Silk Road Then and Now: 2200 Years in the Making

Date: 
Wednesday, March 30, 2022 - 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Location: 
Gloria Dei Old Swedes' Church, 916 S Swanson St,
Philadelphia,, PA 19147
United States

Thanks to the Silk Road tea, coca, tobacco, cotton, whisky, and Marco Polo (1254–1324), famous for traveling to China's Yuan Empire when he was 17, earned their well-respected appreciation through the centuries. 

March 30th, in-person 6:30 - 9 PM, join the Geographical Society of Philadelphia’s panel of experts at the Gloria Dei historic site. 

We’ll meet for a conversation, refreshments, and live jazz to hear about the old and modern Silk Road's effects on geography, trade, the Belt & Road Initiative, and cultures of the world as well as their impact on Philadelphia.  

  • DR. MARCO AIRAUDO, DREXEL UNIVERSITY                 

  • DR. SAMUEL K. CHUEH, CITY OF PHILADELPHIA / DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE              

  • PROF. JUDY OKUN, ROWAN UNIVERSITY

  • Moderator: DR. BERRIN GUNER, ROWAN UNIVERSITY, and a Geographical Society board member

Co-sponsored by the Geographical Society of Philadelphia and the Historic Gloria Dei Preservation Corporation, and presented in collaboration with Citizen Diplomacy International Philadelphia, the program will take place in the church sanctuary, followed by a reception in Riverside Hall with live jazz music provided by The Jazz Sanctuary

We thank Candace Roberts, Board Chair of the Historic Gloria Dei Preservation Corporation and Amy Grant for their continued support. 

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