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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International Classroom is an innovative and creative program of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology's Education Department. Our mission is to engage students while promoting intercultural understanding between residents of the Delaware Valley area and people from around the world.
December 21, 2011
On March 29, 2012 the Project for Nuclear Awareness (PNA) will present the John C. & Chara C. Haas Award for International Peace and Social Justice to Helen Caldicott, MD founding president of Physicians for Social Responsibility and a Nobel Peace Prize co-recipient. In honor of PNA Chairman and Co-Founder Dr. Craig Eisendrath–a former U.S. Foreign Service Officer who continues to dedicate his work to a nuclear weapons-free world–PNA will present the First Annual Eisendrath Award for Youth Advocacy in Nuclear Disarmament to a qualified student and/or youth. For more on Award eligiblity, read full text here.
December 12, 2011
The University City Science Center’s Port Business Incubator has opened a new co-working office space for emerging startup companies called the Bullpen. The new space, which offers entrepreneurs a desk, phone and high speed Wi-Fi, is located on the Science Center campus at 3711 Market Street in Philadelphia. Belgium-based Biologistics Consulting is the first company to call the Bullpen home. 
December 12, 2011
The University of Pennsylvania Center for East Asian Studies is pleased to announce that it will offer the 12th year in the Phila-Nipponica Project, a series that has helped over one hundred teachers in the Greater Philadelphia area enhance their classroom teaching about Japan and Asia through seminars, summer study tours, and curriculum development assistance devoted to Japan. 
December 12, 2011
On November 10, GPA was honored to attend the Annual Board Meeting of SILAMP, the Society for Ibero Latin American Medical Professionals. 
December 10, 2011
In its December 4 - 10 edition, Philadelphia's award-winning, Hispanic-circulated newspaper, Al Día, published a Spanish translation of the most recent edition of the Global Philadelphia series, "The Once and Future International City." This series appears monthly in The Philadelphia Business Journal.
December 9, 2011
The Free Library's One Book, One Philadelphia Selection Committee has chosen Edwidge Danticat's Create Dangerously: The Immigrant Artist at Work for its 2012 selection. The Haitian American writer and MacArthur Genius Grant winner's collection of essays takes its name from Albert Camus's last published lecture in which he stated, "To create today is to create dangerously." The book illustrates the struggle of making art in exile—and what it's like to exist in a country constantly in conflict, where even the act of reading means taking a stand against oppression.
December 8, 2011
The Philadelphia Eagles football team were recognized Wednesday, December 7th, as “Sport Team of the Year” by the international social change organization, Beyond Sport.
December 8, 2011
K-16 educators learn about a new website offering resources for international studies and topics. The event launched an innovative resource for K-12 teachers designed by Big Picture Small World and the University of Pennsylvania Resource Centers: the Global Philadelphia Educators Network. Read more here.
December 7, 2011
LIGHTFAIR International (LFI), the world’s largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference, will return to Philadelphia's Convention Center in April 2013.
December 4, 2011