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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Kathy Quigley for GPA -- In August, 21 teachers convened for a week of training and discussions at the University of Pennsylvania’s campus for the annual Summer Teacher Institute. Hosted by four UPenn centers, all of which are Global Philadelphia Association members, the annual Summer Institute provides a forum for professional educators from the Greater Philadelphia region to examine methods of teaching global affairs.
September 13, 2012
President of the World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia, Linda Mysliwy Conlin, offers in-depth insight into the WTCGP’s mission of increasing Philadelphia’s economic prominence on a global scale. Ms. Conlin brings to light the global outlook of WTCGP and how it is an invaluable asset to the city of Philadelphia.
September 8, 2012
Greater Philadelphia's population is becoming more diverse. Immigration has helped many communities in the region replenish population losses. Greater Philadelphia's foreign-born population has grown and changed rapidly since 1990. This Data Snapshot examines the foreign-born population in Greater Philadelphia using 2010 American Community Survey 5-year estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau.
September 8, 2012
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.
August 19, 2012
In January 2012, Marcelo Blaz came to Temple University with the first cohort of Science Without Borders scholars, fully funded to study a science or tech field in the United States for one year. Before he began his summer 2012 internship, GPA staff member Aggie Ebrahimi Bazaz sat down with him to discuss his impressions of Philadelphia and his thoughts on what makes a global city. 
August 17, 2012
GPA's secretary, Dr. Christiaan Morssink, contributed the latest edition in our "Once -- and Future -- International City" series, published regularly in the Philadelphia Business Journal. In this piece, Dr. Morssink, offers his insights towards the threat of water scarcity in the world and how Philadelphia can be at the "vanguard in providing solutions worldwide." 
August 16, 2012
Picture walking through a forest and being surrounded by thousands of glowing lights, like stars scattered at your feet, their colors fading into new hues every few seconds. The current large-scale light installations throughout the Longwood Gardens grounds generate nothing short of an enchanting experience, as if you are finding yourself in someone’s imagination come to life.
August 14, 2012
There is no time like the summer of 2012 to see that sports are tremendously important global connectors. The UEFA Euro 2012 Tournament and the 2012 London Summer Olympics brought the world together in friendly competition once again. Generally, the great “global” sport is considered to be football (or if you are American, soccer). Football is played in over 200 countries and boasts a huge player group of over 250 million athletes. 
August 9, 2012
Formerly President of US Commerce at QVC and an extremely accomplished businesswoman, Devon, PA's Darlene Daggett now serves as Founder and Executive Director of Ikatu International, a private foundation implementing for-profit, market driven solutions to address youth employment challenges in Sub-Saharan Africa. Global Philadelphia Association sat down with Ms. Daggett to discuss how she translated her incredible successes in the private sector into achieving her goals as a social entrepreneur, as well as why she chose to focus on Sub-Saharan Africa and youth employment. 
August 7, 2012
Can’t get enough of the London 2012 Olympics? Check out GPA’s TOP 5 Philadelphia-based events celebrating English arts and culture—and of course, some Olympic watching parties too!
July 31, 2012