UCF Global Perspectives

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Past Events

2010-02-04 15:00:00
Paula  Allen

Paula Allen

Against All Odds: Women Around the World Demand Justice

Human rights activist, photojournalist and author of Flowers in the Desert

Time: February 4, 2010, 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Location: UCF Student Union, Cape Florida Ballroom

Sponsors: UCF Global Perspectives Office, UCF Political Science Department, UCF Women's Studies Program, UCF International Services Center, UCF Women's Research Center, Lawrence J. Chastang and the Chastang Foundation, UCF LIFE and the Global Connections Foundation

More Information: Classroom discussions and community meetings; a feature of the 2009-2010 university-wide theme of "Covering the World: Journalists Speak"

 
2010-01-28 10:00:00
India in Central Florida: Science & Technology Connections for Cultural Advancement from the Ancient to Modern World

India in Central Florida: Science & Technology Connections for Cultural Advancement from the Ancient to Modern World

India in Central Florida: Science & Technology Connections for Cultural Advancement from the Ancient to Modern World

(This regional event will highlight a number of India’s science and technology advancements from the ancient to modern world. Guests will have access to various research projects being conducted by UCF professors connected to the Indian community. Indian art, food, fashion, jewelry, music and dance will be featured throughout the day.)

Time: January 28, 2010, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Location: Orlando Science Center

More Information: For more information, contact Kellen Nixon at 407.514.2073 or email knixon@osc.org

 
2010/01/23
ZORA! Festival 2010

ZORA! Festival 2010

ZORA! Festival 2010: "The Legacy Festival: Reflection on the Life and Legacy of Zora Neale Hurston 40 Years After Her Death"

(an international festival, co-sponsored with the Association to Preserve the Eatonville Community, Inc., the Zora Neale Hurston Arts and Humanities Lecture Series, the Global Connections Foundation and other partners)

Time: January 23 - 31, 2010

Location: Eatonville, Florida, and other sites in Central Florida

 
2010-01-21 17:00:00
Amitabh Pal

Amitabh Pal

Co-Editor, The Progressive Media Project

Time: January 21, 2010

Sponsors: UCF Global Perspectives Office, UCF Nicholson School of Communication, UCF Political Science Department and the Global Connections Foundation

More Information: Classroom discussions and community meetings; a feature of the 2009-2010 university-wide theme of "Covering the World: Journalists Speak"

 
2010-01-21 14:15:00
Jamie McIntyre

Jamie McIntyre

Former CNN Senior Pentagon Correspondent, blogger and consultant

Time: Janury 21, 2010

Sponsors: UCF Global Perspectives Office, UCF Nicholson School of Communication, UCF Political Science Department and the Global Connections Foundation

More Information: Classroom discussions and community meetings; a feature of the 2009-2010 university-wide theme of "Covering the World: Journalists Speak"

 
2010-01-21 14:00:00
Suzanne  Seggerman

Suzanne Seggerman

Exploring the Emerging Role of Electronic Media as Meaningful Culture

President and Co-founder, Games for Change and former documentary film producer for PBS

Time: January 21, 2010

Sponsors: UCF Global Perspectives Office, UCF Nicholson School of Communication, UCF Political Science Department and the Global Connections Foundation

More Information: Classroom discussions and community meetings; a feature of the 2009-2010 university-wide theme of "Covering the World: Journalists Speak"

 
2009/01/20

ZORA! Festival 2009

(an international festival, co-sponsored with the Association to Preserve the Eatonville Community, Inc., the Zora Neale Hurston Arts and Humanities Lecture Series, the Global Connections Foundation and other partners)

Time: January 20 - 25, 2009

Location: Eatonville, Florida, and other sites in Central Florida

 
2009/11/05
Climate Change and National/Global Security

Climate Change and National/Global Security

(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, CPH Engineers, Inc., LarsonAllen L.L.P., OCI Associates Inc., UCF Student Government Association, UCF Nicholson School of Communication, 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: 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Location: UCF Student Union, Pegasus Ballroom

More Information:

Invited Speakers – James Jay Carafano, Assistant Director, Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Institute for International Studies, The Heritage Foundation; Joan Johnson-Freese, Chair, National Security Decision Making Department, U.S. Naval War College; Janet Larsen, Director of Research, Earth Policy Institute; William Powers, World Policy Institute. A co-curricular component of the UCF General Education Program Unifying Theme: “The Environment and Global Climate Change”; a feature of the 2009-2010 university-wide theme of “The Environment, Energy and National/Global Security”

 
2009/10/27

Women and Leadership in the Evolving 21st Century World: Breaking Barriers

(a national forum, sponsored by the UCF Global Perspectives Office in a partnership with Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Jay Garner, Lawrence J. Chastang and the Chastang Foundation, UCF Diplomacy Program, UCF LIFE, UCF Political Science Department, UCF Women's Research Center, UCF Women's Studies Program, Global Connections Foundation and others)

Time: October 27, 2009, 2:00 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.

Location: UCF Student Union, Cape Florida Ballroom

More Information:

Invited Speakers – Robin Buckelew, director of the Applied Sensors, Guidance and Electronics Directorate, AMRDEC; Ambassador Harriet Elam-Thomas, Director, UCF Diplomacy Program and former U.S. Ambassador to Senegal; Lt. Gen. (ret) Claudia Kennedy; Mary Rawlinson, Editor, International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics; The Honorable Winnie Sharp, retired from the 5th District Court of Appeals

 
2009/04/09
Central Florida Global Economic Forum 2009

Central Florida Global Economic Forum 2009

Innovative Business Strategies for Turbulent Times

(a regional forum sponsored by 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., OCI Associates Inc., The Anil and Chitra Deshpande India Program Endowed Fund, LarsonAllen LLP, Junior Achievement of Central Florida, Inc., UCF Political Science Department and UCF LIFE)

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Location: UCF Student Union, Key West Ballroom

More Information:

Keynote Speaker: Phoebe Eng, renowned global strategist, founder of Creative Counsel, and author of Warrior Lessons. Also known for her lecture series “Fluency: The Art of Crossing Borders”

Other speakers include: Lawrence J. Chastang, Principal, LarsonAllen LLP, Orlando, FL; J. Brock McClane, Director, McClane Tessitore, Orlando, FL, and others