UCF Global Perspectives

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Past Events

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

 
2008-11-17 08:00:00
Naomi  Tutu

Naomi Tutu

Us and Them: How We Construct the "Other"

The daughter of former Archbishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa, is a human-rights activist, has taught at several universities, and has led workshops on conflict and race relations.

Time: November 17, 2008, 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Location: UCF Student Union, Pegasus Ballroom

Sponsors: UCF International Services Center, UCF Global Perspectives Office, UCF Political Science Department, UCF LIFE, the Global Connections Foundation and others

More Information: A special presentation for the International Week Breakfast Kickoff Event

 
2008-11-13 01:00:00
Stephen  Wayne

Stephen Wayne

The Road to the White House 2008: Epilogue and Prospects for the New Administration

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

Time: November 13 and 14, 2008

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

 
2008-11-06 23:15:00
Ambassador Myles  Frechette

Ambassador Myles Frechette

U.S. and Latin America Relations

Senior Associate, Americas Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies, and former President, Council of the Americas

Time: November 6, 2008

Sponsors: 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., UCF Student Government Association, UCF College of Business Administration,  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

More Information: Classroom discussions and community meetings

 
2008-11-06 23:00:00
Lisa  Curtis

Lisa Curtis

India and South Asia

Senior Research Fellow, Asian Studies Center, The Heritage Foundation

Time: November 6, 2008

Sponsors: 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., UCF Student Government Association, UCF College of Business Administration,  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

More Information: Classroom discussions and community meetings

 
2008-11-06 22:00:00
Beatrice  Fernando

Beatrice Fernando

Human Trafficking and Human Rights

Abolitionist and author of In Contempt of Fate

Time: November 6, 2008

Sponsors: 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., UCF Student Government Association, UCF College of Business Administration,  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

More Information: Classroom discussions and community meetings

 
2008-11-06 22:00:00
Doug   Inkley

Doug Inkley

Global Climate Change

Senior Scientist, National Wildlife Federation

Time: November 6, 2008

Sponsors: 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., UCF Student Government Association, UCF College of Business Administration,  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

More Information: Classroom discussions and community meetings