UCF Global Perspectives

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Past Events

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

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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

 
2013/04/11
John O. Voll

John O. Voll

Islam and Democracy in the 21st Century

Associate Director, Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding, Georgetown University

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

Location: UCF Student Union, Cape Florida Ballroom

Sponsors: A feature of the Al Ghazali Islamic Studies Program, housed in the UCF Global Perspectives Office, in partnership with the UCF College of Arts and Humanities, with the support of the UCF Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd Program for Strategic Research and Studies, UCF Middle East Studies Program, UCF Political Science Department and the Global Perspectives Foundation.

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Open to the public.

 
2013/04/09
Central Florida Global Economic Forum 2013

Central Florida Global Economic Forum 2013

Key Markets and Trends

A half-day conference featuring panels with local business leaders and global policy experts, and a luncheon keynote address. Click here to read the full brochure.

Time: 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Location: UCF Student Union, Cape Florida Ballroom

Sponsors: In addition to the Global Perspectives Office, campus sponsors and partners include the Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd Program for Strategic Research and Studies, Global Peace and Security Studies Program, Diplomacy Program, Middle Eastern Studies Program, The India Center, China-Taiwan Cross-Strait Program, Kurdish Political Studies Initiative, Human Trafficking Awareness Program, International Services Center, Political Science Department, UCF LIFE and UCF Book Festival 2013 in association with the Morgridge International Reading Center. Other sponsors include Lawrence J. Chastang and the Chastang Foundation, CliftonLarsonAllen, Florida Network for Global Studies and the Global Connections Foundation.

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Advance registration required. Please email global@ucf.edu for more information or to register. Click here to read a press release about the event.

 
2013/03/28
UCF Community Summit on Environment and Global Climate Change 2013

UCF Community Summit on Environment and Global Climate Change 2013

Documentary screening and discussion led by author, lawyer and film producer Mark London.

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

Location: UCF Student Union, Cape Florida Ballroom

Sponsors: UCF Global Perspectives Office, UCF Office of Undergraduate Studies, Lawrence J. Chastang and the Chastang Foundation, UCF Political Science Department, UCF LIFE, UCF Book Festival 2013 in association with the Morgridge International Reading Center and the Global Connections Foundation

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Open forum; A co-curricular component of the UCF General Education Program Unifying Theme: “The Environment and Global Climate Change

 
2013/03/28
Mark London

Mark London

Sharks of the Amazon

Author and film producer

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

Location: UCF Student Union, Cape Florida Ballroom

Sponsors: UCF Global Perspectives Office, UCF Office of Undergraduate Studies, Lawrence J. Chastang and the Chastang Foundation, UCF Political Science Department, UCF LIFE, UCF Book Festival 2013 in association with the Morgridge International Reading Center and the Global Connections Foundation

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Open forum; A keynote feature of the UCF Community Summit on Environment and Global Climate Change 2013

 
2013/03/28
Thomas Lippman

Thomas Lippman

The Evolving U.S.-Saudi Relationship in the Context of the Middle East

Journalist and author specializing in the Middle East

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

Sponsors: Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd Program for Strategic Research and Studies, UCF Global Perspectives Office, UCF Middle Eastern Studies Program and the Global Connections Foundation

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Classroom discussions

 
2013/03/21
Jody Williams

Jody Williams

Banning Landmines: Disarmament, Citizen Diplomacy and Human Security

Nobel Peace Prize laureate

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

Location: UCF Student Union, Pegasus Ballroom

Sponsors: UCF Global Perspectives Office, UCF Global Peace and Security Studies Program, UCF Student Government Association, UCF Diplomacy Program, UCF Middle Eastern Studies Program, The India Center at UCF, UCF China-Taiwan Cross-Strait Program, UCF Kurdish Political Studies Initiative, UCF Human Trafficking Awareness Program, Lawrence J. Chastang and the Chastang Foundation, UCF International Services Center, UCF Political Science Department, UCF LIFE, UCF Book Festival 2013 in association with the Morgridge International Reading Center and the Global Connections Foundation

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Open forum. Click here for more information about the event.

 
2013/02/26
Devi Rajab

Devi Rajab

Indian Women: A Cross-Cultural Perspective

Author of Women: South Africans of Indian Origin

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

Location: UCF Student Union, Pegasus Ballroom

Sponsors: UCF Burnett Honors College, UCF Global Perspectives Office, The India Center at UCF, The India Group, Anil and Chitra Deshpande India Program Endowed Fund, Orlando Area Committee on Foreign Relations, Lawrence J. Chastang and the Chastang Foundation, CliftonLarsonAIIen, UCF International Services Center, UCF Center for Success of Women Faculty, UCF Political Science Department, UCF LIFE, UCF Book Festival 2013 in association with the Morgridge International Reading Center and the Global Connections Foundation

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Open forum. Click here to read more information about the event.