UCF Global Perspectives

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Past Events

2012/04/12
Sarah Lacy

Sarah Lacy

Brilliant, Crazy, Cocky: How the Top 1% of Entrepreneurs Profit from Global Chaos

Senior Editor of TechCrunch and author of Brilliant, Crazy, Cocky: How the Top 1% of Entrepreneurs Profit from Global Chaos

Time: April 12, 2012

Sponsors: UCF Global Perspectives Office, Florida Network for Global Studies, Lawrence J. Chastang and the Chastang Foundation, Orlando Area Committee on Foreign Relations, C.T. Hsu and Associates, CPH Engineers, Inc., UCF China-Taiwan Cross-Strait Program, The India Program at UCF, The Anil and Chitra Deshpande India Program Endowed Fund, LarsonAllen LLP, The Sibille H. Pritchard Global Peace Fellowship Program, Junior Achievement of Central Florida, Inc., UCF Political Science Department,  UCF Office of Diversity Initiatives, UCF International Services Center, UCF Nicholson School of Communication, UCF Book Festival 2012 in association with the Morgridge International Reading Center, UCF LIFE and the Global Connections Foundation

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Classroom discussions and community meetings; a feature of the 2011-2012 university-wide theme “People Power, Politics and Global Change”

 
2012/03/31
James McBride

James McBride

The Liberal Arts Life: From Jazz to Journalism to Novel to Script

Award-winning writer, composer and saxophonist, and author of The Color of Water

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Location: UCF Arena

Sponsors: UCF Global Perspectives Office, UCF Office of Diversity Initiatives, Global Connections Foundations, The India Center at UCF, UCF Global Peace and Security Studies Program, UCF Diplomacy Program, UCF LIFE and other partners

 
2012/03/27
Alexandra Cousteau

Alexandra Cousteau

This Blue Planet: Preserving and Sustaining a Healthy Earth

Environmental advocate, co-founder of Blue Legacy International and granddaughter of Jacques-Yves Cousteau

Time: March 27, 2012, 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Location: UCF Student Union, Cape Florida Ballroom

Sponsors: UCF Global Perspectives Office, the UCF Office of Undergraduate Studies, the Lawrence J. Chastang and the Chastang Foundation, Orlando Area Committee on Foreign Relations, The Isle of Man Small Countries Program at UCF, the UCF Political Science Department, UCF Book Festival 2012 in association with the Morgridge International Reading Center, UCF Focus the Nation, UCF LIFE, the Global Connections Foundation and other partners

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Classroom discussions and community meetings; a co-curricular component of the UCF General Education Program Unifying Theme: “The Environment and Global Climate Change”; a feature of the 2011-2012 university-wide theme of “Environment and Global Climate Change”

 
2012/03/20
Jeremy Scahill

Jeremy Scahill

Blackwater: The Rise of the World's Most Powerful Mercenary Army

Author of Blackwater: The Rise of the World's Most Powerful Mercenary Army, award-winning investigative journalist

Time: March 20, 2012, 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, Sibille H. Pritchard Global Peace Fellowship Program, UCF Kurdish Political Studies Initiative, Lawrence J. Chastang and the Chastang Foundation, LarsonAllen LLP, UCF Nicholson School of Communication, UCF Diplomacy Program, UCF Middle Eastern Studies Program, UCF Book Festival 2012 in association with the Morgridge International Reading Center, UCF Political Science Department, UCF International Services Center, UCF LIFE and the Global Connections Foundation

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Classroom discussions and community meetings; a feature of the 2011-2012 university-wide themes “People Power, Politics and Global Change” and “Covering Global Crises from the Frontlines”

 
2012/03/19
The Lou Frey Institute Symposium

The Lou Frey Institute Symposium

The Federal Budget: An Unsolvable Problem?

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Location: UCF Fairwinds Alumni Center

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Visit http://loufreyinstitute.org for more information.

