UCF Global Perspectives

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Past Events

2018/10/01
2018 Human Trafficking Summit

2018 Human Trafficking Summit

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

More Information:

Registration opens on Sunday, July 1, 2018. To register, or for additional information, please visit: www.humantraffickingsummit.com

 

 
2018/09/06
Vera Mironova

Vera Mironova

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

More Information:

Click here to view the event flyer, and here for more information.

The event is open to the UCF community. Light afternoon refreshments will be served.

 
2018/05/08
 UCF Collective Impact Community Challenge Initiative

UCF Collective Impact Community Challenge Initiative

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

 
2018/04/19
Can Cities Thrive in the Face of Climate Change? A European Perspective on Building Resilience

Can Cities Thrive in the Face of Climate Change? A European Perspective on Building Resilience

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

More Information:

Reception to follow.

For more information, contact: politics@ucf.edu

 
2018/04/12
A Violated Taboo? The US Responses to Chemical Warfare in the Middle East

A Violated Taboo? The US Responses to Chemical Warfare in the Middle East

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.

More Information:

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.

 
2018/04/10
Second Annual IRC Forum

Second Annual IRC Forum

Time: 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Location: UCF Global Building, Room 101

Sponsors: UCF International Relations Club, UCF Global Perspectives Office, UCF Intelligence Community Center for Academic Excellence and the Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd Program for Strategic Research and Studies

More Information:

All are welcome to attend this public forum.

 
2018/03/28
Leadership Institute

Leadership Institute

The Art and Science of Diversity

The Leadership Institute is the signature, annual event of UCF’s Leadership Empowerment Program (LEP). The LEP Class of 2018 invite you to an engaging morning of speakers and performances celebrating the Art and Science of Diversity. Dr. Fernando Uribe-Romo will discuss his personal scientific journey, share his passion for student empowerment, and explain his emerging work in materials chemistry. Dr. Saleh Rahman and Dr. Anya Andrews will perform a unique tabla/piano duet. Ms. Wanda Raiumdi-Ortiz will share her artwork while discussing her approach to exposing students to more diverse artists and their works in the classroom.

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Location: Cape Florida Ballroom, UCF Student Union, Orlando, FL

More Information:

Please bring toiletries or a non-perishable food item for Knights Pantry to be entered into a raffle for fun UCF prizes. Light breakfast will be served. We look forward to welcoming you to this engaging and immersive experience. Register by following the link here.

 
2018/03/01
Francis Bok

Francis Bok

Francis Bok is the author of Escape from Slavery: The True Story of My Ten Years in Captivity and My Journey to Freedom in America.

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Francis Bok will participate in campus and community meetings.

 
2018/02/20
LIFE Global Issues Series - Michael Malice

LIFE Global Issues Series - Michael Malice

North Korea in One Lesson

A feature of the 2018 LIFE Global Issues Series. Open access. Limited seating available.

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

Location: Pegasus Ballroom, UCF Student Union

 
2018/02/13
LIFE Global Issues Series - Amb. Harriet Elam-Thomas

LIFE Global Issues Series - Amb. Harriet Elam-Thomas

Diversifying Diplomacy

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

Location: UCF Student Union, Pegasus Ballroom

More Information:

A feature of the 2018 LIFE Global Issues Series. Open access. Limited seating available.