UCF Global Perspectives

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Past Events

2006-03-02 00:00:00
"Hispanic Summit 2006"

"Hispanic Summit 2006"

"Hispanic Summit 2006"

(a regional conference, co-sponsored with the Orlando Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Global Connections Foundation and other partners)

Time: March 2-3, 2006

Location: Orange County Convention Center

Sponsors: UCF Global Perspectives Office, UCF LIFE and the Global Connections Foundation

More Information: A regional summit with international participation on critical issues in the Hispanic community featuring 80 speakers/panelists.

 
2006-02-15 00:00:00
"The Florida International Summit 2006: Technology in the Age of Globalization"

"The Florida International Summit 2006: Technology in the Age of Globalization"

"The Florida International Summit 2006: Technology in the Age of Globalization"

(a statewide conference, co-sponsored with the Florida Network for Global Studies, Enterprise Florida, Metro Orlando Economic Development Commission/Metro Orlando International Affairs Commission, the Global Connections Foundation and other partners)

Time: Febuary 15-16, 2006

Location: UCF

 
2006-02-08 15:30:00
John  L.  Esposito

John L. Esposito

Political Islam, America and the World

University Professor and Founding Director, Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding, and Professor of International Affairs and Islamic Studies, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., author of The Islamic Threat and The Islamic World

Time: February 8, 2006, 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Location: UCF Student Union, Key West Ballroom

Sponsors: UCF Global Perspectives Office, UCF Middle Eastern Studies Program, UCF Office of Undergraduate Studies, UCF’s Political Science Department, the Global Connections Foundation and the Orlando Sentinel

More Information: Classroom discussions and community meetings

 
2006-01-27 10:00:00
Ruby   Dee

Ruby Dee

"Zora is my name - A cross-cultural perspective"

Ruby Dee is a distinguished actress of stage and screen.

Time: January 27, 2006, 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Location: UCF Student Union, Pegasus Ballroom

Sponsors: Zora Neale Hurston Arts and Humanities Lecture Series, the Global Connections Foundation and the Orlando Sentinel

More Information: Part of the Zora Neal-Hurston Festival

 
2006-01-26 19:00:00
Ulric   Haynes

Ulric Haynes

U.S.-Iranian relations, past and present

Former Ambassador of the United States to Algeria and a main negotiator in securing the release of the U.S. hostages from Iran (25th anniversary on January 20, 2006)

Time: January 26, 2006, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Location: UCF Student Union, Pegasus Ballroom

Sponsors: UCF Global Perspectives Office, UCF Political Science Department and the Global Connections Foundation

More Information: Classroom discussions and community meetings

 
2006-01-25 09:00:00
"Cuba after Castro"

"Cuba after Castro"

"Cuba after Castro"

(a regional forum, co-sponsored with Daytona Beach Community College, the Global Connections Foundation and other partners)

Time: January 25, 2006, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Location: Daytona Beach Community College, Daytona Beach, Florida

 
2005-11-03 14:00:00
"The Evolving Terrorism Threat"

"The Evolving Terrorism Threat"

"The Evolving Terrorism Threat"

(an international forum, co-sponsored with the Centre for Terrorism and Political Violence at St. Andrews University and other partners)

Time: November 3, 2005, 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Location: UCF Student Union, Room 316 (Cape Florida)

More Information: Invited Speakers: Brian Jenkins, Senior Advisor to the President for the RAND Corporation; Hekmat Karzai, First Secretary, Embassy of Afghanistan Embassy; and Edward Salazar, Office of the Coordinator for Counter-Terrorism, U.S. Dept. of State

 
2005-10-27 19:00:00
"On the Move: Weapons of Mass Destruction"

"On the Move: Weapons of Mass Destruction"

"On the Move: Weapons of Mass Destruction"

(a regional forum, co-sponsored with Rollins College, the Global Connections Foundation and other partners)

Time: October 27, 2005, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Location: Rollins College, Bush Auditorium

More Information: Invited Speakers: Jack Mendelsohn (George Washington University and former U.S. arms control negotiator), Sanam Vakil and Gerald Epstein.

 
2005-10-25 09:30:00
"The NATO Series"

"The NATO Series"

"The NATO Series"

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

Time: Oct. 25, Nov. 1, Nov. 8, and Nov. 15 - 09:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Location: UCF Student Union, Pegasus Ballroom

Sponsors: UCF Global Perspectives Office, UCF LIFE and the Global Connetions Foundation

 
2005-10-17 09:00:00
"Political Violence in the 21st Century: Trends, Terrorism, Iraq and Afghanistan"

"Political Violence in the 21st Century: Trends, Terrorism, Iraq and Afghanistan"

"Political Violence in the 21st Century: Trends, Terrorism, Iraq and Afghanistan"

(A national global issues conference, co-sponsored with the National Conference of Editorial Writers, the Global Connections Foundation, the Orlando Sentinel and other partners)

Time: October 17, 2005, 9:00 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.

Location: University of Central Florida, Live Oak Room

More Information: Invited Speakers: Monty Marshall, George Mason University, co-author of Peace and Conflict; Maj. Gen. (ret.) Bob Scales, Fox News military analyst and author of the U.S. Army's history of the first Persian Gulf War; George Ward, World Vision; Trudy Morales, University of Central Florida; Stephen Sloan, University of Central Florida, co-author of Terrorism: Assassins to Zealots; Bernard McCarthy, University of Central Florida, author of Criminal Justice Ethics; Lt. Gen. (ret.) Jay Garner, former Director of the Office of Reconstruction and Humanitarian Assistance for Post-War Iraq; Mike Boettcher, CNN; Robin Raphel, U.S. Department of State; Robert Miller, Zor Foundation; Najmaldin Karim, Kurdish Washington Institute; Hekmat Karzai, Embassy of Afghanistan; Malcolm MacPherson, Time magazine and author of Robert's Ridge; Roberta Cohen, Brookings Institution and co-author of Masses in Flight and The Forsaken People.