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Ramapo Represents at the Student Conference on United States Affairs!

Professor of Political Science Jeremy Teigen was invited to be a Co-Chair at the Student Conference on US Affairs, or “SCUSA.” Ramapo also sent two student delegates, Matthew Wisneski and Hannah Scroggins (pictured here). The event, hosted by the United States Military Academy at West Point, took place November 2-5, 2022. Around 180 students, half of them cadets at West Point and the other half being civilian delegates from colleges and universities from all over the country, assembled and were grouped into working teams to develop foreign policy briefs on various international challenges facing the US. Co-Chairs’ jobs included helping the student groups organize themselves, debate options, and eventually guide students to write and present a policy brief. The keynote speaker this year was United States Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield and this event’s theme was “American Foreign Policy in an Era of Polarized Politics and Revisionist Powers.”

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Film Screening: Who Will Write Our History (2018)

Poster for Who Will Write Our History.

Friday, October 7 / 10:00 – 11:35 am & 11:45 am – 12:30 pm
In Person with Online Option / This Event is Free and Open to the Public

In-Person Film Screening: 10:00 – 11:35 am (Room ASB-135)
There will be options available to view from home at your convenience

Discussion with Director Grossman via WebEx: 11:45 am – 12:30 pm
Participate in-person in room ASB-135 or join via WebEx. Register to Join the Discussion Online (Only) WebEx is an application like Zoom. (Download WebEx for free.)

Who Will Write Our History tells the story of Emanuel Ringelblum and the Oyneg Shabes Archive, the secret archive he created and led in the Warsaw Ghetto. With 30,000 pages of writing, photographs, posters, and more, the Oyneg Shabes Archive is the most important cache of in-the-moment, eyewitness accounts from the Holocaust. It documents not only how the Jews of the ghetto died, but how they lived. The film is based on the book of the same name by historian Samuel Kassow (via IMDB).

An award-winning filmmaker with a passion for history and social justice, Roberta Grossman has written, directed and produced more than 40 hours of film and television. Grossman wrote, produced and directed Who Will Write Our History, about Emanuel Ringelblum and the secret archives of the Warsaw Ghetto, co-produced by Arte and NDR. In 2018, Grossman co-directed and produced the Netflix Original Documentary Seeing Allred, about the women’s rights attorney Gloria Allred, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. Grossman’s 2012 Hava Nagila (The Movie) uses the song Hava Nagila as a portal into 150 years of Jewish history, culture and spirituality. Blessed Is the Match: The Life and Death of Hannah Senesh, Grossman’s 2008 film, was shortlisted for an Academy Award, aired on PBS, was nominated for a Primetime Emmy and won the audience award at 13 Jewish film festivals. Grossman directed Above and Beyond (2014), for producer Nancy Spielberg, about the American–Jewish WWII pilots who volunteered to fight in Israel’s War of Independence. Grossman also produced the NEH supported Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning, which aired on PBS/American Masters in August 2014. Grossman was the series producer and co-writer of 500 Nations, the eight-hour CBS series on Native Americans hosted by Kevin Costner. Her film Homeland: Four Portraits of Native Action, aired on PBS in 2005 (via Katahdin Productions).

Co-Sponsored by Hillel of Northern New Jersey.

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Ghada Hamilia

The Tunisian Jasmine Revolution: Call for Change

Thursday, March 31 at 1 p.m. in Friends Hall (SC 219)

Between December 17, 2010 and January 14, 2011, hundreds of thousands of Tunisians took to the streets of Tunisia to protest against poverty, lack of basic freedoms and opportunities under Ben Ali’s government.  Consequently, after a month of public unrest and on the eve of January 14, 2011, the Tunisian president Zine Alabidine Ben Ali left power and fled the country. This peaceful democratic revolution has marked the beginning of a new era for Tunisia as well as for other Arab countries as it inspired other Arab populations to move and create what came to be known as ‘The Arab Spring’.

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