A Conversation with Jeff Nussbaum

UCF’s Office of Global Perspectives and International Initiatives (GPII) is excited to host Jeff Nussbaum, former Special Assistant and Senior Speechwriter to President Joe Biden. Nussbaum will discuss his new book Undelivered: The Never-Heard Speeches That Would Have Rewritten History. The book presents a fascinating insight into the most notable speeches that were never heard, […]
Posted March 8, 2023

Afghan woman pushed back into the 1990s: The Taliban resurgence in Afghanistan

After two decades out of power, The Taliban has reinstated its control over Afghanistan, creating a motif of their past tyrannical policies implemented to marginalize religious minorities, women and girls. Around its initial inception, the Taliban is one of the biggest Sunni Islamist national movements in modern history (National Counterterrorism Center). They established the Islamic […]
Posted February 28, 2023

Hispanic Heritage Month – Speaker Biographies

Mujeres de la Diaspora Puertorriqueña October 14, 2021 from 12:00PM to 1:30PM   Elisabet Velasquez is a Boricua writer born in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Her work has been featured in Muzzle Magazine, Winter Tangerine, Latina Magazine, We Are Mitú, Tidal, and more. Her debut novel, WHEN WE MAKE IT, has been selected as an Indie Next […]
Posted September 15, 2021

Outgoing Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza Dies

The Burundian government announced the death of President Pierre Nkurunziza, aged 55, on Tuesday (Reuters 1). Nkurunziza initially fell ill on Saturday after attending a volleyball game and went to the hospital that evening (Al Jazeera). Though he seemed to have recovered on Sunday, his condition rapidly deteriorated Monday morning (Al Jazeera). Officials report cardiac […]
Posted June 23, 2020