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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GlobalPhilly™ 2019  is offering 45 days full of international events in Philadelphia spotlighting our city’s medical heritage. Executive Director of Global Philly Association Zabeth Teelucksingh explained how Philadelphia is a place of many firsts for the medical field and why this is so important. Did you know one in every six doctors is trained in Philadelphia?  From September 1st through October 15th, Global Philly will offer over 100 events with 11 to 12 of those events shining a light on the city's medical reach.
September 12, 2019
Former Action News reporter Vernon Odom was honored with a prestigious award in Center City on Thursday evening.
September 7, 2019
PHILADELPHIA, September 4, 2019 – Global Philadelphia Association (GPA) will host a special dinner as part of its fourth annual World Heritage City Celebration, which honors the progress made in carrying out Philadelphia’s World Heritage Strategic Plan. The dinner will take place at the Crystal Tea Room in the Wanamaker Building at 6 p.m. on September 5.
September 4, 2019
Philadelphia, with its majority-minority population, is one of the most diverse cities in the country. Its numerous immigrant populations hail from the farthest reaches of the world. New populations contribute socially, culturally and economically to the vibrancy of our city, and the City of Philadelphia has been eager to acknowledge their contributions through the Philadelphia Honors Diversity Flag Raising Program.
August 26, 2019
Uzbekistan, located in Central Asia, is a land of several native languages, each of which help to tell the story of the country, its culture and its history, its economic performance, and, potentially, its future.
August 26, 2019
Home to many sites of historical interest, I recently had the opportunity to spend a day visiting Verona, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage site, Verona offers a modern interpretation of the ancient traditions that formed the cornerstone of Italian culture. For example, I loved watching the crowds gather around the restaurants and vendors of the Piazza delle Erbe. As they stood waiting, visitors had the chance to take in the remains of the ornate frescoes that lined the walls of the ruling Scaligeri family’s houses during the Middle Ages.
August 26, 2019
  International Exposition Will Offer Over 100 Events from September 1 to October 15
August 20, 2019
American Airlines to launch service between Philadelphia and Casablanca in 2020, becoming carrier’s first flight to the African continent   American Airlines revealed plans to expand nonstop seasonal service offered from Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) to two new destinations—Casablanca, Morocco (CMN), and Reykjavik, Iceland (KEF)—while adding additional frequency to other European destinations beginning in summer 2020.  
August 15, 2019
With over 400,000 rare books, manuscripts, and art objects, the Rosenbach Museum contains the treasured collections of Philip Rosenbach and his younger brother A. S. W. Rosenbach. Following his brother’s death in 1953, the younger Rosenbach created the space in 1954 as a way to share both of their personal book and manuscript collections, as well as their knowledge, with the public.
August 14, 2019
The Middle East Center is excited to announce the long-awaited launch of its new four-course Certificate in Modern Middle East Studies, offered through the College of Liberal and Professional Studies (Penn LPS).
August 14, 2019