UCF Global Perspectives

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Past Events

2018/11/15
After ISIS: Kurdish Society and Politics in the Middle East

After ISIS: Kurdish Society and Politics in the Middle East

A Panel Discussion Featuring Middle East Experts

The panel discussion will include Aliza Marcus, Dr. Tyler Fisher and Dr. Bayar Mustafa Sevdeen.

Dr. Haidar Khezri will moderate the panel, with Dr. Güneş Murat Tezcür conducting the introductions.

For the event flyer, please click here.

Time: 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Location: Garden Key Room (221), UCF Student Union

Sponsors: Kurdish Political Studies Program, UCF Political Science and the Global Perpsectives Office

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Light refreshments will be served.

To read more about the event and guests speakers, please click here.

 
2018/11/13
11th Annual International Breakfast

11th Annual International Breakfast

Global Diaspora

UCF Global is hosting the 11th Annual International Breakfast kicking off International Education Week at The University of Central Florida. International Education Week (IEW) is a joint initiative between the U.S. Departments of State and Education, recognizing the benefits of international education and exchange across campuses worldwide. To learn more about UCF’s participation in International Education Week, click here.

The Breakfast will feature a panel of experts discussing an important topic in today’s world: Global Diaspora.

UCF Global Perspectives’ Ambassador Elam-Thomas, Director of the Diplomacy Program will participate in the panel alongside Natalia Moroz, First Secretary of the Embassy of Russian Federation in U.S. and Acting Director of the Russian Cultural Centre and Ambassador Karim Haggag, Director, Prince Walid Bin Talal Center for American Studies American University Cairo.

Enrique Gonzalez, Managing Partner of Fragomen Worldwide, will serve as moderator.

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Location: Pegasus Ballroom, UCF Student Union

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Tickets are $28 per person or $270 for a table of 10. To secure tickets through UCF Global, please contact Gerardo Santiago at gerardo.santiago@ucf.edu or Maria Carreno at mcarreno@ucf.edu

 
2018/11/05
Chris Bergoch

Chris Bergoch

Chris Bergoch is an American screenwriter and film producer. His most notable work includes co-writing and producing the films The Florida Project, Tangerine and Starlet, as well as writing for the television shows Greg the Bunny and Warren the Ape.

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Chris Bergoch will participate in campus and community meetings.

 
2018/10/23
The Reverend Naomi Tutu

The Reverend Naomi Tutu

Religion and Tolerance

Social Activist and daughter of Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

Time: Interfaith Forum Luncheon Keynote

Location: Pegasus Ballroom, UCF Student Union

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A keynote presentation of the 2018 Interfaith Forum at UCF. Please click here for more information.

 
2018/10/23
Interfaith Forum

Interfaith Forum

Religion and Tolerance

This event will feature a discussion from the Three Wise Guys and a luncheon keynote presentation by Naomi Tutu. Click here to view the flyer, and here to review a student summary of the event.

Time: 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Location: Pegasus Ballroom, UCF Student Union

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This event requires advance registration, which is provided at no cost, thanks to our program sponsors. Anyone wishing to register should email global@ucf.edu

 
2018/10/15
Wade Davis

Wade Davis

NFL Pride

Former NFL Player Wade Davis is a thought leader, public speaker, and consultant on gender, race, and orientation equality. Wade is the NFL’s first LGBT inclusion consultant and currently consults for numerous professional sports leagues on issues at the intersection sexism, racism and homophobia. Wade creates league-wide inclusive leadership strategies, leads inclusion training sessions for coaches and players, and builds and launches national engagement initiatives.

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Location: Pegasus Ballroom, UCF Student Union

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A keynote presentation of the Valerie Greene King Diversity Breakfast, and a feature of Diversity Week 2018. Click here for information about the breakfast, Diversity Week or UCF’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Click here to read UCF Today’s interview with Davis.

 
2018/10/15
G. Gopa Kumar, PhD.

G. Gopa Kumar, PhD.

Emerging Trends in Comparative Politics: with a Focus on South Asia

Vice Chancellor and Senior Political Scientist at Central University of Kerala, India.

Time: 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Location: Howard Phillips Hall, Room 305G

Sponsors: The India Center at UCF, the Department of Political Science, UCF Global Perspectives

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Click here to view the event flyer. For more information, please contact politics@ucf.edu.

 
2018/10/11
Ambassador Ira Shapiro

Ambassador Ira Shapiro

America vs. the World: The Senate's Role in Trade Policy and National Security

Ambassador Shapiro served as General Counsel to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative and played a central role in the negotiation and legislative approval of NAFTA and later the multi-lateral Uruguay round that created the World Trade Organization.  He then served as chief U.S. trade negotiator between the U.S. and both Japan and Canada, with ambassadorial rank, and he led a complete series of major bilateral trade agreements with these major U.S. trading partners.

Time: 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Location: Garden Key Ballroom, UCF Student Union

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All are welcome to attend this public forum. Click here to view the event flyer.

 
2018/10/04
Tech It Out

Tech It Out

Students are invited to learn more about the technology of cable and internet, and the wide variety of careers available, while networking with today’s cable and internet industry professionals.

Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) is committed to creating strong leaders in technology while also raising awareness about the vast career opportunities in cable and internet technology.

Time: 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Location: Morgridge International Reading Center

Sponsors: Women in Cable Telecommunications, UCF Global Perspectives Office

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Advance registration is required to attend this event. Registration is free for UCF students. Click here to register. For more information on this event, click here.

 
2018/10/02
Francis Bok

Francis Bok

From Slave to Abolitionist

Francis Bok, a former child slave and prominent abolitionist, will speak about fighting human trafficking in all corners of the world. A feature of UCF LIFE’s fall curriculum.

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Location: Pegasus Ballroom, UCF Student Union

Sponsors: UCF Center for the Study of Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery, UCF Global Perspectives Office, UCF LIFE

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Limited seating is available to interested members of the public.