GLOBAL NEWS FROM PHL

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Consult the pages below for news about international affairs in the region and the activities of the organizations, businesses, people, and communities that contribute to the global character of Philadelphia.  

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Blanka Zizka, Artistic Director of The Wilma Theater. By Will Becker, Global Philadelphia Ambassador.
April 21, 2017
The Center for Global Leadership is pleased to share the following video links for the Latin America Panel and President Vicente Fox’s remarks on April 4th as part of the Global Stability & Insecurity Series in partnership with the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia.   To watch the videos, please click on the links below.
April 20, 2017
The Science Center is looking for good companies to join the next round of our Digital Health Accelerator (DHA) program. To be eligible, companies should be developing a healthcare product or service that has a digital component and that should be at least at prototype stage (i.e., ready to start engaging beta or later customers). Successful applicants will receive $50,000 in financing, workspace at the Innovation Center @3401, mentorship and guidance in areas critical to customer acquisition, and warm introductions to regional partners, vendors, healthcare organizations, and investors. Attached is our invitation – would you please share it with your networks?
April 7, 2017
Walking through Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens for the first time, it is hard to initially digest or even pinpoint an internal understanding about the work – there is simply so much going on. Walking along South Street, the building could be mistaken for any other lot in Philadelphia. Yet when looking out from 10th Street towards the property on a sunny day, the building and the gardens behind it unmistakably come into view from their shimmering, reflective glow. However, this is not to say that one should take the gardens at face value, or even possibly as a single work of art for that matter. You have to enter it and walk the grounds to fully internalize all that there is to offer.
April 6, 2017
Five years ago, Global Philadelphia Association and the City of Philadelphia established a joint venture to secure full membership within the Organization of World Heritage Cities. Through the World Heritage Education Program with Norris Square Community Alliance’s Intensive Preventative Services unit, the Norris Square Project utilizes heritage awareness to engage young people.
April 4, 2017
(NEW YORK, September 29, 2016) The American Lawyer has honored Reed Smith with its 2016 “Grand Prize for Global Citizenship”—its highest honor for international pro bono work. Additionally, Reed Smith’s Global Refugee Protection Project was named this year’s “Global Pro Bono Project of the Year” for Advocacy. The honors were presented at the Fourth Annual Global Legal Awards in New York September 26.
March 30, 2017
Continuing Education Digital Photography Certificate Student Jean Solar recently returned from a photography trip to Cuba. He is currently working on several projects related to documentary and street photography.
March 28, 2017
Kira Mendez has returned to Lehigh University to lead the Iacocca Institute leadership program.After graduating from Lehigh in 1983 with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, Kira Mendez went to work at United Technologies and aside from attending the occasional Lehigh-Lafayette game, she didn’t pay her alma mater much mind.
March 27, 2017
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