UCF Global Perspectives

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Past Events

2016/09/21
Robin Simcox

Robin Simcox

Margaret Thatcher Fellow at The Heritage Foundation’s Margaret Thatcher Center for Freedom, specializing in terrorism and national security analysis.

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Campus and community meetings. Click here to read a write up about this visit.

 
2016/09/08
Somini Sengupta

Somini Sengupta

"The End of Karma": Stories of the Young, Hungry and Hopeful in India

Sengupta covers the United Nations for the New York Times. She was previously The Times’ bureau chief in Dakar and New Delhi.

Time: 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Location: Cape Florida Ballroom, UCF Student Union 316

Sponsors: The India Center at UCF

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This event is free and open to the public. Click here to see an event flyer. Click here to read a write up about the event.

 
2016/04/20
Ambassador Terry Miller

Ambassador Terry Miller

Former Ambassador to the United Nations Economic and Social Council. Director of the Heritage Foundation’s Center for Trade and Economics and Center for Data Analysis.

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Campus and community meetings.

 
2016/03/31
Molly Melching

Molly Melching

Development through Empowerment in West Africa

Humanitarian and founder of Tostan

Time: 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Location: CSB 221, UCF College of Sciences

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Open forum. Click here to view the flyer. Click here to see a write up about her visit.

 
2016/03/30
Stephen J. Wayne

Stephen J. Wayne

Professor of Government at Georgetown University and author of The Road to the White House, now in its ninth edition.

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Campus and community meetings. Click here to read a write up about his visit.

 
2016/03/15
Bill Nye

Bill Nye

An Afternoon with Bill Nye

Nye’s latest book, Unstoppable: Harnessing Science to Change the World, will be the subject of discussion and on sale at the event. A short book signing and reception will follow.

Time: 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Location: Pegasus Ballroom, UCF Student Union

Sponsors: A campus-wide and community effort makes this event possible. Campus co-sponsors include Teaching and Learning in the College of Undergraduate Studies, Global Perspectives Office, Student Government Association, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, College of Medicine, College of Arts and Humanities, The Burnett Honors College, College of Sciences, College of Engineering and Computer Science, College of Health and Public Affairs, College of Education and Human Performance, College of Nursing, Rosen School of Hospitality Management and Student Development and Enrollment Services. Community co-sponsors include the Lester N. Mandell Endowed Distinguished Lecture Series and the Global Connections Foundation.

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Doors open at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are required to attend and available at no cost, thanks to event sponsors. There are a limited number of tickets available for UCF students through the SGA Ticket Center on the first floor of the UCF Student Union. A limited number of tickets are available for community members to attend. Please email global@ucf.edu for more information regarding tickets for non-students. Click here to read to official press release about the event.

Tweet a poem, haiku or limerick about Bill Nye, Science or Climate Change @BillNye using #BillNyeKnights for the chance to win a reserved seat at the event, a new copy of “Unstoppable: Harnessing Science to Change the World” and a guaranteed spot in the front of the line to get the book signed! Ten winners selected and notified on March 14th.

Live streaming will be available during the event in the UCF Student Union Atrium and at Regional Campuses.

 

Click here to read a write up about this event.

 
2016/03/01
John Bersia

John Bersia

Pulitzer’s Centennial: Comforting the Afflicted for 100 Years

Time: 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Location: Pegasus Ballroom, UCF Student Union

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All are welcome to attend this open forum.

This event is one of UCF’s contributions to the Pulitzer Centennial Campfires Initiative in 2016.

A special presentation of the LIFE Global Issues Series. Click here to read a write up about this event.

 
2016/02/25
Florida International Summit

Florida International Summit

Transforming the World Through Education

Time: 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Location: Pegasus Ballroom, UCF Student Union

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Sponsored by the Florida Network for Global Studies, the Florida International Summit (FIS) will be hosted this year by the University of Central Florida. To view the event flyer, click here.

The theme of this year’s summit is “Transforming the World Through Education.” Distinguished presenters in keynote addresses and panel discussions will address key issues in global education from the perspectives of government, NGOs, academia and journalism.

Keynote presenters include CEO and President of the Institute of International Education Allan Goodman, and Minister of Education of Belize Hon. Patrick J. Faber. The first panel will discuss the importance and challenges of international literacy, while the second will explore the process of shaping a global citizen. The third panel will feature several Pulitzer Prize winners and finalists, discussing the role of the news media in international education and awareness.

This event is one of UCF’s contributions to the Pulitzer Centennial Campfires Initiative in 2016. Breakfast and lunch are provided. Advance registration is required and available at no cost, thanks to event sponsors. Seating is limited. For more information about the event or to register, please email global@ucf.edu.

Click here to view the program booklet. Click here to read a write up about the event.

 
2016/02/23
Gen. Ernie Audino

Gen. Ernie Audino

Why the Kurds Matter to the United States

Time: 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Location: Pegasus Ballroom, UCF Student Union

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All are welcome to attend this open forum.

A special presentation of the LIFE Global Issues Series. Click here to read a write up about the event.

 
2016/02/18
Human Trafficking Awareness Forum

Human Trafficking Awareness Forum

Time: 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Location: Garden Key, UCF Student Union

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This event is a feature of Sex Positive Week at UCF. For more information on the week and related events, click here.

Advance registration is required, and provided at no cost, thanks to event sponsors. For more information or to register, please email global@ucf.edu.

Click here to view the event flyer, click here to view the program booklet and click here to read a write up about the event.