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"Who We Are / Quienes Somos" is an exhibition of photographs taken by students in Photography Without Borders, a Philadelphia program that aims to increase cultural awareness and build bridges between youth in communities around the world.
May 13, 2012
In the latest edition of GPA's "Once -- and Future -- International City" series, published regularly in the Philadelphia Business Journal, Economy League Executive Director Steve Wray sketches how the World Class Greater Philadelphia initiative is helping pave the way for Philadelphia's growth and global development.
May 11, 2012
On April 18th, at Chestnut Hill College (CHC), about a dozen students from CHC and St. Joseph’s University participated in a video conference with young people from Alexandria, Egypt. The event was sponsored by Bibliotheca Alexandria, Global Education Motivators (GEM), and Peace Day Philly. In this article, Mahmoud Elmansour, facilitator from Egypt; Jocelyn Voorhees, Chestnut Hill College Political Science Major; and Lisa Parker, Coordinator of Peace Day Philly, offer highlights from this dynamic and instructive global exchange. 
May 10, 2012
Cath Connelly, Celtic Harpist from Australia, recently stayed at Philadelphia's Chamounix Mansion during a tour of the U.S. In this lyrical reflection, Ms. Connelly shares the beauty, tranquility, and welcoming staff that greeted her during her stay.
May 1, 2012
In this article written for Global Philadelphia Association, Brenna Mulvaney of CETRA Language Solutions discusses the significance of CETRA's growing global presence.
April 23, 2012
The Philadelphia Global Water Initiative 5th annual conference, entitled “Performance Indicators for Sustainable Water and Sanitation Projects in Developing Countries," demonstrates how the Philadelphia community, with its large university and humanitarian population, can reach around the globe and make a positive difference.
April 20, 2012
Sakura Sunday marks the Spring day in Japan when families go out with a picnic, a blanket, their family members and possibly some sake to contemplate the cherry blossoms. The Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia, capitalizing on a majestic alley of cherry blossoms adjacent to the Horticultural Society in Fairmount Park, has developed this event in to a full blown, highly successful annual festival that takes place every year in mid-April.
April 20, 2012
Invited to China to nurture the country's orchestral community and help build bridges between rural and urban cultural environments, the Philadelphia Orchestra held an event to formally announce the signficance of this partnership. The trip, which will take place between May 30th and June 6th in cities across China including Philadelphia’s sister city of Guangzhou, will re-establish the Orchestra as a thriving and leading force, both globally and in the Philadelphia region.
April 18, 2012
Global Education Motivators' recent Teachers' Conference on Human Rights encouraged and educated teachers to pursue the lessons of human rights in their class rooms. This 7th Annual Conference was designed in cooperation with the United Nations and was held over two days. The first day of activiites took place at Chestnut Hill College while the second day included an entire day of teleconferences and workshops held at The United Nations in New York City. GPA was honored to attend and report on Day 1 of the conference.
April 13, 2012
From July 15 - 18, the 6th Annual Greater Philadelphia Leadership Exchange will make its first ever international visit to Toronto, Canada. Leadership Exchange participants have been announced and can be accessed on the Economy League website. GPA is proud to announce that Executive Director, Zabeth Teelucksingh, will be joining this illustrious and accomplished group of leaders in Toronto this summer! A full agenda can be viewed on the Economy League's website.
April 13, 2012