UCF Global Perspectives

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Past Events

2011/02/22
Sergei Khrushchev

Sergei Khrushchev

Russia in the 21st Century

Senior Fellow at the Watson Institute for International Studies, Brown University, and son of the late Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev

Time: February 22, 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, Orlando Area Committee on Foreign Relations, LarsonAllen LLP, UCF Global Peace and Security Studies Program, UCF Diplomacy 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 2010-2011 university-wide theme “Global Peace and Security”

 
2011/02/17
Robert Maguire

Robert Maguire

Transcending the Past to Build Haiti's Future

Director of Programs in International Affairs, Trinity College and expert on Haiti

Time: February 17, 2011, 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Location: UCF Student Union, Cape Florida Ballroom

Sponsors: UCF Global Perspectives Office, UCF Task Force H.O.P.E. for Haiti, UCF Haitian Studies Project, UCF Political Science Department, UCF Diplomacy Program, UCF Latin American, Caribbean and Latino Studies, Sibille H. Pritchard Global Peace Fellowship program, UCF Global Peace and Security Studies Program, UCF International Services Center, UCF Office of Internationalization, UCF LIFE and the Global Connections Foundation

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

 
2011/02/15
Paul Rusesabagina

Paul Rusesabagina

Hotel Rwanda: A Lesson Yet to Be Learned

Real Life Hero of Hotel Rwanda

Time: February 15, 2011 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Location: UCF Student Union, Pegasus Ballroom

Sponsors: UCF Global Perspectives Office, UCF Student Government Association, The Sibille H. Pritchard Global Peace Fellowship program, Lawrence J. Chastang and the Chastang Foundation, LarsonAllen LLP, UCF Political Science Department, UCF Global Peace and Security Studies Program, UCF Office of Diversity Initiatives, UCF International Services Center, UCF LIFE 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”

 
2011/02/03
Alicia Silverstone

Alicia Silverstone

An Afternoon with Alicia Silverstone on the Environment

Actress and environmental activist

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

Location: UCF Student Union, Pegasus Ballroom

Sponsors: UCF Global Perspectives Office, UCF Student Government Association, UCF Office of Undergraduate Studies, Lawrence J. Chastang and the Chastang Foundation, Sibille H. Pritchard Global Peace Fellowship program, UCF Global Peace and Security Studies Program, 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 2010-2011 university-wide theme of “The Environment, Energy and National/Global Security”

 
2011/02/01
Francis Bok

Francis Bok

Escape From Slavery

Abolitionist and former Sudanese child slave

Time: February 1, 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 Political Science Department, UCF Global Peace and Security Studies Program, UCF Office of Diversity Initiatives, UCF International Services Center, UCF LIFE 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”

 
2011/01/27
Thomas Twetten

Thomas Twetten

The Globalization of Terrorism and the Response of Global Intelligence

Former Chief of CIA Clandestine Operations

Time: January 27, 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, Orlando Area Committee on Foreign Relations, LarsonAllen LLP, UCF Global Peace and Security Studies Program, UCF Diplomacy Program, UCF Political Science Department, UCF Middle Eastern Studies Program, UCF Terrorism Studies Program, UCF International Services Center, UCF LIFE 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”

 
2011/01/18
Bernard Finel

Bernard Finel

Are We Winning? Measuring Progress in the Struggle Against Terrorism

Associate Professor, National War College, and Adjunct Fellow, American Security Project

Time: January 18, 2011, 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Location: UCF Student Union, Key West 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 Diplomacy Program, UCF Political Science Department, UCF Middle Eastern Studies Program, UCF Terrorism Studies Program, UCF International Services Center, UCF LIFE and the Global Connections Foundation

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A report on the progress in the struggle against global terrorism; a feature of the 2010-2011 university-wide theme “Global Peace and Security”

 
2011/01/13
Stephen Wayne

Stephen Wayne

Midway Through Obama's First Term

Professor and American Government Field Chair, Department of Government, Georgetown University, and author of The Road to the White House

Time: January 13, 2011

Sponsors: UCF Global Perspectives Office, Tiger Bay Club of Volusia County, Lawrence J. Chastang and the Chastang Foundation, Georgetown Club of Metro Orlando, UCF Political Science Department, UCF LIFE and the Global Connections Foundation

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Classroom discussions and community meetings

 
2010/10/28
America and the Rising Powers

America and the Rising Powers

America and the Rising Powers

(an international global issues conference, sponsored by the 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., OCI Associates Inc., 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 LIFE, Global Connections Foundation and other partners)

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

Location: UCF Student Union, Pegasus Ballroom

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Confirmed Speakers – Jack Mendelsohn,  member of the board of directors for the Arms Control Association, Washington, D.C., and a former member of the SALT II and START I delegations; Joao Castro Neves, Founding Partner and Analyst, CAC Political Consultancy, Brazil;  Shubhro Sen, Co-Founder and Executive Director, The Conscious Capitalism Institute, Wrentham, MA; Robert Sutter, Visiting Professor of Asian Studies, School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.; and Paul Wolfowitz, former President of the World Bank. A feature of the 2010-2011 university-wide theme “Global Peace and Security”

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Telephone and e-mail registrations will be accepted through Thursday, Oct. 21. To register, call 407-823-0688 or e-mail global@mail.ucf.edu. The cost of $50 per person may be paid on the day of the conference. The registration fee includes a continental breakfast, refreshments, lunch and conference materials. Fee is waived for UCF Students, Faculty and Staff.

 
2010/09/27
Lou Frey Institute Symposium

Lou Frey Institute Symposium

Florida's Future: The Space Program and Beyond

(a national symposium sponsored by The Lou Frey Institute of Politics and Government at UCF, in a partnership with Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A.;The United States Association of Former Members of Congress; United States Department of Education; UCF College of Sciences; UCF Global Perspectives Office; UCF Department of Political Science; the Global Connections Foundation; and others)

Time: 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Location: UCF Student Union, Pegasus Ballroom

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Invited Speakers – U.S. Senator Bill Nelson, FL; others TBA