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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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
Although nearly 7,000 miles apart, Philadelphia and Sister City Tianjin share some uniquely similar and quite magical art environments.
June 1, 2012
This September, Philadelphia's Live Arts Festival will present the largest performance of Le Grand Continental™ to date, with 200+ volunteer performers of all ages and backgrounds, ranging in experience from professional dancers to pure amateurs. It will be a line dance extravaganza filled with contagious community spirit, and you can be in it! Read more to find out how.
May 30, 2012
At the center of the field is a 22-yard long pitch. Pitchers are called "bowlers." And every player wears white, no matter which team he/she belongs to. What is this global sport, how did it become popular in the U.S., and what does Philadelphia have to do with any of it? Vesko Kostic, for GPA, explains.
May 17, 2012
By Paul Nussbaum -- Philadelphia will be the US Airways hub for nonstop flights to Asia if the airline launches service to China, Japan or Turkey, airline officials said. US Airways, the dominant carrier at Philadelphia International, operates 84 percent of the international flights. Philadelphia-area travelers who want nonstop service to Asia must currently go to Newark, New York, or Washington-Dulles.
May 17, 2012
Zabeth Teelucksingh, Executive Director of Global Philadelphia Association, recently had the honor of speaking to the Rotary Club of Philadelphia. Through this visit, Zabeth learned about the Club's impressive global outreach and service, information that she shares with us here.
May 17, 2012
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