UCF Global Perspectives

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Past Events

2009-11-16 08:30:00
Ron  Soodalter

Ron Soodalter

Abolitionist, co-author (with Kevin Bales) of The Slave Next Door: Human Trafficking and Slavery in America Today and Board Member, Abraham Lincoln Institute

Time: November 16, 2009, 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Location: UCF Student Union, Pegasus Ballroom

Sponsors: UCF International Services Center, UCF Global Perspectives Office, UCF Political Science Department, UCF LIFE, the Global Connections Foundation and others

More Information: A special presentation for the International Week Breakfast Kickoff Event; classroom discussions and community meetings; a feature of the 2009-2010 university-wide theme of "Slavery's Resurgence"

 
2009-11-05 09:00:00
James Jay Carafano

James Jay Carafano

Assistant Director, Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Institute for International Studies, The Heritage Foundation, and author of Private Sector, Public Wars: Contractors in Combat - Afghanistan, Iraq, and Future Conflicts

Time: November 5, 2009

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"

 
2009-11-05 09:00:00
William  Powers

William Powers

Senior Fellow, World Policy Institute and author of The Soft World

Time: November 5, 2009

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"

 
2009-11-05 09:00:00
Senator John  Kerry (Invited)

Senator John Kerry (Invited)

U.S. Senator of Massachusetts and Chair, Senate Foreign Relations Committee

Time: November 5, 2009

Sponsors: UCF Global Perspectives Office in a partnership with the National Conference of Editorial Writers, The Anil and Chitra Deshpande Foundation, Lawrence J. Chastang and the Chastang Foundation, C.T. Hsu and Associates, 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

 
2009-11-05 09:00:00
Janet  Larsen

Janet Larsen

Director of Research, Earth Policy Institute

Time: November 5, 2009

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"

 
2009-11-05 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

Time:

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"