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(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)October 11, 2012

(MAHWAH, NJ)- Keynote speaker, Riad Ajami, professor of International Business and Global Strategy and director for the Center for Global Business at Wright State University, will speak alongside a panel at the Global Challenges Lecture: The Geopolitics of Energy on Wednesday, October 10 from 1 through 2:30 p.m. at Ramapo College in ASB 136. Professor Emeritus of Ramapo College William Makofsky will be a member on the panel.

Ajami is deeply knowledgeable about oil economics and related issues, with a Ph.D. from Pennsylvania State University in International Business, Strategic Management and Oil Economics and with decades of experience consulting to governments and oil companies. He is also an award-winning teacher and a well-published scholar. Ajami will be joined by Makofsky, who will serve as a panelist for the discussion that follows the initial presentation. An interactive question and answer session will take place, as part of this event.

For more information please contact Associate Professor of Strategic Management Jim Woodley at or 201.684.7317.


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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