Discussions with an Ambassador: A Diplomat’s Perspective on Human Trafficking


July 12, 2021 from 12:00PM – 1:00PM Former United States Ambassador to Senegal Harriet Elam-Thomas discusses her perspective on Human Trafficking both at home and abroad.   Ambassador Harriet Elam-Thomas, Director, Diplomacy, Peace and Securities Studies Program Ambassador Harriet Elam-Thomas directs a rapidly growing global initiative at the University of Central Florida, the Diplomacy Program, […]
Posted June 22, 2021

Turkey Talks: Hopes and Challenges


June 24, 2021 from 10:00AM – 11:00AM Dr. Hakan Özoğlu (Middle Eastern Studies at UCF) and Ms. Sanem Güner (The Hollings Center for International Dialogue) examine social movements and civil society in contemporary Turkey. What are the challenges faced? What opportunities exist? What are their hopes for the future?   They will also discuss how […]
Posted June 1, 2021

What the Future Holds: A Discussion on U.S.-Arab Relations


May 27, 2021 from 11:00AM – 12:30PM UCF Global Perspectives and International Initiatives in partnership with the American University in Cairo’s Middle East Studies Center, is launching an ongoing series discussing the future of U.S.-Arab Relations in a changing world with emerging new security threats and global challenges. The series kicks off on May 27, […]
Posted May 3, 2021

Global Grassroots Sustainability: Models for Action


April 14, 2021 from 11:00AM to 12:30PM Join us as we explore how three organizations continue to take action, create community awareness about environmental issues, and promote sustainable local economies. This virtual event is organized by the UCF Office of Global Perspectives & International Initiatives. The panel will bring together trailblazing environmental and sustainability champions […]
Posted March 25, 2021

Human Trafficking March 2021 “Lunch and Learn” Series


SERIES EVENT #1 Human Trafficking in the Fishing Industry I: Outlaw Ocean with Ian Urbina March 1, 2021 from 12:00PM to 1:00PM Join us for Ian Urbina’s gripping account of modern slavery in the fishing industry. Ian’s Outlaw Ocean series was originally published in The New York Times, where he has been an investigative reporter […]
Posted February 15, 2021

Human Trafficking Awareness Month “Lunch and Learn” Series


Human Trafficking Awareness Month “Lunch and Learn” Series This series will focus on sex trafficking. Discussions will take participants from an emerging area of risk – social media – through activities designed to reduce the likelihood of being trafficked and reducing demand for trafficked persons to programs that offer hope for persons recovered from trafficking […]
Posted December 18, 2020

What to Expect from Congress: Transitions, Change, and Bipartisan Cooperation


What to Expect from Congress Transitions, Changes, and Bipartisan Cooperation December 1, 2020 from 12:00PM to 1:15PM UCF Global Perspectives and International Initiatives in partnership with the US Association of Former Members of Congress, bring you Former Congressmen Bob Etheridge and John Mica. They will discuss the recent election, presidential transitions, and prospects for bipartisan […]
Posted November 24, 2020

Deep Time Polar Climate: What the Past Tells Us About Climate Change


Deep Time Polar Climate What the Past Tells Us About Climate Change November 17, 2020 from 12:00PM to 1:15PM Presented through the Lester N. Mandell Endowed Distinguished Lecture Series and hosted by UCF Global Perspectives and International Initiatives, Dr. Kirk Johnson, Smithsonian Director and Host of PBS Nova series “Making North America” and “Polar Extremes […]
Posted November 6, 2020

Healing Societies in Conflict: Lessons from Northern Ireland and Israel-Palestine


Healing Societies in Conflict Lessons from Northern Ireland and Israel-Palestine November 9, 2020 from 10:00AM to 11:15AM Leaders of Jerusalem-based Amal-Tikva and Belfast-based Rethinking Conflict will share their experiences working with academic institutions, think tanks, NGO’s, faith based groups faith-based groups, governments, and the media. Topics of discussion: Why is it critical for people from […]
Posted October 28, 2020

Politics and Governance: How Washington Works and Doesn’t Work


Politics and Governance How Washington Works and Doesn’t Work October 14, 2020 from 12:00PM to 1:15PM This public forum was held on Zoom with registration required. The opportunity was provided to submit questions ahead of time. It was also livestreamed on YouTube, posted on UCF Events Calendar, and Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. This event was […]
Posted October 19, 2020