Past Events

Friday, March 15, 2013 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, National Constitution Center Trustee and the first woman to sit on the United States Supreme Court, comes the compelling book Out of Order: Stories from the History of the Supreme Court about the evolution of the highest court in the land. Join Justice O’Connor for an insider’s look at her experiences, as she shares fascinating stories about one of our country’s most important institutions.

Friday, March 15, 2013 - 9:30am - 2:30pm

Are your aware of what is happening in human rights education? What are your colleagues around the world teaching and doing about human rights? How can you be involved in human rights education to help make the world a better place? This one day conference is for teachers, future teachers, administrators and NGOs for a global dialogue on the importance of human rights education to help achieve the better world we all want.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

The National Resource Centers at the University of Pennsylvania will host a panel entitled Migrating Wives: Negotiating Identities in a New Land, which will be hosted at International House Philadelphia. A panel discussion will focus on the changing patterns of immigrant wives’ experiences. Panelists will explore topics such as arranged marriages, polygamy, and the “mail-order bride” industry. The panel will be preceded by a reception.

Sunday, March 10, 2013 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Featuring the trio of Swedish folk musicians Emilia Amper (Nyckelharpa), Anna Roussel (Wooden Flute) and Jonas Bleckman (Cello), Skaran plays Swedish traditional tunes and their own compositions bursting with attitude and joy. Presented by the American Swedish Historical Museum, this explosive trio charms audiences from all over the world with their fascinating instruments, contagious groove and energetic presence. Refreshments to follow performance. 

Friday, March 8, 2013 - 11:30am - 1:00pm

 

Mary Robinson, the seventh, and first woman, President of Ireland and the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, will join the Council on International Women's Day 2013 to share highlights of her path to prominence, as well as her vision for the world, about which she writes in her soon-to-be published memoir, Everybody Matters: My Life Giving Voice.

Thursday, March 7, 2013 - 8:00am - 2:00pm

The 2013 Global Business Conference is the region’s leading international trade forum, bringing together business leaders, senior government officials, and global thought-leaders to share insight on the leading economic trends and competitive strategies shaping the global economy.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013 - 5:30pm - 8:00pm

The Solas Awards are an annual honor bestowed upon individuals in the Philadelphia region by the Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians for contributions to improving the quality of life for immigrants to Pennsylvania. This year's Solas Awards will be given out on March 6 at the Radisson Plaza-Warwick Hotel. Cocktails, Heavy Hors d’Oeuvres and Dessert will be served.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013 - Sunday, April 7, 2013

The Wilma Theater is pleased to announce the production of Under the Whaleback by Richard Bean and directed by Blanka Zizka. Showtimes run from March 6th - April 7th, 2013.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

International House Philadelphia (IHP) and CETRA Language Solutions present a free film screening of the German film Beyond Silence in the Ibrahim Theater at IHP. RSVP if you plan to attend.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013 - 12:30pm - 2:00pm

The Office of International Programs, Peace Day Philly, the College of Arts and Sciences, the International Area Studies Program, and the Women’s Studies Program are celebrating International Women's Day by presenting International Women’s Day: Agents of Change a panel presentation.

Sunday, March 3, 2013 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Introduce your children to the world of classical music with this interactive musical event, hosted by the Curtis Institute. The Wells Fargo Family Concerts series is aimed at children between the ages of five and twelve. This segment focuses on the percussion family.

Saturday, March 2, 2013 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

African music and dance, storytelling, art and artifacts, crafts, games, and cuisine take center stage as the Penn Museum presents the 23rd annual Celebration of African Cultures. The event features a mix of acclaimed local artists including storyteller Sarai Abdul-Malik, master percussionist Paul (Abba) Lucas, dance instructor Cachet Ivey, drum and dance teachers from ODUNDE 365, and percussionists of the Women’s Sekere Ensemble. 

Saturday, March 2, 2013 - 9:00am - Sunday, March 10, 2013 - 7:00pm

The British have a word for something that's inventive, dazzling, extraordinary. The word is "Brilliant!" In 2013, the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society Philadelphia Flower Show will glow with the majestic beauty and creative genius of Great Britain, and pay tribute to centuries of inspiring, influential culture - culminating in the urbane design of 21st-century London.

Friday, March 1, 2013 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Join Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, the first Hispanic and the third woman on the U.S. Supreme Court, for a candid, intimate look at her remarkable life as described in her new memoir, My Beloved World. Justice Sotomayor will recount her journey from a Bronx housing project to Princeton, Yale Law School, the New York County District Attorney’s office, and the Federal District Court, all before the age of 40—followed by her appointment to the nation’s highest court.

Friday, March 1, 2013 - 10:00am - Saturday, March 30, 2013 - 4:00pm

Bridgette Mayer Gallery is pleased to announce its sixth solo exhibition of work by artist and Pew Fellow, Rebecca Rutstein. Deep Rift will be on view from February 27 to March 30, 2013, with an opening reception Friday, March 1, from 6:00 - 8:30 pm. The exhibition will feature new large and small paintings, as well as a site-specific, wall mounted sculptural piece spanning 10 x 16 ½ feet.

Friday, March 1, 2013 - 10:00am - Sunday, March 31, 2013 - 5:00pm

Throughout March, visitors to the Center can participate in a variety of events in honor of Women’s History Month. During the Philadelphia Girl Power show, visitors can learn about the remarkable women who have called Philadelphia home, such as Betsy Ross and Marian Anderson. Visitors also can take a self-guided tour of the Center’s main exhibition, The Story of We the People, which highlights defining moments in women’s history.

Thursday, February 28, 2013 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

For-profit corporations, especially those doing business in multiple countries (“multinationals”), have tremendous influence on individuals, markets and governments. How do these powerful entities affect positive social change? How are multinational corporations forces for good in the world? What obligations do they have as global citizens to address inequality, especially in countries where they have a market presence? Three Haverford alumni with deep experience in international business, law and trade will share their insights on these and other questions at a panel discussion hosted by the Center for Peace and Global Citizenship.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 - 2:20pm - 5:00pm

African Studies Center at the University of Pennsylvania (ASC) presents a roundtable that will address the recent events in the country of Mali in West Africa which is marred by Islamic militants and now swarmed with foreign intervention from France and neighboring African States.

Sunday, February 24, 2013 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

The next concert in the German Society of Pennsylvania's 2012-13 “Wister and More!” series is on Sunday, February 24, 2013, at 3:00pm. The Society will present Duo Parisienne: Nancy Bean , former Assistant Concertmaster of the Philadelphia Orchestra, who is well known to the German Society as the First Violinist of the Wister Quartet, and her colleague from 1807 & Friends, harpist Anne Sullivan.

Saturday, February 23, 2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

 Al-Bustan is pleased to bring together visual artist Kevork Mourad and composer Kinan Abou-afach in a collaborative project of original compositions, a reflection on their memories of Damascus and its rich history.