UCF Global Perspectives

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2012-2013 Events

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2013/04/09
Central Florida Global Economic Forum 2013

Central Florida Global Economic Forum 2013

Key Markets and Trends

A half-day conference featuring panels with local business leaders and global policy experts, and a luncheon keynote address. Click here to read the full brochure.

Time: 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Location: UCF Student Union, Cape Florida Ballroom

Sponsors: In addition to the Global Perspectives Office, campus sponsors and partners include the Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd Program for Strategic Research and Studies, Global Peace and Security Studies Program, Diplomacy Program, Middle Eastern Studies Program, The India Center, China-Taiwan Cross-Strait Program, Kurdish Political Studies Initiative, Human Trafficking Awareness Program, International Services Center, Political Science Department, UCF LIFE and UCF Book Festival 2013 in association with the Morgridge International Reading Center. Other sponsors include Lawrence J. Chastang and the Chastang Foundation, CliftonLarsonAllen, Florida Network for Global Studies and the Global Connections Foundation.

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Advance registration required. Please email global@ucf.edu for more information or to register. Click here to read a press release about the event.

 
2013/03/28
Thomas Lippman

Thomas Lippman

The Evolving U.S.-Saudi Relationship in the Context of the Middle East

Journalist and author specializing in the Middle East

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

Sponsors: Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd Program for Strategic Research and Studies, UCF Global Perspectives Office, UCF Middle Eastern Studies Program and the Global Connections Foundation

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Classroom discussions

 
2013/03/28
Mark London

Mark London

Sharks of the Amazon

Author and film producer

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

Location: UCF Student Union, Cape Florida Ballroom

Sponsors: UCF Global Perspectives Office, UCF Office of Undergraduate Studies, Lawrence J. Chastang and the Chastang Foundation, UCF Political Science Department, UCF LIFE, UCF Book Festival 2013 in association with the Morgridge International Reading Center and the Global Connections Foundation

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Open forum; A keynote feature of the UCF Community Summit on Environment and Global Climate Change 2013

 
2013/03/28
UCF Community Summit on Environment and Global Climate Change 2013

UCF Community Summit on Environment and Global Climate Change 2013

Documentary screening and discussion led by author, lawyer and film producer Mark London.

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

Location: UCF Student Union, Cape Florida Ballroom

Sponsors: UCF Global Perspectives Office, UCF Office of Undergraduate Studies, Lawrence J. Chastang and the Chastang Foundation, UCF Political Science Department, UCF LIFE, UCF Book Festival 2013 in association with the Morgridge International Reading Center and the Global Connections Foundation

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Open forum; A co-curricular component of the UCF General Education Program Unifying Theme: “The Environment and Global Climate Change

 
2013/03/21
Jody Williams

Jody Williams

Banning Landmines: Disarmament, Citizen Diplomacy and Human Security

Nobel Peace Prize laureate

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

Location: UCF Student Union, Pegasus Ballroom

Sponsors: UCF Global Perspectives Office, UCF Global Peace and Security Studies Program, UCF Student Government Association, UCF Diplomacy Program, UCF Middle Eastern Studies Program, The India Center at UCF, UCF China-Taiwan Cross-Strait Program, UCF Kurdish Political Studies Initiative, UCF Human Trafficking Awareness Program, Lawrence J. Chastang and the Chastang Foundation, UCF International Services Center, UCF Political Science Department, UCF LIFE, UCF Book Festival 2013 in association with the Morgridge International Reading Center and the Global Connections Foundation

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Open forum. Click here for more information about the event.

 
2012/11/29
Jonathan Morgenstein

Jonathan Morgenstein

Making Peace with Conflict in Colombia

Specialist in national security policy

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Sponsors: UCF Global Perspectives, UCF Global Peace and Security Studies Program, UCF Diplomacy Program, Orlando Area Committee on Foreign Relations, Lawrence J. Chastang and the Chastang Foundation, CliftonLarsonAllen and the Global Connections Foundation

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On-campus and community meetings

 
2012/11/13
Valerie Hemingway

Valerie Hemingway

Running with the Bulls

Author of Running with the Bulls

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

Location: UCF Student Union, Pegasus Ballroom

Sponsors: UCF International Services Center, UCF Global Perspectives Office, Lawrence J. Chastang and the Chastang Foundation, UCF Isle of Man Small Countries Program, UCF Office of Diversity Initiatives, UCF LIFE, UCF Book Festival 2013 in association with the Morgridge International Reading Center and the Global Connections Foundation

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A special presentation for the International Education Week Breakfast Kickoff Event. Advance registration required.

 
2012/11/01
Corban Addison

Corban Addison

A Walk Across the Sun: Abolishing Modern Slavery

Lawyer, human-rights activist and author of A Walk Across the Sun

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

Location: UCF Student Union, Cape Florida Ballroom

Sponsors: UCF Global Perspectives Office, The India Center at UCF, The India Group, Anil and Chitra Deshpande India Program Endowed Fund, UCF Diplomacy Program, UCF Human Trafficking Awareness Program, Orlando Area Committee on Foreign Relations, Lawrence J. Chastang and the Chastang Foundation, CliftonLarsonAIIen, Restoring Human Wellness at UCF, UCF Women's Studies Program, UCF International Services Center, UCF Political Science Department, UCF LIFE, UCF Book Festival 2013 in association with the Morgridge International Reading Center and the Global Connections Foundation

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Open forum

 
2012/10/30
Women and Leadership: A Global Perspective

Women and Leadership: A Global Perspective

Reaching Out to Touch the World

Keynote presentation by international humanitarian Alison Thompson. Presentations also by Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistants Ayumi Yamamoto from Japan and Bahia Braktia from Algeria. Moderated by M.C. Santana, director of the UCF Women’s Studies Program.

Time: 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Location: UCF Student Union, Cape Florida Ballroom

Sponsors: UCF Global Perspectives Office, Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Jay Garner, UCF Student Government Association, UCF Women's Studies Program, UCF Women's Research Center, UCF Burnett Honors College, Lawrence J. Chastang and the Chastang Foundation, UCF Political Science Department, UCF LIFE, UCF Book Festival 2013 in Association with the Morgridge International Reading Center and the Global Connections Foundation

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Open forum

 
2012/10/25
Chris Mburu

Chris Mburu

The Right to Education: A Solution to Global Problems

Kenyan human-rights activist

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

Location: UCF Student Union, Cape Florida Ballroom

Sponsors: UCF Global Perspectives Office, UCF Global Peace and Security Studies Program, UCF Diplomacy Program, Lawrence J. Chastang and the Chastang Foundation, UCF Political Science Department, UCF International Services Center, UCF LIFE, UCF Book Festival 2013 in association with the Morgridge International Reading Center and the Global Connections Foundation

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Open forum