrystal (USA, Ret), former commander of U.S. and international forces in Afghanistan and the former commander of Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC), which oversees the military’s most sensitive counter-terrorism units. Called “one of America’s greatest warriors” by Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, few people can speak about leadership, teamwork, and international affairs with as much insight as General Stanley McChrystal.

Monday, March 26, 2012 - 7:00pm - 9:30pm

Co-presented by the Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia as part of the 2012 Cherry Blossom Festival, and introduced by Dr Frank Chance, Center for East Asian Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, the Japanese performance troupe, Manzairaku, a group whose name literally means “all year joy,” travel to Philadelphia from Japan to perform traditional theater for this year’s Cherry Blossom Festival. Manzairaku will perform three pieces: Kyogen, Tenshu-Monogatari and Dengaku.

Sunday, March 25, 2012 - 4:00pm - 7:00pm

Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture is pleased to launch a concert series presenting a resident music ensemble performing classical Arab music repertoire that features a different guest soloist for each program. This month's guest artist is Tunisian vocalist Sonia M'Barek. Ms. M'Barek, accompanied by Al-Bustan’s Resident Takht Ensemble and Keystone State Boychoir, will perform a concert of Andalusian Muwashahat.

Saturday, March 24, 2012 - 8:00am - 5:00pm

The Global Education Lab is an information packed full-day workshop on global education for teachers and administrators. The Lab is a hands-on intensive that provides you with everything from global perspectives to lesson plans and supplementary materials for the next day’s classroom—delivered by educators with over 60 years of global education experience.

Friday, March 23, 2012 - 6:30pm - Saturday, April 21, 2012 - 4:00pm

This spring, from March 23 - April 21, Philadelphia's beautiful flowering trees will come into bloom for Sakura Matsuri - the Cherry Blossom Festival. A program of the Japan America Society of Greater Philadephia (JASGP), the Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival of Greater Philadelphia is an initiative to encourage a better understanding of the cultural, social, and educational customs of Japan and the United States. Set under the blossoming canopy of Philadelphia’s cherry trees, this Festival is a chance to experience a centuries-old tradition that celebrates the fleeting splendor of spring like no other. Join tens of thousands in savoring the fruits of Japan’s rich cultural heritage before the flowers fall!

Friday, March 23, 2012 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Imam Anwar Muhaimin of Quba Institute of west Philadelphia will make a presentation on "Islam and the African-American Experience in Philadelphia". This lecture is part of a bigger initiative by the University of Pennsylvania's African Studies Center that sheds light on Islam and the African Muslims in Philadelphia.

Friday, March 23, 2012 - 5:00pm - Saturday, March 24, 2012 - 5:30pm

The "Engaging Peace" Conference will be an interdisciplinary forum for connecting efforts and ideas relating to the fields of peace studies and conflict resolution. The conference will consist of student research panels, workshops, and practitioner sessions. This structure offers students, academics and practitioners a dialectic learning and mentoring environment. The theme of this conference, "Engaging Peace," is designed to showcase and celebrate a broad spectrum of innovative approaches and ideas in peacebuilding and conflict resolution, both domestically and abroad. This event is free to all student participants. 

Friday, March 23, 2012 - 9:00am - 4:30pm

The United Nations Academic Impact and Lehigh University present: Global Citizenship in Practice, A crossroads between education, civil society, and business. This international conference seeks to bring together stakeholders from the fields of education, business and civil society to share and compare best practices in the key growing area of Global Citizenship. The goal is to help shape a common ground and a common language leading to a better, more sustainable, and more responsible world citizenship.

Thursday, March 22, 2012 - 8:00pm - Sunday, April 1, 2012 - 6:00pm

Pasión y Arte, Philadelphia’s all-female flamenco dance company, will host the First Philadelphia Flamenco Festival on March 19-April 1. The festival features the work of Rosario Toledo, an internationally renowned Spanish dancer/choreographer, as well as film screenings, master classes, a symposium of expert panelists, and post-performance discussions and receptions.

Thursday, March 22, 2012 - 7:30pm - Saturday, March 24, 2012 - 11:00pm

For more than 30 years, DanceBrazil has thrilled audiences throughout the world with a dazzling fusion of Afro-Brazilian culture, live music, contemporary dance and Capoeira, the African dance/martial arts form that evolved in colonial Brazil as a means of fighting enslavement. Enjoy the Philadelphia premiere of Dance like a Fight - Fight like a Dance, a sensuous, fast-paced new work that draws upon the ongoing dialogue of intense cultural rituals, followed by the revival of the hit work Batuke, a hard-driving piece exploding with the rhythms created by smooth samba steps, capoeira lethal kicks and the stick dance Maculel. 

Thursday, March 22, 2012 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

The Middle East Center at UPenn is proud to partner with Penn Museum’s International Classroom Program, The American Research Institute in Turkey (ARIT), and the Center for Civic Leadership and Responsibility (CCLR) in offering a Spring 2012 Lecture series, "Islam: Tradition and Diversity." This week's talk is presented by Carolyn Baugh, who will discuss Islam and Women. Dr. Baugh received both a Master's degree and a Doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania in Arabic and Islamic Studies. She currently works at Bryn Mawr College where she is research assistant to President McAuliffe, a Qur'anic scholar. Her discussion seeks to add depth to the discourse on Islam and Muslim women by questioning common assumptions while exploring key Qur'anic concepts and Islamic "her-story."

Thursday, March 22, 2012 - 8:30am - 10:00am

The International Design and Engineering Consortium (IDEC) is comprised of leading architectural, engineering and construction management services companies in the Philadelphia area working together to provide coordinated services to the international community. By combining expertise and a comprehensive portfolio of services, the consortium is able to strengthen its global competitiveness. IDEC meetings are open to members of the IDEC program only and those companies interested in joining IDEC.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Director of France-Philadelphie, Danièle Thomas Easton, will moderate a panel discussion devoted to the book La Séduction. The event, held at the Spring Mill Cafe, includes dinner and a chocolate and whiskey tasting with Joe Brandolo, whiskey ambassador. Also participating is Philly LoveBar Chocolate, a community-rooted chocolate project that brings together food justice, the arts, and delight! This BYOB dinner, dessert, and discussion costs $65. Reservations required with the Cafe: (610) 828 - 2550.