UCF Global Perspectives

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Past Events

2009-04-15 12:00:00
Mackenzie  Eaglen

Mackenzie Eaglen

Senior Policy Analyst for Defense and Homeland Security, The Heritage Foundation

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

 
2009-04-15 07:00:00
"The First 100 Days: Policy Initiatives and Approaches for the New Administration"

"The First 100 Days: Policy Initiatives and Approaches for the New Administration"

"The First 100 Days: Policy Initiatives and Approaches for the New Administration"

(a national series, including a symposium and special lectures, sponsored by The Lou Frey Institute of Politics and Government at UCF, in a partnership with Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A.; The United States Association of Former Members of Congress; the UCF Global Perspectives Office; the UCF Department of Political Science; Industrial Enterprises of America; the U.S. Department of Education; the UCF College of Sciences; the UCF Middle Eastern Studies Program; the UCF Diplomacy Program; the UCF Terrorism Studies Program; and the Global Connections Foundation.)

Time: April 15, 2009, 9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Location: Pegasus Ballroom, UCF Student Union

More Information: Evening Keynote Address by Larry Wilmore, Senior Black Correspondent and Contributer, The Daily Show.  Other invited speakers - Dr. Stephen Wayne, Professor, Department of Government, Georgetown University, and author of The Road to the White House; James M. Ludes, Executive Director, American Security Project (Washington, D.C.) and Member, Obama Transition Team for Foreign Policy; Mackenzie Eaglen, Senior Policy Analyst for Defense and Homeland Security, The Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.); among others.

 
2009-04-09 12:00:00
Phoebe  Eng

Phoebe Eng

The Fluent World: A Glimpse Into the Future

Renowned global strategist, founder of Creative Counsel, and author of Warrior Lessons. Also known for her lecture series "Fluency: The Art of Crossing Borders"

Time: April 9, 2009

Sponsors: UCF Global Perspectives Office, Metro Orlando Economic Development Commission, 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, UCF LIFE and the Global Connections Foundation

More Information: Classroom discussions and community meetings

 
2009-04-06 15:00:00
Ambassador Peter W. Galbraith

Ambassador Peter W. Galbraith

The Future of Kurdistan and Iraq

Senior Diplomatic Fellow, Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation, and author of The End of Iraq and Unintended Consequences: How War in Iraq Strengthened America's Enemies. Also, former U.S. Ambassador to Croatia

Time: April 6, 2009, 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Location: Fairwinds Alumni Center, Grand Ballroom, UCF

Sponsors: UCF Global Perspectives Office, Lawrence J. Chastang and the Chastang Foundation, UCF Student Government Association, UCF Political Science Department, UCF Middle Eastern Studies Program, UCF Kurdish Political Studies Initiative, UCF Diplomacy Program, UCF LIFE and the Global Connections Foundation

 
2009-04-04 08:00:00
Ambassador Arun  K. Singh

Ambassador Arun K. Singh

U.S.-India Relations

Deputy Chief of Mission and Acting Indian Ambassador to the U.S.

Time: April 4, 2009

Sponsors: South Asian Studies Association, UCF Global Perspectives Office, The India Program at UCF, The Anil and Chitra Deshpande India Program Endowed Fund, Lawrence J. Chastang and the Chastang Foundation, OCI Associates, Inc., UCF Diplomacy Program, UCF Political Science Department, UCF International Services Center, UCF LIFE and the Global Connections Foundation

More Information: Keynote Address to be given at the South Asian Studies Association Conference, April 4, 2009

 
2009-04-03 01:00:00
South Asian Studies Association Annual Conference

South Asian Studies Association Annual Conference

South Asian Studies Association Annual Conference

Time: April 3-5, 2009

Location: UCF Fairwinds Alumni Center

Sponsors: South Asian Studies Association, UCF Global Perspectives Office, The India Program at UCF, The Anil and Chitra Deshpande India Program Endowed Fund, Lawrence J. Chastang and the Chastang Foundation, OCI Associates, Inc., UCF Diplomacy Program, UCF Political Science Department, UCF International Services Center, UCF LIFE and the Global Connections Foundation

 
2009-04-01 14:00:00
UCF Community Summit on Environment

UCF Community Summit on Environment

UCF Community Summit on Environment

(a regional forum and co-curricular component of the “UCF General Education Program Unifying Theme: Global Climate Change,” with the cooperation of UCF Global Perspectives Office, UCF Office of Undergraduate Studies, Lawrence J. Chastang and the Chastang Foundation, UCF Focus the Nation, Global Connections Foundation and other partners)

Time: April 1, 2009, 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Location: Fairwinds Alumni Center, Grand Ballroom, UCF

More Information: For more information and to register, please visit: http://www.climatesummit.ucf.edu/ Speakers include - Alaina Bernard, Assistant Director, UCF Environmental Initiative; Nancy L. Clutts, Mayor, City of Tavares; Kathleen Dahl, President, Student Sustainability Alliance,UCF; Michael Hampton, Professor, Department of Chemistry, and Director, Interdisciplinary Studies, UCF; Kevin Sherin, Director, Orange County Health Department; Sandra Whitehead, Health Planner, Florida Department of Health; and others

 
2009-03-25 09:00:00
Sebestyen  Gorka

Sebestyen Gorka

Political Violence Trends in Europe

Founding Director, Institute for Transitional Democracy and International Security, Budapest, Hungary

Time: March 25, 2009

Sponsors: UCF Global Perspectives Office, UCF Political Science Department,  UCF Terrorism Studies Program, UCF Department of Criminal Justice and Legal Studies, UCF Middle Eastern Studies Program, and the Global Connections Foundation

More Information: Classroom discussions and community meetings

 
2009-03-19 15:00:00
Chitra  Divakaruni

Chitra Divakaruni

Indian Culture in an Era of Change

Acclaimed author of The Mistress of Spices and The Palace of Illusions.

Time: March 19, 2009, 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Location: UCF Student Union, Pegasus Ballroom

Sponsors: UCF Global Perspectives Office, The India Program at UCF, The Anil and Chitra Deshpande India Program Endowed Fund, Lawrence J. Chastang and the Chastang Foundation, OCI Associates, Inc., UCF Political Science Department, UCF International Services Center, UCF LIFE and the Global Connections Foundation

 
2009-02-24 01:00:00
Lt. Gen (Ret.)  Jay  Garner

Lt. Gen (Ret.) Jay Garner

The Kurds and the Future of Iraq

Former Director of the Office of Reconstruction and Humanitarian Assistance for Post-War Iraq

Time: February 24, 2009

Sponsors: UCF Global Perspectives Office, UCF LIFE, UCF Political Science Department,  UCF Kurdish Political Studies Initiative, UCF Middle Eastern Studies Program, UCF Diplomacy Program and the Global Connections Foundation

More Information: Classroom discussions and community meetings