UCF Global Perspectives

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Past Events

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”

 
2011/10/25
Samantha Nutt, M.D.

Samantha Nutt, M.D.

Damned Nations: Greed, Guns, Armies and Aid

Author of Damned Nations: Greed, Guns, Armies and Aid, medical doctor and humanitarian

Time: October 25, 2011, 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Location: UCF Student Union, Cape Florida Ballroom

Sponsors: UCF Global Perspectives Office in a partnership with Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Jay Garner, UCF Student Government Association, Lawrence J. Chastang and the Chastang Foundation, UCF Book Festival 2012 in  association with the Morgridge International Reading Center, UCF Diplomacy Program, The Sibille H. Pritchard Global Peace Fellowship Program, UCF Global Peace and Security Studies Program, UCF LIFE, UCF Political Science Department, UCF Women's Research Center, UCF Women's Studies Program, 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 theme “People Power, Politics and Global Change”

 
2011/10/20
"Global Youth and the New Media"

"Global Youth and the New Media"

"Global Youth and the New Media"

(a regional forum sponsored by The Thomas P. Johnson Distinguished Visiting Scholars Program, the Global Connections Foundation and the International Affairs Program of the Hamilton Holt School)

Time: October 20, 2011, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Location: Rollins College, Bush Auditorium

 
2011/10/13
Helle C. Dale

Helle C. Dale

Senior Fellow for Public Diplomacy, The Heritage Foundation

Time: October 13, 2011

Sponsors: UCF Global Perspectives Office in a partnership with the National Conference of Editorial Writers, The Anil and Chitra Deshpande India Program Endowed Fund, Lawrence J. Chastang and the Chastang Foundation, C.T. Hsu and Associates, Sibille H. Pritchard Global Peace Fellowship program, Orlando Area Committee on Foreign Relations, CPH Engineers, Inc., LarsonAllen L.L.P., UCF Student Government Association, UCF Nicholson School of Communication, UCF Global Peace and Security Studies Program, UCF Diplomacy Program, UCF Middle Eastern Studies Program, UCF Terrorism Studies Program, UCF Political Science Department, UCF International Services Center, UCF Book Festival 2012 in association with the Morgridge International Reading Center, UCF LIFE, Global Connections Foundation and other partners

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

 
2011/10/13
Sam Graham-Felsen

Sam Graham-Felsen

Social Media 101 and the World Today

Global emerging media strategist

Time: October 13, 2011

Sponsors: UCF Global Perspectives Office in a partnership with the National Conference of Editorial Writers, The Anil and Chitra Deshpande India Program Endowed Fund, Lawrence J. Chastang and the Chastang Foundation, C.T. Hsu and Associates, Sibille H. Pritchard Global Peace Fellowship program, Orlando Area Committee on Foreign Relations, CPH Engineers, Inc., LarsonAllen L.L.P., UCF Student Government Association, UCF Nicholson School of Communication, UCF Global Peace and Security Studies Program, UCF Diplomacy Program, UCF Middle Eastern Studies Program, UCF Terrorism Studies Program, UCF Political Science Department, UCF International Services Center, UCF Book Festival 2012 in association with the Morgridge International Reading Center, UCF LIFE, Global Connections Foundation and other partners

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

 
2011/10/13
People Power, Politics and Global Change

People Power, Politics and Global Change

People Power, Politics and Global Change

(an international global issues conference, sponsored by the UCF Global Perspectives Office in a partnership with the National Conference of Editorial Writers, Florida Network for Global Studies, The Anil and Chitra Deshpande India Program Endowed Fund, Lawrence J. Chastang and the Chastang Foundation, C.T. Hsu and Associates, Sibille H. Pritchard Global Peace Fellowship program, LarsonAllen L.L.P., UCF Student Government Association, UCF Nicholson School of Communication, UCF Global Peace and Security Studies Program, The India Program at UCF, UCF Diplomacy Program, UCF Middle Eastern Studies Program, UCF Terrorism Studies Program, UCF Political Science Department, UCF International Services Center, UCF Book Festival 2012 in association with the Morgridge International Reading Center, UCF LIFE and the Global Connections Foundation

Time: October 13, 2011, 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Location: UCF Student Union, Pegasus Ballroom

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Speakers – Sam Graham-Felsen, global emerging media strategist; Fiona Hill, Director, Center on the United States and Europe, The Brookings Institution; Stephen McDowell, Director, School of Communication, Florida State University; Ted Reynolds, Global Connections Fellow of Terrorism Studies, University of St. Andrews and UCF; among others. A feature of the 2011-2012 university-wide theme “People Power, Politics and Global Change”

 
2011/10/11
Peter Bergen

Peter Bergen

After Osama bin Laden: Terrorism's Future Prospects

Author of Holy War, Inc. and The Osama bin Laden I Know, CNN national security analyst, and Senior Fellow at the New America Foundation

Time: October 11, 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 Terrorism Studies Program, Lawrence J. Chastang and the Chastang Foundation, LarsonAllen LLP, UCF Nicholson School of Communication, UCF Diplomacy Program, UCF Middle Eastern Studies Program, UCF Political Science Department, UCF International Services Center, 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 themes “People Power, Politics and Global Change” and “Covering Crises from the Frontlines”

 
2011/10/04
Roya Hakakian

Roya Hakakian

An Insider's Guide to Iran's Turmoil

Iranian author, journalist and founding member of the Iran Human Rights Documentation Center

Time: October 4, 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, Lawrence J. Chastang and the Chastang Foundation,  Orlando Area Committee on Foreign Relations, LarsonAllen LLP, UCF Al Ghazali Islamic Studies Program, UCF Dipomacy Program, UCF Terrorism Studies Program, UCF Human Trafficking Awareness Program, UCF Diplomacy Program, UCF Middle Eastern Studies Program, UCF Political Science Department, UCF Kurdish Political Studies Initiative, UCF International Services Center, UCF Book Festival 2012 in association with the Morgridge International Reading Center, UCF LIFE and the Global Connections Foundation

 
2011/09/29
Mohamed Younis

Mohamed Younis

Muslim Life in the West: Addressing Muslim Integration in the U.S. and Western Europe

Senior Analyst, Gallup Center for Muslim Studies

Time: September 29, 2011, 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Location: UCF Student Union, Pegasus Ballroom

Sponsors: A feature of the Al Ghazali Islamic Studies Program, which is housed in the UCF Global Perspectives Office, in partnership with the UCF College of Arts and Humanities, with the support of the UCF Middle Eastern Studies Program, the UCF Political Science Department, the UCF Diplomacy Program, the UCF Nicholson School of Communication, the UCF Book Festival 2012 in association with the Morgridge International Reading Center, the UCF International Services Center, UCF LIFE and the Global Connections Foundation

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Classroom discussions and community meetings