Credit: Photo by J. Fusco for VISIT PHILADELPHIA™

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.  

Add a news item today!





Latest Stories

Focus your search
The City of Philadelphia Vaccine Registry Please make sure you register so the city will invite you to vaccinate and let you know about vaccination sites. If you've registered already with COVIDReadi, this site does not share information with the city. So sign up for the city registration also! Vaccination Websites
January 25, 2021
by Sean Collins Walsh, Posted: January 6, 2021 A Philadelphia judge has ruled that the city’s attempt to collect $378,000 in delinquent hotel taxes from the Chamounix Mansion youth hostel is invalid, siding with the historic building’s nonprofit operator and two former mayors who testified that guests at the unique Fairmount Park institution should not be subject to the tax.
January 11, 2021
Energy Week at Duke is usually organized by seven student energy clubs across campus, with support from the Duke University Energy Initiative and the Center for Energy, Development, and the Global Environment (EDGE) at the Fuqua School of Business.
December 23, 2020
By Melissa Stevens US/ICOMOS held their International Symposium and Conference, U.S. World Heritage and Social Justice in the 21st Century on Nov. 12,  2020. According to the US/ICOMOS website, the symposium “promotes the conservation of world heritage and stronger connections to the global heritage community through advocacy, education, and the international exchange of people and ideas” 
December 17, 2020
By Sarah Sharp Sponsored by the University of Pennsylvania’s Middle East Center, Dr. Amr Al-Azm, a professor of Middle East history and anthropology at Shawnee State University in Ohio, spoke through Zoom on November 1st, on “Non-State Actors and the Preservation of Threatened Heritage in Syria.”
December 16, 2020
Deloitte and Global Philadelphia Association  are proud to recognize the recipients of the 2020 Most Admired CEO Award including our own, Rob McNeill  Greater Philadelphia Managing Partner, Deloitte, and Board Chair, Global Philadelphia Association  
December 14, 2020
December 2, 2020   Dear Colleagues, I’m extremely proud and excited to announce a $9 million gift from Drexel alumna Dana Dornsife and her husband David to the Dornsife School of Public Health that will put Drexel in the forefront of research on racial inequality and health disparities. Their gift will enable the launch of a new Center on Racism and Health, as well as enhance our ability to recruit and retain faculty experts on racial inequities in health, while also endowing the deanship for public health.
December 14, 2020
By Tasnim Hasan Professor David Steingard has been teaching in the Haub School of Business at Saint Joseph’s University (SJU) for the past 21 years focusing on ethics, leadership, sustainability, and business. While Steingard thoroughly enjoys teaching students, he is excited about facilitating their learning. He added that there is nothing more rewarding than witnessing students demonstrate mastery over “substantive academic topics” and applying that knowledge to real-world applications that make a difference.
November 17, 2020