Past Events

Wednesday, February 10, 2021 - 2:00pm - Thursday, February 11, 2021 - 3:00pm
Tuesday, February 9, 2021 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Josh Kun, Galeet Dardashti, Shaul Magid, and Anthony Russell will be at this event exploring lesser-known musical styles of Jewish America, including Yiddish opera, Persian Jewish music, and Orthodox bluegrass. Musicians and scholars will discuss Jewish cultural encounters and adaptation to the American context over the past century, looking beyond the Ashkenazi/Mizrahi divide. The panelists’ personal experiences and expertise illuminate and intersect with their musical studies, pointing to a fuller sense of American Jewish ethnic, musical, and religious diversity.

Tuesday, February 9, 2021 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Tuesday, February 9, 2021 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Although the Philadelphia region is a leading hub for the impact investing movement nationally, it can be challenging to identify and evaluate local impact investment opportunities for those who want to drive outcomes in their own backyard. That's especially true for those who are still finding their way in aligning their financial assets with their values. Please join us for a discussion with investors that have experience using “local” as an impact investment lens. Our panelists will also share details about a locally-focused impact investment fund that is currently in development and share their selection and due diligence methodology.

Tuesday, February 9, 2021 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm

The Middle East Center at UPenn will be hosting Dr. Rosie Bsheer in conversation with Professor Robert Vitalis. They will be lecturing and conversing on the politics and history of Saudi Arabia.

Monday, February 8, 2021 - 3:30pm - 5:30pm

Learn about her life and poetry and we will show you how to make a "feather" pen using supplies you might have at home. To save a spot, please email Mr. Thomas at [email protected]. After you register, you will receive a link to participate in the program. This program is designed for school-age children. If you would like to pick up supplies, also contact Mr. Thomas to arrange a time. This program is a collaboration with the Joseph E. Coleman Regional Library.

Thursday, February 4, 2021 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm

John Ghazvinian charts the tangled relationship between America and Iran from the 18th century to the often icy diplomacy of today

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Thursday, February 4, 2021 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Monday, February 1, 2021 - 12:00am - 11:59am

Solo exhibition winners Kevin Claiborne, Dawn Kim and David Rothenberg were among the 10 Finalists selected from the 635 international artists who submitted to the 95th ANNUAL International Competition juried by David Campany, International Center of Photography and Larissa Goldston, Universal Limited Art Editions. Online portfolios of all the Finalists’ and Semifinalists’ works will be available on the 95th ANNUAL website launching in February 2021. 

Saturday, January 30, 2021 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Friday, January 29, 2021 - 4:00pm - Sunday, January 31, 2021 - 4:00pm

Join Al-Bustan for their first event of 2021: an at-home film screening of director Oualid Mouaness’ acclaimed debut feature film, 1982, followed by a discussion between the director and Egyptian film critic Joseph Fahim. This is a unique opportunity to learn about an outstanding movie, its making, its subject and more from its writer/director/co-producer in dialogue with an esteemed and influential Arab film critic, and to contribute to the dialogue yourself.

Thursday, January 28, 2021 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Thursday, January 28, 2021 - 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Together we will explore the concept of belonging as Peter Gonzales and Miriam Enriquez share perspectives on immigration along with a panel of alumni leaders.

Please join us. This interactive session is designed to enhance our ability to convey a sense of belonging.

Miriam Enriquez, '19 is Senior Counsel at Comcast and the former Director of Immigrant Affairs for the City of Philadelphia.  Peter Gonzales is President and CEO of the Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians.

Thursday, January 28, 2021 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Can one State Department consultant make a lasting impact on American Foreign Policy? In this installment of People, Politics, and Prose with Ron Granieri, Granieri will speak with noted author Robert D. Kaplan about his new book, The Good American: The Epic Life of Bob Gersony, the U.S. Government's Greatest Humanitarian.

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Join us over Zoom for a discussion of the first full length biography of William Still, A Conductor on the Underground Railroad.

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Wednesday, January 27, 2021 - 5:30pm - 8:30pm

You are invited to partner on the French-American Chamber of Commerce's (FACC) next event, Meet the Filmmakers of "The Lafayette Escadrille", a FREE Zoom Event, which includes an optional Short Video Screening, Signature Cocktail Recipe to Make at Home, Presentation, and Networking Event, in English, on Wednesday, January 27th, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM.  

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm


The Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation recently launched our annual grant program, Project Innovation

Tuesday, January 26, 2021 - 6:30pm - 8:15pm

After the past months of isolation, many of our normal routines have gone out the window. We may have developed unhealthy habits surrounding food, exercise, screen time and so much more. How can we break bad habits and make good ones? Minimalist Fumio Sasaki explores this question in his new book, Hello Habits: A Minimalist’s Guide to a Better Life. At this two-part program, he joins us to share practical tips from cognitive psychology and step-by-step advice that anyone can use to potentially live a more ordered and fulfilling life.

Tuesday, January 26, 2021 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Join FPRI Trustee Ambassador Charles A. Ray and author Ambassador John Campbell for a discussion of Campbell’s new book, Nigeria and the Nation-State: Rethinking Diplomacy with the Postcolonial World.

Tuesday, January 26, 2021 - 11:00am - 12:30pm

NUSACC is very pleased to invite you to our first webinar of 2021, launching our new Thought Leaders Series.  The event on January 26 kicks off NUSACC's golden anniversary year, marking 50 years of service to U.S. - Arab commercial relations. 

We are delighted to feature Daniel Yergin on January 26, and we hope that you will be there, too!   
- David Hamod, President & CEO