Past Events

Tuesday, November 22, 2011 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

On Tuesday, November 22nd, Chef Georges Perrier will be joined in an informal conversation with Danièle L. Thomas Easton, Director of France-Philadelphie. Ms. Thomas Easton will interview Chef Perrier about his 45-year history as one of Philadelphia’s premier chefs, and gain insight into why he chose to stay in this city over other major “food towns”.

Monday, November 21, 2011 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Internationally acclaimed vocalist Azam Ali (singer for Niyaz and Vas as well as guest vocalist for Conjure One, System of A Down, The Crystal Method, Chris Vrenna, Mickey Hart and many others) brings her timeless, ethereal voice to the stage on November 21st in Philadelphia. Opening the show will be Raquy and the Cavemen, a duo of virtuoso drummers / multi-instrumentalists who bring some rock energy to traditional Middle Eastern rhythms.

Saturday, November 19, 2011 - 10:00am - 6:00pm

This year's conference theme is, "21st Century Challenges to Development." The keynote speaker, Dr. Sami Geadah, will deliver an opening address on "Economies in Transition: Experiences from the Arab Spring." The Penn International Development Conference (Penn IDC) is an annual conference held at the University of Pennsylvania that hosts leading experts, policymakers, and scholars from the development field. Attendees will include undergraduates, graduates, and professionals from a variety of schools and fields. The conference mission is to facilitate open discussion of development challenges and to foster connections between undergraduates, graduates, and professionals.

Friday, November 18, 2011 - 8:00pm - Sunday, November 20, 2011 - 4:00pm

Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture is pleased to launch a concert series presenting a resident music ensemble performing classical Arab music repertoire with a different guest soloist for each program. This month's guest soloist is A.J. Racy, a performer, composer and Professor of Ethnomusicology at UCLA. This monthly series is presented in partnership with Trinity Center for Urban Life.

Friday, November 18, 2011 - 6:00pm - 11:00pm

The German-American Chamber of Commerce-Philadelphia will celebrate its 22nd Anniversary with a Gala at the distinguished Union League of Philadelphia on Friday, November 18, 2011. Looking back on 22 years of Transatlantic Partnership in Trade and Commerce, the GACC-Philadelphia has built a solid following and will continue to expand its active role in the business community of the Greater Philadelphia region.

Thursday, November 17, 2011 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Have an intimate encounter with Scandinavian design at a behind-the-scenes tour of the popular Philadelphia boutique Hello Home. From funky vases, one-of-a-kind furniture, and home décor that is classic in function but unique in style, 17 Swedish Designers has transported visitors across the Atlantic to the hip design studios of Stockholm.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

The American Tunisian Association (ATA) lecture series, "Tunisians and their Hopes for Democracy," continues to bring together Tunisian speakers to discuss the nation's transition to democracy. On November 16, Chema Gargouri will discuss how Tunisia can leverage new citizen interest and awareness to help establish a functioning civil society, so vital a part to a new democracy.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011 - 8:00am - 12:30pm

World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia and the State of New Jersey's Business Action Center present: "An Export Finance Workshop: Financing Tools to Drive Your Global Sales."

Tuesday, November 15, 2011 - 6:00pm - 10:00pm

The 2011 FPRI Annual Dinner honors Dr. Fouad Ajami, senior fellow at The Hoover Institution and co-chairman of Hoover's Working Group on Islamism and the International Order.

Monday, November 14, 2011 - 7:00pm - 9:30pm

CETRA's third movie night and networking event features the Argentinian film, Un Cuento Chino. Networking begins at 7 PM, followed by film at 7:30 PM.

Friday, November 11, 2011 - 7:30pm - Saturday, November 19, 2011 - 9:00pm

Asian Arts Initiative is pleased to present our 2011 Artists Exchange exploring the theme of "Home, Far and Near." Through two nights of riveting showcases, and an open mic feature presentation, this year's featured artists Krystal Banzon, Kennedy Kabasares, Traci Kato-Kiriyama, Soomi Kim, Katie Hae Leo, Gein Wong, and Philly favorites Makoto Hirano and Anula Shetty will investigate diverse experiences of immigration, body, family, and home, far and near.

