Global Philadelphia Conversations -- Interview Series, Curated by Global Philadelphia Association

Global Philadelphia Association conducts interviews offering new insights into Philadelphia's current and potential involvement in global projects and how leaders of the Philadelphia region are taking great strides towards creating a more global Philadelphia.

Read the full interviews below and join the conversation on our Global Philadelphia Facebook page.

George de Lama is the President of Eisenhower Fellowships, a world renowned Philadelphia-based, non-partisan, not-for-profit organization that identifies, empowers and links emerging leaders from around the world. Before arriving at Eisenhower Fellowships, he was a prominent journalist and managing editor at the Chicago Tribune. Among his tight schedule in the new position, he was able to make some time for a Global Conversation to talk further about his career and his work.
March 19, 2015
Christiaan Morssink is the Executive Director for the United Nations Association of Greater Philadelphia (1501 Cherry St.) The native of the Netherlands turned global Philadelphian sat down with EIJP's Alison Vayne to discuss his career as an activist, the work of the United Nations and why Philadelphia should aspire to become a global urban hub.
March 11, 2015
The Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance unites the most vital organizations in a city renowned as a center of culture and art. Soon, Maud Lyon will take over as President. As she prepares for her new role, she took the time to speak with EIJP correspondent Peak Johnson about her past, future and love of arts and culture.
December 11, 2014
Select Greater Philadelphia is dedicated to promoting the region as a great place to do business. Executive director Matt Cabrey took time out of his busy schedule to speak with EIJP correspondent Alison Vayne about Select Greater Philadelphia’s global marketing efforts, as well as his own career path.
November 26, 2014
In 2007, Wilfred Muskens was appointed the Deputy Secretary for the Office of International Business Development, a division of the state's Department of Community and Economic Development. He sat down with EIJP's Alison Vayne to outline how the department brings business to Pennsylvania, its hopes for the future and the role GPA plays.
October 15, 2014
Lindi Von Mutius is the Executive Director of Philadelphia’s German American Chamber of Commerce. Her years of practicing law as an attorney in New Jersey come in handy as she helps German companies navigate legal issues when bringing business to Philadelphia. She sat down with EIJP’s Sharnita Midgett to talk about her work, unique heritage and an unlikely awakening that got her to where she is today.
September 24, 2014
Ed Satell is a successful businessman who never lost his conscious. As the founder and CEO of Malvern's Progressive Business Publications, he has become the go to source for newsletter information in an array of industries. As a philanthropist, he also funds STEM programs for underserved students and is a champion of corporate social responsibility. EIJP's Kate Tocci spoke with him about the cross section of business and the greater good where he resides.
September 10, 2014
William Fedullo is a counsel to Rosen, Schafer & DiMeo LLP, the Chancellor of the Philadelphia Bar Association and a member of the Global Philadelphia Association's Board of Directors. He took the time to sit down with EIJP’s Peak Johnson to talk about his inspirations, Chancellorship and the Bar Association’s plans to host international representatives during next week’s World Leaders Conference.
September 5, 2014
Dhairya Pujara is a native of India, who came to Philadelphia to seek a career in healthcare. He ended up founding the Ycenter, a startup with the mission of inspiring change and development in communities across the world. EIJP’s Gabrielle Lantieri sat down with him for a Global Conversation about his journey, the Ycenter and its mission to empower the world.
August 29, 2014
Jane Golden is the Director of Philadelphia's Mural Arts Program, the most successful such program in the world. She sat down with Global Philadelphia's Executive Director Zabeth Teelucksingh to talk about her career, the importance of the city's murals and what's next for her program. EIJP's Jacob Colon transcribed the conversation.
August 4, 2014