UCF Global Perspectives

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Past Events

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

 
2008-02-05 01:00:00
"The China and India Series”

"The China and India Series”

"The China and India Series”

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

Time: February 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th, 2008 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Location: UCF Student Union, Pegasus Ballroom

More Information: A feature of the 2007-2008 university-wide theme of “China and India: Emerging Powers”

 
2008-01-29 15:00:00
Ann  Wright

Ann Wright

"Dissent, Voices of Conscience: Government Insiders Speak Out Against the War in Iraq"

Retired U.S. Army Colonel and former career U.S. Foreign Service Officer

Time: January 29, 2008, 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Location: UCF Student Union, Garden Key Room

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

More Information: UCF presentations and community discussions

 
2008-01-26 01:00:00
ZORA! Festival 2008: “Ritual and Spirituality in the African Diaspora: An Exploration of the Zora Neale Hurston Legacy”

ZORA! Festival 2008: “Ritual and Spirituality in the African Diaspora: An Exploration of the Zora Neale Hurston Legacy”

ZORA! Festival 2008: “Ritual and Spirituality in the African Diaspora: An Exploration of the Zora Neale Hurston Legacy”

(an international festival, co-sponsored with the Association to Preserve the Eatonville Community, Inc., the Zora Neale Hurston Arts and Humanities Lecture Series, the Global Connections Foundation and other partners)

Time: January 26, 2008 â?? February 3, 2008

Location: Eatonville, Florida, and other sites in Central Florida