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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.
PHILADELPHIA, PA- The Global Philadelphia Association announced its support of the first-ever Immigrant Heritage Month by partnering with the non-profit Welcome.us initiative working to gather and share inspirational stories of American immigrants. Through this partnership to promote Immigrant Heritage Month, both GPA and Welcome.us recognize and celebrate the value of immigrants in our Nation and in Philadelphia region. Mayor Michael Nutter is an honorary board member of Welcome.us among celebrities, athletes, faith, civic, and other political leaders.
Since 2010, Deborah Diamond has been the President of Campus Philly, a nonprofit that encourages students from the area and all over the world to study, work and live in Philadelphia. As Campus Philly turns 10 years old, she spoke with GPA's Layla El Tannir about how it has grown, its future and her role.
"Bartram's Boxes Remix," an exhibition presented by the Center for Art in Wood, displays works made from or inspired by the natural specimens of Bartram's Garden. The garden was established in the 18th century by Philadelphia botanist John Bartram and exists today as the oldest surviving botanic garden in North America.
Dr. Stacey Sauchuk is the first civilian woman to be appointed president at Valley Forge Military Academy and College. She took the time to speak with GPA's Alison Vayne about her career path, future plans for the school and its role in Philadelphia's growing international standing.
Pa. state Rep. Steve McCarter recognizes Philadelphia's efforts to become the first World Heritage City in the United States. "The Organization of World Heritage Cities (OWHC) is an association comprised of select cities from around the world, and the 250 OWHC members include such internationally recognized cities as Paris, Brussels and Warsaw.