UCF Global Perspectives

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Past Events

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”

 
2007-11-04 01:00:00
Gerrit  Gong

Gerrit Gong

China’s Changing Role in the 21st Century

Special Assistant to the President, Brigham Young University, and Senior Associate, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, D.C.

Time: November 5, 2007

Sponsors: UCF Global Perspectives Office, C.T. Hsu & Associates, CPH Engineers, Inc.,  UCF College of Business Administration, 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”

 
2007-11-04 01:00:00
Shubhro  Sen

Shubhro Sen

India’s Changing Role in the 21st Century

Founder and Executive Director, Global Outsourcing Leadership Institute

Time: November 5-6, 2007

Sponsors: UCF Global Perspectives Office, C.T. Hsu & Associates, P.A.UCF College of Business Administration, 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”

 
2007-11-04 01:00:00
Jack  Mendelsohn

Jack Mendelsohn

China’s Strategic Ambitions

Arms-control Specialist, formerly with Center for Defense Information, Lawyers Alliance for World Security, Arms Control Association and U.S. Department of State

Time: November 4-6, 2007

Location: N/A

Sponsors: UCF Global Perspectives Office, C.T. Hsu & Associates, CPH Engineers, Inc., UCF College of Business Administration, 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”

 
2007-10-25 01:00:00
Qubad  Talabani

Qubad Talabani

Kurdish Culture

Representative of the Kurdistan Regional Government in the U.S. and son of Jalal Talabani, President of Iraq

Time: October 25, 2007

Sponsors: UCF Global Perspectives Office, UCF Middle Eastern Studies Program, UCF Diplomacy Program, 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 “Conflict and Conflict Resolution in the Middle East”

 
2007-10-25 01:00:00
Davar  Ardalan

Davar Ardalan

Iran’s Place in the World

Producer, NPR’s “Morning Edition” and Author, My Name is Iran

Time: October 25, 2007

Sponsors: UCF Global Perspectives Office, UCF Middle Eastern Studies Program, 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 “Conflict and Conflict Resolution in the Middle East”