UCF Global Perspectives

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Past Events

2015/04/18
UCF Book Festival 2015

UCF Book Festival 2015

Featuring Terry McMillan

The UCF Book Festival is an annual literary event held in the spring at the University of Central Florida.  The purpose of the UCF Book Festival is to bring a literary cultural experience to the Central Florida community from infants to seniors by fueling interest and engagement in reading and literature, and showcasing accomplished and emerging authors. The Festival features internationally recognized authors and illustrators, book signings and sales, exhibitors, cooking demonstrations, book appraisals, and literary activities for all ages

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Location: Morgridge International Reading Center

More Information:

The UCF Book Festival is open to the public. Visit the official website for additional information. Click here to read more about Terry McMillan.

 
2015/04/18
Terry McMillan

Terry McMillan

Speaking from the Heart

Keynote presentation of the 2015 UCF Book Festival.

Time: 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Location: Morgridge International Reading Center, UCF

More Information:

The UCF Book Festival is open to the public. Visit the official website for additional information. Click here to read more about Terry McMillan.

 
2015/04/16
David Newman

David Newman

Borders, territorial dimensions of ethnic struggles and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Prominent scholar, journalist and political activist

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Campus meetings.

 
2015/04/10
Cathy Areu

Cathy Areu

Hands-on Success: The Entrepreneurial Element

Publisher, founder and owner of Catalina magazine

Time: 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Location: PSY 101, UCF

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Campus and community meetings. This visit is a feature of a regular speaker series on Latin America and the Caribbean. Click here to view the flyer for the breakfast roundtable discussion. Advance registration required.

 
2015/03/31
Water Security in the Middle East

Water Security in the Middle East

An interdisciplinary symposium to promote discourse and thinking about issues pertaining to water security in the Middle East and North Africa region

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Location: Garden Key, UCF Student Union

Sponsors: UCF Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd Program for Strategic Research and Studies, The Hollings Center, UCF Political Science Department, UCF Global Perspectives Office, UCF Stormwater Management Academy

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This event, coordinated by Peter Jacques (UCF Political Science Department) and Hassan Arafat (United Arab Emirates University Masdar Institute), follows an international dialogue, “High and Dry: The Middle East Water Challenge,” in Istanbul, Turkey last year.

Click here to read the conference program.

 
2015/03/27
Michaela Dodge

Michaela Dodge

U.S. Nuclear Security

Policy analyst for defense and strategic policy at The Heritage Foundation’s Allison Center for Foreign Policy Studies

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Campus and community meetings.

 
2015/02/26
2015 Florida International Summit

2015 Florida International Summit

Opportunities and Challenges for Human Society and Development

Time: 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m

Location: Pegasus Ballroom, UCF Student Union

More Information:

Click  for here for the event program. Advance registration required. For more information about the event and registration, please email nicole.medinacollazo@ucf.edu. Click here to read a review of the summit.

 
2015/02/24
Sarah Shourd

Sarah Shourd

A Sliver of Light

One of the three hikers imprisoned in Iran, 2009-2010. Now a teacher and activist.

Time: 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Location: Pegasus Ballroom, UCF Student Union

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All are welcome to attend this open forum.

A special presentation of the LIFE Global Issues Series.

 
2015/02/10
Vivek Wadhwa

Vivek Wadhwa

The Next Wave Globalization: China, India & How the U.S. Can Keep Its Competitive Edge in the Midst of Global Innovation

Fellow at Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock Center for Corporate Governance, Stanford University; Director of Research at the Center for Entrepreneurship and Research Commercialization at the Pratt School of Engineering, Duke University; and Distinguished Fellow at Singularity University. He is author of  “The Immigrant Exodus: Why America Is Losing the Global Race to Capture Entrepreneurial Talent.”

Time: 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Location: Pegasus Ballroom, Student Union

More Information:

All are welcome to attend this open forum.

A special presentation of the LIFE Global Issues Series.

 
2015/02/06
International Strategic Crisis Negotiation Exercise

International Strategic Crisis Negotiation Exercise

Read more about this two-day simulation here.

Time: Friday, 4:00 p.m. to Saturday, 2:15 p.m.

Location: Business Administration 1 Atrium, UCF

Sponsors: In addition to the UCF Global Perspectives Office and the Army War College, sponsors and partners included the UCF Political Science Department, UCF Intelligence Community Center for Academic Excellence, UCF Global Peace and Security Studies Program, UCF Terrorism Studies Program, UCF Diplomacy Program, Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd Program for Strategic Research and Studies and the Global Connections Foundation.