UCF Global Perspectives

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Past Events

2008-09-29 01:00:00
"Considering the Mid-East: Politics, Issues and Solutions"

"Considering the Mid-East: Politics, Issues and Solutions"

"Considering the Mid-East: Politics, Issues and Solutions"

(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 Kurdish Political Studies Initiative; the UCF Terrorism Studies Program; and the Global Connections Foundation.)

Time: September 29, 2008, 9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Location: Pegasus Ballroom, UCF Student Union

More Information: Evening Keynote Address by Lisa Myers, Senior Investigative Correspondent, NBC News. Other invited speakers - Lt. General (Ret.) Jay Garner, Former Director of the Office of Reconstruction and Humanitarian Assistance for Post-War Iraq; Scott Ritter, Former Chief Weapons Inspector for the United Nations Special Commission (UNSCOM); Dr. Bernard Finel, Senior Fellow, The American Security Project; Bilal Saab, Senior Research Analyst, Foreign Policy, Saban Center for Middle East Policy, Brookings Institution (Washington, D.C.); Najmaldin Karim, President, Washington Kurdish Institute (Washington, D.C.) among others.

 
2008-09-23 23:59:00
"The Africa Series"

"The Africa Series"

"The Africa Series"

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

Time: September 23 & 30, and October 7 & 14, 2008, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Location: UCF Student Union, Pegasus Ballroom

Sponsors: UCF Global Perspectives Office, UCF LIFE and the Global Connections Foundation

 
2008-09-23 15:00:00
Mira  Kamdar

Mira Kamdar

Risk and Reward in India's Booming Economy

Author of Planet India: The Turbulent Rise of the Largest Democracy and the Future of Our World

Time: September 23, 2008 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Location: UCF Student Union, Cape Florida 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, UCF Student Government Association, UCF College of Business Administration, UCF Political Science Department, UCF International Services Center, OCI Associates Inc., UCF LIFE and the Global Connections Foundation

More Information: A feature of the 2008-2009 university-wide theme of "The Age of India"

 
2008-09-23 12:00:00
Shubhro  Sen

Shubhro Sen

The Rise of India in the 21st Century

Founder and Executive Director, Global Outsourcing Leadership Institute

Time: September 23, 2008

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, UCF Political Science Department, UCF International Services Center, UCF LIFE and the Global Connections Foundation

More Information: Classroom discussions and community meetings; a feature of the 2008-2009 university-wide theme of “The Age of India"

 
2008-09-09 15:00:00
Summer Rayne Oakes

Summer Rayne Oakes

We Can Kick Climate Change, One Step at a Time: An Expanding Role for Youth

Host, environmental expert and board adviser for the Discovery Channel’s Planet Green eco-lifestyle network

Time: September 9, 2008, 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Location: UCF Student Union, Pegasus Ballroom

Sponsors: UCF Global Perspectives Office, UCF Office of Undergraduate Studies, Lawrence J. Chastang and the Chastang Foundation, UCF Focus the Nation, UCF LIFE, UCF Political Science Department, UCF International Services Center and the Global Connections Foundation

More Information: A co-curricular component of the “UCF General Education Program Unifying Theme: The Environment and Global Climate Change"

 
2008-06-27 08:00:00
World Association for Vedic Studies Seventh International Conference

World Association for Vedic Studies Seventh International Conference

World Association for Vedic Studies Seventh International Conference

"Vedic Heritage for the Global Welfare of the Next Generation," sponsored by the World Association for Vedic Studies, UCF Global Perspectives Office, The India Program at UCF and the Global Connections Foundation. June 27 - 29, 2008.

Time: June 27 - 29, 2008

Location: UCF Student Union

Sponsors: World Association for Vedic Studies, UCF Global Perspectives Office, The India Program at UCF and the Global Connections Foundation

More Information: The conference is a forum for those with academic interests in diverse areas of India/Vedic studies, including scholars, academics, writers, news media professionals, artists and others.

 
2008-06-17 01:00:00
Dr. Kate  Zhou

Dr. Kate Zhou

Liberalization and Authoritarianism in Contemporary China: From the Growth of Grassroots Liberty to Nationalist Furor over Tibet

Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Hawaii; Affiliated Fellow, East-West Center; and author of How The Farmers Changed China: Power of the People.  

Time: June 17, 2008

Sponsors: UCF Global Perspectives Office, UCF Political Science Department and the Global Connections Foundation

More Information: Classroom discussions and community meetings

 
2008-04-16 09:00:00
Florida International Summit 2008: The State of Global Finance and Trade

Florida International Summit 2008: The State of Global Finance and Trade

Florida International Summit 2008: The State of Global Finance and Trade

(a state-wide international business conference focusing on global finance, sponsored by the UCF Global Perspectives Office, Florida Network for Global Studies, Orlando Regional Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise Florida, SunTrust, UCF College of Business Administration, the Metro Orlando Economic Development Commission, UCF Political Science Department, C.T. Hsu and Associates, CPH Engineers, Inc., LarsonAllen L.L.P., UCF International Services Center, the Global Connections Foundation)

Time: April 16, 2008, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Location: UCF, Fairwinds Alumni Center

More Information: Invited Speakers: Jeffrey Birnbaum, commentator for the Washington Post, PBS and Fox News; author of The Money Men; formerly with Fortune Magazine and The Wall Street Journal; speaking on “The Global Economy: Recession, Politics and the Prospects for Growth”; Dale Brill, Director, Office of Tourism, Trade and Economic Development, Florida Governor Charlie Crist's Office; Ambassador Charles S. Shapiro, Senior Coordinator, Western Hemisphere FTA Task Force, Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, U.S. State Department and former U.S. Ambassador to Venezuela; Sandra K. Johnson, Senior Technical Staff Member and Assurance Architect, IBM Systems and Technology Group; Vice-President, Life For Africa; Terry McCoy, Director, Latin American Business Environment Program, University of Florida; Qubad Talabani, Kurdistan Regional Government, U.S.A.; Brian Dean, Gateway Florida; Cindy Flores, SunTrust; Manny Mancia, Enterprise Florida; and Sean Snaith, Institute for Economic Competitiveness, University of Central Florida.

 
2008-04-16 01:00:00
Dr. Terry  McCoy

Dr. Terry McCoy

Director, Latin American Business Environment Program; Associate Director of the Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) at the University of Florida and Professor of Latin American Studies and Political Science.

Time: April 16, 2008

Sponsors: UCF Global Perspectives Office, Florida Network for Global Studies, Orlando Regional Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise Florida, SunTrust, UCF College of Business Administration, the Metro Orlando Economic Development Commission, UCF Political Science Department, C.T. Hsu and Associates, CPH Engineers, Inc.,, LarsonAllen L.L.P., UCF International Services Center, the Global Connections Foundation

More Information: Classroom discussions and community meetings

 
2008-04-16 01:00:00
Ambassador Charles S. Shapiro

Ambassador Charles S. Shapiro

"Free Trade and Latin America"

Senior Coordinator, Western Hemisphere FTA Task Force, Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, U.S. Department of State and former U.S. Ambassador to Venezuela

Time: April 16, 2008

Sponsors: UCF Global Perspectives Office, Florida Network for Global Studies, Orlando Regional Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise Florida, SunTrust, UCF College of Business Administration, the Metro Orlando Economic Development Commission, UCF Political Science Department, C.T. Hsu and Associates, CPH Engineers, Inc., LarsonAllen L.L.P., UCF International Services Center, the Global Connections Foundation