GLOBAL NEWS FROM PHL

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Consult the pages below for news about international affairs in the region and the activities of the organizations, businesses, people, and communities that contribute to the global character of Philadelphia.  

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Urban Engineers is pleased to announce the expansion of structural engineering capabilities in its Philadelphia office, with the relocation of Jeffrey S. Yeager, PE. Mr. Yeager serves as the deputy structural practice leader for the firm and previously worked in Urban’s Erie, Pennsylvania, office.
February 16, 2017
Philadelphia is still a sanctuary city. The travel ban has been lifted. For the time being, refugees in Philadelphia are safe from federal agencies. As the fog of new policies surrounding refugees clears — albeit, likely just for the moment — every day challenges for Syrian and Iraqi refugee families in Philly persist.
February 16, 2017
Urban Engineers is pleased to announce the expansion of structural engineering capabilities in its Philadelphia office, with the relocation of Jeffrey S. Yeager, PE. Mr. Yeager serves as the deputy structural practice leader for the firm and previously worked in Urban’s Erie, Pennsylvania, office.
February 16, 2017
Over the past month, members of our Association have issued a variety of public statements setting forth their views on the position that our country finds itself in in the world today. Most of these statements have to do with our relationships with other countries, immigration policy, national security and/or relationships within our community. They vitally touch on at least two prongs of our mission statement: promoting an international consciousness within the region and enhancing the City's global profile. We are pleased to set forth these statements, and others that our members may offer in the future, in this space.
February 9, 2017
The Museum of the American Revolution has installed its pièce de résistance just in time for its April opening this year. Just in time for its upcoming opening, officials of the Old City museum at 3rd and Chestnut streets announced the installation of George Washington's headquarters tent, which is being called the cornerstone of the museum's 3,000-artifact collection from the Revolutionary War era.
February 6, 2017
Former AL DÍA journalist Dominique “Peak” Johnson will join Billy Penn on a special one-year Knight fellowship.
February 6, 2017
GlobalPhillyTM is a biennial celebration of all that is international in Greater Philadelphia. The inaugural exposition, GlobalPhillyTM2013 and 2015, consisted of more than 300 business and culturally oriented events and activities sponsored by the Association’s Members throughout the Philadelphia Region. All Members are eligible to submit event proposals for GlobalPhillyTM.
February 6, 2017
Today we expand our coverage of Philadelphia's connections to the nation and the world with a new essay, Puerto Rico and Puerto Ricans, by Alyssa Ribeiro.  
February 6, 2017
PHILADELPHIA — The City of Philadelphia’s Department of Commerce launched a new initiative, Global Business Hours, to provide additional assistance to immigrant-owned businesses. Beginning in February 2017, Global Business Hours will be held at the Department of Commerce’s office, located at 1515 Arch Street. The program is being executed in partnership with SCORE Philadelphia, a small business support organization.
January 30, 2017
Professor Leonard Swidler is 88 years old and for nearly 60 years has been at the forefront of ecumenical and interreligious / intercultural dialogue work as a pioneer of the interfaith movement. For 50 of those years he has been Professor of Catholic Thought and Interreligious Dialogue at Temple University and continues to teach both undergraduate and graduate seminars.
January 26, 2017