Past Events

Wednesday, November 9, 2011 - 5:00pm - 9:00pm

The Villanova Women in Business Conference will bring together students, faculty, alumnae, and distinguished business leaders to network and discuss challenges facing women in today's business environment. Global Philadelphia Association is pleased to announce that our very own Administrative Director, Zabeth Teelucksingh, will speak on a panel entitled, "Oh the Places You Will Go! Advice from Women Working Abroad."

Wednesday, November 9, 2011 - 3:30pm - 7:30pm

Project for Nuclear Awareness and Physicians for Social Responsibility invite you to join us for an important phone banking opportunity to call friendly Pennsylvania voters and encourage them to call Sen. Pat Toomey and Rep. Chaka Fattah about the nuclear weapons budget.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011 - 2:30pm - 9:00pm

On Wednesday November 9th, the Dialogue Institute is pleased to present two sessions on interreligious peacemaking. At 2:30 PM, Sheikh Ghassan Manasra, Director of the Islamic Cultural Center in Nazareth, a center promoting tolerance and interfaith dialogue, together with Eliyahu McLean, director of Jerusalem Peacemakers, a network of religious leaders and grassroots peacebuilders, will facilitate a hands on training for students, activists and people of faith based on their experiences encouraging understanding and reconciliation in the Holy Land. This event will be followed by an evening, public forum discussing the Arab Spring, protests in Israel, and the new realities in the Middle East.

Sunday, November 6, 2011 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Travel the World with Games, a World Culture Day afternoon, runs Sunday, November 6, from 1:00 to 4:00 pm the Penn Museum. Visitors of all ages are invited to learn and play a variety of games with game instructors on hand throughout the Museum's international galleries: Go (an ancient game of Japan), Backgammon (originating in Asia Minor), Chess (originally from Northwest India), Senet (from Egypt, perhaps the oldest game in the world), Mancala (originating in Eritrea or Ethiopia), the Royal Game of Ur (discovered at the site of Ur in ancient Iraq)-and more. The event is free with Museum admission donation.

Thursday, November 3, 2011 - 5:30pm - 10:00pm

Learn about the plight of endangered species and celebrate local and international conservation heroes at the Philadelphia Zoo's 2011 Global Conservation Gala.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

The International Vision Award Ceremony and Reception culminates I-House Philly's "Incredible INDIA!" series celebrating the richness and diversity of the people, culture and heritage of India. This year's Vision Award is proudly presented to Mr. Ajay Raju, Managing Partner, Reed Smith LLP.

Friday, October 28, 2011 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

This Friday, Davis will be delivering the keynote lecture at Critical Refusals, a major conference at Penn from October 27 to 29, 2011, sponsored by the International Herbert Marcuse Society and organized by Andrew Lamas of Urban Studies. Davis will be joined by distinguished scholars, students, and activists from more than twenty countries to explore the continuing relevance of Marcuse, the Frankfurt School, and contemporary critical theories. Lecture is free and open to the public.

Thursday, October 27, 2011 - 6:30pm - 11:00pm

Join International House in celebrating the Festival of Lights. Delicious food, a mini-Melas (fair), and musical performances will usher in the victory of good over evil. Performances provided by: Jeremy Dyen and Thomas Flanagan of Amrita Music Group, and Indian Classical dance Bharatanatyam provided by Usiloquy Dance Design.

Monday, October 24, 2011 - 2:00pm - 8:00pm

Join the United Nations Association of Greater Philadelphia, in partnership with The University of Pennsylvania and Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture, in a thought-provoking day of lectures, discussion, and music exploring "Human Rights, Globalization, and the Arab Spring."

Monday, October 24, 2011 - 8:30am - Tuesday, October 25, 2011 - 5:00pm

The eighth annual Pennsylvania Conference for Women, "Live Fearlessly!," features nationally recognized speakers who will address the critical issues facing women today. This year's conference is preceded by a day-long "Small Business Boot Camp."

Monday, October 24, 2011 - 7:30am - Tuesday, October 25, 2011 - 4:30pm

The bioscience industry in the mid Atlantic region is one of the most dynamic and innovative in the world and Biotech 2011: Imagine. Collaborate. Innovate is the premier bioscience conference in this region. From October 24-25, 2011, top bioscience leaders from around the world will be at Biotech 2011 to network, connect with potential partners, share business strategies, and learn from their peers.

Thursday, October 20, 2011 - 4:30pm - 6:30pm

GIS welcomes Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow and Visiting Assistant Professor of History at Haverford College, Dr. Farid Azfar. Dr. Azfar will present “'River Time: The Eighteenth Century Indus Between the History of Empire and the History of Sexuality?"
This event is co-sponsored by History. Free and open to the public.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Tyler School of Art "Critical Dialogue Series" presents, Jens Hoffmann, Director of the Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco. "Remembering Istanbul" will look into Hoffmann's recent experience of curating the 12th Istanbul Biennial, one of the worlds most important exhibitions of contemporary art. Hoffmann will in particular look into the conceptual challenges that an exhibition of this scale and importance poses and how those were creatively integrated into the process of making this exhibition

Wednesday, October 19, 2011 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Join Marc Fumaroli as he discusses his new book When the World Spoke French which has been hailed by the New York Times as “magisterial,” and cited by the Wall Street Journal for “his command of sources, his treasury of recondite detail and his narrative zest” all of which “combine in a sustained celebration” of the French and their influence in diplomacy. Marc Fumaroli is the Director of the Académie Française and has been a member of the Committee on Social Thought in Chicago. Reception and book signing to follow.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011 - 8:00am - Friday, October 21, 2011 - 5:00pm

The 2011 World Green Energy Symposium will showcase new, alternative, sustainable and innovative product development and green energy opportunities for businesses and the public.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011 - 7:00pm - 9:30pm

The Center for Africana Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, and the Annenberg School for Communication at The University of Pennsylvania present a film screening of Da Monzon, The Conquest of Samanyana: The Discovery of the History of Mali. Screening will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker, Sidy Diabaté.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011 - 8:30am - 11:30am

During this World Trade Center seminar, small business owners will learn how to take the first step into global markets by developing a targeted market entry strategy, learning how to comply with U.S. and foreign regulations, and accessing available financing for your sales orders. Business owners in the fields of Technology, Life Sciences, and Environment, will discover how to gain access to free or low-cost export counseling and hear from experienced exporters who started out small.

Sunday, October 16, 2011 - 2:30pm - 6:00pm

The United Nations Association of Greater Philadelphia and the Center for Public Health Initiatives are sponsoring the kick-off event for a two week long series of events celebrating the 30th Anniversary of World Food Day. Speakers to include: Dr. Marion Nestle, Dr. Scott Poethig, and Roxanne Christensen. RSVP at: [email protected]

Friday, October 14, 2011 - 9:30am - Monday, January 16, 2012 - 5:00pm

The National Constitution Center presents a groundbreaking exhibit-theater hybrid documenting seven diverse citizens who bravely fought for equality, freedom and justice overseas and at home during the World War II era. Their compelling stories come to life in an innovative exhibit-theater hybrid, which connects powerfully to current debates about immigration, citizenship and civil rights in America. Fighting for Democracy is FREE with museum admission.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011 - 8:00am - Monday, October 31, 2011 - 10:00pm

Throughout October, I-House Philly celebrates the people, culture and heritage of India with a series of programs and events. Presented in collaboration with the University of Pennsylvania's South Asia Center and the Council on Indian Organizations in Greater Philadelphia.