On Jan. 30, the Florida Network for Global Studies will hold its annual Florida International Summit at UCF. The theme for the summit is Transatlantic Security, and addresses the important relations shared between the U.S. and European countries and political institutions.

Attendees will gain expert insights on various aspects of transatlantic relations, including military, economic, and human security. Guest speakers for the 2018 Florida International Summit include Jennifer Clinton, President and CEO of Cultural Vistas, Amb. Luis C.deBaca, former U.S. Ambassador-at-Large to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Mark Hertling, former Commanding General of U.S. Army Europe, James Bacchus, UCF Distinguished University Professor of Global Affairs, and Amb. Harriet Elam-Thomas, Director of UCF’s Diplomacy Program. The event will also feature the winners of a student poster competition.

This event will take place in the Cape Florida Ballroom, on the third floor of the UCF Student Union. Check-in for the event will open at 8:30 a.m., and the event will run from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Because a light breakfast and lunch are provided, advance registration is required. To register, please email global@ucf.edu. Registration is free, thanks to event sponsors, and all are welcome to attend.
More about FNGS
The Florida International Summit is the signature, annual event of the Florida Network for Global Studies (FNGS), a consortium of Florida universities that alternately host or co-host the Summit. This year, UCF, through the Global Perspectives Office, will serve as host. Each of the participating FNGS universities – FIU, FSU, UCF, UF, UNF and USF – has established programs that, in one form or another, seek to advance the exchange of information on change taking place in an increasingly globalized world. For more information about FNGS or the Florida International Summit, please email global@ucf.edu or visit www.ucfglobalperspectives.org.