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On May 13, the Global Philadelphia Association's board gathered to discuss the bright future of the World Heritage City Project, Philadelphia as a center for international commerce and the association's global initiatives.
Coming to the United States for the first time, the World Forum for Foreign Direct Investment 2014 will be hosted in Philadelphia from June 16 to 18. The event will bring expanding companies and regions with an interest in growing their international economic profile together, along with special guests, conferences and seminars.
Enid Adler is a lawyer, a journalist and an artist, but above all she is a philanthropist dedicated to securing justice for those persecuted at home and abroad. For her human rights activisim as a lawyer and a founder of the International Criminal Court, Adler will be recongized with the Marian Anderson Historical Society's Legacy Humanitarian Award on May 31.
Drexel University's president John A. Fry shared his annual report from 2013, highlighting increases in international relations, student programs and a major impact on Philadelphia's businesses and economy.
City Hall proclaimed May 16 "Campus Philly Day." To celebrate, the organization's leadership gathered in the Conversation Hall to discuss their ten year history of encouraging local students to study, explore, live and work in the region.
On May 2,  the Alliance Française de Philadelphie hosted the opening reception for "American Women Rebuilding France 1917-1924," a photo exhibition on loan from the Franco-American Museum. The exhibition features WWI-era photographs capturing the volunteer efforts of American women to bring stability back to the lives of families in France. The reception was followed by a lecture from the nephew of Anne Morgan, a philanthropist who led the volunteer efforts and commissioned the original photographs. 
In a recent performance at World Cafe Live, world-class mandolinist Avi Avital and his band blurred the musical lines between classical, European folk and jazz.
Every year, the World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia hosts an awards celebration to recognize “World Trade Centers Day.” This event showcases the region’s global achievements and recognizes the contributions to economic growth and prosperity made by World Trade Centers around the world. During the twelfth annual celebration, Secretary C. Alan Walker of Pennsylvania’s Department of Community and Development, was invited to highlight the state’s growing contributions to the global community and Philadelphia’s pivotal role.
Mallika Dutt is the founder, president and CEO of Breakthrough, a global human rights group that won the University of Pennsylvania's 2014 Barry and Marie Lipman Family Prize for leadership and innovation among organizations creating positive social impact. GPA's Aesha Desai caught up with her to discuss Breakthrough's work, the next generation of human rights and her native India.
From April to June, International House Philadelphia (3701 Chestnut St.) is hosting the work of Brazilian photographer Daniel Gafanhoto as part of their 53rd Global Gala: Colors of Brazil.
 World Press Freedom day was established by the United Nations to celebrate the principles of free information, defend the media from attacks on their independence and to pay tribute to the journalists who have lost their lives in pursuit of the stories that need telling. Philadelphia has a rich history of supporting journalistic freedom and integrity and today, the city’s renowned and diverse collection of media outlets continue that tradition. Below are a few of the many Philadelphia journalists that deserve recognition on World Press Freedom day for the work they do bringing the world to Philadelphia, or showcasing Philadelphia to the world.
With help from their Women's Committee, the Penn Museum has put together "Culinary Expeditions: A Celebration of Food and Culture," illustrated with historical objects from the museum's holdings. The full-color, hardcover journey through the world of food is available May 5, with proceeds benefiting the museum.
Grammy award-winning Egyptian musician Fathy Salama visited the Penn Museum to discuss his work, influences and how Arabic and Western culture can come together in harmony.
EIJP correspondent Aesha Desai attended the "A Side of Tech: How Technology Influences Local Food Practices" panel discussion, presented at the Free Library.
The International Society of Krishna Consciousness Party (ISKCON) was founded in 1966 as a Hindu organization that emphasizes the traditional religious texts of the Bhagavad-gita and Srimad Bhagavatam. Today, it operates temples, schools, farms and restaurants all over the world.
EIJP correspondent Layla El Tannir attended PPRA's "City of Brotherly Bandwidth" panel discussion, presented at the Comcast Center.
EIJP correspondance Susanne Chung attended ArtsTechPhilly's "Access + Art&Tech" panel discussion, presented in conjunction with Philly Tech Week 2014.
EIJP correspondent Jacob Colon visited the American Institute of Graphic Arts' interactive digital exhibit "Animate," presented in conjunction with Philly Tech Week 2014.
GPA and the Philadelphia Global Water Initiative hosted a seminar to discuss the future of the world's growing water problems and the city's role in solving them.
Chesnut Hill Friends Meeting's recently built meeting house boasts a meditative skyspace designed by internationally renowned artist James Turrell.