UCF Global Perspectives

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Past Events

2013/11/12
Rafe Esquith

Rafe Esquith

Education and Democracy

A special presentation for the International Breakfast. This event serves as the grand opening to the International Education Week and is highlighted by the Internationalization Awards, cultural performances and guest speaker Rafe Esquith, a once-in-a-lifetime educator and author of “Real Talk for Real Teachers.”

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

Location: UCF Student Union, Pegasus Ballroom

More Information:

Advance registration is required. Please contact the International Services Center at 407-823-2337 for full details on breakfast ticket purchases.

 
2013/11/07
Global Issues Conference

Global Issues Conference

What Is Global Is Local

A global issues conference featuring experts on local and global aspects of pressing issues, such as food security, use of unmanned aerial vehicles, and implementation of U.S. policy in the Middle East. Speakers include John C. Bersia, Special Assistant to the President for Global Perspectives, UCF; Bernard Finel, Associate Professor of National Security Strategy, National War College; Jonathan Foley, Director, Institute on the Environment, University of Minnesota; Lt. Chris Francisco, Emergency Management/Homeland Security Section, High Risk Incident Command Division, Orange County Sheriff’s Office; Ambassador Garry Grappo, the former Head of Mission of the Office of the Quartet Representative, the Honorable Tony Blair, in Jerusalem; Gabriela Othon Lothrop, Market Director for East End Market in Orlando, Florida; Ricardo Salvador, Director, Food and Environment Program, Union of Concerned Scientists; and Tamara Wittes, Senior Fellow and Director, Saban Center for Middle East Policy, The Brookings Institution.

Time: 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Location: UCF Student Union, Pegasus Ballroom

Sponsors: UCF Global Perspectives Office, UCF Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd Program for Strategic Research and Studies, The India Center at UCF, UCF Diplomacy Studies, UCF Middle Eastern Studies Program, UCF China-Taiwan Cross-Strait Program, UCF Kurdish Political Studies Initiative, UCF Global Peace and Security Studies Program, UCF Al Ghazali Islamic Studies Program, UCF Human Trafficking Awareness Program, UCF Isle of Man Small Countries Program, Chastang Charitable Foundation, The India Group, Orange County Sheriff’s Department, UCF Political Science Department, UCF International Services Center, UCF LIFE and the Global Connections Foundation.

More Information:

Advance registration is required to attend this event. Registration is provided at no cost, thanks to our sponsors. To register, or for more information, please email global@ucf.edu.

Click here for an overview of Amb. Grappo’s morning keynote. Click here for an overview of the Food Security Panel presentation. Click here for an overview of the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Panel presentation. Click here for an overview of the luncheon keynote from Dr. Wittes or here to watch her full presentation.

 
2013/10/29
Jehane Noujaim

Jehane Noujaim

The Square: Egypt's Ongoing Struggles for Democracy

International Documentary Filmmaker

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

Location: UCF Student Union, Pegasus Ballroom

More Information:

UCF Global Perspectives Office, UCF Middle Eastern Studies Program, UCF Kurdish Political Studies Initiative, UCF Diplomacy Program, UCF Global Peace and Security Studies Program, Orlando Area Committee on Foreign Relations, Chastang Charitable Foundation, UCF Political Science Department, ICF LIFE and the Global Connections Foundation.

 
2013/10/17
Interfaith Forum

Interfaith Forum

Featuring introductory remarks by UCF world religions professor Doug Evans, panel presentation by Central Florida’s own “Three Wise Guys” and keynote presentation by Executive Director of the American Islamic Congress Zainab Al-Suwaij.

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

Location: UCF Student Union, Pegasus Ballroom

 
2013/10/09
Ambassador Myles Frechette

Ambassador Myles Frechette

Senior Associate, Americas Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies

Time:

Sponsors: UCF Global Perspectives Office, UCF Diplomacy program, UCF Burnett Honors College and the Global Connections Foundation

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Classroom and community meetings

 
2013/10/01
Prabhu Guptara

Prabhu Guptara

Challenges and Issues for India's Rise

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

Location: UCF Student Union, Garden Key

Sponsors: The India Center at UCF, IndUS Forum, UCF Global Perspectives Office and the Global Connections Foundation

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Open forum.

 
2013/09/30
Jessica Fellowes

Jessica Fellowes

An Afternoon with Downton Abbey

Best-selling author and Downton Abbey insider.

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

Location: Cape Florida Ballroom, UCF Student Union

Sponsors: UCF Global Perspectives Office, UCF Book Festival 2014 in Association with the Morgridge International Reading Center, UCF College of Education, UCF Diplomacy Program, UCF Global Peace and Security Studies Program, Chastang Charitable Foundation, CliftonLarsonAllen, Orlando Area Committee on Foreign Relations, WUCF TV, UCF Political Science Department, UCF International Services Center, UCF LIFE and the Global Connections Foundation.

More Information:

Open to the public. Click here to read a press release with more information.

 
2013/09/17
Women and Leadership: A Global Perspective

Women and Leadership: A Global Perspective

Taking It to the Next Level

Featuring keynote presentation by journalist and MSNBC.com reporter, Irin Carmon, with introductory remarks made by Maria-Christina Santana, director of the UCF Women’s Studies Program.

Time: 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Location: UCF Student Union, Key West Ballroom

Sponsors: UCF Global Perspectives Office, UCF Student Government Association, UCF Burnett Honors College, UCF Women’s Studies Program, UCF Diplomacy Program, UCF Global Peace and Security Studies Program, the Chastang Charitable Foundation, UCF Center for the Success of Women Faculty, UCF Political Science Department, UCF LIFE and the Global Connections Foundation

More Information:

Open to the public. Click here to read a press release with more information.

 
2013/09/03
Ken Jennings

Ken Jennings

Mapping Our Place in the World

Trivia expert and author of “Maphead: Charting the Wide, Weird World of Geography Wonks”

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

Location: UCF Student Union, Pegasus Ballroom

Sponsors: Sponsored by the UCF Global Perspectives Office, UCF Diplomacy Program, UCF Middle Eastern Studies Program, UCF China-Taiwan Cross-Strait Program, UCF Global Peace and Security Studies Program, UCF Isle of Man Small Countries Program, UCF Political Science Department, UCF LIFE, Lawrence J. Chastang and the Chastang Charitable Foundation, UCF Book Festival 2014 in association with the Morgridge International Reading Center and the Global Connections Foundation

More Information:

Open to the public. Click here to read a press release with more information, or here to download the event flyer.

 
2013/04/13
Lisa Scottoline

Lisa Scottoline

Justice and Fiction

Award-winning author and columnist

Time: 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Location: UCF Arena

Sponsors: UCF Book Festival 2013 in association with the Morgridge International Reading Center, UCF Global Perspectives Office and the Global Connections Foundation