UCF Global Perspectives

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Past Events

2009-11-05 09:00:00
Vice Admiral (Ret.) Lee Gunn

Vice Admiral (Ret.) Lee Gunn

President, Institute for Public Research, The CNA Corporation, and President, American Security Project

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Sponsors: 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 College of Business Administration, 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

More Information: 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 2009-2010 university-wide theme of "The Environment, Energy and National/Global Security"

 
2009-11-04 08:00:00
Dr. Alan Zelicoff

Dr. Alan Zelicoff

Microbe: Are We Ready for the Next Plague?

Author of Microbe: Are We Ready for the Next Plague? and former Senior Scientist, Center for National Security and Arms Control, Sandia National Laboratories

Time: November 4, 2009

Sponsors: UCF Global Perspectives Office, Orlando Area Committee on Foreign Relations, Lawrence J. Chastang and the Chastang Foundation, and the Global Connections Foundation

More Information: Classroom discussions and community meetings

 
2009-10-29 19:00:00
America and Iran: Current Problems, Future Prospects

America and Iran: Current Problems, Future Prospects

America and Iran: Current Problems, Future Prospects

(a regional forum, sponsored by Rollins College in a partnership with the Thomas P. Johnson Distinguished Visiting Scholars Program, the International Affairs Program of the Hamilton Holt School, UCF Global Perspectives Office and the Global Connections Foundation)

Time: October 29, 2009, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Location: Rollins College, Bush Auditorium

More Information: Invited Speakers – William Beeman, Professor of Anthropology, University of Minnesota, and author of The Great Satan vs. the Mad Mullahs: How the United States and Iran Demonize Each Other; Ambassador Ulric Haynes, former U.S. Ambassador to Algeria who played key role in securing the release of the U.S. hostages from Iran; Alex Vatanka, Senior Middle East Analyst, IHS Jane's, Washington, D.C.

 
2009-10-22 16:15:00
President Abdul  Kalam

President Abdul Kalam

Technology for Global Transformation

Former President of India

Time: October 22, 2009, 4:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.

Location: UCF Student Union, Pegasus Ballroom

Sponsors: UCF Department of Mechanical, Materials and Aerospace Engineering, UCF College of Engineering and Computer Science, UCF Global Perspectives Office, The India Program at UCF, UCF Office of Diversity Initiatives, UCF Political Science Department and the Global Connections Foundation

More Information: Classroom discussions and community meetings

 
2009-10-20 15:00:00
Sheryl  WuDunn

Sheryl WuDunn

China’s Transformation

Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and co-author of Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide

Time: October 20, 2009, 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Location: Fairwinds Alumni Center, Grand Ballroom, UCF

Sponsors: UCF Global Perspectives Office, UCF China-Taiwan Cross-Strait Program, UCF Political Science Department, UCF International Services Center, UCF Women's Studies Program, UCF Women's Research Center, C.T. Hsu and Associates, UCF LIFE and the Global Connections Foundation

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

 
2009-10-15 14:00:00
Micheline  Slattery

Micheline Slattery

21st Century Slavery: Living Proof

Human rights activist, and former slave in Haiti and the United States

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

Location: UCF Student Union, Key West Ballroom

Sponsors: UCF Global Perspectives Office, UCF Political Science Department, UCF International Services Center, UCF Women's Studies Program, 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 "Slavery's Resurgence"

 
2009/10/12
Anya Kamenetz

Anya Kamenetz

Generation Debt and Yahoo! Finance Expert

Time: October 12, 2009

Sponsors: The Lou Frey Institute of Politics and Government at UCF, in a partnership with Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A.; the UCF Global Perspectives Office; the UCF Department of Political Science; the Global Connections Foundation; and others

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Classroom discussions and community meetings

 
2009-10-12 09:00:00
New Generation. New Economy. New Opportunities?

New Generation. New Economy. New Opportunities?

"New Generation. New Economy. New Opportunities?"

(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 UCF Global Perspectives Office; the UCF Department of Political Science; the Global Connections Foundation; and others)

Time: October 12, 2009, 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Location: UCF Student Union, Pegasus Ballroom

More Information: Invited Speakers - Anya Kamenetz, author Generation Debt and Yahoo! Finance Expert; Congresswoman Suzanne Kosmas, Florida 24th District; Morley Winograd, Fellow, New Policy Institute, and others.

 
2009/10/06
Bernard Finel

Bernard Finel

Global Terrorism: Current Trends

Senior Fellow and Director of Research on Counter-Terrorism and Defense Policy, The American Security Project (Washington, D.C.)

Time: October 6, 2009

Sponsors: UCF Global Perspectives Office, UCF Terrorism Studies Program, Institute for Transitional Democracy and International Security in Budapest, Hungary, Lawrence J. Chastang and the Chastang Foundation, UCF Political Science Department, UCF Criminal Justice and Legal Studies Department, UCF International Services Center, UCF LIFE, Global Connections Foundation and other partners 

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Classroom discussions and community meetings

 
2009/10/06
Jena Baker McNeill

Jena Baker McNeill

Homeland Security Policy Analyst, The Heritage Foundation

Time: October 6, 2009

Sponsors: UCF Global Perspectives Office, UCF Terrorism Studies Program, Institute for Transitional Democracy and International Security in Budapest, Hungary, Lawrence J. Chastang and the Chastang Foundation, UCF Political Science Department, UCF Criminal Justice and Legal Studies Department, UCF International Services Center, UCF LIFE, Global Connections Foundation and other partners 

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Classroom discussions and community meetings; a feature of the 2009-2010 university-wide theme of “Conflict and Conflict Resolution in the Middle East”