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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On a recent episode of the Tone and Tenor Show, Global Philadelphia Association's Executive Director Zabeth Teelucksingh and Community Heritage Coordinator Gigi McGraw spoke about the impact of Philadelphia's designation as a World Heritage City.
June 5, 2018
Article written by Kyle Purchase on behalf of Global Philadelphia Association On May 17th, the Eisenhower Fellowships (EF) held their annual Awards Dinner at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, which honored guests from both the United States and international organizations. This year’s dinner program was presided by Robert M. Gates, former U.S.Secretary of Defense, who, earlier that day, had been sworn in as the ninth Chairman of EF.
June 4, 2018
Written by Kyle Purchase on behalf of Global Philadelphia Association Thursday, May 24, marked the Third Annual Philadelphia World Heritage Day, which was hosted at the Philadelphia Zoo. This momentous day was first instituted by Mayor Jim Kenney in 2016 to recognize our city’s global heritage designation by the Organization of World Heritage Cities (OWHC). In Philadelphia, this day is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of each May.
June 4, 2018
Written by Kyle Purchase on behalf of Global Philadelphia Association NAFSA: Association of International Educators held its annual conference and expo at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia on May 27 through June 1. The main focus of the conference dealt with international policy issues, such as immigration, U.S.-Cuban relations, and education. The conference welcomed many visitors including scholars, students and educators from various universities all over the world.
June 1, 2018
With the celebration of World Heritage Day at the Philadelphia Zoo approaching on May 24th, we should remember how much our zoo reaches outside of Philadelphia.
May 23, 2018
Six first generation Philadelphia-Americans share their experiences regarding living in Philadelphia, and assimilating into a new country and culture. Article originally written by CityWide Stories.
May 15, 2018
Philadelphia is a diverse city full of many different cultures that continually grow larger. Among them is the distinct culture of Belgium through immigrants from Flanders. To help with the growing Flemish population in Philadelphia, Daisy van den Hooff-Mertens has opened a branch of Flemish in the World in the city and helps new immigrants adjust to life in the States. What is Flemish in the World?
May 2, 2018
Written by Will Becker on behalf of Global Philadelphia Association
May 1, 2018