Past Events

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.

Saturday, February 23, 2013 - 12:00pm - 5:00pm

The German Society of Pennsylvania cordially invites you to their "Second Annual Bierfest", on Saturday, February 23rd! As last year, attendees can expect a world-class beer tasting event celebrating Pennsylvania’s German brewing heritage, featuring delicious German-style beers from Pennsylvania and Germany, traditional German cuisine and live bluegrass music by the Keystone Mountain Boys.

Saturday, February 23, 2013 - 8:00am - 3:00pm

A symposium jointly hosted by The African American Museum in Philadelphia, the Friends of Independence National Historical Park, Independence National Historical Park, The Library Company of Philadelphia and University of Delaware. Targeted towards K-12 educators in schools and other learning environments, this symposium encourages creative thinking beyond the traditional classroom setting. The focus will be on sharing multiple techniques to motivate students to understand and discuss complex historical events. Educators will have the opportunity to hear both from their peers as well as from specialists across the many disciplines that interact with history/social studies education.

Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

The Italian Consulate General of Italy in Philadelphia and the America-Italy Society of Philadelphia present the film, Piazza Fontana: the Italian Conspiracy (Romanzo di Una Strage). This is the second part of the Cosulate's series "Cinema e Misteri d'Italia," in which they explore some of the most intriguing and unsolved mysteries in Italian history.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

One of the most influential English gardens of the twentieth century, Hidcote Manor Garden was the first garden taken on by the British National Trust, which spent millions of pounds on its restoration. The work included researching the original vision of the garden’s enigmatic creator, the American Lawrence Johnston. Glyn Jones, current head gardener at Hidcote, has made it a personal mission to discover as much as possible about Johnston to reveal how he set about creating a garden that has inspired designers all over the world.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

The upheavals associated with the Russian revolution ushered in a period of cultural radicalism in Central Asia which, among other things, redefined the place of Islam in society. This talk will examine the various impulses that drove this change and find the boundary between reform and revolution to be very porous indeed.

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

Speaker Charles Edel of U.S. Naval War College holds a Ph.D. in History from Yale University. Awarded a Henry A. Luce Scholarship, he worked at Peking University’s Center for International and Strategic Studies, where he taught courses on American politics and foreign policy. Previously, he served as a political and counterterrorism analyst for the U.S. government, a research associate at the Council of Foreign Relations, and a history teacher at Middle College High School in New York.

Saturday, February 16, 2013 - 10:00am - Sunday, February 17, 2013 - 5:00pm

Paleopalooza returns to the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 16 and 17, with new dinosaur and live animal shows and the rare chance to see a wide array of real fossils up close.

Saturday, February 16, 2013 - 8:45am - 6:00pm

The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, the Middle East North Africa (MENA) Club at Wharton, and the Arab and Middle Eastern student body, are pleased to welcome you to Wharton’s second annual MENA Business Conference taking place at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia on Saturday, February 16, 2013.

Friday, February 15, 2013 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

The Spring 2013 Film Series will recount some of the murkiest and unsolved episodes in the last 50 years of Italian history.The film, Salvatore Giuliano – by Francesco Rosi (1962, 123’, in Italian with English subtitles), will be introduced by Gabriella Romani, Associate Professor of Italian at Seton Hall University. Light refreshments will be served. Admission is free.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Join California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom as he discusses his newly released book, Citizenville: Connecting People and Government in the Digital Age —a guide for how ordinary citizens can use technology and social media to transform American democracy.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - 5:30pm - 7:15pm

Fiona Hill, co-author of Mr. Putin: Operative in the Kremlin, joins the Council to discuss the complexity of Vladimir Putin—the dominant political figure in Russian leadership for more than a decade, his vision for Russia, and the implications of both for future relations with the United States and the rest of the world. Facilitator Edward Turzanski, Resident Scholar at the Council, Senior Fellow of the Foreign Policy Research Institute, and national security analyst at La Salle University will join the discussion.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013 - 11:45am - 4:00pm

Join GIC at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia as they welcome Richard Vague, President of the Governor’s Woods Foundation and Managing Partner, Gabriel Investments and Steve Clemons, Washington Editor-At-Large, the Atlantic and Senior Fellow at the American Strategy Forum at the New American Foundation, for a discussion on the findings from their recent paper, “How to Predict the Next Financial Crisis”.

Monday, February 11, 2013 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

On February 11th, the United Nations Association of Greater Philadelphia will present "Challenges for the ICC's Second Decade" the final seminar in our series of seminars and events in the academic year 2012-2013. This seminar will take place at the Silverman Hall of the University of Pennsylvania Law School map. Reception to follow seminar!

Sunday, February 10, 2013 - 10:00am - Sunday, May 19, 2013 - 5:00pm

A 2,000 year old mosaic, discovered in Lod, Israel, in 1996, will be exhibited in the Penn Museum as its final US destination. The mosaic, believed to have been commissioned by a Roman official around 300 CE, is one of the best-preserved ever found. It was discovered in 1996 during highway construction in Lod, and excavated fully in 2009 in three panels, which will be on display at the Penn Museum.

Saturday, February 9, 2013 - 11:00am - 2:00pm

Experience an old Swedish tradition: stop by the American Swedish Historical Museum for a delicious semla, a rich puff pastry filled with almond paste and whipped cream. The popular tradition of eating semlor this time of year originates from a time when Sweden was still a Catholic country and fasting was custom 40 days before Easter. The days prior to Lent, on the other hand, included a big feast filled with plenty of food and semlor.

Saturday, February 9, 2013 - 10:00am - 3:00pm

As the Year of the Dragon comes to a close, usher in the Year of the Snake with the second annual Flower Market. As is customary in Chinese tradition, households welcome in the New Year with fresh flowers, treats and lucky red keepsakes.

Saturday, February 9, 2013 - 8:30am - 5:30pm

The Wharton School is proud to host, for the tenth consecutive year, one of the first student-run global business forums with a dedicated focus on China's economic development. This year's theme Advent of a New Decade ensures all the successes of past forum with the introduction of a networking event that will give participants exclusive access to our speakers. In addition, the Forum is honored to host keynote speaker, investment legend and bestselling author Jim Rogers' book pre-release and signing Street Smarts: Adventures on the Road and in the Market at this event.