Past Events

Tuesday, November 1, 2011 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

The International Vision Award Ceremony and Reception culminates I-House Philly's "Incredible INDIA!" series celebrating the richness and diversity of the people, culture and heritage of India. This year's Vision Award is proudly presented to Mr. Ajay Raju, Managing Partner, Reed Smith LLP.

Friday, October 28, 2011 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

This Friday, Davis will be delivering the keynote lecture at Critical Refusals, a major conference at Penn from October 27 to 29, 2011, sponsored by the International Herbert Marcuse Society and organized by Andrew Lamas of Urban Studies. Davis will be joined by distinguished scholars, students, and activists from more than twenty countries to explore the continuing relevance of Marcuse, the Frankfurt School, and contemporary critical theories. Lecture is free and open to the public.

Thursday, October 27, 2011 - 6:30pm - 11:00pm

Join International House in celebrating the Festival of Lights. Delicious food, a mini-Melas (fair), and musical performances will usher in the victory of good over evil. Performances provided by: Jeremy Dyen and Thomas Flanagan of Amrita Music Group, and Indian Classical dance Bharatanatyam provided by Usiloquy Dance Design.

Monday, October 24, 2011 - 2:00pm - 8:00pm

Join the United Nations Association of Greater Philadelphia, in partnership with The University of Pennsylvania and Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture, in a thought-provoking day of lectures, discussion, and music exploring "Human Rights, Globalization, and the Arab Spring."

Monday, October 24, 2011 - 8:30am - Tuesday, October 25, 2011 - 5:00pm

The eighth annual Pennsylvania Conference for Women, "Live Fearlessly!," features nationally recognized speakers who will address the critical issues facing women today. This year's conference is preceded by a day-long "Small Business Boot Camp."

Monday, October 24, 2011 - 7:30am - Tuesday, October 25, 2011 - 4:30pm

The bioscience industry in the mid Atlantic region is one of the most dynamic and innovative in the world and Biotech 2011: Imagine. Collaborate. Innovate is the premier bioscience conference in this region. From October 24-25, 2011, top bioscience leaders from around the world will be at Biotech 2011 to network, connect with potential partners, share business strategies, and learn from their peers.

Thursday, October 20, 2011 - 4:30pm - 6:30pm

GIS welcomes Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow and Visiting Assistant Professor of History at Haverford College, Dr. Farid Azfar. Dr. Azfar will present “'River Time: The Eighteenth Century Indus Between the History of Empire and the History of Sexuality?"
This event is co-sponsored by History. Free and open to the public.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Tyler School of Art "Critical Dialogue Series" presents, Jens Hoffmann, Director of the Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco. "Remembering Istanbul" will look into Hoffmann's recent experience of curating the 12th Istanbul Biennial, one of the worlds most important exhibitions of contemporary art. Hoffmann will in particular look into the conceptual challenges that an exhibition of this scale and importance poses and how those were creatively integrated into the process of making this exhibition

Wednesday, October 19, 2011 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Join Marc Fumaroli as he discusses his new book When the World Spoke French which has been hailed by the New York Times as “magisterial,” and cited by the Wall Street Journal for “his command of sources, his treasury of recondite detail and his narrative zest” all of which “combine in a sustained celebration” of the French and their influence in diplomacy. Marc Fumaroli is the Director of the Académie Française and has been a member of the Committee on Social Thought in Chicago. Reception and book signing to follow.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011 - 8:00am - Friday, October 21, 2011 - 5:00pm

The 2011 World Green Energy Symposium will showcase new, alternative, sustainable and innovative product development and green energy opportunities for businesses and the public.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011 - 7:00pm - 9:30pm

The Center for Africana Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, and the Annenberg School for Communication at The University of Pennsylvania present a film screening of Da Monzon, The Conquest of Samanyana: The Discovery of the History of Mali. Screening will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker, Sidy Diabaté.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011 - 8:30am - 11:30am

During this World Trade Center seminar, small business owners will learn how to take the first step into global markets by developing a targeted market entry strategy, learning how to comply with U.S. and foreign regulations, and accessing available financing for your sales orders. Business owners in the fields of Technology, Life Sciences, and Environment, will discover how to gain access to free or low-cost export counseling and hear from experienced exporters who started out small.

Sunday, October 16, 2011 - 2:30pm - 6:00pm

The United Nations Association of Greater Philadelphia and the Center for Public Health Initiatives are sponsoring the kick-off event for a two week long series of events celebrating the 30th Anniversary of World Food Day. Speakers to include: Dr. Marion Nestle, Dr. Scott Poethig, and Roxanne Christensen. RSVP at: [email protected]

Friday, October 14, 2011 - 9:30am - Monday, January 16, 2012 - 5:00pm

The National Constitution Center presents a groundbreaking exhibit-theater hybrid documenting seven diverse citizens who bravely fought for equality, freedom and justice overseas and at home during the World War II era. Their compelling stories come to life in an innovative exhibit-theater hybrid, which connects powerfully to current debates about immigration, citizenship and civil rights in America. Fighting for Democracy is FREE with museum admission.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011 - 8:00am - Monday, October 31, 2011 - 10:00pm

Throughout October, I-House Philly celebrates the people, culture and heritage of India with a series of programs and events. Presented in collaboration with the University of Pennsylvania's South Asia Center and the Council on Indian Organizations in Greater Philadelphia.

Thursday, October 6, 2011 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Professor Mongia's talk examines the continued success of Shobha Dé, who has been publishing for the last 35 years. Her first novel, Socialite Evenings, came out in 1988; it sells even better today than it did when it first appeared. Dé may be regarded as India's first pulp novelist in English. The space she opened up has since been filled by a variety of popular forms. Chetan Bhagat is now the country's English language bestseller; chick lit and graphic novels have done robustly well in the last decade. What do these forms tell us about English-language publishing in India today?

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.