EIJP News

The Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance unites the most vital organizations in a city renowned as a center of culture and art. Soon, Maud Lyon will take over as President. As she prepares for her new role, she took the time to speak with EIJP correspondent Peak Johnson about her past, future and love of arts and culture.
Through the "One Book, One Philadelphia" program, the Free Library and the Mayor's Office encourage literacy and a city united by reading. EIJP's Maria Johansson offers her impressions of the 2015 selection, Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline.
On December 10, the United Nations Association of Greater Philadelphia and the Global Philadelphia Association will present a panel discussion on Human Rights and Press Freedom: Global and Domestic Challenges. The event will take place from 6 pm to 8:30 pm at The Ethical Society of Philadelphia (1906 Rittenhouse Sq.).
On November 19, the Global Water Alliance called attention to World Toilet Day, an international awareness campaign to combat the lack of running water and toilet access that plagues much of the world. 
Select Greater Philadelphia is dedicated to promoting the region as a great place to do business. Executive director Matt Cabrey took time out of his busy schedule to speak with EIJP correspondent Alison Vayne about Select Greater Philadelphia’s global marketing efforts, as well as his own career path.
During its recent annual Philadelphia Port Authority luncheon, the World Trade Association of Philadelphia invited guest speakers to speculate on the city's future as a global energy hub.
During a seminar hosted by the Philadelphia Convention and Visitor's Bureau, travel blogger Megan Singleton shared some of her past and tips for getting her to write about your city.
On October 30, the Brazil-Pennsylvania Chamber of Commerce (BRAPACC) was inaugurated at the Pyramid Club in Center City (1735 Market St.). The evening was dedicated to celebrating the official start of BRAPACC and to mark the introduction of the chamber as a platform for the promotion of business relations, trade and culture between Brazil and Pennsylvania.
On a recent commemorative project sponsored by the Latin American Working Group, Academy of Natural Sciences Senior Fellow Robert Peck travelled to Cuba to celebrate the legacy of Ernest Hemingway and use the author's lesser known conservational work as inspiration for scientists in the United States and Cuba.
At a recent gallery opening, The National Liberty Museum (321 Chestnut St.) announced itself as a rising cultural powerhouse in Philadelphia.
The 36th President of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) Drew Becher discussed Philadelphia’s global action on the horticultural platform with EIJP’s Layla El Tannir. 
On December 10th, 2014, the United Nations Association of Greater Philadelphia (UNAGP), will host a panel discussion on Human Rights and Press Freedom: Global and Domestic Challenges. The keynote speaker will be Courtney Radsch, Advocacy Director for the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ). The program will be from 6 to 8:30 pm at The Ethical Society of Philadelphia, 1906 Rittenhouse Square.
On October 22, the Norwegian-American Chamber of Commerce celebrated the bicentennial of the signing of the Constitution of Norway by hosting an art exhibition and book discussion at the National Constitution Center.
CC Morris Cricket Library and United States Cricket Museum (370 Lancaster Ave.) is one of the sport’s greatest archives in America and a historical gem that might not be known to the majority of Philadelphians.
With its newly introduced "Unpacking the Past" program, the Penn Museum (3260 South St.) is supplementing School District of Philadelphia's arts and culture education among recent funding issues.
With several recent innovations and a set stage, the eyes of the world are watching as Philadelphia contemplates its future as a regional energy hub.
The Museum of the American Revolution hosted a groundbreaking event earlier this month, in anticipation of its planned 2016 opened.
In 2007, Wilfred Muskens was appointed the Deputy Secretary for the Office of International Business Development, a division of the state's Department of Community and Economic Development. He sat down with EIJP's Alison Vayne to outline how the department brings business to Pennsylvania, its hopes for the future and the role GPA plays.
On October 2nd, The Schuykill Banks Boardwalk project was officially opened, marking a new link from Center City, University City and West Philadelphia to the Schuylkill River Trail.
By Lauren Hertzler - Staff Writer- Philadelphia Business Journal