UCF Global Perspectives

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Past Events

2011/09/20
Rose Mapendo

Rose Mapendo

Surviving Political Violence in the Congo: A Personal Story

Humanitarian, activist and survivor of the Congolese genocide

Time: September 20, 2011, 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Location: UCF Student Union, Pegasus Ballroom

Sponsors: UCF Global Perspectives Office, The Sibille H. Pritchard Global Peace, Fellowship program, Lawrence J. Chastang and the Chastang, Foundation, LarsonAllen LLP, UCF Global Peace and Security Studies Program, UCF Human Trafficking Awareness Program, UCF Diplomacy Program, UCF Political Science Department, UCF Office of Diversity Initiatives, 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 theme “People Power, Politics and Global Change”

 
2011/09/06
Ramesh Ponnuru

Ramesh Ponnuru

An Agenda for the Next President in the United States and Abroad

Senior Editor, The National Review

Time: September 6, 2011, 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Location: UCF Student Union, Cape Florida Ballroom

Sponsors: UCF Global Perspectives Office, The India Program at UCF, The Anil and Chitra Deshpande India Program Endowed Fund, Lawrence J. Chastang and the Chastang Foundation, LarsonAllen LLP, UCF Nicholson School of Communication, Sibille H. Pritchard Global Peace Fellowship program, UCF Political Science Department, 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 India Speaker Series

 
2011/07/15
Ambassador John F. Maisto

Ambassador John F. Maisto

Former Ambassador to the Organization of American States, Venezuela and Nicaragua, and Chairman of the Board of Advisors, American Committee on Foreign Relations

Time: July 15, 2011

Sponsors: UCF 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

 
2011/05/18
Ambassador John Limbert

Ambassador John Limbert

America's Image Abroad: The Effectiveness of U.S. Diplomacy

Former Ambassador to Mauritania and Distinguished Professor, U.S. Naval Academy

Time: May 18-19, 2011

Sponsors: UCF 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 Middle Eastern Studies Program, UCF Diplomacy Program, UCF Kurdish Political Studies Initiative, UCF Political Science Department and the Global Connections Foundation

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Classroom discussions and community meetings

 
2011/04/28
Ambassador Gary Grappo

Ambassador Gary Grappo

The Quartet and the Middle East Peace Process

Head of Mission, Office of the Quartet Representative in Jerusalem

Time: April 28, 2011

Sponsors: UCF Global Perspectives Office, UCF Global Peace and Security Studies Program, The Sibille H. Pritchard Global Peace Fellowship program, UCF Middle Eastern Studies Program, UCF Diplomacy Program, UCF Political Science Department and the Global Connections Foundation

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Classroom discussions and community meetings

 
2011/04/21
UCF Community Summit on Environment and Global Climate Change 2011

UCF Community Summit on Environment and Global Climate Change 2011

(a regional forum and co-curricular component of the “UCF General Education Program Unifying Theme: The Environment and Global Climate Change,” with the cooperation of UCF Global Perspectives Office, UCF Office of Undergraduate Studies, Lawrence J. Chastang and the Chastang Foundation, UCF Political Science Department, UCF Focus the Nation, Global Connections Foundation and other partners)

Time: April 21, 2011, 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Location: UCF Student Union

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A feature of the 2010-2011 university-wide theme of “Environment and Global Climate Change”

 
2011/04/21
William Powers

William Powers

Developing Policies for Global Environmental Challenges that Know No Borders

Senior Fellow, World Policy Institute and author of Twelve by Twelve: A One-Room Cabin Off the Grid & Beyond the American Dream

Time: April 21, 2011, 4:00 p.m.

Location: UCF Student Union

Sponsors: UCF Global Perspectives Office, UCF Office of Undergraduate Studies, Lawrence J. Chastang and the Chastang Foundation, UCF Political Science Department, UCF Focus the Nation, Global Connections Foundation and other partners

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

 
2011/04/12
Alex Counts

Alex Counts

President and CEO, Grameen Foundation

Time: April 12, 2011

Sponsors: UCF Global Perspectives Office, Metro Orlando Economic Development Commission 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, Sibille H. Pritchard Global Peace Fellowship program, UCF Global Peace and Security Studies Program, LarsonAllen LLP, Junior Achievement of Central Florida, Inc., UCF Political Science Department, UCF Office of Diversity Initiatives, UCF International Services Center and UCF LIFE

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Classroom discussions and community meetings

 
2011/04/12
Parag Khanna

Parag Khanna

The Second World: How Emerging Powers are Redefining Global Competition in the 21st Century

Geo-Strategist, Global Political Economist and author of The Second World: Empires and Influence in the New Global Order

Time: April 12, 2011

Location: UCF Student Union, Key West Ballroom

Sponsors: 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, Sibille H. Pritchard Global Peace Fellowship program, UCF Global Peace and Security Studies Program, LarsonAllen LLP, Junior Achievement of Central Florida, Inc., UCF Political Science Department, UCF Office of Diversity Initiatives, UCF International Services Center and UCF LIFE

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Classroom discussions and community meetings; a feature of the 2010-2011 “India Speaker Series”

 
2011/04/07
Colonel John Maraia

Colonel John Maraia

Peace and Security Challenges in Southeast Asia

Jennings Randolph Army Fellow

Time: April 7, 2011

Sponsors: UCF Global Perspectives Office, UCF Global Peace and Security Studies Program, The Sibille H. Pritchard Global Peace Fellowship program, UCF Political Science Department, UCF History Department, UCF Middle Eastern Studies Program, Lawrence J. Chastang and the Chastang Foundation, LarsonAllen LLP, UCF Diplomacy Program and the Global Connections Foundation

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Classroom discussions and community meetings; a feature of the 2010-2011 university-wide theme “Global Peace and Security”