UCF Global Perspectives

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Past Events

2009-02-10 01:00:00
Brendan  O'Leary

Brendan O'Leary

How To Get Out of Iraq with Integrity

Lauder Professor of Political Science and Director, Penn Program in Ethnic Conflict, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Time: February 10, 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

 
2009-02-03 01:00:00
Michael  Gunter

Michael Gunter

Kurds Ascending

Noted authority on Kurdish affairs and Professor of Political Science, Tennessee Tech University

Time: February 3, 2009

Sponsors: Rollins College in a partnership with the International Affairs Program of the Hamilton Holt School, International Relations Program/Political Science Department, UCF Global Perspectives Office, UCF Kurdish Political Studies Initiative and the Global Connections Foundation.

More Information: Classroom discussions and community meetings

 
2009-02-03 00:00:00
"The Kurdish Series"

"The Kurdish Series"

"The Kurdish Series"

(a lecture program, co-sponsored with UCF LIFE)

Time: February 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th, 2009 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Location: UCF Student Union, Pegasus Ballroom

 
2009-02-02 13:00:00
Hooshang  Amirahmadi

Hooshang Amirahmadi

Nuclear Geopolitics in U.S.-Iran Relations

Professor, Rutgers University, and the founder and president of American-Iranian Council

Time: February 2, 2009, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Location: Key West Ballroom, UCF Student Union

Sponsors: UCF Middle Eastern Studies Program, The Lou Frey Institute of Politics and Government at UCF, UCF Global Perspectives Office, UCF Center for Humanities and Digital Research, the UCF Political Science Department and the Global Connections Foundation.

 
2009-01-29 01:00:00
Vice Admiral (Ret.) Lee  Gunn

Vice Admiral (Ret.) Lee Gunn

Strategic Challenges for the New Administration

President, Institute for Public Research, The CNA Corporation

Time: January 29, 2009

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

More Information: Classroom discussions and community meetings

 
2009/01/28
General (Ret.) John  Abizaid

General (Ret.) John Abizaid

Strategic Challenges in the Middle East

Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University and former Commander of the United States Central Command (CENTCOM)

Time: January 28, 2009

Sponsors: UCF Global Perspectives Office, UCF Middle Eastern Studies Program, UCF Political Science Department, UCF LIFE, Lawrence J. Chastang and the Chastang Foundation, and the Global Connections Foundation

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Classroom discussions and community meetings

 
2009-01-22 15:00:00
Rob  Gifford

Rob Gifford

China Road: A Journey into the Future of a Rising Power

NPR's China correspondent from 1999-2005, he now is NPR's London correspondent and the author of China Road: A Journey into the Future of a Rising Power

Time: January 22, 2009, 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Location: UCF Student Union, Pegasus Ballroom

Sponsors: UCF Global Perspectives Office, C.T. and Jean Hsu Fund, UCF China-Taiwan Cross-Strait Program, CPH Engineers, Inc., UCF Political Science Department, UCF LIFE, OCI Associates Inc., UCF School of Communication and the Global Connections Foundation

 
2009-01-15 15:00:00
Kevin  Bales

Kevin Bales

Ending Slavery: How We Free Today's Slaves

President and Co-Founder, Free the Slaves and author of Ending Slavery: How We Free Today's Slaves (2007) and Disposable People: New Slavery in the Global Economy (1999)

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

Location: Cape Florida Ballroom, UCF Student Union

Sponsors: UCF Global Perspectives Office, UCF Student Government Association, Lawrence J. Chastang and the Chastang Foundation, UCF Political Science Department, UCF LIFE and the Global Connections Foundation

 
2008/11/06
America's Next President and the World

America's Next President and the World

(an international global issues conference, sponsored by the 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, The India Program at UCF, UCF Kurdish Political Studies Initiative, UCF Terrorism Studies Program, UCF Political Science Department, UCF International Services Center, UCF LIFE, Global Connections Foundation and other partners)

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Location: UCF Student Union, Key West Ballroom

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Invited speakers – Mike Chinoy, former CNN Correspondent and author of Meltdown: The Inside Story of the North Korean Nuclear Crisis; Beatrice Fernando, abolitionist and author of In Contempt of Fate; James M. Ludes, Executive Director, American Security Project and former Editor-in-Chief, National Security Studies Quarterly; Ambassador Myles Frechette, Senior Associate, Americas Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies, and former President, Council of the Americas; Douglas Inkley, Senior Scientist, National Wildlife Federation; Sean Snaith, Director, Institute for Economic Competitiveness, University of Central Florida. A feature of the 2008-2009 university-wide themes of “The Age of India,” “The Environment and Climate Change,” and “Conflict and Conflict Resolution in the Middle East.”

 
2008-12-02 01:00:00
Ambassador Carey  Cavanaugh

Ambassador Carey Cavanaugh

Diplomatic Challenges for the New Administration: Russia and other Former Soviet Republics

Director, Patterson School and Professor of Diplomacy and International Commerce, University of Kentucky

Time: December 2 and 3, 2008

Sponsors: UCF Global Perspectives Office, Lawrence J. Chastang and the Chastang Foundation, UCF Diplomacy Program, UCF Political Science Department, Orlando Area Committee on Foreign Relations and the Global Connections Foundation

More Information: Classroom discussions and community meetings