EIJP - Emerging International Journalists Program

Building on our original content expertise, we began our Emerging International Journalists Program for undergraduate & graduate students and recent graduates to tell the stories of the global work done by our Members.
 
The program acts as a 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 [email protected]
 
 
 
 
 
 

Recent News

By Chloe Hunt Managed by the Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia, the historic Shofuso House and Garden is a 17th century-style architecture that reflects the history of Japanese culture in Philadelphia. However, nearly a month ago, this Philadelphia treasure was vandalized.
By Chloe Hunt The State of Minnesota has demonstrated that we can as global citizens at home. Two public servants have integrated the Sustainable Development Goals into their work for the State. In an interview with the United Nations Foundation, both individuals shared their experience with the SDGs.
By Chloe Hunt As a designated UNESCO Historic Centre, Bruges, Belgium is famous for its stunning architecture and rich culture, but what is especially interesting about this medieval city is its beer culture.
By Chloe Hunt Bernard S. Brown’s “Exploring Philly Nature,” illustrated by Samantha Wittchen, provides an eye-opening account of Philadelphia’s secret urban side. Brown shares the nooks for nature-spotting and discusses how Philly residents are connected to the natural world in each corner of the City.
By Chloe Hunt On June 20, Global Philadelphia unveiled the second-to-last Sustainable Development Goal, complementing SDG #16: Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions. In short, SDG #16 strives to “promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.”
By Emily Brooks Philadelphia250 announced 11 semi-finalists for their Leave a Legacy grant program during an event on June 28. The semi-finalists’ community projects will one day strengthen Philadelphia and solidify its legacy as a historical city. Each project was celebrated as they move onto the next stages of the grant process. 
By Emily Brooks Dr. Amelia Escolano, an Assistant Professor at The Wistar Institute’s Vaccine & Immunotherapy Center, has been chosen to join the 2022 Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences for her groundbreaking research on HIV vaccines. This highly competitive honor not only provides Escolano with funding to pursue her research, but it also provides her the opportunity to work with other highly talented researchers at an annual Pew Scholars conference. 
By Gary Wooten Philadelphia hosted the first Sakura Collection Fashion Design Awards in North America on July 6. Beginning in 2012, the Sakura Collection has hosted fashion design competitions around the world to challenge young artists to create designs using traditional Japanese textiles. This year, the designers used Enshu Men Tsumugi, a rare, hand-made fabric, to construct their pieces to feature in the Sakura Collective Grand Prix at the Iron Gate Theater. 
By Yesh Khanna As a part of its Sustainable Development Goals Campaign, the Global Philadelphia Association, along with The Harry and Catherine Halloran Family Foundation, unveiled an exquisite piece of public artwork celebrating the United Nations’ SDG #16 - Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions. The artwork featuring Thurgood Marshall - the U.S. Supreme Court's first African American justice - was created by Russell Craig, a self-taught Philadelphia-based artist.
By Gary Wooten   Philadelphia claims 67 NHLs across the city that range from museums, cemeteries, libraries, estates, churches and community spaces. In celebration of World Heritage Week, annually observed on the third week of May, Global Philadelphia Association featured eight of the local NHLs in a video showcasing the international importance of our city.
By Chloe Hunt The Wistar Institute just launched its Bold Science // Global Impact Capital Campaign on June 16, 2022.
By Grace Elizabeth Hackney Five years ago, I had the pleasure of visiting Amsterdam for a week during my spring break. While I was expecting this city of clogs and tulips to be fast paced like other European cities I’ve visited, I found that Amsterdam was very peaceful– with the exception of the bike lanes. 
By Emily Brooks In celebration of World Heritage Week, Global Philadelphia Association hosted the Executive Director of Philadelphia250, Danielle DiLeo Kim, to discuss how both organizations will celebrate the history of Philadelphia for the upcoming 250th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence in 2026.
By Yesh Khanna After two highly successful runs in 2018 and 2019, the Organization of World Heritage Cities is back with its “Young Traveling Scholarship” program. Aimed specifically at young adults between the ages of 18 and 28 years, the 1,000-euro scholarship enables selected participants to explore UNESCO’s World Heritage Cities in North America and Europe and document their firsthand experience to explain why their heritage needs to be preserved.
By Emily Brooks As part of Global Philadelphia Association’s World Heritage Week celebration, GPA hosted a diverse group of young professionals to talk about their career paths and how important it is to think globally. This virtual event not only served as a networking opportunity for the youth of Philadelphia, but it also showcased the international career opportunities Philadelphia has to offer. 
By Aaron Stoyack On April 11, my professor, Dr. Di Giovine, and I picked up artifacts from lenders in Philadelphia. Giovine is the Director of the Museum of Anthropology and Archaeology and is teaching a course in which students curate a museum exhibition. This year’s exhibition is “Beyond the Bell: Philadelphia’s Many Heritages.” With the help of GPA, the museum is connecting with diverse communities to tell the story of the mosaic of cultures within the Philadelphia region. 
By Aaron Stoyack On October 15th of last year, the first UNESCO Trail was launched to digitally connect thirteen UNESCO-designated places. Amongst these thirteen, biospheres, global geoparks, and creative cities were included along with six World Heritage Sites. Scottish Parliament member Neil Gray began a fascinating virtual conference by celebrating this achievement and thanking the staff of all six of Scotland’s WHS that would be presenting.