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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Amid a gathering of supporters from various sectors, Women’s Campaign International held a fundraiser in Rittenhouse Square beneath the heading “All the Difference in the World: Philadelphia Celebrates Women’s Leadership.” The September 19 event specifically recognized the contributions of Mayor Michael Nutter and Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown to empowering girls and women in Philadelphia. Both figures from city government were on hand to speak about the importance of ensuring that opportunities for women’s personal growth are made widely available.
October 8, 2012
Leaders in Christian theology were joined by representatives of the fields of Philadelphia business and law to examine modes of ethics in modernizing societies at a September 14 lecture at Temple University. Presented by the Dialogue Institute, a globally-recognized center for interreligious exchange of ideas and study founded by Dr. Leonard Swidler, the keynote address was delivered by Austrian Professor Dr. Ingeborg Gabriel. Dr. Gabriel serves as Chair of the Department of Social Ethics and Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Roman Catholic Theology at the University of Vienna.
September 21, 2012
To celebrate the 2012 Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival, which premieres November 7, the organizers of PAAFF held a fundraising dinner in Philadelphia’s Chinatown on September 14.
September 21, 2012
For almost fifty years, Dr. Leonard Swidler has been the head of the Dialogue Institute, which is headquartered at Temple University as part of its religion department. Speaking with Global Philadelphia Association, Dr. Swidler illuminated the many fascinating aspects of his work, including why interreligious dialogue is essential for peace in our world.
September 13, 2012
On September 10, the Philadelphia Global Initiative on the Rule of Law celebrated the 10th anniversary of the International Criminal Court with a conference at the Free Library of Philadelphia. A panel of ambassadors and legal experts discussed the future of the ICC, the organization formed in 2002 with the passage of the Rome Statute to prosecute perpetrators of genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity when their countries cannot or will not.
September 13, 2012
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