EIJP - Emerging International Journalists Program

Building on our original content expertise, we began our Emerging International Journalists Program for undergraduate & graduate students and recent graduates to tell the stories of the global work done by our Members.
 
The program acts as a training ground and platform for new voices on international topics connected to the Philadelphia region.
 
If you are interested in becoming a contributor with the Emerging International Journalists Program, email [email protected]
 
 
 

Recent News

A remarkable thing is occurring in our region: Philadelphia is on the verge of rejoining the front rank of the world’s greatest cities.
Last week, the Global Philadelphia Association had the pleasure of participating in the unveiling of World Heritage Way, a specially designated section of Walnut Street marking Philadelphia's relationship with the Organization of World Heritage Cities and its continued efforts to become the country's first World Heritage City.
The Wistar Institute’s new seven-story research building carries the names of two of its staunchest and most generous supporters: Robert and Penny Fox.
Last month, the Penn Museum (3260 South St.) and the Lenape Nation of Pennsylvania invited area neighbors to partake in the signing of a Treaty of Renewed Friendship. EIJP's Bianca Robinson attended to endorse the treaty on behalf of GPA.
The World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia (1500 JFK Blvd.) will be doing what it does best next week, as it brings 17 trade representatives from all over the world to area businesses during Philadelphia International Week with help from World Trade PA.
Ed Satell is a successful businessman who never lost his conscious. As the founder and CEO of Malvern's Progressive Business Publications, he has become the go to source for newsletter information in an array of industries. As a philanthropist, he also funds STEM programs for underserved students and is a champion of corporate social responsibility. EIJP's Kate Tocci spoke with him about the cross section of business and the greater good where he resides.
William Fedullo is a counsel to Rosen, Schafer & DiMeo LLP, the Chancellor of the Philadelphia Bar Association and a member of the Global Philadelphia Association's Board of Directors. He took the time to sit down with EIJP’s Peak Johnson to talk about his inspirations, Chancellorship and the Bar Association’s plans to host international representatives during next week’s World Leaders Conference.
Philadelphia has always been home to a collection of world leaders and innovators in a variety of industries. Nobody knows that better than President and CEO of the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau (1700 Market St.) Jack Ferguson. Through his work, Ferguson has seen firsthand the things that make the city so appealing to go-getters in every field worldwide.
Dhairya Pujara is a native of India, who came to Philadelphia to seek a career in healthcare. He ended up founding the Ycenter, a startup with the mission of inspiring change and development in communities across the world. EIJP’s Gabrielle Lantieri sat down with him for a Global Conversation about his journey, the Ycenter and its mission to empower the world.
West Chester's Envera (220 Garfield Ave.), a biotechnology company, is increasing the region’s reputation for sustainability in its work with waste consuming bacteria cultures. It also serves as an example of Greater Philadelphia's global business presence.
At Drexel University's Nanomaterial Institute (3141 Chestnut St.) researchers are at the forefront of "fabric batteries," an innovation that will make our clothes smarter and could put Philadelphia at the forefront of wearable tech.
By building on a decades old relationship, The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University (1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.) will sponsor a cultural and scientific exchange between teenage girls in Philadelphia and Mongolia through a Museums Connect program.
With the help of small business loans from the Women's Opportunities Resource Center (2010 Chestnut St.), Philadelphia's refugee-owned businesses are becoming an integral part of the city's economy.
As a connector of leaders and businesses across the Atlantic, the British American Business Council of Greater Philadelphia has been improving the city's global profile over the last 25 years.
In a recent performance at the Irish Memorial, Usiloquy Dance Designs showcased "Ragas and Airs," a unique performance combining Indian dance traditions with Celtic folklore and music.
To prepare for the United Nation's International Peace Day on September 21, Peace Day Philly hosted a meeting where Greater Philadelphia's movers and shakers could share their plans for promoting international harmony.
The Museum of the American Revolution will be the latest addition to Philadelphia's historic Olde City district, where visitors from all over the world flock to learn more about the founding of the United States. With an opening scheduled for 2016, vice president ZeeAnn Mason explains how the museum will tell the untold story of the conflict that shaped the country.
The Penn Museum's Cultural Heritage Center teamed up with the Smithsonian Institute and the Syrian Interim Government's Heritage Task Force to assist museum curators and civilians working to protect their cultural heritage amongst strife in the region.
Jane Golden is the Director of Philadelphia's Mural Arts Program, the most successful such program in the world. She sat down with Global Philadelphia's Executive Director Zabeth Teelucksingh to talk about her career, the importance of the city's murals and what's next for her program. EIJP's Jacob Colon transcribed the conversation.
The Pearl Street and DesignPhiladelphia PopUp Place project, lead by the Asian Arts Initiative and the Philadelphia Center for Architecture, was recently named a recipient of an ArtPlace America creative placemaking grant.