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On April 17, 2012, the Right Honourable Tony Blair, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, joined members of the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia and other distinguished guests at the Hyatt at the Bellevue. In this article, WAC Program Department staff member Hayley Boyle shares what Mr. Blair discussed and the significance of such an event in fostering a global Philadelphia.
May 17, 2012
The belief that the Mayans had predicated the end of the world to be around winter solstice of this year has spurred an increased interest in Mayan lore and history, both fact and fiction. The MAYA 2012: Lords of Time exhibit at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (May 5, 2012 - Jan 13, 2013) seeks to educate on the truth behind the legends, along with exposing the rich history of the ancient Mayans.
May 14, 2012
Please take a moment to participate in this helpful survey to understand the demand for air service in the Greater Philadelphia region and contribute to the growth of Philadelphia International Airport. GPA Member organization, Select Greater Philadelphia -- the economic development marketing organization for the 11-county Greater Philadelphia region -- and the CEO Council for Growth -- a group of key business executives committed to the region's economic growth -- are together conducting this survey. Your input is valuable in understanding the demand for air service in the Greater Philadelphia region and your participation should require no more than 10 minutes of yoru time.
May 13, 2012
"Who We Are / Quienes Somos" is an exhibition of photographs taken by students in Photography Without Borders, a Philadelphia program that aims to increase cultural awareness and build bridges between youth in communities around the world.
May 13, 2012
In the latest edition of GPA's "Once -- and Future -- International City" series, published regularly in the Philadelphia Business Journal, Economy League Executive Director Steve Wray sketches how the World Class Greater Philadelphia initiative is helping pave the way for Philadelphia's growth and global development.
May 11, 2012
On April 18th, at Chestnut Hill College (CHC), about a dozen students from CHC and St. Joseph’s University participated in a video conference with young people from Alexandria, Egypt. The event was sponsored by Bibliotheca Alexandria, Global Education Motivators (GEM), and Peace Day Philly. In this article, Mahmoud Elmansour, facilitator from Egypt; Jocelyn Voorhees, Chestnut Hill College Political Science Major; and Lisa Parker, Coordinator of Peace Day Philly, offer highlights from this dynamic and instructive global exchange. 
May 10, 2012
Cath Connelly, Celtic Harpist from Australia, recently stayed at Philadelphia's Chamounix Mansion during a tour of the U.S. In this lyrical reflection, Ms. Connelly shares the beauty, tranquility, and welcoming staff that greeted her during her stay.
May 1, 2012
In this article written for Global Philadelphia Association, Brenna Mulvaney of CETRA Language Solutions discusses the significance of CETRA's growing global presence.
April 23, 2012
The Philadelphia Global Water Initiative 5th annual conference, entitled “Performance Indicators for Sustainable Water and Sanitation Projects in Developing Countries," demonstrates how the Philadelphia community, with its large university and humanitarian population, can reach around the globe and make a positive difference.
April 20, 2012
Sakura Sunday marks the Spring day in Japan when families go out with a picnic, a blanket, their family members and possibly some sake to contemplate the cherry blossoms. The Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia, capitalizing on a majestic alley of cherry blossoms adjacent to the Horticultural Society in Fairmount Park, has developed this event in to a full blown, highly successful annual festival that takes place every year in mid-April.
April 20, 2012