Former NFL Player Wade Davis is a thought leader, public speaker, and consultant on gender, race, and orientation equality. Wade is the NFL’s first LGBT inclusion consultant and currently consults for numerous professional sports leagues on issues at the intersection sexism, racism and homophobia. Wade creates league-wide inclusive leadership strategies, leads inclusion training sessions for coaches and players, and builds and launches national engagement initiatives.
Time: 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Location: Pegasus Ballroom, UCF Student Union
A keynote presentation of the Valerie Greene King Diversity Breakfast, and a feature of Diversity Week 2018. Click here for information about the breakfast, Diversity Week or UCF’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Click here to read UCF Today’s interview with Davis.
Emerging Trends in Comparative Politics: with a Focus on South Asia
Vice Chancellor and Senior Political Scientist at Central University of Kerala, India.
Time: 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location: Howard Phillips Hall, Room 305G
Sponsors: The India Center at UCF, the Department of Political Science, UCF Global Perspectives
America vs. the World: The Senate's Role in Trade Policy and National Security
Ambassador Shapiro served as General Counsel to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative and played a central role in the negotiation and legislative approval of NAFTA and later the multi-lateral Uruguay round that created the World Trade Organization. He then served as chief U.S. trade negotiator between the U.S. and both Japan and Canada, with ambassadorial rank, and he led a complete series of major bilateral trade agreements with these major U.S. trading partners.
Time: 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: Garden Key Ballroom, UCF Student Union
All are welcome to attend this public forum. Click here to view the event flyer.
Students are invited to learn more about the technology of cable and internet, and the wide variety of careers available, while networking with today’s cable and internet industry professionals.
Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) is committed to creating strong leaders in technology while also raising awareness about the vast career opportunities in cable and internet technology.
Time: 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Location: Morgridge International Reading Center
Sponsors: Women in Cable Telecommunications, UCF Global Perspectives Office
From Slave to Abolitionist
Francis Bok, a former child slave and prominent abolitionist, will speak about fighting human trafficking in all corners of the world. A feature of UCF LIFE’s fall curriculum.
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Location: Pegasus Ballroom, UCF Student Union
Sponsors: UCF Center for the Study of Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery, UCF Global Perspectives Office, UCF LIFE
Limited seating is available to interested members of the public.
Florida’s Human Trafficking Summit brings together local, state and national leaders working to eradicate all forms of trafficking. The one-day Summit will bring together over 1,000 registrants. Throughout the day, attendees will participate in targeted breakout sessions, workshops and training opportunities covering legal/law enforcement, service deliver, policy and research, and medical/healthcare.
Time: 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld
Sponsors: Attorney General Pam Bondi, Statewide Council on Human Trafficking, Florida Department of Juvenile Justice, Florida Department of Children and Families, University of Central Florida
Registration opens on Sunday, July 1, 2018. To register, or for additional information, please visit: www.humantraffickingsummit.com
Everything You Wanted to Know About Islamist Foreign Fighters (But Were Afraid to Ask)
Time: 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Location: Cape Florida Ballroom, UCF Student Union
Sponsors: UCF Intelligence Community Center for Academic Excellence, UCF Global Perspectives
The event is open to the UCF community. Light afternoon refreshments will be served.
In the Collective Impact Strategic Plan, UCF committed to developing and leading a major initiative to help address a significant community challenge. By drawing upon the strengths and assets of the institution and our partners, this initiative is designed to achieve measurable improvement on a local problem that can also have national or global implications, so it can be scaled or replicated to increase our impact.
Each finalist in the challenge will present their project during a plenary session at the Summer Faculty Development Conference on Tuesday, May 8, from 10:00 – 11:15 a.m. in CB1-121. All faculty and staff are invited to the plenary, even if you did not register for the conference. Once all five challenges have been presented, you will have the opportunity to vote and help determine which project receives the UCF Collective Impact Community Challenge designation.
Review the challenge proposals and selection criteria online at https://www.ucf.edu/strategic-plan/community-challenge
To view the livestream, use the following link: http://oir.ucf.edu/webcast/
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Location: UCF, Classroom Building 1, Room 121
What do we mean by resilience in the context of European cities? During this presentation we will discuss:
- The current state of and major obstacles to resilience
- The tools and resources to support resilience in major European cities
- The conditions that frame the success of resilience processes in European cities.
Alberto Terenzi leads sustainability efforts in Europe in his role as Senior Project Officer for Sustainable Resources, Climate and Resilience in the European Secretariat of Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI). He is an expert on climate mitigation, adaptation and resilience. He consults on sustainable strategic development. He holds a master’s degree in International Relations from Bologna University, Italy.
Time: 3:30 p.m.
Location: HPA1, Room 126
Reception to follow.
For more information, contact: email@example.com
Spring 2018 marks the 30th year anniversary of the chemical attacks in Halabja in Iraqi Kurdistan in which thousands of Kurdish civilians were killed. More recently, chemical attacks in the Syrian cities of Ghouta and Khan Shyakhun killed hundreds of civilians. Two distinguished experts, Dr. Lori Esposito Murray and John Gilbert, will explore the validity of chemical weapons taboo, U.S. and international reaction to the usage in Iraq and Syria, and ongoing attempts to control and dismantle them.
To read more about the event and the guest speakers, please click here.
Time: Noon - 2:00 p.m.
Location: UCF Student Union, Room 221
Sponsors: The event is sponsored by the Kurdish Political Studies Program, the Intelligence Community CAE, and Prince Mohammad bin Fahd Program.
The panel will be moderated by Güneş Murat Tezcür, the Jalal Talabani Chair of Kurdish Political Studies at the Department of Political Science.
Lunch will be served.
Please kindly RSVP at doreenhorschig@Knights.ucf.edu.