UCF Global Perspectives

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2014-2015 Events

Shaping a World in Transition: The Power of Imagination, Inspiration and Innovation


2015/02/03
Heather Abbott

Heather Abbott

Overcoming Adversity

Boston Marathon bombing survivor.

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.

 
2015/01/27
Kurdish Studies Conference

Kurdish Studies Conference

This is the first conference in a pair of collaborative, interdisciplinary forums organized by Soran University and UCF.

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Location: Cape Florida Ballroom, UCF Student Union

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Advance registration required. Click here to read the conference program and presentation abstracts. Click here to read a news article about the conference.

 
2015/01/22
Clarence B. Jones

Clarence B. Jones

The 21st Century Challenge of the Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

Advisor, counsel and speechwriter for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

Location: Cape Florida Ballroom, UCF Student Union

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A feature of the UCF Civil Rights Series, which celebrates the Civil Rights Act and its impact on the world. Click here to read the press release about the event. All are welcome to attend this open forum.

 
2014/12/04
Amb. Myles Frechette

Amb. Myles Frechette

Latin America and the Caribbean

Senior Associate, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, D.C., and Trade and Business Consultant, Washington, D.C.

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Campus and community meetings. This visit serves as the inaugural presentation of a regular speakers series on Latin America and Caribbean.

 
2014/11/17
International Breakfast

International Breakfast

Global Security Impacts of Climate Change

Featuring multiple perspectives from climate security experts Lt. Gen. Claudia Kennedy (Ret.), Lt. Gen. Donald Kerrick (Ret.) and Andrew Holland

Time: 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Location: Pegasus Ballroom, UCF Student Union

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This 7th annual International Breakfast is the kickoff event to International Education Week (IEW). Visit the International Services Center website for more information on IEW events at UCF.

**Update** Tickets to this event have sold out.

 
2014/10/20
Wes Moore

Wes Moore

The Other Wes Moore

Best-selling author and youth advocate

Time: 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Location: Pegasus Ballroom, UCF Student Union

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A feature of The Burnett Honors College’s Honors Symposium. Everyone is welcome to attend this public forum.

 
2014/10/16
Interfaith Forum

Interfaith Forum

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Location: Pegasus Ballroom, UCF Student Union

Sponsors: UCF Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd Program, UCF Global Perspectives Office, UCF Al Ghazali Islamic Studies Program, UCF Office of Diversity and Inclusion

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A forum hosted by the Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd Program for Strategic Research and Studies. Keynote presenters include U.N. High Representative for the Alliance of Civilizations H.E. Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser and Special Envoy to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation Mr. Arsalan Suleman. Click here to view the event flyer.

This event is a feature of UCF’s Diversity Week. Breakfast and lunch are provided. Advanced registration is required, but provided at no cost. For more information about the event and registration, please email andrea.delacamara@ucf.edu.

 
2014/10/13
Julian Bond

Julian Bond

The Road to Freedom: From Alabama to Obama

Former Chairman of the NAACP

Time: 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Location: Pegasus Ballroom, UCF Student Union

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A keynote presentation of UCF’s Diversity Breakfast, and a feature of Diversity Week 2014. For more information about the breakfast, Diversity Week or UCF’s Office of Diversity Initiatives, please visit this website.

This event is also a feature of UCF’s Civil Rights Series, which celebrates the Civil Rights Act and its impact on the world.

 
2014/10/12
Student Discussion Group with Julian Bond

Student Discussion Group with Julian Bond

Join former NAACP president Julian Bond as he discusses race issues in America with a small group of students. Light refreshments included. Click here to view the event flyer.

Time: 6:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.

Location: Student Union 218AB

Sponsors: UCF Global Perspectives Office, UCF Student Development and Enrollment Services, UCF Office of Diversity and Inclusion

 
2014/10/02
Bipartisanship Matters: A National Forum

Bipartisanship Matters: A National Forum

Join three leaders of the D.C.-based Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) for a moderated discussion on increasing bipartisanship in America. Former senator Olympia Snowe, BPC founder and president Jason Grumet and social entrepreneur Molly Barker each bring different perspectives on the local, national and international need for greater bipartisanship in America. Click here to read the press release. Click here to view the flyer.

Click here to read a write up about the event.

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

Location: Pegasus Ballroom, UCF Student Union

Sponsors: UCF Global Perspectives Office, Bipartisan Policy Center, UCF Student Government Association, UCF Political Science Department, Orlando Area Committee on Foreign Relations, UCF LIFE and the Global Connections Foundation

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All are welcome to attend this open forum.