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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Temple University’s College of Liberal Arts celebrated the dedication of Dr. Leonard Swidler, an internationally renowned religion professor, by establishing an endowed professor chair in his honor.  Ninety-one years old and teaching at Temple to this day, Swidler gifted the university the means to establish the Arlene and Leonard Swidler Chair for Interreligious Dialogue and Modern Catholic Thought in his will in June. 
August 2, 2020
Blacks in Travel and Tourism’s Ecosystem Building Collaborative kickstarted its “Dollars and Sense” webinar series on June 11 with a conversation about the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on diverse organizations in the travel and tourism industry.
August 2, 2020
The Monell Center formed the Global Consortium of Chemosensory Researchers (GCCR) with health organizations worldwide to research COVID-19’s effects on the chemical senses. 
August 2, 2020
Young Caribbean Professional Network (YCPN) is dedicated to creating access to education and economic opportunities for students and young professionals in the global market place.
July 27, 2020
A MESSAGE FROM RICHARD J. GREEN, CHAIRMAN AND CEO Like so many of us, I’ll never forget that cold day in 2018, when the Philadelphia Eagles Super Bowl championship parade turned up Broad Street. As the caravan crossed over Reed Street, I wondered what my grandfather, Samuel Green, would have thought of all this.
July 26, 2020
The Mid-Atlantic – Eurasia Business Council (MAEBC) hosted a virtual celebration on June 30 to honor Carl Lutz, a diplomatic hero who led the greatest civil rescue mission to protect Jewish people during World War II.
July 26, 2020
The United States, Mexico and Canada officially entered into the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) on July 1, which was created to generate jobs, provide stronger labor protections and expand market access across North America.
July 26, 2020
The European Council recommended on June 30 that all EU member states and Schengen-associated countries gradually ease restrictions on non-essential travel into Europe. 
July 22, 2020
American Airlines and JetBlue are partnering to offer northeastern travelers new routes, expanded benefits and a seamless travel experience, according to an announcement on July 16. 
July 22, 2020
The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) believes all people can play a role in combating food insecurity and has launched Harvest 2020 to increase food production. Harvest 2020 is an initiative that will mobilize 100,000 gardeners and individuals across the region to pledge to Harvest 2020 in one of three ways:
July 20, 2020