GLOBAL NEWS FROM PHL

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Mark Ritchie is the President of Global Minnesota, a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization that connects individuals, organizations, and communities in Minnesota to the world.
February 20, 2019
Here's how these local giants are making a name for themselves in workplace innovation.   Fortune recently released its highly anticipated 100 Best Companies to Work For list, and three Philadelphia companies made the cut for their employee-approved workplaces.
February 20, 2019
Join CEOs, diversity officers, educators, corporate leaders, and government officials to explore and exchange insights across multiple industries about diversity and inclusion (D&I) best practices. This year’s theme is “Where Diversity and Inclusion Intersects with Academic and Corporate Strategies.”
February 19, 2019
Educational resources and lesson plans to instill pride and value in Philadelphia’s rich heritage
February 19, 2019
The American Philosophical Society is celebrating its 275th Anniversary by asking APS Members and scholars to reflect on important talks delivered at the Society's biannual meetings. Listen each month as host and Director of the APS Library, Dr. Patrick Spero, interviews APS Members and scholars on everything from campaign advertising to immigration to nuclear weapons. Episode 4: The Paradox of the Mexico-U.S. Border
February 17, 2019
The Print Center recently named Ksenia Nouril as the new Jensen Bryan Curator, acknowledging a transformational gift from supporters Julie Jensen Bryan and Robert Bryan. With a PhD in Art History from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey in New Brunswick, Nouril has a history of curating teams dedicated to researching, cataloging, and interpreting modernist photographic history.
February 16, 2019
When it comes to the history of our country's founding and the American Revolution, you can't go without mentioning George Washington. Washington became our nation's first president (1789 - 97) and, with the new U.S. Constitution ratified, the new republic was beginning to legitimize as a sovereign independent power.
February 16, 2019
Playing sports outside is a snapshot of many childhoods, whether it's at a local baseball field around the corner or at a football field at your school, or even just playing in your own backyard.
February 16, 2019
The Civic Education Consortium is an informal, nonpartisan gathering of several significant civic organizations in Philadelphia, including the Global Philadelphia Association (GPA). All of these organizations’ work touches in some way on K-12 or adult education, and all of them see the need for civic education to be improved and expanded among young people and adults alike in the Greater Philadelphia area.
February 6, 2019
Simply put, 2018 was a great year for Philadelphia. From the Eagles’ stunning Super Bowl triumph, to the unveiling of a new hockey mascot who quickly endeared himself to the world through countless GIFs and memes, to being named GQ’s City of the Year, the past 12 months put our city in the national and global spotlight like never before.
February 6, 2019