UCF Global Perspectives

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Past Events

2008-10-22 19:00:00
Jerome  Ringo

Jerome Ringo

The Apollo Project for Our Time: Creating Energy Independence and a Clean Energy Future

President, Apollo Alliance and former Chair of the Board, National Wildlife Federation

Time: October 22, 2008, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Location: College of Sciences Building, Room 101

Sponsors: UCF Office of Undergraduate Studies, UCF Global Perspectives Office, 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 Unifying Theme: The Environment and Global Climate Change"

 
2008-10-16 11:00:00
Kate  Zhou

Kate Zhou

Liberalization and Authoritarianism in Contemporary China

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: October 16, 2008

Sponsors: UCF Global Perspectives, UCF Political Science Department Larwrence J. Chastang and The Chastang Foundation UCF LIFE, and the Global Connections Foundation

More Information: Classroom discussions and community meetings

 
2008-10-16 01:00:00
"China 2019"

"China 2019"

"China 2019"

(a regional forum, sponsored by Rollins College in a partnership with the Thomas P. Johnson Distinguished Visiting Scholars Program, The China Center at Rollins College, the International Affairs Program of the Hamilton Holt School, UCF Global Perspectives Office and the Global Connections Foundation)

Time: October 16, 2008, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Location: Rollins College, Bush Auditorium

More Information: Speakers: Myron Cohen, Professor of Anthropology, Columbia University; Minxin Pei, Senior Associate in the China Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; and Kate Zhou, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Hawaii.

 
2008/10/14
"The Africa Series"

"The Africa Series"

"The Africa Series"

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

Time: October 14, 2008, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Location: UCF Student Union, Pegasus Ballroom

Sponsors: UCF Global Perspectives Office, UCF LIFE, UCF Diplomacy Program, UCF Political Science Department, IBM and the Global Connections Foundation

More Information:

Classroom discussions and community meetings; a co-curricular component of the UCF General Education Program Unifying Theme: “The Environment and Global Climate Change”; a feature of the 2009-2010 university-wide theme of “The Environment, Energy and National/Global Security”

 
2008-09-29 09:00:00
Bilal  Saab

Bilal Saab

Terrorism and Security in the Middle East

Research Analyst, Foreign Policy, Saban Center for Middle East Policy, Brookings Institution (Washington, D.C.)

Time: September 29, 2008

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

More Information: Classroom discussions and community meetings

 
2008-09-29 09:00:00
Dr. Bernard  Finel

Dr. Bernard Finel

Terrorism and Security in the Middle East

Senior Fellow and Director of Research on Counter-Terrorism and Defense Policy, The American Security Project (Washington, D.C.)

Time: September 29, 2008

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

More Information: Classroom discussions and community meetings

 
2008-09-29 09:00:00
Lt. Gen (Ret.) Jay  Garner

Lt. Gen (Ret.) Jay Garner

Security and Conflict in the Middle East

Former Director of the Office of Reconstruction and Humanitarian Assistance for Post-War Iraq

Time: September 29, 2008

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

More Information: Classroom discussions and community meetings

 
2008-09-29 08:00:00
Dr. Najmaldin  Karim

Dr. Najmaldin Karim

Critical U.S. Interests in Kurdistan

President, Washington Kurdish Institute (Washington, D.C.)

Time: September 29, 2008

Sponsors: UCF Global Perspectives, UCF Kurdish Political Studies Initiative, UCF Middle Eastern Studies Program, UCF Political Science Department Larwrence J. Chastang and The Chastang Foundation and the Global Connections Foundation

More Information: Classroom discussions and community meetings

 
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