List of Confirmed Events

GlobalPhilly™ 2013 will consist of approximately +100 events or activities, each of which will be presented by a participating organization, independently or in combination with others. The Global Philadelphia Association has received confirmations from 50 of its members wishing to make presentations. Events will take place on the presenters’ premises or such other locations as they may arrange.

Variety is being achieved by recruiting participation in different categories, including business/commercial, cultural, educational, international policy and cooperation, and regional and governmental activities promoting tourism, travel, and exchange. Find a list of confirmed presenting organizations below:

Confirmed GlobalPhilly™ 2013 Events


GlobalPhilly™ 2013 Launch Ceremony, Sponsored by PHLCVB, September 16


GlobalPhilly™ 2013 Appetizers led by Kevin Sbraga

September 15 – Nov 1 Heritage, Cuisine

Lithuanian Consulate: Lithuanian Festival,

September - November 10  Arts, Heritage, Cuisine, Commerce

International Visitors Council: First Thursday,

September 5 Advocacy, Education

Benchmark Sport: Beyond Sport Summit 2013,

September 9 Advocacy, Commerce, Education

Italian Professionals in Philadelphia: International Architecture Panel,

September 10 Arts, Commerce, Heritage

Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia: US-Japan Health Sciences Dialogue,

September 10-11 Advocacy, Education, Commerce

International House of Philadelphia: IHP’s Benefit Art Auction and Season Kick-off,

September 12 Arts

Italian Professionals in Philadelphia: Urban Identity Lab - Interdisciplinary Design Charrette

September 13 Heritage, Education

LifeLine Music Coalition Inc: Philadelphia United Jazz Festival

September 13-22 Arts

Drexel University: Photography Exhibition of International Communities in PHL

Sept. 13 – Oct. 31 Heritage, Advocacy, Arts

Peace Day Philly: International Day of Peace,

September 14-22 Advocacy

Mexican Consulate and Mexican Cultural Center : Mexican Independence Day Festival

September 15 Heritage

Peace Day Philly: Global “Films at the Fish” for PDP 2013,

September 15 Advocacy, Arts

Mayor's Office of Immigrant and Multicultural Affairs: xCultural (Multicultural) Passport to Philadelphia,

September 15-22 Advocacy, Heritage

Free Library of Philadelphia: Global Culture Digital Exposition

Sept.15 - Nov 1 Advocacy, Commerce, Heritage

World Affairs Council of Philadelphia: Cybersecurity and Cyber-Insecurity conference,

September 16 (5pm) Advocacy, Commerce

Geographical Society of Philadelphia: Dinner Honoring Jose Garces,

September 17 (6pm) Cuisine, Heritage

Welcoming Center's Evening Exchange: New Research on Immigrant Entrepreneurs.

September 17 Commerce, Education, Heritage

Drexel University: Teach-In for Peacebuilding.

September 17 (1-6pm) Advocacy, Education

Global Education Motivators: VideoConference with filmmaker Dr. Patrick Hiller on “The Evolution of a Global Peace System”, September 18 (1:30-3:15pm) Advocacy, Education

Peace Day Philly, Africa Center University of Pennsylvania, UPennSchool of Social Policy and Practice:Measuring Social & Economic Factors that develop a more Peaceful Society,

September 18 (3-5:30pm) Advocacy, Commerce

Consular Corps: “Philadelphia - Global City” panel,

September 18 (5:30-7:30pm) Commerce, Education

Friends of Independence National Historical Park: Joel Fry Discussing Generations of Bartram’s,

September 18 Heritage, Education

International House Philadelphia: European Cinema Uncovered

September 19 Arts, Heritage

Keswick Theatre: Travis concert with new album

September 19 (8-10pm) Arts

Consulate of Sierra Leone in Philadelphia: The Sierra Leone Government Engagement with the Diaspora,

September 20 Advocacy, Commerce

American Friends Service Committee: Peace Day Philadelphia in Friends Center,

September 21 (10am-4pm) Advocacy

United Nations Association of Greater Philadelphia: P3 Soccer Tournament,

September 22 (12-8pm) Sports, Advocacy

Philadelphia International Medicine: Training program,

in coordination with Temple University Hospital, for nursing students from Bermuda,

Sept. 23 to Oct. 4 Advocacy, Education

Villanova School of Business (Center for Global Leadership): Globalization and the Changing Balance of Economic Power: Villanova MBA Open House, September 24 (6pm) Advocacy, Education, Commerce

University City Science Center: Inventing the Future AURP Int’l Conf,

Sept 24-27 Commerce, Education



World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia: International Showcase,