Friday, November 11, 2011 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

"Muslim Voices of Philadelphia" is a new community media project of Scribe Video Center that provides an opportunity for interested Muslim community groups to document the histories, practices and contributions of the many Muslims who have come to call the region home. Join us in celebrating the premiere of pilot videos produced by Lajna Ima'illah, Women’s Auxilliary of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community and the New Africa Center. Our premiere will be followed by a roundtable discussion featuring Precious Rasheeda Muhammad, President of Journal of Islam in America Press and Dr Khalid Blankinship, Professor of Religion at Temple Universitry.

Friday, November 11, 2011 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Junior Achievement of Delaware Valley honors Judith M. von Seldeneck, Founder and CEO of Diversified Search. Join the Philadelphia Business Community as we recognize outstanding business leaders and entrepreneurs who, through their work, have made a significant contribution to the quality of life in Delaware Valley.

Thursday, November 10, 2011 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

The American Tunisian Association (ATA) lecture series, "Tunisians and their Hopes for Democracy," continues to bring together Tunisian speakers to discuss the nation's transition to democracy. On November 11, Hatem Bourial will discuss the new actors in Tunisian political life, the new challenges after the first free elections, and the next milestones in the roadmap leading towards Tunisian democracy.

Thursday, November 10, 2011 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Nationalities Service Center’s Global Tastes event raises funds to help the region’s immigrants and refugees succeed in their desire to become contributing members of the Philadelphia community. Global Tastes will include an array of international restaurants from our region, serving samplings of their favorite foods to 300 guests.

Thursday, November 10, 2011 - 11:30am - 2:00pm

Join GPCC in celebrating the strong commercial and trade partnership between the Greater Philadelphia region and the Republic of Chile.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011 - 5:00pm - 9:00pm

The Villanova Women in Business Conference will bring together students, faculty, alumnae, and distinguished business leaders to network and discuss challenges facing women in today's business environment. Global Philadelphia Association is pleased to announce that our very own Administrative Director, Zabeth Teelucksingh, will speak on a panel entitled, "Oh the Places You Will Go! Advice from Women Working Abroad."

Wednesday, November 9, 2011 - 3:30pm - 7:30pm

Project for Nuclear Awareness and Physicians for Social Responsibility invite you to join us for an important phone banking opportunity to call friendly Pennsylvania voters and encourage them to call Sen. Pat Toomey and Rep. Chaka Fattah about the nuclear weapons budget.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011 - 2:30pm - 9:00pm

On Wednesday November 9th, the Dialogue Institute is pleased to present two sessions on interreligious peacemaking. At 2:30 PM, Sheikh Ghassan Manasra, Director of the Islamic Cultural Center in Nazareth, a center promoting tolerance and interfaith dialogue, together with Eliyahu McLean, director of Jerusalem Peacemakers, a network of religious leaders and grassroots peacebuilders, will facilitate a hands on training for students, activists and people of faith based on their experiences encouraging understanding and reconciliation in the Holy Land. This event will be followed by an evening, public forum discussing the Arab Spring, protests in Israel, and the new realities in the Middle East.

Sunday, November 6, 2011 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Travel the World with Games, a World Culture Day afternoon, runs Sunday, November 6, from 1:00 to 4:00 pm the Penn Museum. Visitors of all ages are invited to learn and play a variety of games with game instructors on hand throughout the Museum's international galleries: Go (an ancient game of Japan), Backgammon (originating in Asia Minor), Chess (originally from Northwest India), Senet (from Egypt, perhaps the oldest game in the world), Mancala (originating in Eritrea or Ethiopia), the Royal Game of Ur (discovered at the site of Ur in ancient Iraq)-and more. The event is free with Museum admission donation.