Global Philadelphia Conversations -- Interview Series, Curated by Global Philadelphia Association

Global Philadelphia Association conducts interviews offering new insights into Philadelphia's current and potential involvement in global projects and how leaders of the Philadelphia region are taking great strides towards creating a more global Philadelphia.

Read the full interviews below and join the conversation on our Global Philadelphia Facebook page.

By Peak Johnson    Global Philadelphia had the opportunity to speak with Jillian Patricia Pirtle, who is being awarded the 2021 Globy for Heritage and Preservation Leadership. In addition to being the CEO of the Marian Anderson Museum and Historical Society, Patricia Pirtle is a professional stage and opera artist.  
December 7, 2021
By Matt Izzo   Earlier this month, Global Philadelphia and Temple University celebrated the unveiling of a piece of public art supporting Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) 10: Reduced Inequalities. The event was held at Temple’s Science Education and Research Center (SERC), which is just around the corner from where the artwork is mounted on Anderson Hall. Through the SDG public art campaign, Temple’s Institutional Diversity, Equity, Advocacy, and Leadership (IDEAL) initiative received a $3,000 grant from the Office of International Affairs (OIA). 
December 1, 2021
By Peak Johnson Dr. Stephen Tang, President and CEO of OraSure Technologies will be the recipient of Global Philadelphia’s 2021 Globy Award for Corporate Leadership on December 13. Before becoming president and CEO, Dr. Tang joined the OraSure Board in April 2011 and was the Company’s Chairman of the Board from 2016-2018.  Global Philadelphia had the opportunity to speak to Dr. Tang about his nomination, Orasure, and his thoughts on leadership. 
November 15, 2021
Global Philadelphia’s 2021 Globy Award for Community Leadership this year goes to Loree Jones. Loree has served in top leadership positions in the nonprofit, higher education and government sectors, including Managing Director, or chief operating officer, of the City of Philadelphia, chief of staff for Rutgers University—Camden and chief of external affairs for the School District of Philadelphia. She is currently Chief Executive Officer of Philabundance, a hunger relief agency serving 9 counties in southeastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey. We had the chance to speak with Loree about her distinguished work, the international diversity of Philadelphia, and what we will be able to see from her in the future. 
October 26, 2021
By Will Becker The Wistar Institute and the University of Bologna (Unibo) in Italy have recently established the Wistar-Unibo Ph.D. Exchange Program in Cell and Molecular Biology to bring Unibo graduate students to Wistar for their three-year Ph.D. training. The program fosters scientific and intellectual exchange in research and education between Italy and the United States and is aligned with Wistar’s commitment to expand and strengthen its network of collaborations for the research and training of junior scientists in the U.S. and beyond. We spoke with Dr. Alessandro Gardini about this new program and what it means for international collaboration in Philadelphia’s health and sciences sector.
June 15, 2021