UCF Global Perspectives

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Past Events

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

 
2008-01-24 00:00:00
Ambassador Gary A. Grappo

Ambassador Gary A. Grappo

"U.S. Middle East Policy and Foreign Service Careers"

U.S. Ambassador to the Sultanate of Oman and former Deputy Chief of Mission and Minister Counselor of the United States Mission in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Time: January 24, 2008

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

More Information: Classroom discussions and community meetings

 
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”