In the current global economy, even friendly nations are competitors for jobs, resources, and influence. To help Philadelphians better understand world events through the lenses of our international neighbors, Central Senior Services at the Parkway Central Library is launching a compelling new series of public programs entitled “The World at Your Door,” featuring area diplomats who represent the nations of Canada, Jamaica, Poland, Chile, Romania, and Israel. Each diplomat will provide his or her perspective on the current international scene—and explain the foreign policy priorities of their nations, in the hope of promoting a more sophisticated understanding of the global community.
Every program in this six-part series is presented on a Wednesday morning at 11:00 a.m. in Room 108 and open to people of all ages. The series lineup includes:
• Mr. Paul Gillis, Canadian Consul – March 9
• Dr. Alston Meade, Jamaica’s Honorary Consul to Pennsylvania – March 23
• Ms. Deborah Majka, Honorary Consul of Poland – April 13, 2011
• Mr. Benjamin Leavenworth, Honorary Consul of Chile – May 4
• Mr. Raslan Abu Rukun, Deputy Consul of Israel – May 18
• Mr. George Sfedu, Honorary Consul General of Romania – May 25
We encourage you to attend as many of these sessions as you can!