An Evening with Kal Penn


Monday, September 26, 2022, 6:00pm – 7:30pm Cape Florida Ballroom, UCF Student Union Kal Penn is a writer, producer and actor from House, Designated Survivor and the Harold and Kumar franchise. He also served as an Associate Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement. Penn will read from his national bestseller You Can’t […]
Posted August 30, 2022

Like South Vietnam, Afghanistan Was Not Too Big to Fail


This article was published by American University in Cairo’s Cairo Review of Global Affairs. It was published as part of UCF’s partnership with AUC, thanks to the generous support of Jonathan and Nancy Wolf. Too big to fail is an expression principally associated with unstable financial institutions. During the 2008 financial crisis, the Bush Administration […]
Posted August 19, 2022

Afghanistan: Objectivity Lost


This article was first published by American University in Cairo’s Cairo Review of Global Affairs. It was published as part of UCF’s partnership with AUC, thanks to the generous support of Jonathan and Nancy Wolf. What a difference a year makes. On the tarmac of Hamid Karzai International Airport August 4, 2021, just days before […]
Posted August 19, 2022

Reading Lebanon’s Electoral Tea Leaves


This article was first published by The Times of Israel.    The first Lebanese parliamentary exercise since widespread 2019 protests over government incompetence and corruption have come and gone. Yes, at the polls on May 15, Hezbollah, among others, suffered a bit of a setback (or embarrassment)  – due to its own taking of the Shia community […]
Posted July 28, 2022

From Kabul to Kyiv?


In a few short weeks, the Taliban will celebrate the anniversary of the U.S. retreat from Afghanistan. For most Americans, August 15 will be just another day. The media will broadcast graphic footage of the evacuation from Kabul last summer but with U.S. troops home, the public has now moved on to other matters, primarily […]
Posted June 30, 2022

Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery in The Russia-Ukraine Crisis


After the Russian invasion of Ukraine on February 24th, 2022, many have evacuated from their homes. According to the United Nations, as of March 18th, more than 3 million people have been forced to flee Ukraine, and there are over 1.9 million people internally displaced (United Nations Ukraine). UNICEF has estimated that more than 1.5 […]
Posted May 11, 2022

Hope for Ukraine: the Impacts of the Russo-Ukrainian War


Since January of this year, rising tensions between the Russian state and NATO allies have surged regarding Ukraine. In 2014, a Russian invasion of Crimea demonstrated that President Vladimir Putin was willing to take a military intervention, if necessary, to diminish the expansion of NATO interest in Eastern Europe (Ignatius 2022). As stated by President […]
Posted May 5, 2022


Population Size Does Not Explain the High Number of Covid-19 Cases in the United States


This article was first published by American University in Cairo’s Cairo Review of Global Affairs. It was published as part of UCF’s partnership with AUC, thanks to the generous support of Jonathan and Nancy Wolf.   As of April 4, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) has confirmed well over one million global cases of […]
Posted April 4, 2022

China’s Uyghur Situation and the 2022 Winter Olympics


The 2022 Winter Olympics were recently held in Beijing, China, which caused some countries to refuse to send diplomatic delegates to the games, including the United States. This conflict stems from the current human rights violations China are potentially engaging in. The focus of these violations includes the detainment of over one million Uyghurs and […]
Posted March 31, 2022

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