EIJP - Emerging International Journalists Program

Building on our original content expertise, we began our Emerging International Journalists Program for undergraduate & graduate students from local and recent graduates from local universities to tell the stories of the global work done by our Members, have meaningful conversations with regional leaders, and write their unique perspective about trips to world heritage sites across the world made possible through our OWHC connections. 
The program acts as a dynamic training ground and platform for new voices on international topics connected to the Philadelphia region.
If you are interested in becoming a contributor with the Emerging International Journalists Program, email info@globalphiladelphia.org

Recent News

By Enya Xiang In Old City, Philadelphia, Carpenters’ Hall was the site where Founding Fathers frequented and where early America took shape. The National Historic Landmark was and still is home to the Carpenters’ Company, a group of master builders who laid the foundations for Philadelphia’s first buildings and sites that were home to many of the nation's most pivotal moments.
By Kynaat Moosvi On April 4, 2023, Global Philadelphia hosted a “Meet the City Council” event for city residents, leaders, business associates, young professionals, students, and educators. The event took place at Deloitte, 1700 Market Street, Suite 2700, Philadelphia, PA 19103 from 5pm to 7pm. The event was co-chaired by Harold Yaffee, Executive Committee Board Member at Global Philadelphia Association, and special guest Denise Nakano, of KYW News radio, who was the emcee for the evening. 
By Enya Xiang The story of the modern United States might appear brief compared to the tales of ancient civilizations, yet rich history can be found right here in Pennsylvania. Historical Moravian Bethlehem, about an hour away from Philadelphia, is currently a nominee on the World Heritage List of UNESCO sites. 
By Camila Lopes On Tuesday, June 13th, 2023, Business for America hosted a webinar about the importance of improving conditions of civic literacy in Pennsylvania. Civic literacy has a direct impact on communities and society in general, and this webinar explored how the situation can be improved, as well as why it is so important to address it. 
By Enya Xiang In times of crisis, Dr. Stephen S. Tang encourages us to lead with purpose and compassion. He recalls his experience as the CEO of OraSure Technologies Inc. in his 2023 memoir, A Test for Our Time: Crisis Leadership in the Next Normal. From 2018 to 2022, four years that squarely cover the onset and height of the Covid-19 pandemic, he oversaw the critical release of the InteliSwab Rapid Test and the expansion of the biotech firm. 
By Enya Xiang Summer planning has begun for the International Day of Peace on September 21! On June 13, local leaders and organizations came together at the Philadelphia Ethical Society to prepare for a day which highlights the fight for justice and peace in Philadelphia and globally. 
April 18th was the International Day of Monuments & Sites and Philadelphia celebrated in style! This year was the 41st-year anniversary and this international commemoration was brought about as a way to honor heritage, diversity, community, and the environment. Pennsylvania is home to 169 national historic landmarks, with 67 of them scattered all over Philadelphia, our nation's first World Heritage City. 
By Enya Xiang On Thursday, June 1, the Philadelphia International Unity Cup unveiled its 2023 jersey and drew teams for the 7th Annual International Unity Cup. The draw took place at Lincoln Financial Field, the location of one of the sixteen cities that will host the 2026 FIFA World Cup.
By Kynaat Moosvi Set in Franklin Delano Roosevelt Park in South Philadelphia is the American Swedish Historical Museum. Their newly opened exhibit, Radically Marimekko, features colorful fabrics which were created from Finnish traditions and the contemporary art world. A tour of the room takes visitors through the company’s journey, from its start to its current standing as a fashion symbol. 
On April 13, Global Philadelphia Association held its unveiling event for Sustainable Development Goal #3: Good Health and Well-being. Renowned local muralist David Guinn created the stunning mural displayed outside of Vybe Urgent Care on Market Street. Sponsored by Vybe, the mural showcases a garden corner with leafy plants and a white ladder, symbolizing the hope for improving the health of millions of people.
By Chloe Hunt West Philadelphia Corridor Collaborative President, Jabari Jones, alongside Councilman Curtis Jones, brought to life a public market with refurbished shipping containers as spaces for small businesses.
By Kitty Shi On January 26, Global Philadelphia Association was invited to Ascend Leadership’s Lunar New Year Celebration at the Dim Sum House in Center City, Philadelphia. The celebration featured the documentary “Beethoven in Beijing” which was followed by a fireside chat with co-director Jennifer Lin. 
By Andrew Beers Global Philadelphia Association sat down with Vice Chair Harold Yaffe to discuss his recent trip to the Taos Pueblo in New Mexico. Situated in the historic and artisan town of Taos, the Pueblo stands today as one of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites in America. 
By Andrew Beers This week, iHeartMedia Philadelphia announced the debut of “The Enrique Santos Show.” Hosted by Enrique Santos, this radio show will air weekdays from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Rumba 106.1, # 1 Para Reggaetón Y Variedad En Philadelphia.
On December 7, Global Philadelphia Association (GPA) will hold a ceremony presenting a $12,238 donation to the World Heritage City of Lviv. Ten percent of proceeds collected to date from GPA’s annual World Heritage City Celebration (WHCC) make up the donation.