UCF Global Perspectives

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Past Events

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

 
2006-04-03 15:00:00
President  Lech   Walesa

President Lech Walesa

Democracy: The Never-Ending Battle

Former President of Poland, Nobel Peace Prize recipient and co-founder of Solidarity, which played a key role in ending communism in his country

Time: April 3, 2006, 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Location: UCF Student Union, Pegasus Ballroom

Sponsors: UCF Global Perspectives, UCF LEAD Scholars Program, The Lou Frey Institute of Politics & Government, UCF Office of International Studies, UCF Florida Eastern European Linkage Institute, UCF Political Science Department, UCF History Department, UCF Burnett Honors College UCF Office of Undergraduate Studies, the Polish National Alliance #3216, the Polish Educational & Cultural Foundation, the Orlando Sentinel and the Global Connections Foundation

More Information: Classroom discussions and community meetings

 
2006-03-27 09:30:00
"A Day with the Florida Governors "

"A Day with the Florida Governors "

"A Day with the Florida Governors "

(a statewide symposium, co-sponsored with the Lou Frey Institute of Politics and Government at UCF and other partners)

Time: March 27, 2006 - 09:30 AM to 08:30 PM

Location: UCF Student Union, Pegasus Ballroom

Sponsors: NULL

More Information: Speakers include all living former governors of Florida. They will address issues of the state's past, present and future, including international concerns.

 
2006-03-21 15:00:00
Qubad   Talabani

Qubad Talabani

A Kurdish Perspective on Iraq

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

Time: March 21, 2006, 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Location: UCF Student Union, Pegasus Ballroom

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

More Information: Classroom discussions and community meetings

 
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