The Pakistani state is weak -- unable to fully control all of its own territory -- yet it has a sizable nuclear arsenal. It has been a significant ally of the United States in many respects, yet equally significant segments of the Pakistani population are increasingly Islamist and anti-American.
Global Philadelphia Association has managed to bring together some of Philadelphia's most talented globally-minded individuals and organizations. On the eve of our Annual Meeting and Luncheon this coming Monday, December 10, the Association wanted to share a remarkable fact:
Join special keynote speaker Ambassador AndebrhanGiorgis, a veteran of Eritrea's war of independence, a former senior government official and an international expert, in discussing what it took to establish a new country after decades of war and the global threat of piracy and terrorism in the Horn of Africa. Reception to follow.
Jan Campbell-Westlind is the President and Founder of Campbell-Westlind & Associates. As a cross-cultural trainer, consultant and executive coach, Jan has assisted and facilitated the adjustment process to a new culture for a large number of corporate executives and their families from various countries. As a Foreign Service Officer, Jan has spent more than 25 years overseas in ten different countries on four continents. With extended assignments in Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Ivory Coast, Kuwait, South Korea, the United States and Sweden he has, together with his family, acquired an intimate knowledge of the challenges that expatriates’ face in an overseas environment. He speaks English, Swedish and French, and has been the Honorary Consul of Sweden in Philadelphia since 2009.
Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) said Monday that Qatar Airways has chosen Philadelphia as the airline’s fifth U.S. city. The airline is scheduled to begin nonstop service from PHL to Doha, the capital of the State of Qatar, in March 2014. Boeing 777 aircraft will serve the route, which is Philadelphia’s first to the independent state in the Southern Arabian Gulf region of the Middle East.
Established church bodies – Roman Catholic, Orthodox, and churches of the 16thCentury Reformation tradition – have encountered new and dynamic movements associated with evangelical, charismatic, and independent Christianity. Churches throughout the world have taken significant steps forward and have also suffered perceptible setbacks and decline. What has happened to these churches? And where now does the “global church” stand in relation to the ecumenical issues of unity, justice, and peace?
Each year, the world's leaders in sport, business, innovation, philanthropy, development and government come together for an event often described as 'unmissable', 'a hub for social change' and 'the place for networking and partnerships to be done'. Be a part of the biggest gathering for sport and social change: Beyond Sport Summit 2013 – Philadelphia, Sept 9-11.
Global Philadelphia Association and its partners are putting a great deal of momentum behind the upcoming autumn exposition, GlobalPhilly™ 2013. Featuring 46 days of international events and activities, GlobalPhilly™ 2013 will shine a spotlight on the many incredible global assets Philadelphia offers the Region and the world.
The Friends of Chamounix Mansion celebrated the forty-ninth anniversary of Chamounix Mansion International Youth Hostel, Saturday, April 20, 2013, with a cocktail buffet honoring George W. Gephart, Jr., President and CEO of The Academy of Natural Sciences, for his contributions to Philadelphia. Mr. Gephart was instrumental in forging the affiliation of the museum with Drexel University.