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Nourish Your Global Curiosity with our virtual events! 

Each month, join us and meet international guests from all over the world - people who want to stay connected with Philadelphia. Together, we'll spend time in LIVE conversations about life, the world, and everything in between.

Upcoming Events

Friday, September 25, 2020 - 10 to 11 AM Eastern Time
A special 1-hour conversation

Featured Speaker: Yasmine Mustafa, social entrepreneur and co-founder of ROAR for Good

Tune in with Yasmine as she talks diversity in STEM and staring a business with students from our "How to Succeed as an Innovator" virtual exchange program.

Biggest Gala of the Year -  Click below to find out more

Past Events - Click to watch

Thursday, September 3, 2020, 5:30–7 PM Eastern Time
Where: Egypt, Philadelphia, All over the world

This September, Menna Khaliel and Ramadan Ibrahim from our How to Succeed as an Innovator STEM entrepreneurship exchange join us with their university peers from Egypt and Philadelphia. Let's carry on the tradition of welcoming young professionals from around the globe and supporting our students who have a passion for international affairs.

Thursday, June 4, 2020, 5:30 - 7 PM ET
Breakout conversations celebrating women leadership around the globe. Log on from home,  chat and grab a drink for a live toast. 


Our corporate partners at Elap Services, Volpe KoenigSpangles Custom Jewelry DesignsPhiladelphia Credit UnionTemple University International Affairs, The Windsor Suites a Modus Hotel and generous support from the Albert W. Bader Foundation make public programs like First Thursdays and Diplomacy & Dialogue programs possible.  


First Thursdays operate in partnership with the Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians to address the issue of skilled immigrant integration. More than 40% of the immigrants seeking the Welcoming Center's services have at least a college degree from their home countries. Many are unemployed or underemployed, working in low-wage jobs. The International Professionals Program (IPP) is helping highly skilled immigrants actualize their full potential and informing the emerging field of skilled immigrant integration on a national level. 

At First Thursdays, IPP participants and alumni join us for American-style professional networking, practice English language skills, and meet business professionals from a variety of industries in Philadelphia. Citizen Diplomacy members exchange ideas with professional peers from across the world, practice language skills and stay informed on international developments in business, politics, local customs and cultures.