 
2012/02/23
Amitabh Pal

Amitabh Pal

Islam Means Peace: Understanding the Muslim Principle of Nonviolence Today

Managing Editor, The Progressive and author, Islam Means Peace: Understanding the Muslim Principle of Nonviolence Today

Time: February 23, 2012, 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Location: UCF Student Union, Garden Key Room

Sponsors: UCF Global Perspectives Office, UCF Al Ghazali Islamic Studies Program, UCF Middle Eastern Studies Program, UCF Political Science Department, UCF Diplomacy Program, The India Program, UCF Nicholson School of Communication, UCF Department of Psychology, UCF Department of History, UCF Department of Philosophy, UCF Book Festival 2012 in association with the Morgridge International Reading Center, UCF International Services Center, UCF LIFE and the Global Connections Foundation

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Classroom discussions and community meetings; a feature of the 2011-2012 university-wide themes “People Power, Politics and Global Change,” “Covering Crises from the Frontlines” and “India Speaker Series”

 
2012/02/02
Tina Rosenberg

Tina Rosenberg

How Peer Pressure Can Transform the World

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, and author of Join the Club: How Peer Pressure Can Transform the World and The Haunted Land: Facing Europe's Ghosts After Communism

Time: February 2, 2012, 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Location: UCF Student Union, Key West Ballroom

Sponsors: UCF Global Perspectives Office, Lawrence J. Chastang and the Chastang Foundation, Sibille H. Pritchard Global Peace Fellowship program, UCF Global Peace and Security Studies Program, UCF Nicholson School of Communication, UCF LIFE, UCF Book Festival 2012 in association with the Morgridge International Reading Center, UCF Political Science Department, UCF International Services Center and the Global Connections Foundation

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Classroom discussions and community meetings; a feature of the 2011-2012 university-wide themes “People Power, Politics and Global Change” and “Covering Global Crises from the Frontlines”

 
2012/01/19
Rachel Louise Snyder

Rachel Louise Snyder

Globalization: Manufacturing, Sweatshops, Development/aid Work, & Ethical Consumerism

Author of Fugitive Denim: A Moving Story of People and Pants in the Borderless World of Global Trade, radio commentator

Time: January 19, 2012, 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Location: UCF Student Union, Cape Florida Ballroom

Sponsors: UCF Global Perspectives Office, Lawrence J. Chastang and the Chastang Foundation, Orlando Area Committee on Foreign Relations, Sibille H. Pritchard Global Peace Fellowship program, UCF Global Peace and Security Studies Program, UCF Nicholson School of Communication, UCF LIFE, UCF Book Festival 2012 in association with the Morgridge International Reading Center, UCF Political Science Department, UCF International Services Center and the Global Connections Foundation

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Classroom discussions and community meetings; a feature of the 2011-2012 university-wide themes “People Power, Politics and Global Change” and “Covering Global Crises from the Frontlines”

 
2011/09/01
Anthony Shadid

Anthony Shadid

Dispatches from the Middle East: Covering the "Arab Spring"

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and Beirut bureau chief for The New York Times

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

Location: UCF Student Union, Cape Florida Ballroom

Sponsors: UCF Global Perspectives Office, UCF Global Peace and Security Studies Program, The Sibille H. Pritchard Global Peace Fellowship Program, Lawrence J. Chastang and the Chastang Foundation, the Orlando Area Committee on Foreign Relations, LarsonAllen LLP, UCF Nicholson School of Communication, UCF Al Ghazali Islamic Studies Program, UCF Book Festival 2012 in association with the Morgridge International Reading Center, UCF Diplomacy Program, UCF Middle Eastern Studies Program, UCF Political Science Department, UCF International Services Center, UCF LIFE and the Global Connections Foundation

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Classroom discussions and community meetings; a feature of the 2011-2012 university-wide themes “People Power, Politics and Global Change” and “Covering Crises from the Frontlines”

 
2011/04/12
Central Florida Global Economic Forum 2011: Redefining Competition in the 21st Century

Central Florida Global Economic Forum 2011: Redefining Competition in the 21st Century

Redefining Competition in the 21st Century

(a regional forum sponsored by UCF Global Perspectives Office and the Global Connections Foundation, in partnership with UCF College of Business Administration, Lawrence J. Chastang and the Chastang Foundation, C.T. Hsu and Associates, CPH Engineers, Inc., UCF China-Taiwan Cross-Strait Program, The India Program at UCF, The Anil and Chitra Deshpande India Program Endowed Fund, LarsonAllen LLP, The Sibille H. Pritchard Global Peace Fellowship Program, Junior Achievement of Central Florida, Inc., UCF Political Science Department,  UCF Office of Diversity Initiatives, UCF International Services Center and UCF LIFE)

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Location: UCF Student Union, Key West Ballroom

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Invited Speakers – Alex Counts, President and CEO, Grameen Foundation; Parag Khanna, Geo-Strategist, Global Political Economist and author of The Second World: How Emerging Powers are Redefining Global Competition in the 21st Century

Registration and breakfast at 8:30 a.m.