Past Events

Thursday, October 6, 2011 - 9:30am - 12:30pm

The Peter and Patricia Gruber Foundation, which honors and encourages educational excellence, social justice and scientific achievements, is awarding its 2011 Justice Prize to five recipients at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. Of this year's five Justice Prize recipients, two are celebrated champions of American Civil Rights - Barbara Arnwine and Morris Dees. The three organizations also sharing the prize are recognized as advancing the rights of oppressed minorities while upholding the rule of law: the Association for Civil Rights in Israel, the Center for Legal and Social Studies (Argentina), and the Kurdish Human Rights Project. This event is free and open to the public.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

The French American Chamber of Commerce in participaton with The British-American Business Council, The Chilean-American Chamber of Commerce, The America-Israel Chamber of Commerce present a forum on the importance of connecting globally, and staying ahead of the curve with respect to technology being used for e-trade and commerce, digital media, and business operations.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Established in Philadelphia in 1984, KieranTimberlake is an internationally recognized architecture firm, recipient of numerous honors including the 2008 AIA Architecture Firm Award and 2010 Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award. Join Stephen Kieran and James Timberlake to celebrate the launch of their fifth book, a reflection on the last decade of inquisitive approaches to their clients’ needs, as well as the needs of the environment, and how that has broadened their vision of the relationship between process, craft, and form.

Monday, October 3, 2011 - 12:00am - Wednesday, October 12, 2011 - 11:59pm

The World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia in partnership with the Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce of Pennsylvania will lead an executive trade mission to Peru and Brazil from October 3-12, 2011. This mission gives participating companies the opportunity to meet one-on-one with prospective business partners, gain experience from local and U.S. businesses in country, and attend a networking dinner with World Trade Centers from around the globe at the World Trade Centers Annual General Assembly in Sao Paulo.

Sunday, October 2, 2011 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Culture Change, Adaptation, and Image Film Series - "Chinese Restaurants"

While the Chinese restaurant is ubiquitous in nearly every corner of the globe, the nature of the food changes according to local taste, while the restaurant owners change by adapting to local cultural norms. Dr. Jane Kauer, Penn Anthropology Department, an expert on food and culture, presents an episode of this celebrated 2008 series by Canadian writer, director, and producer Cheuk Kwan.

Free with Museum admission donation.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011 - 8:00am - Thursday, October 6, 2011 - 8:00pm

Drexel University will host the 2011 Delaware Investments U.S. Open Squash Championships, one of only two combined men’s and women’s professional World Series events, from September 30 – October 6 at the Daskalakis Athletic Center in Philadelphia, PA.

Saturday, September 24, 2011 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

On September 24, Philadelphia's Jay Sand opens the final of the 40th Street Summer Series concert with a performance focused on encouraging kids to explore the world by enjoying global music, rhythms and movement. Concert is free and open to the public. However, The Rotunda and University City District are also pleased to announce special deals and outdoor eating in conjunction with the Summer Series at City Tap House, 3925 Walnut Street. Between 6-10pm, City Tap House will be offering house-made grilled sausages, hamburgers and hot dogs on their patio in addition to $3 Yards draughts and other drink specials.

Saturday, September 24, 2011 - 11:00am - 7:00pm

The Philadelphia Ratha-Yatra Festival strives to bring all residents of the Philadelphia area together to remember, serve, and love the Supreme Personality of Godhead. The day is lined with a variety of cultural activities including The Parade of Chariots (12 PM - 1 PM) in which participant pull colorful chariots, dance, and chant the Holy Names of God. The Parade will be followed by The Festival of India, a free, day-long festival infused with transcendental music, discussion, drama, and a vegetarian feas (1 PM - 7 PM).

Friday, September 23, 2011 - 3:00pm - 4:30pm

As part of Temple University's College of Liberal Arts' Dissent in America series, Prof. Ralph Young will introduce two young anti-nuclear activists, Ryan Potoff and Jocelyn Voorhees, who will speak on From Fukushima to Tomorrow: How to Stop Nuclear Threats in the U.S. and the World.

Thursday, September 22, 2011 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

The French-American Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with The German-American Chamber of Commerce, The Irish-American Business Chamber & Network and The Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce presents a business networking reception and corporate briefing, with Keynote remarks by Denis Thiery, Chairman & Group Chief Executive Officer of Neopost S.A.

Thursday, September 22, 2011 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm

International business, diplomatic, and academic communities gather to “showcase” the international vitality of the region and celebrate Greater Philadelphia as a world-class region and international business destination.

Thursday, September 22, 2011 - 8:00am - Friday, September 23, 2011 - 5:00pm

Pennsylvania International Week (PIW) is an annual program, organized in partnership with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Department of Community and Economic Development. During this week, Pennsylvania’s Authorized Trade Representatives (ATRs), covering major markets around the world, visit Philadelphia to meet with local companies and discuss export opportunities in their respective markets.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011 - 5:15pm - 7:00pm

In this World Affairs Council event, Professor Fawaz A. Gerges discusses the Al-Qaeda threat and future Western foreign policy, especially since the death of Osama bin Laden. 

Wednesday, September 21, 2011 - 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Join Project for Nuclear Awareness, Drexel Office of International Affairs, UN Association of Greater Philadelphia, Alliance for a Sustainable Future and Physicians for Social Responsibility in welcoming Dr. William H. Hartung, Center for International Policy and Dr. Jacqueline Reich, Chestnut Hill College. Drs. Hartung and Reich will discuss the nuclear threat and prospects for nuclear disarmament. Free and open to the public.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011 (All day)

The International Day of Peace (Peace Day) is a global day of ceasefire & non-violence observed by millions worldwide on September 21. On Peace Day’s 30th anniversary, September 21, 2011, Philadelphia individuals, schools and organizations will join with the world by actively participating in a wide range of peace and non-violence activities.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011 - 7:00pm - 11:10pm

In honor of the International Day of Peace and Peace Day Philly celebrations, Brothers in Harmony, reknowned local men's chorus, will entertain in the historic Philadelphia Meetinghouse at Friends Center. Reception with light refreshment follows the concert in the Cherry Street Room across the hall. Be certain to reserve this evening for a very special cultural experience.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011 - 11:30am - 12:45pm

Learn how you can build a movement to put an end to nuclear threats—and nuclear weapons. Ed Aguilar, Project for Nuclear Awareness (PNA) program coordinator, Member, PSR Philadelphia Board, and Jocelyn Voorhees, St. Joseph’s University, PNA intern, will speak at Barbelin 265, 11:30-12:45, on the St. Joseph’s campus.

Saturday, September 17, 2011 - 9:30am - Saturday, December 10, 2011 - 1:00pm

Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture is launching a Saturday program, open to Kindergartners through 7th graders, focusing on Arabic instruction and reinforcement of the Arabic language through art, choir, drama, and percussion. Experienced Arabic speaking teachers incorporate the language throughout classes.

Saturday, September 17, 2011 - 9:00am - 2:00pm

The American Swedish Historical Museum Auxiliary is hosting its second annual flea market in September. Enjoy a day of fun and discovery inside and outside of the museum. 

Friday, September 16, 2011 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Tom Morr, of Select Greater Philadelphia, will lead a discussion on designing nonstop air travel between Philadelphia and East Asia.