Past Events

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.

Thursday, November 3, 2011 - 5:30pm - 10:00pm

Learn about the plight of endangered species and celebrate local and international conservation heroes at the Philadelphia Zoo's 2011 Global Conservation Gala.

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.