September 25 (5-8pm) at the Curtis Institute (evening reception) Commerce

Nationalities Service Center: Global Tastes celebration,

September 26 (6-9pm) Cuisine, Advocacy, Education

Italian Consulate: Performance of NABUCCO by Giuseppe Verdi,

Sept. 27, 29 & Oct. 2, 4, 6 Arts

Campus Philly: College Day,

September 28 Education

Penn Museum: “Turkish Delight”,

September 28 (1-5pm) Arts, Education, Heritage

Foreign Policy Research Institute: Teachers’ History Weekend,

September 28-29 Education


World Affairs Council of Philadelphia: 2013 Atlas Award, a tribute to first responders,

September 30 (5:30-9pm) Advocacy, Education

International Montessori School: Open House

September 30 (6:30-8:30pm) Advocacy, Education

Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC): The Role of Immigrants in the Regional Economy,

October 1 (10am-12pm) Commerce, Heritage

Geographical Society of Philadelphia: Film Screening: "Madagascar" with Marlin Darrah,

October 2 (2pm & 7:30pm) Advocacy, Education


International Visitors Council: First Thursday,

October 3 (5:30-7:30pm) Advocacy, Education

Penn Museum: International Student Reception,

October 4 Education, Heritage



CENFAD (Temple University Center for the Study of Force and Diplomacy/U.S. Army War College): Symposium on the United States and the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan,

October 4-5 Education, Advocacy



Mural Arts & Studio Orta: “What We Sow” 70X7: The Meal,

October 5 Advocacy, Arts, Cuisine

Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture: Music Event

October 5 (8-11:30pm) Arts, Heritage

The Center for Emerging Visual Artists, sponsored by GPTMC: Philadelphia Open Studio Tours,

October 5-6  (East Broad Str neighborhoods) Arts

World Affair council of Philadelphia: Great Debates Series: “Is American Politics Broken? A Symposium about How We Run Our Elections and Govern Our Nation”,

October 7 (4-9pm) Advocacy, Education

Philadelphia International Airport: Behind the scenes tour

October 9 (1:30pm) Commerce

Drexel: U.S Open Squash,

October 9-18 Sports



International House Philadelphia: Full Exposure: Mekong Hotel

October 10 Arts, Heritage

China Partnership of Greater Philadelphia: Tianjin Economic-Development Area Trade Mission

October 10-11 Commerce

Philadelphia Bar Association (International Business Initiative): The International Entrepreneur,

October 10 (12pm) Commerce

Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians: Realizing the American Dream: An Evening with Connie Chung, October 10 (5-7:30pm) Advocacy, Heritage

Wagner Free Institute of Science: Philadelphia Lantern Slide Salon

October 10 (5-8:30 pm) Arts, Heritage

Drexel University: Screening of film “Girl Rising”

October 10 (5:30-7:30pm) Advocacy, Arts

Curtis Institute of Music: Curtis Opera Theatre “The Emperor of Atlantis by Viktor Ullmann”

October 10-11-12 (7:30pm) and October 13 (2:30pm) Arts

German American Chamber of Commerce: Ireland vs Germany World Cup Qualifying Game,

October 11 Sports, Commerce

PaCIE Global Teachers Conference - October 11-12,

Pre-conference school visit October 10

“Building Global Competence through Collaborative Strategies” Commerce, Education

International House Philadelphia: Family Matinee “The Illusionist”

October 12 (2-4pm) Arts, Heritage

Italian Consulate: Concert "Verdi Nostro Contemporaneo" performed by Ensemble Nuove Musiche,

October 12 (8-9:30pm) Arts

Keswick Theatre: Colin Hay "Finding My Dance” with opener Chris Trapper,

October 13 (8-10pm) Arts

Philadelphia International Medicine: Brazilian Hospital Administrators Seminar,

October 14-18 Education, Advocacy

Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce of Philadelphia: Corporate event for members at Wells Fargo Center,

October 15 (7-9pm) Commerce, sports

Russian Mosaica Heritage Festival with Poetry Theatre of Rustem Galitch:

“Demon”, classical Russian poem about Georgia with English translation,

October 16 (8-10pm) Arts

Friends of independence National Historical Park: Richard Wiggin, author of the book,

Embattled Farmers: Soldiers from Lincoln, MA,

October 16 (7-9:30pm) Heritage, Education

University of Pennsylvania’s Africa Center,

Middle East Center, Center for East Asian Studies and South Asia Center; and United Nations of Greater Philadelphia, Rutgers School of Social Work; School of Social Work Student Association (SSWSA): World Food Day,

October 16 (4-5pm) Advocacy

University City Science Center: 50th anniversary celebration,

October 17 Education

Philadelphia Bar Association: Naturalization Ceremony Welcoming new US citizens,

October 17 (10:30am) Advocacy

Penn Museum: Penn Film Premiere “African Independence”,

October 17 (5-8:30pm), Education, Advocacy

Dialogue Institute of Temple University: The Changing Face of Higher Education in Saudi Arabia,

