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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Rita’s Franchise Company has been providing “Ice-Custard-Happiness” across the northeastern U.S. since founder Bob Tumulo opened Bensalem’s first shop in 1984. On May 11th, Zabeth Teelucksingh of Global Philadelphia Association interviewed Mr. Fornaci to discuss Rita’s initiatives for national and international expansion, as well as their newest ice delight offerings.
June 28, 2012
On Thursday, June 21st the Global Interdependence Center welcomed Dr. Kingsely Chiedu Moghalu, Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, in charge of the Financial System Stability (FSS) Directorate as part of GIC’s Central Bankers Series.
June 22, 2012
The Keepers Project is a West Philadelphia community-based dance theater project for people 65 years of age and older of all skill levels and ethnicities. The dance theater company examines stories of family roots and history. Workshops will take place monthly from July 2012 through March 2013. No experience is required, just a willingness to share and connect. Workshops are free. To register and for more information, contact 215-462-7720, or email [email protected]
June 21, 2012
On May 30, 2012, GPA interviewed Meryl Levitz, marketing guru to the city of Philadelphia and CEO and President of GPTMC. Read that interview here.
June 18, 2012
On May 16th, 2012, Philadelphia Councilman David Oh hosted a day-long visit to Philadelphia for Mayor Young-gil Song of Incheon, South Korea, along with fourteen other delegates from South Korea. “I was very excited and pleased to host the Mayor of Incheon and the Korean delegation where I had the opportunity to showcase some of what Philadelphia has to offer” said Councilman Oh. The visit is part of an ongoing initiative by Councilman Oh to raise the international profile of Philadelphia to attract international employers and investors to create new jobs in the city.
June 12, 2012
On June 3, visitors walked through an arch and were transported nearly 6,000 miles away from Merion and into a Shuk (Market) of Old Jerusalem without ever having to set foot on an airplane. Adath Israel’s Israeli Affairs Committee, in conjunction with Nefesh B’ Nefesh, sponsored the reproduction of an authentic Israeli marketplace, recreating the sights, sounds, fragrances, and flavors of Old Jerusalem. The lively, family-oriented atmosphere was open to the community to enjoy and learn more about Israeli and Jewish Culture.
June 8, 2012
Click here to view video of Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter discussing the growth of Philadelphia as a vibrant, appealing, and global city.
June 6, 2012
GPA Members GPTMC and Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance have partnered with US Airways to feature Philly's art scene in the latest edition of US Airways Magazine. This extensive editorial tribute, appearing in the June issue of US Airways Magazine, will reach 6 million domestic and international travelers.
June 4, 2012
Learn how you can follow Drexel's OIP as they tour China and provide educational programming alongside the Philadelphia Orchestra. A delegation of Drexel representatives, led by President John Fry, Provost Mark Greenberg and Vice Provost Julie Mostov will travel with the orchestra to Beijing, Tianjin and Shanghai participating in educational programming, community outreach and student engagement. Global Philadelphia Association is proud to post excerpts of the chronicles of Drexel University's Office of International Programs (OIP) during this momentous trip. For full text stories, please visit the Drexel OIP webpage.
June 4, 2012
This evening of wine tasting and business networking at the charming Print Center brought together leaders from three countries in shared appreciation of how arts and culture can promote international trade and business.
June 1, 2012