Past Events

Friday, June 8, 2018 - 6:00pm - 9:30pm

Please join us for our Spring Fundraising event Dinner Date honoring collector Jan Gordon and artist Jane Irish.

This special evening will be hosted by Drs. Marsha + Stephen Silberstein in their spectacular Liberty Place home.

Friday, June 8, 2018 - 3:00pm - 5:30pm

GIC’s African Business Roundtable, held in collaboration with the Annual ODUNDE Festival, will take place on Friday, June 8, 2018. This annual event is free, but registration is required.

Confirmed speakers include Ambassadors of Ghana, Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire and Liberia as well as the Convening Founder and Head of Mission of the (AU) African Diaspora Forum.

Friday, June 8, 2018 - 3:00pm - 5:30pm

Global Interdependece Center's African Business Roundtable, held in collaboration with the Annual ODUNDE Festival, will take place on Friday, June 8, 2018.

The roundtable will include presentations from several African nations and remarks from City Commerce Director Harold T. Epps, State Sen. Sharif Street, and Robert Scott, deputy assistant secretary of African Affairs, U.S. State Department. The keynote speaker is His Excellency Alan Kyerematen, Ghana Minister of Trade and Industry. 

This annual event is free, but registration is required.

Friday, June 8, 2018 - 8:00am - 12:00pm

How should nonprofits effectively advocate for positive policy impact? What are effective policy advocacy strategies being used by and for Philadelphia nonprofits? Villanova University and PANO are excited to host “Nonprofits & Policy Makers II: Voices from the Field”.

Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 6:30pm - 9:00pm

Andrew O'Shaughnessy, historian and vice president of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation at Monticello, explores Thomas Jefferson and education in a wide-ranging discussion.

In partnership with the American Philosophical Society Library and the Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies at Monticello.

Watch this America’s Town Hall program live at

Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

The Scandinavian Chambers join forces with Hero Digital to host this year's first event in the Business Technology Seminar series. Meet professionals who are working on implementing the GDPR standards for their businesses, and learn what you can do to make sure you comply with the new data protection rules. 

Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Do you have or plan to have customers or employees in Europe?

Join and learn how the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) may impact your business when it comes into force on May 25th, 2018.

The Scandinavian Chambers join forces with Hero Digital to host this year's first event of a series of business technology seminars entitled: "GDPR - Is Your Business Covered?"

Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

This 2018 multi-series program will explore the spaces and artifacts not usually seen by the public! We started the series with our 1st program: Preserved Historic Spaces and now for our second program, we look at the items Preserved Underground! Come see the Franklin Court archaeology site and visit the lab where we “piece together history!” This program will be led by Jed Levin, archaeologist for Independence National Historical Park who will show us the park by exploring the things that were preserved under our feet.

Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 5:30pm - 9:00pm

Join us for an evening with Philadelphia’s most globally-minded leaders.

International Cocktails & Cuisine - Live Music - Wine Pull - Prize Drawings

The Citizen Diplomat of the Year Award will be presented to Stephan A. Grupp, MD, PhD, a pediatric oncologist with Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. We will recognize Dr.Grupp for raising Philadelphia’s international profile through his innovative advancements in medicine and his commitment to ensuring that people all around the world  have access to this treatment.

Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 9:30am - 1:00pm

Prof. Dr. Armin Willingmann, Minister for Economy, Science and Digitalization of the federal state of Saxony-Anhalt, invites you to join the Business & Science Forum at the University City Science Center.

Dr. Willingmann will be accompanied by a German Delegation with representatives from science and economy.

For further information and to RSVP, please contact Lydia Sarson at AHP International: [email protected]


9:00am Registration & Refreshments

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - 8:00pm - Sunday, August 12, 2018 - 3:00pm

The 2018 Summer Festival is held in Manayunk, Philadelphia, PA, at Venice Island Performing Arts and Recreation Center.


Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm

In commemoration of the 275th anniversary of the American Philosophical Society’s founding in 1743 and the birth of its long-time President, Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826, APS 1780, President 1797-1814), the APS Library, along with the National Constitution Center and the Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies at Monticello, are organizing a daylong symposium that aims to explore the history of science, knowledge production, and learning during the Age of Jefferson (1743-1826).

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - 11:31am

Most visitors come to the Betsy Ross House with strong opinions on Betsy Ross’ place in American history, making her story a difficult one to tell. How do we as historians and museum professionals deal with the complicated legend – and real woman – that is Betsy Ross? This talk will highlight the new exhibit and interpretations at the Betsy Ross House – what we know, what we don’t know, and what we can learn from the woman behind the legend.  

Monday, June 4, 2018 - 12:00pm - 3:00pm

Amanda Tyler of Berkley Law unveils her latest book, "Habeas Corpus in Wartime: From the Tower of London to Guantanamo Bay," the definitive history of the role habeas corpus has played during war, from its English origins to America’s Founding period to today.

Sunday, June 3, 2018 - 3:00pm - 6:00pm

In celebration of Black Music Appreciation Month, The Women's Coalition for Empowerment, Inc. presents a Wakanda-inspired community event open to everyone.

The Ryan Coogler film, "Black Panther," has inspired a greater appreciation for African culture and we want to embrace it with you.

Featured vocalists include Ella Gahnt & Alexa Gold with performances from the entire collective.

We welcome you to attend this event wearing African apparel.

Vendors, sponsored giveaways, and more. Wakanda Forever!

Saturday, June 2, 2018 - 7:30pm - Sunday, June 3, 2018 - 4:00pm

Music has a way of moving us in ways that words alone cannot. The phrase “speak truth to power” originated with the Quakers in the 1950’s and has come to mean speaking out to those in authority. When we speak the truth that leads us to the power to change, we stand up for what’s right and help make the way for positive growth. Singing truth to power makes the message that much more accessible and powerful.

Saturday, June 2, 2018 - 11:00am - 4:00pm

Celebrate the great cultural contributions of Jamaicans on the island and here in Philadelphia! Come out and enjoy reggae and other steel pan band music, learn some Caribbean dance moves, and experience the island arts, culture, stories, and the foods of Jamaica at this World Culture Day, co-sponsored by the Young Caribbean Professional Network, Team Jamaica Bickle – Philadelphia, and Jamaica Land We Love.

Saturday, June 2, 2018 - 10:00am - 8:00pm

Enjoy exclusive behind-the-scenes access to studios, artists, demos and a curator led exhibition tour!

In conjunction with our exhibition Collaborative Histories: Dieu Donné, we will visit the new home of Dieu Donné in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, as well as the Brooklyn home of Pace Paper (the printshop of Pace Prints) and IPCNY in Manhattan for a tour of their highly acclaimed Paper/Print: American Hand Papermaking, 1960s to Today exhibition which highlights the important role of paper in contemporary print.

Friday, June 1, 2018 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Linh Dinh will read and show photos from his recent essays on Cambodia, Vietnam and Japan. Though Americanized to various degrees, these societies are radically different from the US, and will be more resilient in the long run, he argues. Linh Dinh is the author of Postcards from the End of America, plus nine other books.

Friday, June 1, 2018 - 11:00am - Sunday, June 3, 2018 - 5:00pm

Now in its 90th year, the Rittenhouse Square Fine Art Show is the nation’s oldest outdoor art show of its kind. The area in and around Rittenhouse Square fills up with 100-plus artists (professionals and students) from across North America, bringing works of all different types of subject matters and mediums to peruse.