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From casual to couture, the Philadelphia Fashion Incubator has ingrained an international fashion consciousness within the cultural fabric swathing Philadelphia. Now in its eighth year, the Incubator’s newest batch of designers have found their niche on the runway by seeking to maximize the accessibility of fashion itself. 
January 15, 2020
Although you can’t shake it like a traditional snow globe, a Globy Award epitomizes the same festive spirit; it celebrates how international pioneers across the city have embodied Philadelphia’s diverse ethos. Global Philadelphia Association (GPA) hosted the fifth annual Globy Awards and Luncheon on December 9, 2019, in celebration of five local leaders whose contributions have elevated Philadelphia’s international businesses and community.
December 21, 2019
Thomas Jefferson University hosted the fourteenth annual Pancreatic Cancer and Related Diseases Patient Symposium on November 16, 2019, at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center. In addition to a variety of updates and presentations, the symposium celebrated the launch of the Jefferson Pancreatic Cancer Research Institute. The institute will allow “researchers at Jefferson and across the globe to study the many complexities of the disease” according to a press release from Jefferson University. 
December 21, 2019
The Wistar Institute announced that it will partner with Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC) to launch the Wistar-Schoemaker International Postdoctoral Fellowship in spring 2020. The program will provide LUMC’s recent Ph.D. graduates with the opportunity to advance their training under the mentorship of leading Wistar principal investigators.
December 21, 2019
As the nucleus of American democracy, Philadelphia strives to champion the highest standards of human rights, even when it’s more comfortable to turn the other cheek. Located at 5501 Germantown Ave., the Lest We Forget Museum’s (LWFM) extensive collection uncovers the painful legacy of American slavery by displaying various artifacts used in slavery enforcement, such as slave ironware, shackles and manacles.
December 4, 2019
Annual Luncheon Will Spotlight Works of Local Charity Cradles to Crayons PHILADELPHIA (Nov. 6, 2019) –To celebrate five global leaders representing a cross section of Philadelphia’s international community and businesses, The Global Philadelphia Association (GPA) will host the fifth annual Globy Awards and Luncheon on Dec. 9, 2019.
November 25, 2019
The Economy League of Greater Philadelphia hosted the 2019 Greater Philadelphia Leadership Exchange from September 18 - 20 to foster business development in the Philadelphia region. Held at the National Museum of American Jewish History, the event was part of Global Philadelphia Association’s 2019 GlobalPhilly Expo and gathered local business, civic and government experts to collaborate in bringing Philadelphia’s economic vision to the global stage.
November 12, 2019
As the cultural backbone of human history, UNESCO World Heritage Sites are too often lost within the United States’ diverse treasure trove of heritage and preservation efforts. But this is not an inherently American problem; countries across the world are struggling to spotlight the legacy of World Heritage sites and to surround them with a sense of collective ownership and pride. The United Kingdom is spearheading the movement to enhance this outlook.
November 7, 2019
The Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia, a Global Philadelphia Association (GPA) member, will host the full-year JapanPhilly2020 initiative, which will celebrate Japanese art, business and cultural activities and build excitement for the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. 
November 7, 2019