This international conference about gendered aspects of armed conflict, peace building and social movements covers sexual violence, women as fighters, peacekeepers and victims in armed conflicts and the relationship between gender equality and human security. The conference includes an exclusive showing of Hawar: My Journey to Genocide, a unique documentary about the massacre and displacement of Yazidi Kurds and sexual enslavement of Yazidi women by ISIS.
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location: Fairwinds Alumni Center, Ballroom A
Sponsors: UCF Kurdish Political Studies Program, UCF Political Science Department, UCF College of Graduate Studies, UCF Global Perspectives Office, UCF Middle Eastern Studies Program and the UCF International Relations Club
Cyber Strategy in a Globally Connected World
The Florida International Summit is the annual, signature event of the Florida Network for Global Studies (FNGS). The network is an educational consortium of the following partner universities: FIU, FSU, UCF, UF, UNF and USF.
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Location: Patel Center for Global Solutions, USF, Tampa, FL
Sponsors: FNGS, the Florida Center for Cybersecurity and the Global Connections Foundation
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Location: Room 101, College of Sciences Building, UCF
This event is in honor of Human Trafficking Awareness Month. Resources will also be available before and after the movie. Light refreshments will be served while supplies last. View an event flyer here.
Germany’s relations with Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands
Consul General, Consulate of the Federal Republic of Germany, Miami
Sponsors: UCF Global Perspectives Office, UCF Diplomacy Program
Campus and community meetings
China's Involvement in Africa
Former U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia and Burkina Faso. Current adjunct professor of international affairs at The George Washington University.
Time: 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: UCF Student Union, Garden Key
Sponsors: UCF Global Perspectives Office, Atlantic Institute, Lester N. Mandell Endowed Distinguished Lecture Series, Orlando Area Committee on Foreign Relations, the UCF China-Taiwan Cross-Strait Program and the Global Connections Foundation
Human Trafficking in the United States
Professor of Contemporary Slavery, School of Politics and International Relations, University of Nottingham, U.K.
Sponsors: UCF Global Perspectives Office
Campus and community meetings.
A special feature of the International Education Week Kickoff Breakfast. Advance registration required. Please see more information here.
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Location: UCF Pegasus Ballroom
Sponsors: The India Center
Campus and community meetings. This event is one of UCF’s contributions to the Pulitzer Centennial Campfires Initiative in 2016.
Featuring Bayan Rahman, the representative of the KRG in Washington, D.C.
Time: 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Cape Florida Ballroom, UCF Student Union
This event is free and open to the public. Click here to read a write-up about this event.
Local and Global Perspectives on LGBTQ+ Issues
This event will feature Hannah Willard, Public Policy Director of Equality Florida, and Michael Luongo, Author and Freelance Journalist.
Time: 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Pegasus Ballroom