UCF Global Perspectives

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Past Events

2006-11-08 00:00:00
Col. Kim  Olson, Part I

Col. Kim Olson, Part I

Iraq: From Mission Accomplished to Mission Improbable

Author of Iraq and Back: Inside the War to Win the Peace

Time: November 8-10, 2006

Sponsors: UCF Global Perspectivs, the Global Connections Foundation and other partners

More Information: Classroom discussions and community meetings

 
2006-10-26 15:00:00
Prime Minister  Ehud  Barak

Prime Minister Ehud Barak

Blueprint for Global Relations: Israel, the Middle East and the World

Prime Minister of Israel from 1999-2001; most decorated solider in Israel's history; former Chief of the General Staff of the Israeli Defense Forces; former Minister of the Interior; former Minister of Foreign Affairs; and former Defense Minister.

Time: October 26, 2006 - 03:00 PM to 04:30 PM

Location: Student Union, Pegasus Ballroom

Sponsors: UCF Global Perspectives Office, UCF Student Government Association, Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando, UCF Middle Eastern Studies Program, UCF Political Science Department, UCF History Department, the Global Connections Foundation and others

More Information: Classroom discussions and community meetings

 
2006-10-19 19:00:00
"Pakistan at the Crossroads"

"Pakistan at the Crossroads"

"Pakistan at the Crossroads"

(a regional forum, co-sponsored with Rollins College, The Thomas P. Johnson Distinguished Visiting Scholars Program, The International Affairs Program of the Hamilton Holt School, the Global Connections Foundation and the Orlando Sentinel)

Time: October 19, 2006, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Location: Rollins College, Bush Auditorium

More Information: Invited Speakers: Hassan Abbas, a research fellow at Harvard University"s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, speaking on "Pakistan"s drift into extremism"; Frederic Grare, a visiting scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, speaking on "the role of the military in Pakistan; Naveeda Khan, a professor of anthropology at The Johns Hopkins University, speaking on the figure of the mullah or the calamities of speech.

 
2006-10-09 09:30:00
"U.S. Immigration Policy: Open Borders or Closed Doors?"

"U.S. Immigration Policy: Open Borders or Closed Doors?"

"U.S. Immigration Policy: Open Borders or Closed Doors?"

(an international symposium, co-sponsored with the Lou Frey Institute of Politics and Government at UCF, the Global Connections Foundation, the Orlando Sentinel and other partners)

Time: October 9, 2006, 9:30 a.m. to 8:45 p.m.

Location: UCF Student Union, Pegasus Ballroom

More Information: Invited speakers include Cal Thomas (Syndicated Columnist); Bob Beckel (Syndicated Columnist); Geronimo Gutierrez (Government of Mexico); Sen. Mel Martinez; Cong. Ric Keller; Cong. Tom Feeney; Cong. Corrine Brown; Cong. (ret.) Romano L. Mazzoli; Noah Pickus (Duke University); Dennis Clare (immigration attorney); David Harris (INSIGNIS, Canada); Bishop Thomas Wenski (Diocese of Orlando); Commissioner Charlie Bronson; and others.

 
2006-10-04 00:00:00
Gina  Abercrombie-Winstanley

Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley

U.S. foreign policy and Lebanon

Director of the Office of Egypt and the Levant U.S. Department of State and former Chairwoman, Middle East Area Studies, Foreign Service Institute

Time: October 4-6, 2006

More Information: Classroom discussions and community meetings

 
2006-09-26 13:00:00
Daniel  Pink

Daniel Pink

A Whole New Mind

Author of A Whole New Mind and Free Agent Nation

Time: September 26, 2006, 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Location: UCF Student Union, Key West Ballroom

Sponsors: UCF Global Perspectives Office, UCF Office of Undergraduate Studies, UCF College of Business Administration and the UCF Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning

More Information: Classroom discussions and community meetings

 
2006-09-21 14:00:00
General James  L. Jones

General James L. Jones

NATO's Future Role in Europe and Beyond

Supreme Allied Commander, Europe (SACEUR) and the Commander of the United States European Command ( CDR USEUCOM)

Time: September 21, 2006, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Location: UCF Fairwinds Alumni Center, Grand Ballroom

Sponsors: UCF Global Perspectives Office, UCF Office of International Studies, Florida Eastern Europe Linkage Institute, UCF European Studies Program, UCF Political Science Department, the Global Connections Foundation, the Orlando Sentinel and others

More Information: Classroom discussions and community meetings

 
2006-06-13 09:00:00
David   M. Winn

David M. Winn

Avian Influenza: U.S. and Global Strategies

The Middle East/North Africa specialist on the U.S. Department of State's Avian Influenza Action Group, a task force established early in 2006 to coordinate the U.S. preparedness and response to avian influenza and the threat of a global human influenza pandemic.

Time: June 13, 2006, 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Location: Fairwinds Alumni Center, Grand Ballroom, UCF

Sponsors: UCF's Metropolitan Center for Regional Affairs, UCF's Global Perspectives Office, UCF's Middle Eastern Studies Program, UCF's College of Health and Public Affairs, UCF's Community Relations Office, LIFE at UCF, the African American Chamber of Commerce of Central Florida, East Orlando Chamber of Commerce, Global Connections Foundation, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce-Metro Orlando, and the Greater Oviedo Chamber of Commerce.

More Information: Serving as the speaker on the U.S. government's role in the international coordination of efforts to deal with avian influenza, as part of the Avian Influenza: A Community Response conference at UCF, and in other discussions.
For more information, please visit www.state.gov

 
2006-04-06 10:00:00
Hope   Masters

Hope Masters

Corporate Ethics: Social Responsibility in a Global Economy

President and CEO, Leon H. Sullivan Foundation, Washington, D.C.

Time: April 6, 2006, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Location: UCF Student Union, Cape Florida Ballroom

Sponsors: UCF Global Perspectives Office, UCF Office of Undergraduate Studies, UCF Department of Political Science, the Orlando Sentinel and the Global Connections Foundation

More Information: Classroom discussions and community meetings