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 Leeanah McNew  Romana Lee-Akiyama is joining the Mayor’s Office of Public Engagement as its new director. Lee-Akiyama served as the Director of Multicultural Affairs at the Office of Immigrant Affairs (OIA) before being promoted to Deputy Director in December 2020. 
January 25, 2022
By Gary Wooten The American Institute of Architecture(AIA) of Philadelphia honored David B. Brownlee with the Paul Philippe Cret Award during the 2021 Design Award Celebration. 
January 25, 2022
By Gary Wooten Last fall, the South Asian American Digital Archive (SAADA), announced during a virtual event that they were the recipient of the Andrew W. Mellon Change-Capital Grant for Digital Humanities in the amount of one million dollars. 
January 11, 2022
By Peak Johnson    Global Philadelphia had the opportunity to speak with Jillian Patricia Pirtle, who is being awarded the 2021 Globy for Heritage and Preservation Leadership. In addition to being the CEO of the Marian Anderson Museum and Historical Society, Patricia Pirtle is a professional stage and opera artist.  
December 7, 2021
By Matt Izzo   Earlier this month, Global Philadelphia and Temple University celebrated the unveiling of a piece of public art supporting Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) 10: Reduced Inequalities. The event was held at Temple’s Science Education and Research Center (SERC), which is just around the corner from where the artwork is mounted on Anderson Hall. Through the SDG public art campaign, Temple’s Institutional Diversity, Equity, Advocacy, and Leadership (IDEAL) initiative received a $3,000 grant from the Office of International Affairs (OIA). 
December 1, 2021
Penn faculty, researchers, and students at the COP26 conference reflect on some of the biggest issues facing climate action.
November 16, 2021
By Leticia Rosa  This fall, I visited Cherry street Pier to view the unique artwork displayed at the Philadelphia Design Festival. The festival showed beautiful artwork in various forms, such as sculptures, architectural designs, and paintings. As I ventured around to see the beautiful landscape of designs all around me, I was moved to see how the art reflected so elegantly the different cultures, attitudes, and beliefs held in the Philadelphia region. 
November 15, 2021