UCF Global Perspectives

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Past Events

2019/03/19
Stewart Patrick

Stewart Patrick

The Sovereignty Wars: How "America First" Undermines International Cooperation--and U.S. Interests

Stewart Patrick is the James H. Binger senior fellow in global governance and director of the International Institutions and Global Governance (IIGG) Program at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR).

At this public forum, Patrick will draw on his recent book The Sovereignty Wars: Reconciling America with the WorldThat book examines an enduring instinct in US history–and a central theme of Trump administration foreign policy: an obsession with defending U.S. national sovereignty from alleged assaults. He argues that this mindset rests on an overly narrow and ultimately self-defeating conception of sovereignty that hinders the nation from pursuing its destiny in a global age.

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Time: 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Location: Cape Florida Ballroom AB, UCF Student Union

Sponsors: Global Perspectives, Lester N. Mandell Endowed Distinguished Lecture Series, Orlando Area Committee on Foreign Relations, Center for Global Economic and Environmental Opportunity

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All are welcome to attend this public forum.

 
2019/02/26
LIFE Global Issues Series - Kenneth B. Morris, Jr.

LIFE Global Issues Series - Kenneth B. Morris, Jr.

History, Human Rights and the Power of One

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Time: 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Location: Pegasus Ballroom, UCF Student Union

Sponsors: UCF Office of Global Perspectives, UCF LIFE, UCF Office of Diversity and Inclusion, with support from Akerman, LLP

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A feature of the 2019 LIFE Global Issues Series. Open access. Limited seating available.

 
2019/02/19
LIFE Global Issues Series - Zak Dychtwald

LIFE Global Issues Series - Zak Dychtwald

"Young China"

Zak Dychtwald is the author of critically acclaimed Young China: How the Restless Generation Will Change Their Country and the World (2018), as featured in the Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and BBC World News. Young China explores how the country’s young generation, born after 1990, feels about everything from money, to their government, the West and China’s shifting role in the world. Learn more about Young China and Dychtwald’s Young China Group here.

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Time: 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Location: Pegasus Ballroom, UCF Student Union

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A feature of the 2019 LIFE Global Issues Series. Open access. Limited seating available.

 
2019/02/12
LIFE Global Issues Series - Ambassador David Saperstein

LIFE Global Issues Series - Ambassador David Saperstein

Religious Freedom in the United States and Across the Globe: Navigating Dangerous Challenges

Ambassador David Saperstein is currently the Director Emeritus for the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism and the Senior Advisor to the Union of Reform Judaism for Policy and Strategy. From 2015-2017 he served as as the U.S. Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom, carrying out his responsibilities as the country’s chief diplomat on religious freedom issues.

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Time: 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Location: Pegasus Ballroom, UCF Student Union

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A feature of the 2019 LIFE Global Issues Series. Open access. Limited seating available.

 
2019/02/07
2019 Florida International Summit

2019 Florida International Summit

Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery

The Florida International Summit is the annual, signature event of the Florida Network for Global Studies (FNGS). This year’s event will shed light onto modern day slavery and human trafficking taking place both internationally and locally. Audience members will hear from law enforcement and academic specialists, community organizations and keynote speaker. Guests are also invited to participate in Q&As.

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

Location: Adam W. Hebert University Center at UNF, 1200 Alumni Drive, Building 43 Jacksonville, FL 32224

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2019/02/05
LIFE Global Issues Series - Michael Greyeyes

LIFE Global Issues Series - Michael Greyeyes

Education, Culture and Indigenous Identity

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Time: 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Location: Pegasus Ballroom, UCF Student Union

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A feature of the 2019 LIFE Global Issues Series. Open access. Limited seating available.

 
2019/01/24
Ambassador Eric. S Edelman

Ambassador Eric. S Edelman

Managing Turmoil in the Middle East

Ambassador Eric S. Edelman co-chairs the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Task Force on Managing Disorder in the Middle East. He also is currently a Roger Hertog Practitioner in Residence at Johns Hopkins SAIS and Counselor at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments. Edelman served as U.S. Ambassador to Turkey and Finland during the Clinton and Bush administrations. He retired as a career minister from the U.S. Foreign Service on May 1, 2009.

Click here to gain an insight on what Ambassador Edelman will discuss. Click here to view the event flyer. Learn more about Ambassador Edelman here.

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

Location: Cape Florida Ballroom, UCF Student Union

Sponsors: Global Perspectives, Lester N. Mandell Endowed Distinguished Lecture Series, Orlando Area Committee on Foreign Relations, College of Sciences, Center for Global Economic and Environmental Opportunity, Global Connections Foundation

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All are welcome to attend this public forum.

 
2018/11/15
After ISIS: Kurdish Society and Politics in the Middle East

After ISIS: Kurdish Society and Politics in the Middle East

A Panel Discussion Featuring Middle East Experts

The panel discussion will include Aliza Marcus, Dr. Tyler Fisher and Dr. Bayar Mustafa Sevdeen.

Dr. Haidar Khezri will moderate the panel, with Dr. Güneş Murat Tezcür conducting the introductions.

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Time: 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Location: Garden Key Room (221), UCF Student Union

Sponsors: Kurdish Political Studies Program, UCF Political Science and the Global Perpsectives Office

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Light refreshments will be served.

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2018/11/13
11th Annual International Breakfast

11th Annual International Breakfast

Global Diaspora

UCF Global is hosting the 11th Annual International Breakfast kicking off International Education Week at The University of Central Florida. International Education Week (IEW) is a joint initiative between the U.S. Departments of State and Education, recognizing the benefits of international education and exchange across campuses worldwide. To learn more about UCF’s participation in International Education Week, click here.

The Breakfast will feature a panel of experts discussing an important topic in today’s world: Global Diaspora.

UCF Global Perspectives’ Ambassador Elam-Thomas, Director of the Diplomacy Program will participate in the panel alongside Natalia Moroz, First Secretary of the Embassy of Russian Federation in U.S. and Acting Director of the Russian Cultural Centre and Ambassador Karim Haggag, Director, Prince Walid Bin Talal Center for American Studies American University Cairo.

Enrique Gonzalez, Managing Partner of Fragomen Worldwide, will serve as moderator.

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Location: Pegasus Ballroom, UCF Student Union

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Tickets are $28 per person or $270 for a table of 10. To secure tickets through UCF Global, please contact Gerardo Santiago at gerardo.santiago@ucf.edu or Maria Carreno at mcarreno@ucf.edu

 
2018/11/05
Chris Bergoch

Chris Bergoch

Chris Bergoch is an American screenwriter and film producer. His most notable work includes co-writing and producing the films The Florida Project, Tangerine and Starlet, as well as writing for the television shows Greg the Bunny and Warren the Ape.

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Chris Bergoch will participate in campus and community meetings.