UCF Global Perspectives

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2011-2012 Events

People Power, Politics and Global Change


2012/04/12
Florida International Summit 2012

Florida International Summit 2012

Technology, Society and Innovation in an Era of Globalization

(a statewide conference , sponsored by the UCF Global Perspectives Office, Florida Network for Global Studies, Lawrence J. Chastang and the Chastang Foundation, Orlando Area Committee on Foreign Relations, C.T. Hsu and Associates, CPH Engineers, Inc., UCF China-Taiwan Cross-Strait Program, The India Program at UCF, The Anil and Chitra Deshpande India Program Endowed Fund, LarsonAllen LLP, The Sibille H. Pritchard Global Peace Fellowship Program, The Isle of Man Small Countries Program at UCF, Junior Achievement of Central Florida, Inc., UCF Political Science Department,  UCF Office of Diversity Initiatives, UCF Nicholson School of Communication, UCF International Services Center, UCF Book Festival 2012 in association with the Morgridge International Reading Center, UCF LIFE and the Global Connections Foundation)

Time: 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Location: UCF Student Union, Pegasus Ballroom

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Confirmed Speakers: James Bacchus, Chair, Global Practice Group of Greenburg Traurig, LLP, and former Chief Judge, Dispute Settlements Body, World Trade Organization; Tim Cullen, Director of the Oxford Programme on Negotiation; Ayesha Khanna, Director, Hybrid Reality Institute; Sarah Lacy, Senior Editor of TechCrunch and author of Brilliant, Crazy, Cocky: How the Top 1% of Entrepreneurs Profit from Global Chaos; Ernest Jones, Director, Worldwide Sales, Tivoli Software, IBM Software Group; Anita Spring, Professor Emeritus, University of Florida; and Ning Wang, Project Leader, Wermland Chamber of Commerce, Sweden.

A feature of the 2011-2012 university-wide theme “People Power, Politics and Global Change.”

Please email global@ucf.edu to inquire about registration.

 
2012/04/12
Ayesha Khanna

Ayesha Khanna

The Hybrid Age: Our Transition to the Post-Information Era

Director, Hybrid Reality Institute

Time: April 12, 2012

Sponsors: UCF Global Perspectives Office, Florida Network for Global Studies, Lawrence J. Chastang and the Chastang Foundation, Orlando Area Committee on Foreign Relations, C.T. Hsu and Associates, CPH Engineers, Inc., UCF China-Taiwan Cross-Strait Program, The India Program at UCF, The Anil and Chitra Deshpande India Program Endowed Fund, LarsonAllen LLP, The Sibille H. Pritchard Global Peace Fellowship Program, Junior Achievement of Central Florida, Inc., UCF Political Science Department,  UCF Office of Diversity Initiatives, UCF International Services Center, UCF Book Festival 2012 in association with the Morgridge International Reading Center, UCF LIFE and the Global Connections Foundation

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Classroom discussions and community meetings; a feature of the 2011-2012 university-wide themes “People Power, Politics and Global Change”

 
2012/02/14
Jed Horne

Jed Horne

Envisioning Recovery After a Major Catastrophe: From Katrina to Fukushima

Author of Breach of Fair: Hurricane Katrina and the Near Death of a Great American City, and former editor and reporter with The Times-Picayune

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

Location: UCF Student Union, Pegasus Ballroom

 
2012/04/12
Ernest Jones

Ernest Jones

Director, Worldwide Sales, Tivoli Software, IBM Software Group

Time: April 12, 2012

Sponsors: UCF Global Perspectives Office, Florida Network for Global Studies, Lawrence J. Chastang and the Chastang Foundation, Orlando Area Committee on Foreign Relations, C.T. Hsu and Associates, CPH Engineers, Inc., UCF China-Taiwan Cross-Strait Program, The India Program at UCF, The Anil and Chitra Deshpande India Program Endowed Fund, LarsonAllen LLP, The Sibille H. Pritchard Global Peace Fellowship Program, Junior Achievement of Central Florida, Inc., UCF Political Science Department,  UCF Office of Diversity Initiatives, UCF International Services Center, UCF Nicholson School of Communication, UCF Book Festival 2012 in association with the Morgridge International Reading Center, UCF LIFE and the Global Connections Foundation

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Classroom discussions and community meetings; a feature of the 2011-2012 university-wide theme “People Power, Politics and Global Change”

 
2012/04/12
Sarah Lacy

Sarah Lacy

Brilliant, Crazy, Cocky: How the Top 1% of Entrepreneurs Profit from Global Chaos

