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March 13, 2018
Source: PAFA Investigating the role of Benjamin West in the founding of arts academies in England and the United States.
March 9, 2018
Written by Anastasia Shown, board member of the Global Philadelphia Association and the United Nations Association of Greater Philadelphia, and a lecturer at Penn’s School of Social Policy and Practice
March 8, 2018
Written by Erin Yoder on behalf of Global Philadelphia Association This year marks the 70th annual NAFSA conference and expo that starts at the end of May. Philadelphia is proud as a World Heritage city to host this year’s conference, where culture and education collide to create an intellectual space of learning.
March 8, 2018
Written by the Philadelphia Research Initiative, Pew Charitable Trusts  
February 28, 2018
By Jessica Sklar for the Global Philadelphia Association    February 2018 marks the important 100th anniversary of the Baltic states - Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania - gaining their statehood. This Centennial marks the anniversary of these three countries declaring their independence and statehood, and is a time of celebration and is a time for the citizens of these three countries to honor their culture and heritage.
February 26, 2018
 By Erin Yoder for the Global Philadelphia Association
February 23, 2018
The largest container vessel to ever call at The Port of Philadelphia has arrived yesterday at the Packer Avenue Marine Terminal. The M/V MSC Shuba B arrived from the West Coast of South America with a cargo of predominately perishable fruit. The origin of most of the cargo was from Chile and Peru, which included table grapes, peaches, plums, pears and blueberries.
February 16, 2018
In the summer of 2018 I traveled to India and Nepal with a group of teachers from the Philadelphia area. Our trip was coordinated and associated with the University of Pennsylvania South Asia Department, GEEO and Global Philadelphia. The purpose of the trip was to personally visit and learn about World Heritage sites is those countries and to bring back our experiences to our classrooms. An extra benefit to visiting these sites personally is that one learns about a people’s history, traditions and customs in action on a daily basis. You can see, hear, smell and taste a culture.
February 12, 2018