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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The Free Library's One Book, One Philadelphia Selection Committee has chosen Edwidge Danticat's Create Dangerously: The Immigrant Artist at Work for its 2012 selection. The Haitian American writer and MacArthur Genius Grant winner's collection of essays takes its name from Albert Camus's last published lecture in which he stated, "To create today is to create dangerously." The book illustrates the struggle of making art in exile—and what it's like to exist in a country constantly in conflict, where even the act of reading means taking a stand against oppression.
December 8, 2011
The Philadelphia Eagles football team were recognized Wednesday, December 7th, as “Sport Team of the Year” by the international social change organization, Beyond Sport.
December 8, 2011
K-16 educators learn about a new website offering resources for international studies and topics. The event launched an innovative resource for K-12 teachers designed by Big Picture Small World and the University of Pennsylvania Resource Centers: the Global Philadelphia Educators Network. Read more here.
December 7, 2011
LIGHTFAIR International (LFI), the world’s largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference, will return to Philadelphia's Convention Center in April 2013.
December 4, 2011
This month's "Once and Future International City" article was written by the City's Deputy Mayor for Commerce, Alan Greenberger.
December 4, 2011
Richard Tan, president of Pacific Millennium Holdings Corp. of Shanghai, pledges $1 million towards Widener's global leadership initiatives.
December 4, 2011
Temple University's new Global Living and Learning Community (LLC) has helped increase the number of international students choosing Philadelphia's Temple University by 6 percent in just one year. “The Global LLC is a way for Temple to deepen its commitment to internationalization,” said Brooke Walker, assistant vice president in the Office of International Affairs (OIA). “A big part of this effort is recruiting and welcoming international students and scholars to Temple.”
December 2, 2011
The Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau (PCVB) recently unveiled its new “Completely Philadelphia” video which joins a full suite of tools that are shaping the City’s image and making Philadelphia information even more easily accessible.
December 2, 2011
The Penn Museum and the African and Caribbean Business Council hosted African and Caribbean ambassadors in a roundtable discusion exploring economic development and international trade, specifically between African nations and the United States.
November 23, 2011
Drexel University and the Shanghai Advanced Research Institute (SARI), Chinese Academy of Sciences have signed a collaboration agreement that will bring together researchers from the two institutions for pioneering work in scientific and technological innovation.
November 16, 2011