Behind the inspiring organizations, dynamic businesses, compelling events, intriguing communities, and notable news items that help make Philadelphia global, are individuals who bring a wealth of expertise and commitment.  Meet the scholars, researchers, students, diplomats, curators, artists, linguists, educators, attorneys, financiers, transportation experts, scientists, administrators and others who contribute so much to the globalism of the region.  (GPA members appear at the beginning of the list, followed by non-members in alphabetical order.)

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Curator of Chinese Art, University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology; Professor of East Asian Art, Univeristy of Pennsylvania
Paul Steinke became Executive Director of the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia in 2016. 
President and CEO, CETRA Language Solutions
President; KCX Consulting
President and CEO, University City Science Center
Haofeng Edward Tang graduated from Drexel University in 2015, and is currently a master`s student at the Institute of World Politics, where he studies National Security and Defense Studies, and Regional studies of China. He served as the Vice-president, Co-founder and Acting chairman of NACEA to lead its business development and community outreach which is a charitable organization and operates across the United States of America. He was also selected among scholars of International Student House-DC to participate in the Inaugural Model G20 Leaders` Summit as the Finance minister of Argentina at American University. Furthermore, he is a founding member of World Heritage Society." 
President, Global Philadelphia Association
The Complex Litigation Center was the first courthouse in the United States designed exclusively for complex, multi-filed Mass Tort cases when it opened in 1992. Since February, 2002 it has been located in Room 622 City Hall. The Honorable Arnold L. New is The Coordinating Judge of the Center. He is assisted by Stanley Thompson, Esquire, Director.
Business Development Manager, Corporate Traveler USA
Ms. Torrey was a graduate of Moorestown Friends School. Ms. Torrey’s focus was on modern dance and English at Bennington College, but she left Martha Graham and Shakespeare behind after graduation and pursued an interest in international relations. She soon found her way to the United Nations, newly created in 1945, where she served its prime charter aims of maintaining international peace, fundamental human rights and the equal rights of men, women and nations. She spent the next 50 years of her career working toward these goals.
Serve clients to create an international profile and explore new markets and partnerships; to diversify and develop strategies to target key constituency groups more effectively, and; in Latin-America to develop winning campaign strategies by tailoring proven US tactics to fit the specific needs of the Latin-American market.
Peter Van Buren , a 24-year veteran of the State Department, spent a year in Iraq. Following his book, We Meant Well: How I Helped Lose the Battle for the Hearts and Minds of the Iraqi People, the Department of State began proceedings against him. Through the efforts of the Government Accountability Project and the ACLU, Van Buren instead retired from the State Department on his own terms.
Council President, The City of Philadelphia  
Communications Director, The Wistar Institute