UCF Global Perspectives

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Past Events

2017/02/07
Naomi Tutu

Naomi Tutu

Truth and Reconciliation: What We Can Learn from South Africa

Social Activist and daughter of Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

Time: 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Location: Pegasus Ballroom, UCF Student Union

Sponsors: UCF Global Perspectives Office, UCF LIFE, The Burnett Honors College, UCF Global Peace and Security Studies Program and the Global Connections Foundation

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A feature of the 2017 LIFE Global Issues Series. Open access. Limited seating available. Click here to read a write-up about this event.

 
2017/02/03
Duzen Tekkal

Duzen Tekkal

The Yazidi Kurds – Genocide and Slavery

Filmmaker and Producer, Hawar: My Journey to Genocide

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Sponsors: UCF Kurdish Political Studies Program, UCF Political Science Department, UCF Global Perspectives Office, UCF Human Trafficking Awareness Program, Honorary Consul of the Federal Republic of Germany (Orlando)

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Campus and community meetings

 
2017/02/03
Gendered Dynamics of International Security

Gendered Dynamics of International Security

This international conference about gendered aspects of armed conflict, peace building and social movements covers sexual violence, women as fighters, peacekeepers and victims in armed conflicts and the relationship between gender equality and human security. The conference includes an exclusive showing of Hawar: My Journey to Genocide, a unique documentary about the massacre and displacement of Yazidi Kurds and sexual enslavement of Yazidi women by ISIS.

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Location: Fairwinds Alumni Center, Ballroom A

Sponsors: UCF Kurdish Political Studies Program, UCF Political Science Department, UCF College of Graduate Studies, UCF Global Perspectives Office, UCF Middle Eastern Studies Program and the UCF International Relations Club

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Click here to view an event program with schedule of events. For inquiries, please email tezcur@ucf.edu.

 
2017/02/02
2017 Florida International Summit

2017 Florida International Summit

Cyber Strategy in a Globally Connected World

The Florida International Summit is the annual, signature event of the Florida Network for Global Studies (FNGS). The network is an educational consortium of the following partner universities: FIU, FSU, UCF, UF, UNF and USF.

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

Location: Patel Center for Global Solutions, USF, Tampa, FL

Sponsors: FNGS, the Florida Center for Cybersecurity and the Global Connections Foundation

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Visit the event’s website for more information or to RSVP. Click here to view the event program. Click here to read a write-up about this event.

 
2017/01/30
'8 Days' Movie Showing

'8 Days' Movie Showing

Time: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Location: Room 101, College of Sciences Building, UCF

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This event is in honor of Human Trafficking Awareness Month. Resources will also be available before and after the movie. Light refreshments will be served while supplies last. View an event flyer here.

 
2017/01/26
Annette Klein

Annette Klein

Germany’s relations with Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands

Consul General, Consulate of the Federal Republic of Germany, Miami

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Sponsors: UCF Global Perspectives Office, UCF Diplomacy Program

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Campus and community meetings

 
2017/01/19
Amb. David H. Shinn

Amb. David H. Shinn

China's Involvement in Africa

Former U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia and Burkina Faso. Current adjunct professor of international affairs at The George Washington University.

Time: 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Location: UCF Student Union, Garden Key

Sponsors: UCF Global Perspectives Office, Atlantic Institute, Lester N. Mandell Endowed Distinguished Lecture Series, Orlando Area Committee on Foreign Relations, the UCF China-Taiwan Cross-Strait Program and the Global Connections Foundation

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All are welcome to attend this public forum. Click here to view the flyer. Click here to read a write-up about this event.

 
2017/01/17
Kevin Bales

Kevin Bales

Human Trafficking in the United States

Professor of Contemporary Slavery, School of Politics and International Relations, University of Nottingham, U.K.

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Sponsors: UCF Global Perspectives Office

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Campus and community meetings.

 
2016/11/14
Ambassador Gary Grappo and Rebecca Grappo

Ambassador Gary Grappo and Rebecca Grappo

A special feature of the International Education Week Kickoff Breakfast. Advance registration required. Please see more information here.

Time: 8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Location: UCF Pegasus Ballroom

Sponsors: The India Center

 
2016/11/10
Leonard Pitts

Leonard Pitts

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Campus and community meetings. This event is one of UCF’s contributions to the Pulitzer Centennial Campfires Initiative in 2016.