EIJP News

At the Economy League's recent World Class Summit, education was the focus in a program dedicated to exploring ways of making Philadelphia the world's fastest growing metropolis.
With 96 hospitals in the region, award-winning specialty care, world-renowned physicians and a wide breadth of medical research, Philadelphia boasts one of the most impressive healthcare communities worldwide.
Every year, The Marian Anderson Historical Society (762 Martin St.) hosts a Marian Anderson Anniversary Gala at The African American Museum of Philadelphia (701 Arch St.) to commemorate the memory of the late, ground-breaking singer and to recognize those that carry on her legacy of positive social action. After lifetimes of humanitarian work, 2014's recipients couldn't be more deserving of the honor. 
On June 18 at the Philadelphia Center for Architecture (1218 Arch St.), the Mural Arts Program held a panel discussion titled “Great Gateways and the Cities That Make Them.” The panel featured an array of experts discussing the recent psychylustro exhibition and its broader impacts for the city's development.
On June 30, Replica Creative and Young Involved Philadelphia hosted their inagural "Creative Café Coffee Chat" at Replica Creative's headquarters (33 S. 18th St.) The event featured presentations from some of the city's leading young, innovative entrepreneurs, a dialogue with the audience and, of course, coffee and pastries.
On June 13, the Mayor's Office of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs and the Philadelphia Refugee Resettlement Provider Collaborative hosted a "World Refugee Day Roundtable Panel and Discussion" following Mayor Nutter's announcement of June as Immigrant Heritage Month. Leaders from the city's refugee resettlement agencies discussed the importance of recognizing the struggles faced by refugees the world over and the opportunities they have to build new lives in Philadelphia.
The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College (4207 Walnut St.) brings unites the vast world of cuisine, to the benefit of students and patrons alike.
On June 14, the Piazza at Schmidt’s (1001 N. 2nd St.) played host to “Wordtown Festival: World Cup Edition.”
William Burke-White is a graduate of Harvard Law, former lecturer at Princeton and deputy dean at Penn. On July 1, he will become the University of Pennsylvania's first Richard Perry Professor and Director of the Perry World House. He sat down with EIJP correspondent Peak Johnson to talk about his work with Hillary Clinton, upcoming role and Philadelphia's position as an international city.
As one of the country’s most famous culinary shopping destinations, Reading Terminal Market has been serving Philadelphians for generations.
On June 6, The American Swedish Historical Museum (1900 Pattison Ave.) celebrated "National Sweden Day," by offering free admission. Visitors discovered a world of historical treasures, learning experiences and ties to Philadelphia that they never imagined.
Pennsylvania's new marriage reform act allows Philadelphia to stand out as one of the world’s most LGBT-friendly cities and means that its same-sex couples can receive the benefits of civil partnership.
On June 19, established and prospective members of the United Nations Association of Greater Philadelphia held their annual meeting at the University of Pennsylvania's Carriage House (3907 Spruce St.) In addition to member business, they invited leadership from the United Nations Association of the United States and the Global Philadelphia Association to discuss the city's World Heritage Project.
EIJP correspondent and Drexel University student Bianca Robinson recalls her study abroad experience in Costa Rica, a country that seems more like a second home now.
The Free Library of Philadelphia recently added a Culinary Literacy Center to their Parkway Central location (1901 Vine St.) With this addition, the Library will offer culinary literacy classes to aspiring chefs and lessons in reading, math and science to local children.
The World Affairs Council of Philadelphia's recent "After the Arab Spring" program invited Dr. Paul Salem of Washington's Middle East Institute to discuss the region's push for democracy and the challenges ahead.
Philadelphia has been bolstering their transportation options left and right, introducing a bike share program, additional SEPTA services and offerings on the waterfront. These things are not just good for residents, they're good for the city's international profile.
Andrea Van Grinsven, for GPA -- Berlin-based artist Katharina Grosse has brought her signature vibrant painting style to Philadelphia with her recent “psychylustro” exhibition, presented by the City of Philadelphia’s Mural Arts Program.
On May 20, the University City Science Center (3711 Market St.) hosted David Good for a presentation in their "Lunch for Hungry Minds" series. Good is a student at East Stroudsburg University whose father, an anthropologist, met his mother while researching her indigenous village in the Amazon.
Last month, Eisenhower Fellowships announced the appointment of George de Lama as the organization’s president effective starting August 4.