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Tue 25

Arabic Language & Culture Hour

January 25 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm EST
Thu 27

Arabic Language & Culture Hour

January 27 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm EST
Feb 01

Arabic Language & Culture Hour

February 1 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm EST

[Trustee’s Pavilion] Join us to celebrate the auspicious festival of lights with music, dance, food, and many fun activities. Enjoy Nepali, Bollywood, and Hip-Hop dance and song performances along with Henna, games, photo booth, and so much more! Giveaways include Air Pods, TV, Polaroid Camera, Radiocity Music Hall, Hydroflask, FireTV stick, Speaker, Ramapo Hoodie, and several Girt Cards! South Asian Cuisine will be served! Sponsored by the Ramapo International Student Organization and South Asians at Ramapo.

 

Visit the NEW Ramapo International Center (C213 – Fishbowl), and learn about the many internationalization activities engaged by the College community, and how to get involved.

In attendance: 

  • Ben Levy, Director of International Education
  • Ghada Hamila, Fulbright Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) – Arabic (Profile)

Brief Description(s) of the Talk(s):

How could the experiences of post-communist transitional justice inform current controversies in the United States regarding its reckoning with the past? We will briefly explore in this talk different facets of American exceptionalism that have preempted any substantive reparations for the crimes against humanity perpetrated against enslaved Africans and their descendants, followed by a discussion of the 1989 revolutions in East and Central Europe that overthrew communism, yet failed to promote an inclusive and pluralistic model of the past. Instead, current representations of the past rooted in essentialist and ethnocentric historical narratives are weaponized by non-democratic political actors. Finally, we caution against misguided representations of historical trauma and memory wars in the US that could potentially reproduce white supremacist ideologies and escalate existent political and cultural divisions.

Brief Bio of the Presenters:

Monica Ciobanu
holds a PhD in sociology from the Graduate Faculty of the New School for Social Research and is Professor of Criminal Justice at Plattsburgh State University of New York. Dr. Ciobanu has published about democratization, memory, truth, and justice in post-communism and especially in Romania. Her book Repression, Resistance and Collaboration is Stalinist Romania 1944-1964: Post-Communist Remembering was published in October 2020 by Routledge Press. She has also co-edited (with Mihaela Şerban) a special issue on Law, History and Justice published by the Journal of Romanian Studies (October 2020).
Profile Link: https://www.plattsburgh.edu/academics/schools/arts-sciences/criminal-justice/faculty/ciobanu-monica.html

Mihaela Şerban is Professor of Law and Society at Ramapo College of New Jersey. Her teaching and publications are in the areas of law and society, human rights, the rule of law, and Romanian Studies. Her book Subverting Communism in Romania: Law and Private Property: 1945-1965 was published in July 2019 by Lexington Books/ Rowman and Littlefield. She has also co-edited (with Monica Ciobanu) a special issue on Law, History and Justice published by the Journal of Romanian Studies (October 2020).
Profile link: https://www.ramapo.edu/sshs/faculty/mihaela-serban/

Co-Sponsors: Ramapo College’s International Center, Ramapo College’s Office of the Provost, Ramapo College’s Law & Society Program, and Ramapo College’s Human Rights Program.

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Meeting number (access code): 2434 563 8276
Meeting password: RCNJ-GlobalTalk

You are invited to attend a Boren Awards information session for students and faculty from Ramapo College of New Jersey. The Zoom link attached to this calendar invitation will be accessible on the scheduled date and time.
If you would like information on the Boren Awards for International Study before or after the event, please visit https://borenawards.org.

You can join this meeting from your computer, tablet, or smartphone.
https://iie-org.zoom.us/j/96884859196

Ramapo College’s partner WorldStrides/International Studies Abroad will share tips on navigating the study abroad process and making the most of scholarship applications. They have also invited first-gen alumni to share their perspectives on study abroad, as well as advice for fellow first-generation students looking to go abroad.

To register for this event, click here.

[Zoom; Thu, Nov. 18, 2:30pm]

Learn about this incredible international opportunity to study on exchange with the American College of Greece, an institution with a full catalogue of courses taught in English, affordable, and located in Athens, Greece. Join us on Zoom at: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87397938085?pwd=WXV4bk50LzhHTGpnNlR5KzRGZnlHUT09. For more information, please contact goabroad@ramapo.edu

Visit the NEW Ramapo International Center (C213 – Fishbowl), and learn about the many internationalization activities engaged by the College community, and how to get involved.

In attendance: 

  • Ben Levy, Director of International Education
  • Rajesh Adhikari, Associate Director, International Students’ & Scholars’ Services
  • Dr. Susan Hangen, Dean, School of Humanities and Global Studies / Professor of Anthropology and International Studies

 

Learn and experience the Arabic language and related cultures with Ramapo’s Fulbright Language Teacher, Ms. Ghada Hamila (ghamila@ramapo.edu). No previous language experience required.

 

Japanese Language & Culture Hour continues to be offered for the fall semester and it is now back to in-person sessions in C-213 on Wednesdays at 2pm. Join us and practice your language skills while learning about current & traditional Japanese culture, seasonal cuisines, customs, and local events. All levels are welcome. Contact iosawami@ramapo.edu for more information.

Visit the NEW Ramapo International Center (C213 – Fishbowl), and learn about the many internationalization activities engaged by the College community, and how to get involved.

In attendance: 

  • Ben Levy, Director of International Education
  • Izumi Osawa-Minevich, International Program Assistant / Language Hour Coordinator
  • Dr. Cristina Perez, Associate Professor of Nursing / Faculty Program Director. Global Field Experience – Argentina: Public Health