Past Events

Friday, March 29, 2013 - 11:00am - Saturday, March 30, 2013 - 9:00pm

As the role of contested spaces in the social, economic and political life of modern South Asia continues to transform vis-a-vis the expansion of global capitalism, (neo)liberal economic policies, the rise of historically marginalized political movements, transformations of the Indian economy and media, and the expansion of local and transnational organizations, this conference brings together prominent faculty engaged in re-theorizing space in an increasingly globalized region to discuss developments in the field as well as to chart future avenues for research.

Thursday, March 28, 2013 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Giancarlo Siani was a journalist for Il Mattino, the major newspaper of Naples. He considered it a crucial part of a journalist’s work, not only to report facts objectively, but also to investigate and verify the information with the moral duty of finding the truth. Admission is free. Light refreshments will be served.

Thursday, March 28, 2013 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm

How Do We Measure Peace? While the drivers and impact of violence receive widespread attention, there is comparatively little research on the factors that create and sustain peaceful societies. Michelle Breslauer will present the work of the Institute for Economics and Peace to measure and map national peacefulness and to identify the attitudes, institutions, and structures most closely associated with peace.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm

In the life of a Hindi film, the song has played a mélange of roles. Depending on the narrative, it has sometimes been the film’s spine; on other occasions, an ingredient of diversion. It has been a GPS for the storyline and a secret message for the viewer. Lyrics have always played a pivotal part in this form of celluloid storytelling. Of late, though, there is a general lament over the falling standards of lyrics in Hindi film songs. Mr. Ghosh will examine Hindi film lyrics in the context of evolving Bollywood in multiplexed India, and argue why rumors of the death of good poetry in Hindi film is exaggerated.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Curious about how Academy exhibits are built, planned, designed, and deconstructed? Join Director of Exhibits Jennifer Sontchi behind the scenes to find out.

Sunday, March 24, 2013 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Celebrate Easter like a Swede at the American Swedish Historical Museum’s Easter Workshop and Egg Hunt for families on Sunday, March 24 from 2pm to 4 pm. Swedes celebrate Easter religiously, but for the majority of Swedes religion has little to do with it. It's more about witches, egg hunts, and colored feathers. Let’s not forget about the candy, Easter is the holiday for sweets.

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

Experience the internationally renowned talent of Lebanese vocalist Rima Khcheich when she performs for Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture at the Trinity Center for Urban Life. 

Saturday, March 23, 2013 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Imposing, comedic, menacing and regal by turns. His commanding voice, flecked with golden, spicy tones is unusually expansive for a bass". The Washington Post.

Saturday, March 23, 2013 - 9:30am - 1:00pm

One Day University seeks out the finest professors from the world's top schools—Harvard, Yale, Stanford, Brown, and many others. It uses two criteria, teaching awards, and student evaluations. One Day U’s professors are the teachers that students on campus urge each other to take classes from...the top 1 percent. Think of a One Day U lecture as the most fascinating highlights from an entire semester.

Saturday, March 23, 2013 - 7:30am - 6:00pm

The Wharton School of the Univeristy of Pennsylvania is pleased to announce the 17th Annual Wharton India Economic Forum to be held on March 23rd, at the Penn Museum. WIEF is one of the largest and most prestigious annual student-run Indian-focused business conferences around the world.

Friday, March 22, 2013 - 7:30am - 9:00am

The families that the Nationalities Service Center (NSC) meet inspires the Center daily with their strength and courage. Join the Center to learn more about them and about their immigrant domestic violence program. Over a light breakfast, attendees will watch an excerpt of a documentary film about the challenges immigrant domestic violence victims face and the crucial role NSC plays in their lives, and hear first-hand about the work of the NSC and how attendees can support it.

Thursday, March 21, 2013 - 7:30pm - 10:00pm

The Philadelphia Film Society and the UArts are proud to present The Angles' Share, the March Passport to World Cinema screening. The Official Selection of the 2012 Cannes Film Festival, The Angel's Share depicts a working-class hooligan and father to-be who sees a chance to turn his life of petty crime around.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 - 7:30pm - 10:00pm

The Geographical Society of Philadelphia presents award-winning National Geographic photographer, Bob Krist. Krist has been stranded on a glacier in Iceland, nearly run down by charging bulls in India and knighted with a cutlass in a Trinidad voodoo ceremony. See his world and learn how to capture the scenic vistas, architectural wonders and the people who inhabit these destinations with your own camera.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Speaker Dominic Tierney is a Senior Fellow in FPRI’s Program on National Security Studies and an associate professor of political science at Swarthmore College. He received his Ph.D. in international politics from Oxford University, and has held fellowships at the Mershon Center at Ohio State University, the Olin Institute at Harvard, and the JFK School of Government at Harvard. A regular contributor to The Atlantic Online, he is the author of three books—most recently, How We Fight: Crusades, Quagmires, and the American Way of War (Little, Brown and Co., 2010).

Monday, March 18, 2013 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm

A world class region invests in the present with an eye toward the future. Over the past year, the Economy League and its World Class partners have convened cross-sector teams to develop strategy frameworks for our region in three key areas: Education and Talent Development, Business Growth, and Infrastructure.

Sunday, March 17, 2013 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Called “the Allman Brothers of Celtic fiddle bands, only prettier” (Mike Weekly, Pottstown Mercury), Burning Bridget Cleary features the musical talents of Rose Baldino and new member, Deirdre Lockman, who lead the band with high-energy and tightly woven harmonies in both fiddle and vocals.

Sunday, March 17, 2013 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

The next concert in The German Society of Pennsylvania's 2012/13 “Wister and More!” will present Mélomanie Harpsichord Quintet: Kimberly Reighley, flutes; Tracy Richardson, harpsichord; Donna Fournier, viola da gamba; Douglas McNames, cellos and special guest, Elizabeth Field, violins.

Sunday, March 17, 2013 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Intercultural Journeys will proudly feature Mandy Patinkin, of Showtime's Homeland and Broadway star, in a selection of his favorite tunes and a ground breaking collaboration with Intercultural Journeys' Middle Eastern Ensemble.

Saturday, March 16, 2013 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

‘Pinocchio. Storia di un burattino’ is a performance that combines literature, theatre, dance and music, and aims to represent and enhance the value of the ‘made in Italy’, starting from the most celebrated Italian ‘piece of wood’; through the story of the timeless work of a wood carver that teaches beauty and truth.

Saturday, March 16, 2013 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

St. Patrick's Day starts early for kids in Narberth! This free family event from the Narberth Business Association is a scavenger hunt where kids search all over town to find ten leprechauns.