Past Events

Friday, September 21, 2018 - 10:00am - 8:45pm

The United Nations International Day of Peace, September 21, provides an opportunity for all humanity to come together, in spirit and in action, for greater peace. This global day is observed by hundreds of millions of citizens in cities, towns and villages worldwide. Thousands of NGOs, as well as citizens and governments, organize and engage in diverse peace-related activities such as peace education, the arts, spirituality, the environment, social justice, community, sport, service, and more.

Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Are trigger warnings getting in the way of freedom of speech on campus? First Amendment champion Greg Lukianoff discusses his new book, The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure, and how to preserve free speech in America. Jeffrey Rosen, president and CEO of the National Constitution Center, moderates. Includes book sale.

Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

You are invited to celebrate the release of the photo book, "The Cultural Fabric of Philadelphia" by Dave Lakatos and LifeWork Photo Inc.

Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Global Philadelphia Association and the Office of Immigrant Affairs invite you to a special FREE event!

Join our panel of guest speakers as they read excerpts from popular novels and show film clips dealing with Immigration, followed by lively discussions among participants around the themes and topics revealed.

All ages welcome! Snacks will be provided. 

This event will be held at the Free Library of Philadelphia at 1901 Vine Street, in the Children's Department. 

Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 4:30pm - 6:30pm

With their busy modern lives, people often seek a place of physical and emotional healing. In the exhibition Invitation to Paradise, Hee Sook Kim, with her eye for beauty, fills the canvas with motifs from Korean folk paintings and thus invites the viewers into a meditative healing space.

Printmaking workshop with Hee Sook Kim
Sept. 20, 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Space is limited to 12 participants. Online registration required. 


Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 1:30pm - Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 8:00pm

Is there any grace in forgetting? Can time’s cruel and random destruction of memory also produce fleeting moments of happiness and love, unencumbered by the past and stripped of the self? 

Monday, September 17, 2018 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

The Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA) invites students and young professionals to a networking reception at the Union League of Philadelphia. Join us for an evening of food, cocktails, and conversation with admissions officers from the following APSIA member schools:

Monday, September 17, 2018 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Join us for an exciting event with former President of Mexico Felipe Calderón as he discusses Mexico's role in the global order, followed by a conversation with Trudy Rubin, Worldview columnist at The Philadelphia Inquirer.

Felipe Calderón, Distinguished Global Leader in Residence

Monday, September 17, 2018 - 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Judge Jeffrey S. Sutton, of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and author of the new book, 51 Imperfect Solutions: States and the Making of American Constitutional Law, explores four constitutional debates — school funding, the exclusionary rule, eugenics, and mandatory flag salutes — to shed light on the importance of state courts and state constitutions in protecting liberty. Jeffrey Rosen, president and CEO of the National Constitution Center, moderates.

Monday, September 17, 2018 - 9:30am - 5:00pm

Every year, the National Constitution Center hosts the best Constitution Day Celebration in the country.  We are the place to turn to help you commemorate that historic day while meeting your federal education requirements.  Join us at the museum for outstanding and engaging programs or use our fantastic on-line resources in your classroom.

Our Constitution Day festival is great for all ages!

Monday, September 17, 2018 - 8:30am - 5:00pm

In September of 1787, the Founding Fathers signed the most influential document in American history: the United States Constitution. Every year, the National Constitution Center commemorates that historic day by hosting the best Constitution Day Celebration in the country!

Museum admission is FREE on September 17, made possible by the Present Progressive Fund, though the Schwab Charitable Fund.

Sunday, September 16, 2018 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Virtuoso oud prodigy Mohamed Abozekry convenes Egypt’s popular and classical music traditions, Sufi calls, and secular poetry with a new instrumental project, Karkadé.

With Karkadé, Abozekry evokes the hibiscus tea found everywhere in Cairo, and the eponymous French café at which this project was born. Mixing together styles and traditions, Abozekry creates a beautiful musical language, describing a path to an Arab world at peace with its history and turned towards the future.

Sunday, September 16, 2018 - 2:00pm - 6:00pm

Who’s ready for a block party? On Sunday, September 16 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., the City of Philadelphia will host the 2nd Annual Philadelphia International Unity Cup Block Party, presented by Heineken.

Sunday, September 16, 2018 - 2:00pm - 8:00pm

  Join us to celebrate Mexico and all of its amazing customs and traditions! 

Sunday, September 16, 2018 - 2:00pm - 8:00pm

Celebrate Mexico and all of its amazing customs and traditions! This is a free event. 

Saturday, September 15, 2018 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Shamisen master Hidetaro Honjoh offers a traditional-style concert featuring works from the hauta repertoire, the quintessential “pop music” of its time. In this one-night-only concert, this virtuoso of Edo-period love songs serenades and transports audiences to the streets of pre-modern Tokyo.

Friday, September 14, 2018 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Join us for a conversation on the politics of trade and the future of NAFTA with Perry World House Visiting Fellows Felipe Calderón and Charlie Dent, moderated by Perry World House Director William Burke-White. Lunch will be provided. Registration is required.

Felipe Calderón, Distinguished Global Leader in Residence

Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 7:00pm - Saturday, September 15, 2018 - 7:00pm

September 13 at 7 & 9 pm
September 14 at 7 & 9 pm
September 15 at 5 & 7 pm

$35 general / $24.50 member
$15 student + 25-and-under

Choreographer Trajal Harrell, creator of the series Twenty Looks or Paris is Burning at The Judson Church (2014 Fringe Festival), uses the origins of modern dance to create an entirely new performance piece, one that invites the viewer to step into an unexplored historical imagination.

Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 9:00am - 12:00pm

How can women's leadership transform today's workplace? Join the Temple University Fox Center for Executive Education for our Women’s Leadership Series, designed to develop and foster the skills necessary for successful business leadership.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Acclaimed historian Sean Wilentz reconsiders the Founders’ debates over slavery and the Constitution as described in his new book, No Property in Man: Slavery and Antislavery at the Nation’s Founding. Jeffrey Rosen, president and CEO of the National Constitution Center, moderates. Includes book sale.