October 17 (4-8pm) Advocacy, Education

Global Interdependence Center: 2013 Celebration of Interdependence,

October 18 Advocacy



Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, sponsored by GPTMC: Philly Photo Day

October 18 Arts

Philadelphia Chamber Music Society: Emerson Quartet,

October 18 (8pm) Arts

Italian Consulate: Week of Italian Language Settimana della lingua italiana “ Ricerca, Scoperta e Innovazione. L’Italia dei Saperi” Lecture with Prof. Antonio Giordano, Director of SBARRO Research Center Temple University,

October 18-28 Education, Advocacy

Independence Charter School: Middle East Drum Ensemble Performance,

October 19, Arts, Education

The Center for Emerging Visual Artists, sponsored by GPTMC: Philadelphia Open Studio Tours,

October 19-20  (West Broad Str neighborhoods) Arts

Philadelphia Chamber Music Society: Trio Cavatina with Samuel Rhodes, viola,

October 20 (3pm) Arts

Curtis Institute of Music: Curtis Symphony Orchestra “The Jack Wolgin Orchestral Concerts”

October 20 (3pm) Arts

IVC Philadelphia & Temple Office of International Affairs: “Career Opportunities with U.S. Government Foreign Affairs Agencies” Panel discussion & Reception

October 22 (5:30-7:30pm) Education, Advocacy, Commerce

Philadelphia Chamber Music Society:  Jeffrey Khaner, flute and Charles Abramovic, piano,

October 22 (8pm) Arts

Global Education Motivators: 21st Century Cities – Part IV of a videoconference series between Philadelphia and Mexico City on urban water management issues,

October 22 Advocacy, Education

Chamounix International Hostel: Open House at Chamounix Mansion,

October 23 (5-8:30pm) Heritage

Philadelphia Chamber Music Society:  Jennifer Johnson Cano, Mezzo-Soprano,

October 23 (8pm) Arts

Curtis Institute of Music: A Celebration of Ned Rorem’s 90th Birthday

October 23 (8pm) Arts

United Nations Association of Greater Philadelphia (UNAGP), Project for Nuclear Awarness (PNA), Global Society Institute (GSI): Global Citizenship in Action: Peace and Social Justice for a Sustainable Future,

October 24 (3-5pm) Advocacy

United Nations Association of Greater Philadelphia (UNAGP), Project for Nuclear Awarness (PNA), Global Society Institute (GSI): Peace Award ceremony: Disarmament in Light of Humanitarian Need,

October 24 (evening) Advocacy

Boyer College of Music and Dance (Temple University): Guest artist Recital “Sylvia Toran, piano”,

October 24 (5:30-6:30pm) Arts, Heritage

Philadelphia Chamber Music Society:  Garrick Ohlsson, piano,

October 24 (8pm) Arts

Economy League of Greater Philadelphia: GPLEX,

October 24-25 Commerce

Library Company - History Conference "Ligaments : Everyday connections of colonial economies",

October 24-25 Heritage, Education, Commerce

Global Education Motivators: Keeping the Promise “Empowering Youth for Peace and Sustainable Development”,

October 25 (9:30am-2pm) Advocacy, Education



Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center : Lecture by Dr. Peter Gleick “Global Water Challenges, Issues and Solutions” October 25 (5:30-9pm) Advocacy, Education

Sue Badeau: “Are we there yet?” Launch party: a celebration of Family, Diversity & Community

October 25 (7-9pm) Advocacy, Arts

The Head of the Schuylkill Regatta, sponsored by GPTMC: The Head of the Schuylkill Regatta

October 26-27 Sports

Boyer College of Music and Dance (Temple University): Lecture-Demonstration with R.K. Shriramkumar “Carnatic Music and the Violin”,

October 29 (4-5:30pm) Arts, Education

Drexel University: Cross Country Conversation with Students

October 30 (12-1:30pm) Education, Advocacy, Arts

Library Company co-sponsored by American Philosophical Society: Talk by Nicholas Basbanes on his book "On Paper: The Everything of Its Two-Thousand-Year History",

October 30 Heritage, Education

Philadelphia Chamber Music Society:  Orion Quartet ,

October 30 (8pm) Arts

Mexican Consulate and Mexican Cultural Center: Day of the Dead Altar

October 30 - Nov 6 Heritage

Alliance Française: Lecture with Dr. Therese Dolan "Keeping Up Appearances: Fashion and Impressionism."

November 1 Arts, Education

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia: Global Health Symposium,

November 1 Advocacy, Education



Philadelphia Chamber Music Society: Tim Fain, violin and Pei-Yao Wang, piano,

November 1 (8pm) Arts

GlobalPhilly™ 2013 Closing Reception: Sponsored by Reed Smith,

November 4