UCF Global Perspectives

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Past Events

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.

 
2011/12/07
Gen. (Ret.) Stephen A. Cheney

Gen. (Ret.) Stephen A. Cheney

Global Climate Change and National Security

Brigadier General, USMC (Ret.) and Chief Executive Officer, American Security Project

Time: December 7, 2011

Sponsors: Global Perspectives Office, Orlando Area Committee on Foreign Relations, UCF Global Peace and Security Studies Program, The Sibille H. Pritchard Global Peace Fellowship program, UCF Diplomacy Program, UCF Political Science Department 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 “Environment and Global Climate Change”

 
2011/11/14
Mariane Pearl

Mariane Pearl

Fighting Violence: Open Up a Dialogue

Author of In Search of Hope and A Mighty Heart, journalist and widow of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl

Time: November 14, 2011, 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Location: UCF Student Union, Pegasus Ballroom

Sponsors: UCF International Services Center, UCF Global Perspectives Office, UCF Political Science Department, Sibille H. Pritchard Global Peace Fellowship program, UCF Office of Diversity Initiatives, UCF Global Peace and Security Studies Program, UCF Middle Eastern Studies Program, UCF Office of Internationalization, UCF Book Festival 2012 in association with the Morgridge International Reading Center, UCF LIFE, the Global Connections Foundation and others

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A special presentation for the International Week Breakfast Kickoff Event; 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”

 
2011/11/10
Arun Gandhi

Arun Gandhi

Lessons Learned from My Grandfather: Non-Violence in a Violent World

Peace activist, grandson of Mohandas Gandhi

Time: November 10, 2011, 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Location: UCF Student Union, Cape Florida Ballroom

Sponsors: UCF Global Perspectives Office, UCF Student Government Association, UCF Global Peace and Security Studies Program, The India Program at UCF, The Anil and Chitra Deshpande India Program Endowed Fund, The Sibille H. Pritchard Global Peace Fellowship program, UCF Office of Diversity Initiatives, 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/series “People Power, Politics and Global Change” and the India Speaker Series

 
2011/11/08
Bing West

Bing West

Lessons From Iraq: Flawed Execution or is America Unwilling to Fight?

Correspondent for The Atlantic Monthly, former Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs, and author of The Wrong War: Grit, Strategy, and the Way Out of Afghanistan

Time: November 8, 2011, 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, UCF Kurdish Political Studies Initiative, Lawrence J. Chastang and the Chastang Foundation, the Orlando Area Committee on Foreign Relations, 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 Crises from the Frontlines”

 
2011/11/01
Peter Thum

Peter Thum

Ethos Water: Realizing My Dream to Help Millions & Address the World Water Crisis

Founder, Ethos Water

Time: November 1, 2011, 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, The Sibille H. Pritchard Global Peace Fellowship program, UCF Global Peace and Security Studies Program, UCF Book Festival 2012 in association with the Morgridge International Reading Center, UCF Political Science Department, UCF LIFE, UCF Focus the Nation and the Global Connections Foundation

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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 “Environment and Global Climate Change”