UCF Global Perspectives

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Past Events

2018/10/23
The Reverend Naomi Tutu

The Reverend Naomi Tutu

Religion and Tolerance

Social Activist and daughter of Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

Time: Interfaith Forum Luncheon Keynote

Location: Pegasus Ballroom, UCF Student Union

More Information:

A keynote presentation of the 2018 Interfaith Forum at UCF. Please click here for more information.

 
2018/10/23
Interfaith Forum

Interfaith Forum

Religion and Tolerance

This event will feature a discussion from the Three Wise Guys and a luncheon keynote presentation by Naomi Tutu. Click here to view the flyer, and here to review a student summary of the event.

Time: 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Location: Pegasus Ballroom, UCF Student Union

More Information:

This event requires advance registration, which is provided at no cost, thanks to our program sponsors. Anyone wishing to register should email global@ucf.edu

 
2018/10/15
Wade Davis

Wade Davis

NFL Pride

Former NFL Player Wade Davis is a thought leader, public speaker, and consultant on gender, race, and orientation equality. Wade is the NFL’s first LGBT inclusion consultant and currently consults for numerous professional sports leagues on issues at the intersection sexism, racism and homophobia. Wade creates league-wide inclusive leadership strategies, leads inclusion training sessions for coaches and players, and builds and launches national engagement initiatives.

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

Location: Pegasus Ballroom, UCF Student Union

More Information:

A keynote presentation of the Valerie Greene King Diversity Breakfast, and a feature of Diversity Week 2018. Click here for information about the breakfast, Diversity Week or UCF’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Click here to read UCF Today’s interview with Davis.

 
2018/10/15
G. Gopa Kumar, PhD.

G. Gopa Kumar, PhD.

Emerging Trends in Comparative Politics: with a Focus on South Asia

Vice Chancellor and Senior Political Scientist at Central University of Kerala, India.

Time: 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Location: Howard Phillips Hall, Room 305G

Sponsors: The India Center at UCF, the Department of Political Science, UCF Global Perspectives

More Information:

Click here to view the event flyer. For more information, please contact politics@ucf.edu.

 
2018/10/11
Ambassador Ira Shapiro

Ambassador Ira Shapiro

America vs. the World: The Senate's Role in Trade Policy and National Security

Ambassador Shapiro served as General Counsel to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative and played a central role in the negotiation and legislative approval of NAFTA and later the multi-lateral Uruguay round that created the World Trade Organization.  He then served as chief U.S. trade negotiator between the U.S. and both Japan and Canada, with ambassadorial rank, and he led a complete series of major bilateral trade agreements with these major U.S. trading partners.

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

Location: Garden Key Ballroom, UCF Student Union

More Information:

All are welcome to attend this public forum. Click here to view the event flyer.

 
2018/10/04
Tech It Out

Tech It Out

Students are invited to learn more about the technology of cable and internet, and the wide variety of careers available, while networking with today’s cable and internet industry professionals.

Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) is committed to creating strong leaders in technology while also raising awareness about the vast career opportunities in cable and internet technology.

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

Location: Morgridge International Reading Center

Sponsors: Women in Cable Telecommunications, UCF Global Perspectives Office

More Information:

Advance registration is required to attend this event. Registration is free for UCF students. Click here to register. For more information on this event, click here.

 
2018/10/02
Francis Bok

Francis Bok

From Slave to Abolitionist

Francis Bok, a former child slave and prominent abolitionist, will speak about fighting human trafficking in all corners of the world. A feature of UCF LIFE’s fall curriculum.

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Location: Pegasus Ballroom, UCF Student Union

Sponsors: UCF Center for the Study of Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery, UCF Global Perspectives Office, UCF LIFE

More Information:

Limited seating is available to interested members of the public.

 
2018/10/01
2018 Human Trafficking Summit

2018 Human Trafficking Summit

Florida’s Human Trafficking Summit brings together local, state and national leaders working to eradicate all forms of trafficking. The one-day Summit will bring together over 1,000 registrants. Throughout the day, attendees will participate in targeted breakout sessions, workshops and training opportunities covering legal/law enforcement, service deliver, policy and research, and medical/healthcare.

Time: 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Location: Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld

Sponsors: Attorney General Pam Bondi, Statewide Council on Human Trafficking, Florida Department of Juvenile Justice, Florida Department of Children and Families, University of Central Florida

More Information:

Registration opens on Sunday, July 1, 2018. To register, or for additional information, please visit: www.humantraffickingsummit.com

 

 
2018/09/06
Vera Mironova

Vera Mironova

Everything You Wanted to Know About Islamist Foreign Fighters (But Were Afraid to Ask)

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Location: Cape Florida Ballroom, UCF Student Union

Sponsors: UCF Intelligence Community Center for Academic Excellence, UCF Global Perspectives

More Information:

Click here to view the event flyer, and here for more information.

The event is open to the UCF community. Light afternoon refreshments will be served.

 
2018/05/08
 UCF Collective Impact Community Challenge Initiative

UCF Collective Impact Community Challenge Initiative

In the Collective Impact Strategic Plan, UCF committed to developing and leading a major initiative to help address a significant community challenge. By drawing upon the strengths and assets of the institution and our partners, this initiative is designed to achieve measurable improvement on a local problem that can also have national or global implications, so it can be scaled or replicated to increase our impact.

Each finalist in the challenge will present their project during a plenary session at the Summer Faculty Development Conference on Tuesday, May 8, from 10:00 – 11:15 a.m. in CB1-121. All faculty and staff are invited to the plenary, even if you did not register for the conference. Once all five challenges have been presented, you will have the opportunity to vote and help determine which project receives the UCF Collective Impact Community Challenge designation.

Review the challenge proposals and selection criteria online at https://www.ucf.edu/strategic-plan/community-challenge

To view the livestream, use the following link: http://oir.ucf.edu/webcast/

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Location: UCF, Classroom Building 1, Room 121