GLOBAL NEWS FROM PHL

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Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney knows the power of the sport of soccer. During a gathering last year, to celebrate the inaugural Philadelphia International Unity Cup soccer tournament, Kenney emphatically stated “soccer is in every neighborhood.” “When you bring people together around one commonality [soccer], it’s the foundation for important cultural exchange and understanding that increases tolerance across the city.”  
March 22, 2017
Shortly after the election, the life sciences industry was wondering what was coming next. President Trump had not mentioned federal negotiation of Medicare drug prices in a while, state efforts to pass pricing legislation had failed, the outgoing Obama Administration had announced it would not move forward with the demonstration for regulating physician-administered drugs under Medicare Part B, and stock prices were on the rise. Bipartisan legislation – the 21st Century Cures Act – passed and was signed by President Obama, promising more resources and speed and modernization of the drug and device approval processes.
March 20, 2017
While the economic impact of the Philadelphia Flower Show is self-evident to anyone near the packed Pennsylvania Convention Center, a new report shows the green-thumb movement also showers the region with significant greenbacks.
March 16, 2017
check out this article about the exhibition in the New York Times. 
March 16, 2017
Marianne Bernstein is an artist and curator in Philadelphia. Known for her many curatorial projects, Bernstein just recently completed Due South, a project and exchange based in Sicily. It is her second curatorial project in a quartet: Due North, Due South, Due East, and Due West. In 2011, Bernstein was a finalist for the Pew Fellowship in the Arts. In 2012 and 2013, she completed two residencies in Iceland at Dionysia in the Westfjords, and Nes in a small fishing village in northern Iceland. In 2014 she received an Independence Foundation Fellowship grant. Work from these residencies were included in the exhibition Due North, which brought together 15 American artists and 15 Icelandic artists.
March 10, 2017
PHILADELPHIA, PA—The Foreign Policy Research Institute is thrilled to announce the launch of the inaugural Lt. Gen. Bernard E. Trainor USMC Veterans Fellowship made possible by the generous support of Jim Petrucci and Greg Rogerson of J.G. Petrucci Co., Inc. The application deadline is April 17, 2017. Further details about the position and the application process can be found here.
March 7, 2017
The Global Philadelphia Association (GPA) is a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization that is devoted to promoting international and cultural awareness in the Greater Philadelphia region and enhancing Philadelphia’s global profile.  Among other things, it has developed a World Heritage City Strategic Plan in conjunction with the City of Philadelphia.  
March 3, 2017
PHILADELPHIA, PA—Dialogue Institute staff will provide key leadership during the upcoming Global Peace Convention 2017, to be held February 28-March 3 in Manila, Philippines.  The overall theme of the gathering is "Moral and Innovative Leadership: New Models for Peace and Development," convened by the Global Peace Foundation to provide a diverse community of peacebuilding practitioners, youth leaders and experts in business, international development and education a unique opportunity to explore critical global issues, share best practices and develop innovative and action-driven solutions to building peace and social cohesion while strengthening robust multi-stakeholder partnerships.
February 27, 2017
Nikia Brown, World Heritage Coordinator Two important initiatives are steadily underway in the Tourism and Hospitality section of the Philadelphia World Heritage City Strategic Plan: Attracting International Students to Philadelphia and Enhancing Hospitality to Improve the International Visitor Experience.  
February 23, 2017
Urban Engineers is pleased to announce the expansion of structural engineering capabilities in its Philadelphia office, with the relocation of Jeffrey S. Yeager, PE. Mr. Yeager serves as the deputy structural practice leader for the firm and previously worked in Urban’s Erie, Pennsylvania, office.
February 16, 2017