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 Grace Elizabeth Hackney Five years ago, I had the pleasure of visiting Amsterdam for a week during my spring break. While I was expecting this city of clogs and tulips to be fast paced like other European cities I’ve visited, I found that Amsterdam was very peaceful– with the exception of the bike lanes. 
June 24, 2022
By Emily Brooks In celebration of World Heritage Week, Global Philadelphia Association hosted the Executive Director of Philadelphia250, Danielle DiLeo Kim, to discuss how both organizations will celebrate the history of Philadelphia for the upcoming 250th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence in 2026.
June 22, 2022
By Yesh Khanna After two highly successful runs in 2018 and 2019, the Organization of World Heritage Cities is back with its “Young Traveling Scholarship” program. Aimed specifically at young adults between the ages of 18 and 28 years, the 1,000-euro scholarship enables selected participants to explore UNESCO’s World Heritage Cities in North America and Europe and document their firsthand experience to explain why their heritage needs to be preserved.
June 16, 2022
The organization, which raises visibility for Philadelphia to an international audience, will host a new mural unveiling event in association with Wawa Welcome America, The Harry and Catherine Halloran Family Foundation and Mural Arts Philadelphia.   WHO: Produced by: Global Philadelphia Association (GPA)   Host: Project HOME Women of Change  
June 16, 2022
The organization, which raises visibility for Philadelphia to an international audience, will host a new mural unveiling event in association with Wawa Welcome America, The Harry and Catherine Halloran Family Foundation and Mural Arts Philadelphia.   WHO: Produced by: Global Philadelphia Association (GPA)   Host: Project HOME Women of Change  
June 16, 2022
By Emily Brooks As part of Global Philadelphia Association’s World Heritage Week celebration, GPA hosted a diverse group of young professionals to talk about their career paths and how important it is to think globally. This virtual event not only served as a networking opportunity for the youth of Philadelphia, but it also showcased the international career opportunities Philadelphia has to offer. 
June 15, 2022
FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES: By Rob Pogrebin Two years after publicly confronting sexual harassment allegations, the Philadelphia Museum of Art has selected its new leader: Sasha Suda, the current director and chief executive of the National Gallery of Canada, in Ottawa, Ontario.
June 13, 2022
By Aaron Stoyack On April 11, my professor, Dr. Di Giovine, and I picked up artifacts from lenders in Philadelphia. Giovine is the Director of the Museum of Anthropology and Archaeology and is teaching a course in which students curate a museum exhibition. This year’s exhibition is “Beyond the Bell: Philadelphia’s Many Heritages.” With the help of GPA, the museum is connecting with diverse communities to tell the story of the mosaic of cultures within the Philadelphia region. 
June 13, 2022