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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By Chloe Hunt Toledo, Spain–only a half-hour train ride from Madrid–is a World Heritage Site, designated by UNESCO, just like Philadelphia. I had the opportunity to spend a day exploring the ancient city, and I learned that Toledo is, in fact, quite similar to the City of Brotherly Love in some ways.
September 14, 2022
Global Philadelphia Association (GPA) has announced that Zabeth Teelucksingh has been named President of the organization after holding the title of Executive Director for over 10 years.
September 9, 2022
By Zola Mennis Beginning this September, Eisenhower Fellowships hand selected eleven impactful figures to attend an extended trip to expand and gain further knowledge on embedded and historical racism that has been interlaced in our society since the beginning of time. The figureheads are from different fields such as law enforcement, medicine, bioscience, academia, finance, education and civic engagement.
September 7, 2022
 By Grace Hackney "Philadelphia: City of Homes” by David S. Traub features every unique element that makes up Philadelphian home architecture. This book showcases every neighborhood in Philadelphia in the best ways possible. When it comes to the city of Philadelphia, I find that some people tend to criticize certain aspects of our city rather than focusing on the beautiful elements of our city. Traub does a great job of showcasing the pleasantries that make every Philadelphia neighborhood remarkable. 
September 6, 2022
By Chloe Hunt Managed by the Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia, the historic Shofuso House and Garden is a 17th century-style architecture that reflects the history of Japanese culture in Philadelphia. However, nearly a month ago, this Philadelphia treasure was vandalized.
August 5, 2022
By Chloe Hunt The State of Minnesota has demonstrated that we can as global citizens at home. Two public servants have integrated the Sustainable Development Goals into their work for the State. In an interview with the United Nations Foundation, both individuals shared their experience with the SDGs.
August 5, 2022
By Chloe Hunt As a designated UNESCO Historic Centre, Bruges, Belgium is famous for its stunning architecture and rich culture, but what is especially interesting about this medieval city is its beer culture.
August 5, 2022
By Chloe Hunt Bernard S. Brown’s “Exploring Philly Nature,” illustrated by Samantha Wittchen, provides an eye-opening account of Philadelphia’s secret urban side. Brown shares the nooks for nature-spotting and discusses how Philly residents are connected to the natural world in each corner of the City.
July 18, 2022