UCF Global Perspectives

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Past Events

2014/04/10
Tal Dehtiar

Tal Dehtiar

The Business of Doing Good and Doing Well

Founder of Oliberté Footwear and social entrepreneur

Time: 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Location: Cape Florida Ballroom, UCF Student Union

Sponsors: UCF Global Perspectives Office, UCF Global Peace and Security Studies Program, The Burnett Honors College, Orlando Area Committee on Foreign Relations, CliftonLarsonAllen, Chastang Charitable Foundation, UCF LIFE, UCF Book Festival 2014 in association with the Morgridge International Reading Center and the Global Connections Foundation

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Open Forum

 
2014/04/05
UCF Book Festival

UCF Book Festival

Featuring Andre Dubus III

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

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Location: UCF Arena

More Information:

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

 
2014/04/01
Central Florida Global Economic Forum

Central Florida Global Economic Forum

Winning Strategies in Today's Marketplace

A luncheon and conference featuring leading entrepreneurs and experts in cutting-edge business trends. Speakers include “Planet Money” radio show co-host Adam Davidson, digital strategist Soraya Darabi and high-tech entrepreneur Anousheh Ansari.

Time: 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Location: Key West Ballroom, UCF Student Union

More Information:

Advance registration required. Email Lauren.Adair@ucf.edu for more information.

 
2014/03/25
UCF Community Summit on Environment and Global Climate Change

UCF Community Summit on Environment and Global Climate Change

Featuring presentations by food and faith speaker Fred Bahnson and climate security expert Andrew Holland

Time: 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Location: Cape Florida Ballroom, UCF Student Union

Sponsors: UCF Global Perspectives Office in partnership with the UCF Office of Undergraduate Studies and Office of Interdisciplinary Studies. Other sponsors include UCF SGA, The Burnett Honors College, UCF Global Peace and Security Studies Program, UCF Isle of Man Small Countries Program, UCF Diplomacy Program, Chastang Charitable Foundation, American Security Project, UCF Political Science Department, UCF LIFE and the Global Connections Foundation

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Public forum. Click here to see the event flyer, and here to read a press release about the event.

 
2014/03/20
Naomi Tutu

Naomi Tutu

Striving for Justice: Searching for Common Ground

Race and gender justice activist, and daughter of Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Time: 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Location: UCF Student Union, Pegasus Ballroom

Sponsors: UCF Global Perspectives Office, UCF Global Peace and Security Studies Program, UCF Diplomacy Program, Orlando Area Committee on Foreign Relations, Chastang Charitable Foundation, CliftonLarsonAllen, Valencia Peace and Justice Initiative, UCF Political Science Department, UCF Women’s Studies Program, UCF Center for Success of Women Faculty, UCF LIFE and the Global Connections Foundation.

More Information:

Click here to read a press release about this event.

 
2014/03/10
Lou Frey Institute Symposium

Lou Frey Institute Symposium

From the Chambers to the Cloud: Connecting Citizens and Local Governments

A symposium to explore the use of technology and social media as a means to engage citizens with their local government and community.

Time: 9:15 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Location: UCF Student Union, Pegasus Ballroom

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To register, or for more information, please the event website.

 
2014/02/12
2014 Florida International Summit

2014 Florida International Summit

Global Health and Medical Diplomacy: Haiti and Florida

A statewide conference featuring subject-matter experts from academia, government and healthcare industries.

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Location: University Center, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL

Sponsors: Florida Network for Global Studies

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Advance registration required. Please visit the event website for more information.

 
2014/02/11
Human Trafficking Awareness Forum: Survivor Perspectives

Human Trafficking Awareness Forum: Survivor Perspectives

Featuring presentations and discussions by human trafficking survivors, such as Chong Kim and Natasha Herzig.

Time: 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Location: UCF Student Union, Key West Ballroom

More Information:

Advance registration is required, but provided at no cost thanks to event sponsors. For more information or to register, please email global@ucf.edu.

 
2014/01/30
Ramon F. Jurado

Ramon F. Jurado

Visiting Panama Through Its Popular Culture

Panamanian Novelist

Time: 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Location: UCF Student Union, Cape Florida Ballroom

Sponsors: UCF Latin American Studies Program and UCF Global Perspectives Office

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Open forum.

 
2014/01/21
One Billion Rising: The New Face of South Asia

One Billion Rising: The New Face of South Asia

Featuring Persis Khambatta and Jamie McIntyre

A forum featuring Persis Khambatta, a fellow with the Wadhwani Chair in U.S.-India Policy Studies at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and Jamie McIntyre, a newscaster for NPR’s “All Things Considered” and adjunct professor at the Philip Merrill College at the University of Maryland

Time: 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Location: UCF Student Union, Pegasus Ballroom

More Information:

Click here to see the event flyer.