Past Events

Thursday, August 4, 2011 - 5:30pm - 10:00pm

International Visitors Council's monthly First Thursday events are in their twelfth year! On Thursday August 4th, join us in welcoming our guests to the U.S. & Philadelphia. Practice your language skills, make new local friends and stay in touch with what's happening internationally. It's the easiest way to practice Citizen Diplomacy without leaving Philadelphia!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011 - 11:30am - 1:30pm

On July 27, the Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI) is happy to host our Vice Chairman, Dov Zakheim, as he discusses his new book, A Vulcan's Tale: How the Bush Administration Mismanaged the Reconstruction of Afghanistan. A Vulcan's Tale is Zakheim's memoir of his experiences in the Bush Administration in the immediate years following the September 11 attacks. For more information contact (215) 732 - 3774, ext 303 or email us at [email protected]. Reservations are required.

Sunday, July 24, 2011 - 10:00am - Friday, July 29, 2011 - 4:30pm

The 20th International Symposium on Plasma Chemistry (ISPC), presented by the Greater Philadelphia Life Sciences Congress, will be held in Philadelphia USA at Loews Hotel July 24 - 29, 2011. ISPC is a bi-annual international conference with topics encompassing the whole area of plasma chemistry and processing science. The aim of the symposium is to present the recent progress in plasma chemistry and its applications.

Thursday, July 21, 2011 - 4:00pm - Friday, July 22, 2011 - 12:00am

On July 21st, celebrate the summer and IVC's *only* fund-raiser to support their work of creating positive American experiences. For 25 years the annual BBQ has been a way for the IVC to create an "American experience" for guests from abroad. Come join the fun at the 25th annual indoors BBQ for family and friends!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011 - 11:30am - 1:00pm

Please join us on July 20, at the FPRI Library, in welcoming Professor Daniel Byman as he discusses his recent book, A High Price: The Triumphs and Failures of Israeli Counterterrorism. In A High Price, Daniel Byman breaks down the dual myths of Israeli omnipotence and—conversely—ineptitude in fighting terror, offering instead a historical account of the state's bold but often failed efforts to fight terrorist groups. For more information call (215) 732 - 3774, ext 303 or email us at: [email protected].

Sunday, July 17, 2011 - 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Please join UNA-GP as it hosts its annual Garden Party on Sunday July 17! This year's theme: International Justice Day. The day will be full of events, guest speakers, opportunities to network, and discussions about important politlcal and international issues. 

Thursday, July 14, 2011 - 7:00pm - Sunday, July 17, 2011 - 6:00pm

Philadelphia's Fairmount area and Eastern State  Penitentiary invite you to celebrate Bastille Day in style! On July 15, local businesses team with Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site for a playful reenactment of the Storming of the Bastille, followed by a French-themed street party. For a detailed schedule of a weekend of film screenings, outdoor street festivals, food and drink specials, and a host of other activities for children and adults, visit

Thursday, July 14, 2011 - 6:30pm - 11:30pm

Be part of the fabulous Alliance Francaise de Philadelphie annual Bastille Day Celebration on Thursday, July 14, at 6:30 PM at the Independence Seaport Museum on Columbus Boulevard in Philadelphia.

Monday, July 11, 2011 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Since not everyone can make it to France to celebrate Bastille Day this year, we have a fun alternative. Join us in the Fountain Restaurant on July 11th at 7 PM as our Monday Night Chef Series celebrates all things French. From the service to the food and wine, our three-course dinner will be steeped in the French culture -- down to our Maître d' Yann Rowland, who hails from Saint Germain en Laye, located in the Western suburbs of Paris.

Monday, July 11, 2011 - 10:00am - Sunday, July 17, 2011 - 12:00am

The festival joins diverse communities together for an electrifying week of nonstop entertainment celebrating the world's cultures.

Thursday, July 7, 2011 (All day)

The World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia (WTCGP) Members' Appreciation Reception is our annual tribute to our members and an opportunity for you to meet and mingle with the staff, board members, and other member companies. Become a member today and join us for this celebration!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011 - 9:00am - Friday, July 1, 2011 - 6:00pm

Designed primarily for K-12 music teachers, as well as instrumentalists, vocalists and music enthusiasts, this course provides a rich and engaging opportunity to work with renowned musicians and gain an appreciation of Arab culture and music through playing an instrument, singing, and performing in an ensemble.

Monday, June 27, 2011 - 8:00am - Thursday, June 30, 2011 - 11:30am

The BIO Business Forum, a part of the BIO International Convention, provides partnership opportunities for businesses interested in investing in the biotech industry.

Thursday, June 23, 2011 - 2:00pm - 7:30pm
Russian-American Innovation Technology Week (RANIT) brings together entrepreneurs, scientists, venture capitalists, and established corporations within the American and Russian technology industries. This conference will explore the opportunities to build mutually-supportive partnerships between the U.S. and Russia in the sphere of innovative pharmaceutical development. 
Thursday, June 23, 2011 - Thursday, June 30, 2011

Russian-American Innovation Technology Week (RANIT) brings together entrepreneurs, scientists, venture capitalists, and established corporations within the American and Russian technology industries. This conference will explore the opportunities to build mutually-supportive partnerships between the U.S. and Russia in the sphere of innovative pharmaceutical development. 

Wednesday, June 22, 2011 - 8:00am - 11:00am

This basic exporting seminar will explore the resources available to get you started in international markets. A panel of experts will cover a variety of topics including obtaining financing, handling logistics, legal considerations, and developing a market entry strategy. You will also have the opportunity to participate in roundtable breakout sessions with experienced exporters.

Thursday, June 16, 2011 - 11:00am - 12:30pm

Cyberwar is thought to be the next great threat to national security. The Foreign Policy Research Institute's (FPRI) Lawrence Husick, Senior Fellow, leads a Briefing on Cyberspace: The Next Battlefield, in Washington, DC.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011 - 11:30am - 12:30pm

The Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI) hosts a Book Talk with renowned British historian Andrew Roberts about his new book, Why Hitler Lost. Roberts is also the author of The Storm of War: A New History of the Second World War (2009). 

Monday, June 13, 2011 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

A distinguished group of more than 50 scholars and policy analysts, holding a wide range of analytical views and political orientations, recently concluded that the U.S. should rebalance its approach to Iran, leveraging the gains achieved from sanctions by indicating a willingness to engage Iran diplomatically on a wide range of issues. Join Barry Blechman, co-author of the Stimson Center's Iran Study Group Report and Edward Turzanski, Senior Fellow at Foreign Policy Research Institute and National security analyst, La Salle University, as they discuss these important findings.

Friday, June 10, 2011 - 7:00pm - 11:30pm

 La Fête du Printemps is the most prestigious gathering of Greater Philadelphia's French and globally-minded business leaders.