UCF Global Perspectives

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Past Events

2008-01-14 11:00:00
H.R.H. Princess Sumaya bint El Hassan of Jordan

H.R.H. Princess Sumaya bint El Hassan of Jordan

"El Hassan Science City, An Effective Way for Brain Circulation"

Second daughter of Their Royal Highnesses Prince El Hassan bin Talal and Princess Sarvath El Hassan of Jordan, and Chair of the Board of the Princess Sumaya University for Technology

Time: January 14, 2008 11:00 a.m.

Location: UCF, Harris Corporation Engineering Center, Room 101

Sponsors: UCF School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, UCF Global Perpsectives Office, UCF Middle Eastern Studies Program and the Global Connections Foundation

More Information: For additional details, please contact Dr. Issa Batarseh at (407) 822-2313 or michelle@eecs.ucf.edu

 
2007/11/05
Emerging Powers: China and India

Emerging Powers: China and India

(an international global issues conference, sponsored by the UCF Global Perspectives Office, the National Conference of Editorial Writers, C.T. Hsu & Associates, CPH Engineers, Inc., Engineering & Environmental Design, Inc., OCI Associates, Inc., UCF College of Business Administration, UCF Student Government Association, UCF Diplomacy Program, UCF Political Science Department, UCF International Services Center, Global Connections Foundation and other partners)

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Location: UCF Fairwinds Alumni Center

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Invited speakers – Amy Chua, author of World on Fire and Day of Empire; Shubhro Sen, Entrepreneur and Global Consultant formerly of the Global Outsourcing Research Institute; Jack Mendelsohn (former senior U.S. arms control negotiator); James Baccus, Greenberg Traurig, P.A.; Gerrit Gong, Brigham Young University; M.B. Sarkar, UCF; Robert Moore, Rollins College; a feature of the 2007-2008 university-wide theme of “China and India: Emerging Powers”

 

 
2007/10/25
An Inside Look at Middle Eastern Cultures

An Inside Look at Middle Eastern Cultures

(a regional forum, with an international panel of speakers, sponsored by the UCF Global Perspectives Office, Rollins College, Thomas P. Johnson Distinguished Visiting Scholars Program, International Affairs Program of the Hamilton Holt School, Global Connections Foundation and other partners)

Time: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Location: Rollins College, Bush Auditorium

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Guest speakers – Iran Davar Ardalan (NPR), Qubad Talabani (Office of the Kurdistan Regional Government in the United States) and Imam Muhammad Musri, Islamic Society of Central Florida

 
2007/10/04
Women and Leadership in the Evolving 21st Century World

Women and Leadership in the Evolving 21st Century World

(a national forum, sponsored by the UCF Global Perspectives Office, UCF Diplomacy Program, UCF Political Science Department, UCF Student Government Association, Global Connections Foundation and other partners)

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Location: UCF Student Union, Pegasus Ballroom

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Invited Speakers – Ambassador Robin Raphel; Mary Claire Murphy, U.S. Department of Defense; Marie Wilson, White House Project; Mary O’Sullivan, C.I.A.; Ambassador Harriet Elam-Thomas

 
2007/09/05
Harry Wu

Harry Wu

China: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Executive Director, the Laogai Research Foundation and the China Information Center

Time: 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Location: UCF Student Union, Key West Ballroom

Sponsors: A co-curricular component of the “UCF General Education Program Unifying Theme: Global Climate Change,” with the cooperation of UCF Global Perspectives Office, UCF Student Government Association, UCF Office of Undergraduate Studies, UCF International Services Center, UCF Focus the Nation, UCF Diplomacy Program, UCF Political Science Department, Global Connections Foundation and other partners

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A feature of the 2007-2008 university-wide themes of “China and India: Emerging Powers” and “Global Climate Change”

 
2007-11-14 00:45:00
“Presidential Elections: The Road to the White House in 2008”

“Presidential Elections: The Road to the White House in 2008”

“Presidential Elections: The Road to the White House in 2008”

(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: November 14, 2007, 8:45 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.; November 16, 2007, 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Location: UCF Fairwinds Alumni Center (November 14th) and UCF Student Union, Cape Florida Ballroom (November 16th)

More Information: A presentation by Thomas Mann of the Brookings Institution; a panel of journalists; a Rock the Web forum; a discussion with Republican and Democratic presidential candidates; and a 7:00 p.m. evening keynote by David Broder, national political correspondent and columnist for The Washington Post.

 
2007-11-13 14:00:00
Jehan  Sadat

Jehan Sadat

Women Shaping and Changing the World

Former First Lady of Egypt (widow of former President Anwar Sadat) and Author of A Woman of Egypt

Time: November 13, 2007, 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Location: UCF Student Union, Pegasus Ballroom

Sponsors: UCF Global Perspectives Office, UCF Student Government Association, Islamic Society of Central Florida, UCF Office of International Studies, UCF Burnett Honors College, UCF Political Science Department, UCF Middle Eastern Studies Program, UCF Diplomacy Program, UCF International Services Center, Global Connections Foundation and other partners

More Information: A feature of the 2007-2008 university-wide theme of “Conflict and Conflict Resolution in the Middle East”

 
2007-11-09 13:00:00
Ralph  Nader

Ralph Nader

Going Green: Getting to the Bottom Line in a Globalizing World

Consumer Advocate and Author

Time: November 9, 2007, 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Location: UCF Psychology Auditorium, Room 108

Sponsors: UCF Global Perspectives Office, a 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 Student Development and Enrollment Services, UCF Student Government Association, UCF Department of Public Administration, UCF Burnett Honors College, UCF Focus the Nation, UCF Political Science Department, Global Connections Foundation and other partners

More Information: A feature of the 2007-2008 university-wide theme of “Global Climate Change”

 
2007-11-08 10:00:00
Col. (ret.) Lawrence B. Wilkerson

Col. (ret.) Lawrence B. Wilkerson

An Open Letter to the New President – Six Changes to U.S. Foreign Policy

Chief of Staff (2002-2005) for former Secretary of State Colin Powell and a professor at The College of William and Mary

Time: November 8, 2007

Sponsors: UCF Global Perspectives Office, Florida Network for Global Studies, UCF Diplomacy Program, UCF Political Science Department, Global Connections Foundation and other partners

More Information: Classroom discussions and community meetings

 
2007-11-04 01:00:00
Amy  Chua

Amy Chua

Globalization – the Next Phase, China

John M. Duff, Jr. Professor of Law, Yale Law School, Yale University, and Author of World on Fire and Day of Empire: How Hyperpowers Rise to Global Dominance - and Why They Fall

Time: November 5, 2007

Sponsors: UCF Global Perspectives Office, UCF Student Government Association, C.T. Hsu & Associates, P.A, UCF College of Business Administration, UCF Burnett Honors College, UCF Political Science Department, UCF International Services Center, Global Connections Foundation and other partners

More Information: Classroom discussions and community meetings; a feature of the 2007-2008 university-wide theme of “China and India: Emerging Powers”