GLOBAL NEWS FROM PHL

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By Sarah Sharp Sponsored by the University of Pennsylvania’s Middle East Center, Dr. Amr Al-Azm, a professor of Middle East history and anthropology at Shawnee State University in Ohio, spoke through Zoom on November 1st, on “Non-State Actors and the Preservation of Threatened Heritage in Syria.”
December 16, 2020
Deloitte and Global Philadelphia Association  are proud to recognize the recipients of the 2020 Most Admired CEO Award including our own, Rob McNeill  Greater Philadelphia Managing Partner, Deloitte, and Board Chair, Global Philadelphia Association  
December 14, 2020
December 2, 2020   Dear Colleagues, I’m extremely proud and excited to announce a $9 million gift from Drexel alumna Dana Dornsife and her husband David to the Dornsife School of Public Health that will put Drexel in the forefront of research on racial inequality and health disparities. Their gift will enable the launch of a new Center on Racism and Health, as well as enhance our ability to recruit and retain faculty experts on racial inequities in health, while also endowing the deanship for public health.
December 14, 2020
By Tasnim Hasan Professor David Steingard has been teaching in the Haub School of Business at Saint Joseph’s University (SJU) for the past 21 years focusing on ethics, leadership, sustainability, and business. While Steingard thoroughly enjoys teaching students, he is excited about facilitating their learning. He added that there is nothing more rewarding than witnessing students demonstrate mastery over “substantive academic topics” and applying that knowledge to real-world applications that make a difference.
November 17, 2020
Five Philadelphia Stars with Globally Significant Achievements to be honored Dec. 14 by Global Philadelphia Association PHILADELPHIA (November 9, 2020) - The internationally significant achievements of five innovative Philadelphia-area leaders in medicine and business entrepreneurship will be celebrated Dec. 14 during Global Philadelphia Association’s 6th Annual Globy Awards.  
November 10, 2020
This past summer, Global Philadelphia Association said farewell to an integral member of our team, Bianca Robinson.  Robinson, a native Philadelphian, arrived at GPA at first as a college intern from Drexel University, transitioning soon after to GPA’s Office Manager. Her role involved a variety of activities that make a nonprofit like GPA run smoothly, such as member relations, invoicing, intern recruiting, social media, and much more. 
November 9, 2020
Dear members of the Eisenhower Fellowships global family, I am saddened to report that President Emeritus and longtime Trustee Dorie Friend passed away peacefully yesterday after a long illness, surrounded by his loving family. He was 89.
November 9, 2020
By Peak Johnson Ernest Owens has been a journalist for ten years since he was a freshman at the University of Pennsylvania. He started off in student broadcast radio and started taking up professional freelance writing opportunities soon after. Owens’ first big break came in 2012 when he won a student writing contest from Arianna Huffington to get published in the Huffington Post. 
November 5, 2020
Hispanic Heritage Month is dedicated to highlighting the unique culture and heritage shared among people of Hispanic heritage. Beginning in the last few weeks of September and into the middle of October, Hispanic Heritage month is dedicated to highlighting the unique culture and heritage shared among people of Hispanic Americans.  To honor this special month and to provide a unique learning experience to students, Temple University held a webinar in early October, highlighting strong Hispanic businessmen and women. 
November 1, 2020