Senior Editor of TechCrunch and author of Brilliant, Crazy, Cocky: How the Top 1% of Entrepreneurs Profit from Global Chaos

Time: April 12, 2012

Sponsors: UCF Global Perspectives Office, Florida Network for Global Studies, Lawrence J. Chastang and the Chastang Foundation, Orlando Area Committee on Foreign Relations, C.T. Hsu and Associates, CPH Engineers, Inc., UCF China-Taiwan Cross-Strait Program, The India Program at UCF, The Anil and Chitra Deshpande India Program Endowed Fund, LarsonAllen LLP, The Sibille H. Pritchard Global Peace Fellowship Program, Junior Achievement of Central Florida, Inc., UCF Political Science Department,  UCF Office of Diversity Initiatives, UCF International Services Center, UCF Nicholson School of Communication, UCF Book Festival 2012 in association with the Morgridge International Reading Center, UCF LIFE and the Global Connections Foundation

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Classroom discussions and community meetings; a feature of the 2011-2012 university-wide theme “People Power, Politics and Global Change”

 
2012/03/31
James McBride

James McBride

The Liberal Arts Life: From Jazz to Journalism to Novel to Script

Award-winning writer, composer and saxophonist, and author of The Color of Water

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Location: UCF Arena

Sponsors: UCF Global Perspectives Office, UCF Office of Diversity Initiatives, Global Connections Foundations, The India Center at UCF, UCF Global Peace and Security Studies Program, UCF Diplomacy Program, UCF LIFE and other partners

 
2012/03/27
Alexandra Cousteau

Alexandra Cousteau

This Blue Planet: Preserving and Sustaining a Healthy Earth

Environmental advocate, co-founder of Blue Legacy International and granddaughter of Jacques-Yves Cousteau

Time: March 27, 2012, 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Location: UCF Student Union, Cape Florida Ballroom

Sponsors: UCF Global Perspectives Office, the UCF Office of Undergraduate Studies, the Lawrence J. Chastang and the Chastang Foundation, Orlando Area Committee on Foreign Relations, The Isle of Man Small Countries Program at UCF, the UCF Political Science Department, UCF Book Festival 2012 in association with the Morgridge International Reading Center, UCF Focus the Nation, UCF LIFE, the Global Connections Foundation and other partners

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Classroom discussions and community meetings; a co-curricular component of the UCF General Education Program Unifying Theme: “The Environment and Global Climate Change”; a feature of the 2011-2012 university-wide theme of “Environment and Global Climate Change”

 
2012/03/20
Jeremy Scahill

Jeremy Scahill

Blackwater: The Rise of the World's Most Powerful Mercenary Army

Author of Blackwater: The Rise of the World's Most Powerful Mercenary Army, award-winning investigative journalist

Time: March 20, 2012, 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, Sibille H. Pritchard Global Peace Fellowship Program, UCF Kurdish Political Studies Initiative, Lawrence J. Chastang and the Chastang Foundation, LarsonAllen LLP, UCF Nicholson School of Communication, UCF Diplomacy Program, UCF Middle Eastern Studies Program, UCF Book Festival 2012 in association with the Morgridge International Reading Center, UCF Political Science Department, UCF International Services Center, UCF LIFE and the Global Connections Foundation

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Classroom discussions and community meetings; a feature of the 2011-2012 university-wide themes “People Power, Politics and Global Change” and “Covering Global Crises from the Frontlines”

 
2012/03/19
The Lou Frey Institute Symposium

The Lou Frey Institute Symposium

The Federal Budget: An Unsolvable Problem?

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Location: UCF Fairwinds Alumni Center

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Visit http://loufreyinstitute.org for more information.

 
2012/02/23
Amitabh Pal

Amitabh Pal

Islam Means Peace: Understanding the Muslim Principle of Nonviolence Today

Managing Editor, The Progressive and author, Islam Means Peace: Understanding the Muslim Principle of Nonviolence Today

Time: February 23, 2012, 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Location: UCF Student Union, Garden Key Room

Sponsors: UCF Global Perspectives Office, UCF Al Ghazali Islamic Studies Program, UCF Middle Eastern Studies Program, UCF Political Science Department, UCF Diplomacy Program, The India Program, UCF Nicholson School of Communication, UCF Department of Psychology, UCF Department of History, UCF Department of Philosophy, UCF Book Festival 2012 in association with the Morgridge International Reading Center, UCF International Services Center, UCF LIFE and the Global Connections Foundation

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Classroom discussions and community meetings; a feature of the 2011-2012 university-wide themes “People Power, Politics and Global Change,” “Covering Crises from the Frontlines” and “India Speaker Series”