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(Mahwah) – Leonard A. Cole, author of Terror: How Israel Has Coped and What America Can Learn (Indiana, 2007), will speak at Ramapo College of New Jersey Monday, April 28 at 1 p.m. in the York Room of the Birch Mansion.  The presentation is free and open to the public.  For more information or to reserve a seat, please call 201.684.7409.

The title of Cole’s talk will be “Coping with Terror:  Learning from the Experience of Israel.”  It will describe how different segments of Israeli society have coped with terrorism-survivors of attacks, families of victims, emergency responders, doctors and nurses, and the general population..  His talk will explore the impact of terrorist incidents on the survivors and their families and differences between the Israeli and American approaches to mandating preparedness for, and the management of, a disaster.  He also will examine exchange programs between Israeli and American emergency response counterparts, including an initiative to establish an International Center for Terror Medicine (ICTM), so that “terror medicine” can also inform U.S. efforts in this area.

Cole is an adjunct professor of Political Science at Rutgers University in Newark, New Jersey. He is an expert on bioterrorism and terror medicine and author of seven books, most recently The Anthrax Letters: A Medical Detective Story. He lives in Ridgewood, New Jersey. The talk will be sponsored by Ramapo College’s Gross Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies and Hillel, a student organization.


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 College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice, has been named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others. Ramapo College is also distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by, boasts the best campus housing in New Jersey on, and is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools.

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, Business Administration, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Technology, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a post-master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice.


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