UCF Global Perspectives

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Past Events

2009-09-29 14:00:00
Danny M. Orlando

Danny M. Orlando

Storms and Opportunities: A Planetary Energy and Climate Discussion

Regional Program Manager (Southeastern U.S.), Energy Star Program, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Time: September 29, 2009, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Location: UCF Student Union, Cape Florida Ballroom

Sponsors: UCF Department of Civil, Environmental and Construction Engineering, UCF Global Perspectives Office, UCF Office of Undergraduate Studies, UCF Political Science Department, UCF LIFE and the Global Connections Foundation

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"

 
2009-09-24 14:00:00
Asra  Nomani

Asra Nomani

The Paradox of Women in Islam

Journalist and author of Standing Alone in Mecca: An American Woman’s Struggle for the Soul of Islam

Time: September 24, 2009, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Location: UCF Student Union, Cape Florida Ballroom

Sponsors: UCF Global Perspectives Office, UCF Political Science Department, UCF Middle Eastern Studies Program, The India Program at UCF, UCF Diplomacy Program, UCF International Services Center, UCF Women's Studies Program, 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 themes of "Covering the World: Journalists Speak" and "Conflict and Conflict Resolution in the Middle East"

 
2009-09-21 19:00:00
Somaly Mam

Somaly Mam

The Road of Lost Innocence

Cambodian human rights activist, former slave and author of The Road of Lost Innocence: The True Story of a Cambodian Heroine

Time: September 21, 2009, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Location: UCF Student Union, Cape Florida Ballroom

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

 
2009-09-15 15:00:00
Gillian  Sorensen

Gillian Sorensen

Seeing Beyond Borders: Developing a World View

Senior Advisor, United Nations Foundation, and former Assistant Secretary General, United Nations

Time: September 15, 2009, 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Location: UCF Student Union, Pegasus Ballroom

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

 
2009-08-06 09:00:00
Broadening Your Horizons with Small Business Trade Resources

Broadening Your Horizons with Small Business Trade Resources

Broadening Your Horizons with Small Business Trade Resources

(an international forum that will provide businesses with an overview of opportunities for international export)

Time: August 6, 2009, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Location: UCF Student Union, Cape Florida Ballroom

Sponsors: TradeRoots, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Orlando Regional Chamber of Commerce, Business Council for International Understanding, UCF Global Perspectives Office, Caterpillar, IBM, U.S. Commercial Service, Enterprise Florida Inc., and the Metro Orlando Economic Development Commission

More Information: Invited speakers - The Honorable Representative Suzanne Kosmas, Florida District 24; The Honorable Barbara Stephenson, United States Ambassador to Panama; and The Honorable Jose Domingo Arias, Vice Minister of Commerce for Panama. With the widening of the Panama Canal, new opportunities for trade are expected. At this event, the focus will be on the importance of the Florida-Panama relationship and opportunities for trade with Panama.

 
2009-08-03 00:00:00
Tim  Cullen

Tim Cullen

"Negotiating Your Business To The Top" and small-country finance 

Director of the Oxford Program on Negotiation and Associate Fellow of the Saïd Business School, and Senior Associate Member of St. Antony's College, Oxford University

Time: August 3-6, 2009

Sponsors: UCF Executive Development Center, UCF College of Business Administration, UCF Global Perspectives Office and the Global Connections Foundation

More Information: A two-day, advance registration executive workshop on negotiation; community meetings

 
2009-05-19 01:00:00
Joan  Johnson-Freese

Joan Johnson-Freese

Heavenly Ambitions: America’s Quest to Dominate Space

Chair, National Security Decision Making Department, U.S. Naval War College

Time: May 19-20, 2009

Sponsors: UCF Global Perspectives Office, UCF Political Science Department, UCF China Taiwan Cross-Strait Program, and the Global Connections Foundation

More Information: Classroom discussions and community meetings

 
2009-04-23 09:00:00
Paul  Hirschson

Paul Hirschson

Israel's Foreign Policy in the Middle East

Deputy Consul-General, Consulate General of Israel, Miami, FL

Time: April 23, 2009, 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Location: UCF, Harris Corporation Engineering Center, Room 125

Sponsors: UCF Global Perspectives Office, Central Florida Hillel, UCF Judaic Studies Program, UCF Political Science Department,  UCF Diplomacy Program, UCF Terrorism Studies Program, UCF Middle Eastern Studies Program, and the Global Connections Foundation

 
2009-04-15 12:00:00
Stephen  Wayne

Stephen Wayne

Professor and American Government Field Chair, Department of Government, Georgetown University, and author of The Road to the White House

Time: April 15, 2009

Sponsors: UCF Global Perspectives Office, Lou Frey Institute of Politics and Government at UCF, Lawrence J. Chastang and the Chastang Foundation, Georgetown Club of Metro Orlando, UCF Political Science Department and the Global Connections Foundation

More Information: Classroom discussions and community meetings

 
2009-04-15 12:00:00
James  Ludes

James Ludes

Executive Director, American Security Project (Washington, D.C.) and Member, Obama Transition Team for Foreign Policy

Time: April 15, 2009

Sponsors: UCF Global Perspectives Office, Lou Frey Institute of Politics and Government at UCF, Lawrence J. Chastang and the Chastang Foundation, UCF Political Science Department and the Global Connections Foundation

More Information: Classroom discussions and community meetings