EIJP News

Written by Erin Yoder on behalf of Global Philadelphia Association David S. Traub has continued his search for the hidden gems of Philadelphia in his newest installation of book of photographs called "Discovering Philadelphia: Places Little Known". Like his first book, "Searching for Philadelphia: The Concealed City," Traub goes out into the city to find places that are ordinarily overlooked by passersby and showcases them in his book that was published just last year.
Written by Erin Yoder on behalf of Global Philadelphia Association Situated in the middle of Fairmount Park is a small building with foreign architecture with well groomed gardens surrounding it. While many passersby may overlook it, Shofuso is the centerpiece to a blooming relationship between Philadelphia and Japan.
Written by Anastasia Shown, board member of the Global Philadelphia Association and the United Nations Association of Greater Philadelphia, and a lecturer at Penn’s School of Social Policy and Practice
Written by Erin Yoder on behalf of Global Philadelphia Association This year marks the 70th annual NAFSA conference and expo that starts at the end of May. Philadelphia is proud as a World Heritage city to host this year’s conference, where culture and education collide to create an intellectual space of learning.
Amber Mackay for GPA For several years the Barry & Marie Lipman Family Prize has awarded prizes to organizations that celebrate leadership and innovation in the social sector. Earlier this month the Lipman Family Prize announced that the prize would doubled, be increasing to $250,000 to one outstanding organization, and $25,000 to two finalists.
Amber Mackay for GPA Advertisements, media coverage and promotions - three of Global Philadelphia’s finest skills. Since the Association’s inception, a Facebook page, Twitter feed and Instagram account have been created to manage the multitude of events and news of our members. 
Citizen Diplomacy International hosted their yearly fundraiser on July 22nd at the College of Physicians. This garden party allowed for people from all over Philadelphia to gather to practice citizen diplomacy, while raising money to allow for the CDI to continue their various programs. 
This year’s global education Summer Institute, an annual week-long professional development program for teachers hosted by Penn’s National Resource Centers since 2005 (South Asia Center, Center for East Asian Studies, Middle East Center, Africa Center) focused on Philadelphia’s bid to become the first World Heritage City in the United States.
Tyler Sprague, for GPA -- Philadelphia’s own Spoken Hand Percussion Orchestra was back for their 2015 round of performances at the Painted Bride Art Center. This Old City Venue brings together artists, audiences and communities to push the boundaries of how art is created and experienced.1
The Global Philadelphia Association was proud to be represented by our Executive Director Zabeth Teelucksingh at this year's USGLC's State Leaders Summit which brought together businesses, NGO’s, universities and governmental entities together to advocate for a robust US International Affairs Budget.
Amber Mackey for GPA - Whether you know it as the IVC BBQ, the American Summer Experience, or the picnic, one thing is certain: Citizen Diplomacy International (CDI) will be hosting one of the greatest events of the summer.
The Penn Museum gathered a team of scholars to assemble "The Anatomy of a Mummy."
The Penn Museum (3260 South St.) has recently received the National Endowment for Arts Grant for its Unpacking the Past program.
The city of Philadelphia and Live Nation executives announced the arrival of The Fillmore music venue 1000 Frankford Avenue in the Fishtown section.
Recently, the Wagner Free Institute of Science (1700 W. Montgomery Ave.) invited Bruce Laverty to discuss Philadelphia in 1865 and beyond
Representatives of the Flemish Government and Flemish in the World PA joined the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia to celebrate its 50th anniversary.
As part of Infrastructure Week 2015, Philadelphia Water joined together with American Water, the Economy League of Greater Philadelphia and the Value of Water Coalition for a roundtable discussion on the state of water infrastructure and innovative investments in regional water systems.
This July, the University of Pennsyvlania is offering an exclusive Summer Institute Professional Development Program titled "Transnational Experiences: Engaging with World Heritage."
The Academy of Natural Sciences has appointed Kenneth Lacovara, discoverer of a dinosaur species, a paleontology fellow.