America's Next President and the World
(an international global issues conference, sponsored by the UCF Global Perspectives Office in a partnership with the National Conference of Editorial Writers, The Anil and Chitra Deshpande India Program Endowed Fund, Lawrence J. Chastang and the Chastang Foundation, C.T. Hsu and Associates, CPH Engineers, Inc., LarsonAllen L.L.P., OCI Associates Inc., UCF Student Government Association, UCF College of Business Administration, UCF Nicholson School of Communication, UCF Diplomacy Program, UCF Middle Eastern Studies Program, The India Program at UCF, UCF Kurdish Political Studies Initiative, UCF Terrorism Studies Program, UCF Political Science Department, UCF International Services Center, UCF LIFE, Global Connections Foundation and other partners)
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Location: UCF Student Union, Key West Ballroom
Invited speakers – Mike Chinoy, former CNN Correspondent and author of Meltdown: The Inside Story of the North Korean Nuclear Crisis; Beatrice Fernando, abolitionist and author of In Contempt of Fate; James M. Ludes, Executive Director, American Security Project and former Editor-in-Chief, National Security Studies Quarterly; Ambassador Myles Frechette, Senior Associate, Americas Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies, and former President, Council of the Americas; Douglas Inkley, Senior Scientist, National Wildlife Federation; Sean Snaith, Director, Institute for Economic Competitiveness, University of Central Florida. A feature of the 2008-2009 university-wide themes of “The Age of India,” “The Environment and Climate Change,” and “Conflict and Conflict Resolution in the Middle East.”