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Deans’ Lecture Series Explores the Politics of 2012

(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)February 24, 2012

(MAHWAH, NJ) – Ramapo College presents the Deans’ Lecture Series: The Politics of 2012, a series of three lectures set for February 29, March 14 and April 11.  The Deans’ Lecture Series is an annual event sponsored by the College Deans.

On February 29, Media and the Elections, featuring Professor Danny Hayes of American University and Sasha Issenberg of, will present Media and the Elections, a discussion addressing the relationship between the media and voting behavior, from 5 to 6:15 p.m. in the H-Wing Auditorium (H-129).

On March 14, Harvard Law School Professor and pre-eminent scholar in the field of race and politics, Randall Kennedy will discuss Race, Law, and Politics from 3 to 5 p.m. in Friends Hall (SC-219) in the Robert A. Scott Student Center.

On April 11, Columbia University Professor and leading scholar and author Todd Gitlin will discuss Occupy Wall Street and Class Divides from 5 to 6:15 p.m. in the H-Wing Auditorium (H-129).

“This lecture series is an opportunity for Ramapo College students and members of the public to come together and learn about the issues influencing Politics of 2012 through engaging with political experts and experiencing their insights into the political process,” said Ramapo Provost Beth Barnett. “Ramapo College is known for pushing boundaries and on our campus we are discussing the deeper and more significant influences on politics and voter behaviors.”

The events are free and open to the public.

For more information about the Deans’ Lecture Series: The Politics of 2012, please contact Assistant Professor of Political Science Michael Unger via email at or Assistant Professor of Law and Society Aaron Lorenz via email at


About Ramapo College

Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The comprehensive college is situated among the beautiful Ramapo Mountains, is within commuting distance to New York City, was named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and boasts the best on-campus housing in New Jersey per Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Applied Mathematics, Business Administration, Contemporary Instructional Design, Computer Science, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a Doctor of Nursing Practice.


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