UCF Global Perspectives

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Past Events

2008-04-16 00:00:00
Jeffrey  Birnbaum

Jeffrey Birnbaum

“The Global Economy: Recession, Politics and the Prospects for Growth”

Commentator for the Washington Post, PBS and Fox News; author of The Money Men; formerly with Fortune Magazine and The Wall Street Journal

Time: April 16, 2008, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Location: UCF, Fairwinds Alumni Center

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

 
2008-04-09 13:00:00
John  Passacantando

John Passacantando

"Your Environment, My Environment: A Fight for Survival"

Executive Director, Greenpeace USA

Time: April 9, 2008, 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Location: UCF Student Union, Cape Florida Ballroom

Sponsors: UCF Global Perspectives Office, UCF Office of Undergraduate Studies, UCF Focus the Nation, Global Connections Foundation and other partners

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

 
2008-04-09 00:00:00
"UCF Community Summit on Environment and Health"

"UCF Community Summit on Environment and Health"

“UCF Community Summit on Environment and Health”

(a regional forum and co-curricular component of the “UCF General Education Program Unifying Theme: Global Climate Change,” with the cooperation of UCF Global Perspectives Office, UCF Office of Undergraduate Studies, UCF Focus the Nation, Global Connections Foundation and other partners)

Time: April 9, 2008, 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Location: UCF Student Union, Cape Florida Ballroom

More Information: Featuring invited keynote speaker John Passacantando, Executive Director, GreenPeace USA, and others; a feature of the 2007-2008 university-wide theme of “Global Climate Change”

 
2008-03-31 09:30:00
"The Road to the White House: Tough Choices"

"The Road to the White House: Tough Choices"

"The Road to the White House: Tough Choices"

(a national series, including a symposium and special lectures, co-sponsored with the Lou Frey Institute of Politics and Government at UCF, the Global Connections Foundation and others)

Time: March 31, 2008, 9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Location: UCF Student Union, Pegasus Ballroom

More Information: Evening Keynote Address by MTV News Team correspondent SuChin Pak on "Touch Choices: What the President Should Consider After the Inauguration"

 
2008-03-20 15:00:00
"Conflict in the Middle East: Iraq and Beyond"

"Conflict in the Middle East: Iraq and Beyond"

"Conflict in the Middle East: Iraq and Beyond"

(an international forum, sponsored by the UCF Global Perspectives Office, UCF Middle East Studies Program, UCF Diplomacy Program, UCF Terrorism Studies Program, UCF Political Science Department, UCF International Services Center, Global Connections Foundation,  Israel On Campus Coalition, Central Florida Hillel and others)

Time: March 20, 2008, 3:00 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.

Location: UCF Student Union, Pegasus Ballroom

More Information: Marking the fifth anniversary of the U.S.-led intervention in Iraq. Invited Speakers: Abraham Diskin, George Washington University, (formerly of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem); Amb. Ulrich Haynes, (former U.S. Ambassador to Algeria); Col. (ret.) Paul Hughes, United States Institute of Peace (formerly of the Special Initiatives Office for the Office of Reconstruction and Humanitarian Assistance); Amb. Dennis Jett, University of Florida (former U.S. Ambassador to Mozambique and Peru and other posts in the Middle East); Stephen Sloan, Terrorism Studies Program, University of Central Florida; Shwan Ziad, Washington Kurdish Institute; Mort Rosenblum, author of Escaping Plato's Cave: How America's Blindness to the Rest of the World Threatens Our Survival, and founding editor of Dispatches; a feature of the 2007-2008 university-wide theme of “Conflict and Conflict Resolution in the Middle East”


 
2008-03-19 01:00:00
Abraham  Diskin

Abraham Diskin

"Conflict in the Iddle East: Iraq and Beyond - The Israeli Perspective"

Professor of Political Science at George Washington University and former chair of the Department of Political Science at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Time: March 19 - 20, 2008

Sponsors: UCF Global Perspectives Office, Israel On Campus Coalition, Central Florida Hillel, UCF Political Science Department and the Global Connections Foundation

More Information: Classroom discussions and community meetings

 
2008-03-06 14:30:00
Chris  Abani

Chris Abani

Human Rights in Politics and Art

Exiled (Nigeria) Author of Becoming Abigail, Graceland and The Virgin of Flames

Time: March 6, 2008, 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m

Location: UCF Student Union, Cape Florida Ballroom

Sponsors: UCF Global Perspectives Office, UCF Diplomacy Program, UCF Political Science Department, UCF International Services Center, Global Connections Foundation and other partners

 
2008-02-27 09:00:00
The U.S. and Latin America: Toward a New Relationship?

The U.S. and Latin America: Toward a New Relationship?

The U.S. and Latin America: Toward a New Relationship?

(a regional forum sponsored by the UCF Global Perspectives Office, UCF Latin American, Caribbean and Latino Studies Program, UCF Political Science Department, UCF Office of International Studies, UCF Diplomacy Program, UCF International Services Center, the Global Connections Foundation, and other partners)

Time: February 27, 2008, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Location: UCF Student Union, Cape Florida Ballroom

More Information: Invited Speakers: Ambassador Myles Frechette, former U.S. Ambassador to Colombia; Ambassador Anthony Quainton, former Director General of the U.S. Foreign Service and former Ambassador to Peru and Nicaragua; Ambassador Francis Lorenzo, Alternate Representative of the Dominican Republic to the United Nations

 
2008-02-27 01:00:00
Ambassador Myles  Frechette

Ambassador Myles Frechette

"U.S. Relations with Latin America and the Caribbean"

Former President and CEO of the Council of the Americas and former U.S. Ambassador to Colombia

Time: February 27, 2008

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

More Information: Classroom discussions and community meetings

 
2008-02-26 01:00:00
Ambassador Anthony  Quainton

Ambassador Anthony Quainton

"U.S. Relations with Latin America and the Caribbean"

Distinguished Diplomat in Residence, School of International Service, American University. Former U.S. Ambassador to Peru, Kuwait, Nicaragua and the Central African Republic.

Time: February 26 - 27, 2008

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

More Information: Classroom discussions and community meetings